Careers: Student Information

All young people in England must continue in education or training until 18 years of age. Young people have the following choices at the end of year 11:

  • Full time study at a college, sixth form or training provider

  • Full time work or volunteering combined with part time education of training

  • An apprenticeship

  • A traineeship

As part of our careers programme, year 11 students are provided with a one to one guidance interview with a qualified careers advisor. Parent/Carers are welcome to have a discussion with our careers advisor about their child’s post 16 pathway.

 

Not sure where to start?

Check out the National Careers service's website and complete a skills assessment. You can use the skills assessment to look into careers that maybe suitable for you. You can also use this knowledge in you careers interview where you should be given more information on possible career choices available to you.

The National Career Service

This is a free service for both young people and adults. Young people aged 13 and over can use the service to find information about jobs and courses, as well as requesting 1:1 support from a qualified Adviser by ringing the helpline, emailing, texting or requesting a web chat. Call 0800 100 900 or log on to the website.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

 

The National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service website offers guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship including current local apprenticeship opportunities.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Traineeships

Find a traineeship website offers support on applying for current local traineeship opportunities.

https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

Not going to Uni?

Not going to Uni is now the UK’s leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. However, they are not anti-uni.

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Skillsometer

The Skillsometer has been designed for those who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. Thinking about skills, interests and the ways these can link to jobs can be a helpful first step in identifying possible future jobs. Simply take the quiz, which requires you to reflect on a number statements and decide what you love, are not sure about or dislike. The statements are presented within six well established occupational categories (Artistic, Realistic, Investigative, Conventional, Enterprising, and Social), which are then ranked against jobs. Once you have completed the quiz you are given a short list of job suggestions that are most likely to be suited to your own particular skills and interests. Each job can be explored as a description is presented together with information on pay and hours.

 

For further information on the job, and to compare with other jobs, the user could then go to the Careerometer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Careerometer

The Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.


It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.


Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to go to university?

 

If your thinking about going to university but not sure on where to start UCAS have provided this widget to help students find important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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