At DSTC we are committed to providing students with access to impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to help them make the right choices and develop skills to manage their future careers. Raising the participation age means the students now need to remain in a form of education or training until at least 18 years old. This provides students with the opportunity to acquire a range of employability skills and time to consider the variety of options open to them for the future.
DSTC recognises the importance of CEIAG for all students and the impact that positive and worthwhile careers experiences can have on a student’s aspirations and future pathways.
In light of the improved Government guidance on Careers and Employer Engagement, we have a coordinated programme of careers support designed around the Gatsby Benchmarks. DSTC is also proud to work in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company to deliver a high standard of careers guidance for all students which is both measurable and impactful and meet the needs of individuals.
As part of this partnership, all students from years 7 to 11 receive careers education, information and advice as part of the curriculum through enrichment activities and CEIAG is embedded in lessons across their other subjects. They are supported by their form tutors, subject teachers and Sixth Form Mentors. Students are also encouraged to develop their own understanding of the world of work through interaction with employers, universities, apprenticeship providers and alumni to develop employability skills.
Additionally, students in Years 10 to 13 have access to external and impartial careers advice through Connextions (CXK), who visit the College every week to give 1-1 careers interviews for students.
Students can also access a wide range of careers resources from the Library page here
Parents, students and employers can access details of our Careers programme through the Careers Programme & Careers Calendar Pages or by contacting our Careers Leader, Mr Matthew Allen, using the contact information below: