At Orpheus we have a varied programme of careers education incorporated into the curriculum. All activities are designed to develop the students' self-awareness and employability skills while enhancing their knowledge of different career sectors and roles. 

We hold our own career and employer engagement events, visit national conferences, have one-to-one career sessions and group work. 

Overview of the current Careers Programme:

The Orpheus careers programme is mapped to the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of good career guidance.

The intent of our programme is to equip learners with skills, confidence and knowledge of the world of work.

We do this by:

  • 1:1 Careers Education, information advice and guidance with a qualified careers advisor
  • Individual careers summary
  • Internal simulated work placements through enterprise projects and Company Day (Orpheus' internal theatre company)
  • External work placements based on learners' aspirations
  • Work related visits
  • Guest speakers e.g. employer presentations
  • Talentino career resource
  • Employment skills trackers
  • Educational visits
  • National Careers Week participation.
  • Career Fayres
  • CV and Marketing through Naturally Talented Me
  • Qualifications
  • Skills development through weekly skills wheel challenges
  • Labour market information
  • Access to the arts curriculum – taught by industry practicing professionals
  • Enterprise – matched to expert employers/professionals

Careers Adviser

Information, Advice and Guidance is delivered by our level 7 qualified Career Adviser Paulette Russell who is both independent and impartial.

Paulette supports the Orpheus learners in making informed educational and career choices. Paulette has vast experience in providing independent, impartial CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance) in a multitude of settings. Paulette uses a variety of career software programmes and online tools to support the delivery of Careers Guidance interviews and increase awareness of Labour Market Information.

Paulette helps the learners to be aware of their opportunities and aspirational choices and involves parents/carers in their decision making while keeping the young person at the heart of all matters.