Think Futures Careers
From day one, Mirfield College ‘Think Futures’ team provides our students with careers support and guidance service. Our students access one to one support aligned their personal career aspirations, attend professional work placements, topical talks and gain valuable employability skills. This gives our students a head start in readiness for their ideal job, apprenticeship or high education university courses.
How much support you choose to access is up to you, but we’re here when you need us. Whether you’ve made your decision about your career or still deciding, our Think Futures team is here to help. You can book an appointment to see a Careers Adviser, come along to our regular drop-in sessions and learn from topical workshops and employer events.
Mirfield College employs two Careers Advisers to support students with Careers Advice and Guidance and ensure they make informed decisions regarding their higher education or career choices.
The Careers Leader is Mr M Bowers
Please contact him with any questions about the Careers service the Academy offers. He is available every day during the school term.
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In addition, Ms E Mawhinney also supports careers education, advice and guidance at The MFG, who is available two days per week.
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As well as expert advisors, we run a formal programme of inspiring careers events throughout the year where a range of specific support is given, which includes:
Spotlight Career Workshops
Spotlight events run throughout month all year round. Industry experts and past alumni who have in Mirfield, give students an insight into different industries and inspire their future aspirations.
Face to Face Career Interviews
All students are offered opportunities to master their interview technique in readiness for work, apprenticeships or higher education.
As Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular with both employers and employees, our students visit Universities offering Apprenticeship Fairs and have the opportunity to network with Apprenticeship providers in our annual Careers Conventions.
Higher Education Programme (HE+ Programme)
HE+ is a widening participation scheme run by Cambridge University. High ability students at Mirfield College are placed on the scheme and attend guest lectures and workshops delivered by specialists in subject areas run by Cambridge Professors to increase subject knowledge and skills. Students also attend live master classes on interview techniques, personal statement writing and university application support.
All Mirfield College students can access University Trip/ Taster Events all over the UK.
Post 18+ Support
Learning Mentors and Senior Careers Specialists at Mirfield College help to guide students the right job, apprenticeship or university course after their 2 years study with us. Students can make individual appointments with our specialist any time throughout the year.