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The Careers Team
Name Role Telephone Number Email Address
Jayne Pool Careers Contact 01609 533951
Anne Oates Careers Contact 01609 533951


Careers Education at The Rubicon Centre

At The Rubicon Centre we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities.


Our PSHCE curriculum has specific career based units of work, with identified learning objectives, outcomes and related activities. Alongside this students have a number of opportunities to experience work related activities both within the school environment and through external visits.


We continue to support students in gaining qualified advice and guidance from their home school.

External Providers

YES - Youth Employability Scheme


NYBEP - Work Experience Provider 

New Careers Statutory Guidance

The DfE released a new statutory guidance document in January 2018, including a number of new requirements for school careers programmes, most of which are to be met by the end of 2020. 


The most immediate requirement is for all schools to have a policy for 'Provider Access'  that sets out the arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.


At The Rubicon Centre we work with a wide range of organisations already but we are always looking for opportunities to further broaden access to information, advice and guidance. We therefore welcome continued input from both existing and potential new partners alike.


Our current careers policy can be found under the policies section of our website.


Your Careers Entitlement


As a Rubicon student your careers programme is based around the government's Gatsby Benchmarks:

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career GuidanceCareers at The Rubicon Centre will provide the following opportunities to meet this benchmark:
1. A stable careers programme

Your whole-school careers programme which:

  • Is written down
  • Is approved by the board of governors
  • Has the backing of senior leadership
  • Has resources allocated to it sufficient to meet the needs of a high-quality career advice and guidance programme for all of our students
  • Has systematic monitoring in place to ensure that the careers programme is meeting the needs of our students
  • Has both strategic and operational elements
  • Is on the school's website with information aimed specifically at:





2. Learning from career and labour market information
  • All year groups- access to software e.g. KUDOS, careers area of the library
  • Year 11- every student is offered a 1:1 Careers interview with an independent careers adviser
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Provides additional careers guidance to vulnerable students and special educational needs and disability (SEND) students
  • Destination Data monitored by the Careers Lead
  • Year 7: PSHCE
  • Year 8: PSHCE
  • Year 9: PSHCE
  • Year 10: PSHCE
  • Year 11: Careers; a series of presentations conducted by a variety of local colleges explaining the number of courses and pathways that are available post 16, including apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Y11 students have the opportunity to fill in application forms with help where needed to apply for a college course
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Links to careers within subject lessons
  • Options assembly, evening and documentation
5. Encounters with employers and employees
  • Year 11 assembly programme presentations from a range of external providers
  • Drop down days
  • Enterprise Adviser visits
  • Work Experience
6. Experiences of workplaces
  • Work Experience
7. Encounters with further and higher education
  • Year 11 programme presentations from Selby College
  • Students supported to attend York College open day
8. Personal guidance
  • On line Careers matching programmes e.g. KUDOS
  • Year 11 individual careers interviews with an independent advisor
Measuring/assessing Impact
  • Feedback from students, parents/carers/guardians, teachers and employers as part of the evaluation process
  • Feedback sheets after an event
  • Examine data to check whether there has been a change in progression routes over time
  • Reviewing the progression data for students leaving school
  • Survey students to determine how they rate the careers interview which they have had
  • NEET figures
  • Students maintaining destination figures
  • Analysis of student destinations compared against end of KS4 outcomes
Review DateAutumn 2021