Welcome to the Careers and World of work section of the Fairfield Farm College website.
As part of your programme you will be supported to engage with the world of work. This can sound frightening but our specialist staff will help you every step of the way. We offer a range of impartial advice on career opportunities as well as a range of in-college support.
A key part of the study programme at Fairfield Farm College is learning about the world of work and the skills that enable you to access jobs that interest you. You will gain confidence through accessing work experience at Fairfield and through work placements linked to your EHCP outcomes.
Fairfield Farm College is working in line with the Department for Education Career guidance strategy and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
We work with a range of organisations and businesses across Wiltshire and the South West.
We are part of the Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub and also part of the Swindon and Wiltshire Enterprise Adviser Network.
We have a specialist Information Advice & Guidance and Careers Lead that works closely with all learners and also a network of external careers professionals that work collaboratively to provide impartial careers advice to all learners.
We work closely with Wiltshire Employment Services Team (WEST) and offer programmes of study that lead to internships and pre-internship courses based in real-work situations.
If you have any questions, require more information about our provision or feel you can contribute to our provision please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Employability and IAG Lead/Careers Lead
Fairfield Farm College recommends the following websites to help prepare young people on their world of work journey:
A free website that provides impartial careers information to young people in the South West region.
National Careers Service
Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
Labour market and employment information.
16-19 Bursary fund information
If your 19 and over and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you could also be entitled to a bursary. Find out more here.
A to Z of finding a job
Information on finding a job and your rights
Workfit is the Down’s syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job seekers who have Down’s syndrome.
Wiltshire Employment Support Team (WEST)
The Wiltshire Employment Support Team (WEST) assists people with disabilities into finding and sustaining varying levels of paid employment with local employers.
Education, employment (voluntary work) and training services for young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Bath and North East Somerset
Employment Inclusion Team. Support people with learning difficulties and autism to move into full time paid jobs. Email: BATHNES.LDSAdmin@virgincare.co.uk
Swallow is working to make sure that teenagers and adults with learning disabilities live the lives they choose through user led support.
Rake up and Grow.
Rake Up and Grow is a garden training service working in ‘real’ commercial sites with adults with different abilities. Join us and meet new people, learn new skills! Call 01225 396794.