Darrick Wood School recognises the importance of providing students with careers education and advice to prepare them for life beyond school and to give them the skills they need for successful careers development. Pupils will be given the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills as well as providing access to a range of resources to allow them to consider a wide-range of options for their future.
Careers guidance is focused on delivering independent advice through the use of resources available within: the Careers and Sixth Form libraries; PSHE lessons; online material; and, impartial advice supplied by Careers Bromley.
Students are also provided with the opportunity to experience working life through work placements in Year 10 and Year 12. The Work Experience programme is designed to give young people a better insight into the world of work and to acquaint them with the key skills necessary to succeed in adult working life. Work experience placements are an excellent opportunity for pupils to learn and develop many transferable skills that will benefit them in the future.
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All young people and their parents can access free impartial advice (online, by phone or email) from experienced advisers at the National Careers Service from 8.00am to 10.00pm seven days a week.
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