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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Fast Tomato

Impartial careers advice

It is important to offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance as this will provide students with the knowledge and skills that they need to self-manage their learning and careers. It will also enable them to make informed choices that take account of their personal abilities, needs and preferences.  

What is Fast Tomato?

Fast Tomato is an impartial careers diagnostic quiz that motivates young people to consider the options they may previously have thought were unattainable by opening up an inspirational world of course and careers opportunities.

Using sophisticated psychometric assessments to highlight each person's interests, attitudes and motivations, Fast Tomato is able to provide personally tailored careers and course suggestions.

Students are given genuine insights into accurate and highly relevant career information which enables them to take ownership of their career guidance.

The advantages:

  • Simple and easy to use  
  • Four questionnaires provide a profile to help students understand how their traits might influence career and subject choices
  • Descriptions of over 600 different career options, most with case studies and videos
  • Guidance on subjects required for particular careers with HE (Higher Education) course information drawn from UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) and non-UCAS databases

Action plan template to help students record and target exam subjects appropriate to career choices

  • Links and signposting to a range of websites to help with research.

What is an Action Plan?

An action plan is a series of steps that can help you towards your goal. If your goal is to get a job, or improve your prospects, an action plan is a step-by-step guide for getting there from where you are now.

Why are Action Plans useful?

Action plans help you to work towards your target and stay on track. Sometimes working towards a far-off target can seem impossible. Action plans can break things down into smaller pieces.

Who creates Action Plans?

Students can draw up their own action plan or they can make one in a careers meeting.  

  • Firstly, students explain their current situation. This will help them identify their skills and goals
  • Secondly, they set a long-term goal and maybe some short-term goals too
  • Finally, students work out the steps that will get them there.

Katrina Armstrong

Careers Advisor

Lunchtime drop in session 1320 to 1400.

In school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 0830 to 1500.

Please note that emails may not be answered outside of this time.

01525 404462 Ex 2676

stkarmstrong@redborne.com

Redborne Upper School and Community College
Flitwick Road
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2NU

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
Bedfordshire,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462