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Careers Education

Careers guidance is an essential part of your education at Helston Community College helping you to work towards securing a fulfilling job as an adult.  Careers guidance whilst at school will include a broad range of activities aimed at equipping you with the knowledge to make informed choices about your future education, training and employment.
Careers guidance will form an integral part of the tutorial and PSHE curriculum but is also found in every subject area.  In addition, special events will provide you with key information in each school year.  
The Careers Education programme at Helston Community College includes: 
Year CEG Opportunities for Each and Every Student

Who’s Who in School?  A programme to introduce students to the key members of staff and the jobs that they do.

Dream Big Assembly Programme – a chance for students to learn about a range of jobs and careers.


I Love my Job programme.

An introduction to the Careers Web programme.


Year 9 options support programme and small group interview with the careers adviser.

CV writing and application workshops.


County Careers Fair.

Workplace based learning event

Small group interview with the Careers Adviser (summer term).


Mock Interview programme with local employers.

Support with the Post 16 options process and option for further interview with the careers adviser.


A programme of activities to support research for university courses.

A week long work experience programme.

Opportunity for 1:1 interview with the careers adviser.


Support with progression pathways.

Apprenticeship Exposition in January with local providers of apprenticeships.

Opportunity for 1:1 interview with the careers adviser.

Further information regarding the careers programme at College can be obtained by contacting Mrs Penny Laban, Careers Leader, by email plaban@helston.cornwall.sch.uk or through the main College switchboard.
The effectiveness of the careers education provided will be measured through regular student voice and analysis of student destination data. 
The careers programme will be reviewed and updated annually to reflect the needs of the students.