Employability and Enterprise

JCG is delighted to be able to work with a large number of Employability Partners in a range of capacities to enhance the learning and skills of our students.

If you or your business would like to help our students develop their employability skills please contact Adam Sykes on a.sykes@jcg.sch.je

JCG Careers Fair
All students from Years 7 to 13 are invited to attend the annual JCG Careers Fair which takes place each February in the hall. The Fair is open from 12.00pm to 1.00pm for sixth form students and it will be available to all students from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this ideal opportunity to research future careers. It is a chance to take part in informal discussions with representatives from a number of different sectors. In previous years we have had representatives from industries as wide ranging as finance, law, biotechnology, dentistry, veterinary science, sport, psychology and environmental conservation.

Channel Island Student Business Challenge (CISBC)
All students in Years 7 to 11 are invited to apply to take part in the annual Channel Island Student Business Challenge (CISBC), supported by Barclays, EY, Ogier and Sure. You will take your initial idea to the Dragon’s Den stage of the competition where ten successful JCG teams will be loaned £100 to launch their business. You will compete against the other JCG teams and ten teams from Grainville, VCJ and Haute Vallee for a number of prizes. The CISBC takes place between November and May. Each team is mentored by a member of one of the four corporate partners and a school mentor.

Lunchtime Talks
Representatives from a wide range of fields often visit JCG to give lunchtime talks and presentations. Look out on the tutor briefing, on the intranet and on posters around the school for details of speakers and topics. These fascinating talks are usually open to everyone and are excellent sources of research for future career options. Previous speakers include astronomers, chartered accountants, environmental and civil engineers and the armed forces.

A great deal of valuable learning and experience takes place outside the classroom. During their time at JCG, students are given the opportunity to help and serve others. This experience helps enrich their own lives and the lives of those that they engage with in the community.

Participation in our active House system, led by 6th Form students, gives our students an excellent opportunity to serve, both inside school and also in the island.

Student in Years 7, 8, 9 and 12 also take part in various activities that are not normally part of the school curriculum, during the last week of the summer term, Activities Week. These include off-island trips to Spain, UK, Italy and France and on-island activities such as jewellery making, cycling, horse riding, surfing, walking and kayaking. Students in Sixth Form take part in a structured programme, offering them creative and activity based opportunities, as well as Community Service involvement. Opportunities include, caring for our local environment, childcare, teaching and service to the elderly.