Careers Adviser: Danny Manning
What do Year 11s think of the service provided by C+K?
During the Summer Term Careers Advisers surveyed the Year 11 cohort to gather feedback on the service provided by C+K Careers and their Careers Adviser. This year we also asked for feedback about C+K’s new website, MyDirections, which was launched in September 21.
Students were invited to complete the survey via year 11 Teams. Students were incentivised to complete the survey with a prize draw for a £100 Love to Shop voucher. 61 students completed the survey, although we feel this represents a good sample size, we would like to improve on this number next year and plan to work more closely with year 11 tutors to raise awareness.
Below is a summary of the results.
Have you had contact with your Careers Adviser?
Of the 61 students 7 skipped this question but of the ones that answered 53 (96%) said they had had contact and 2 (4%) said they hadn’t, cross checking the names of students who responded against records all those who responded were seen at some point, so the 2 who said they have had no contact have either unfortunately forgotten or selected the wrong option.
If yes, what contact have you had with your Careers Adviser during Year 10/11?
Again 7 skipped this answer with 55 answering the question, below are their responses.
Face to face interview: 69.09%
Group interview: 41.82%
In a class: 3.64%
In an assembly: 20.00%
Lunchtime or after school drop in: 3.64%
Email/text/phone call: 12.73%
Have you had enough contact with your Careers Adviser?
Once again 7 students skipped this question of the 55 that did answer, below are the results:
Yes, I feel I have had enough contact: 92.73%
No, I feel I would have like to see them more: 7.27%
Of the 4 who answered no, 3 answered the follow up question (If no, did you know how to get in touch with your careers adviser for further support?) with yes, so either they didn’t feel confident enough to ask for the support, or didn’t think it was available at a convenient time for them. This year we plan to both advertise better how and when students can arrange an appointment as well as look at introducing a more structured booking system. Better highlighting the option to drop in at break and lunch may also improve this.
Did you receive support at the right time to help you make decisions about the future?
Of the students who answered the question these were the responses:
of those who selected no, 2 gave further information
one student replied with “I received support after many sixth form and college deadlines” this is something we have already identified as an issue with some students who were seen later and will be addressed in the coming academic year. The other student said “Just a little later, once i figured out i wanted to go to college” this suggests the student would have liked another appointment, and they were one of the three students who said they hadn’t had enough contact, but did know how to ask for further support. As highlighted above, a more structured approach to allowing students to book appointments as well as more frequent advertisement of this should help avoid this type of issue.
Overall, how satisfied have you been with the help and support you received from your Careers Adviser?
Below are the answers given by those who answered this question:
Very satisfied: 36.36%
Not satisfied: 1.82%
Very dissatisfied 1.82%
Some of the positive feedback included:
“In both the face-face interview and group interviews the discussions were very useful and the careers advisor knew exactly what we were looking for and where to find that information. My careers advisor not only helped me with my sixth form options but as well as next steps for university and getting a job, I feel because of these in-depth discussions I have understood which is the best path for me to take in order to get where I want to be.”
“My careers advisor gave me an in-depth description of what qualifications I would need to do specific courses and what qualities certain employers may look for”