National Careers Week

March 11, 2022

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.


Meet Natasha

Beaumont student working at shop

Natasha continues to stay at Beaumont College on a residential placement. She was able to gain lots of different work skills over the span of her educational placement with us at Beaumont College which she is now putting into practice as part of her lifestyle plan. Natasha now goes to volunteer at Barnado’s twice a week where she undertakes many different tasks. She has written her own account of her voluntary work and what she does:

I volunteer at Barnado’s. What I do when I get there is either Tagging and hanging clothes or sorting through the bric-a-brac depending on if Barnado’s are short staffed or not because I sorted through the bric-a-brac there once on Valentine’s day because they were short staffed on Valentine’s day. What I like about my work placement is Tagging, hanging and steaming clothes because I find it quite useful because If you need new clothes then you need new clothes and also clothes don’t need to be crinkly. The skills I learned at Barnado’s are tagging clothes and steaming clothes, and wiping the bric-a-brac that needs to be wipes with wipes and drying them with paper towels.



Meet Bradley

Student writing on Ipad being supported by staff

Bradley has been developing a range of skills within the holistic, overarching Careers Provision at Beaumont College. Bradley has developed his confidence across the varying subjects that he does, including being an active member of the college’s Student Union. He now understands his rights and feels able to actively ask for changes to be made, he has recently contacted the local council to inform them of a dangerous drop curb he struggles to access in his wheelchair. Bradley believes that finding his voice is going to help him to find work after college – this is his dream for the future. He is currently approaching local employers to ask them of any work placement opportunities that they may be able to over him.


Meet Jared

Student receiving certificate from staff

Jared was presented with his Level 1 Health and Safety in the Kitchen Certificate (from by Ellie Townsend from Stanleys Community Centre Morecambe Café today. Ellie has supported Jared to achieve this important certificate. This means that he can properly start his Work Placement in the café where he will be completing a range of tasks, including serving service users and members of the public.

This Work Placement will give him the opportunity to develop his independence skills and introduce him to the world of work in hospitality.
Ellie said that Stanley’s are working hard to become more disability confident, including developing their use of strategies to communicate more effectively with people with disabilities through increasing their use of Makaton signs and other visual tools. Jared will be joined with his friend, Sean, who is also going to be working at Stanley’s and is hoping to achieve his safety certificate this week. Everyone at Beaumont College is looking forward to working alongside the team at Stanley’s, thank you for the opportunities that you are giving our young people.


Meet Tyler

Student with horse at stables
Tyler has been working at Morecambe Bay equestrian and has been doing really well, getting stuck in to mucking out stables and grooming the horses as part of his wider range of activities. He has been praised by the manager for being polite and working well with other pupils from the wider community.






Art Enterprise

Collage of artwork made by students at Beaumont College
The Art Enterprise group in College have recently started a business to promote the high quality artwork that is being produced. The students are working on designing a range of products such as mugs, bags, t-shirts and framed original prints to sell, as well as learning the basics of business.

For more information on how you can buy any of our products please get in touch!

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