From year 7 onwards, students at Cowes Enterprise College have access to expert and effective careers support delivered through a variety of delivery methods such as interactive workshops, careers fairs, employer talks, guest speakers, and trips to colleges and universities. Our students benefit from our established partnerships with local businesses and universities, ensuring our students make well informed plans and decisions about their futures.
All students have a one to one guidance appointment with an impartial highly qualified careers adviser from Island Futures in years 11, 12 and 13. Students and parents can request a guidance appointment at any time and students benefit from timely support at key transition points such as year 9 options, key stage 4 career planning and into the Cowes Sixth Form.
Cowes Enterprise College is committed to delivering 'Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance' (CEIAG) in line with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Good Career Guidance. This sets out the eight ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ which are acknowledged as best practice and which all schools must work towards, and achieve by the end of 2020.
Our students leave with a clear direction and pathway; they are open-minded and ambitious, equipped with the confidence to overcome barriers and seize opportunities that lead them to a life of rewarding and fulfilling careers.
All careers information is reviewed annually, in September. The date for the next review will be September 2023.