Careers Websites and Further Information for students

Through Big Picture lessons, Careers Interviews, Careers related Super Learning Days, National Careers Week events, Careers and World of Work themed assemblies, students in Years 7-11 are encouraged to take responsibility for their future choices and to start research and plan for their future. This is through Career Planning when students develop the skills of:

Self-Awareness = where am I now?
Career Exploration = where do I want to be?
Career Management = how do I get there?

Students are encouraged to use a range of websites and resources to develop their career planning knowledge and understanding both at school and at home and this information is shared with students in lessons, assemblies, presentations and emails. There are also dedicated sections in the weekly student and parent bulletins which contain links to careers related websites and details events and opportunities to support students in their career research and career management skills.

Click on the links below to view the parent bulletin and Sixth Form progression information:

Parent bulletin

Sixth Form progression

 

Additional resources

Students and parents are also welcome to use the following excellent resources to support our students this year with their career research skills, and especially those students in Years 9 and Year 11 and Sixth Form.

Success At Schools

The Success At Schools resource will help students to find out information about pathways, employability skills, work experience, gap years, future-proofing your career and subject specific information. Students in Years 7-11 will be referring to this resource in their careers and financial education topics in Big Picture lessons in the spring term and sixth form students will also be using the resource as part of their progression programme.

To view the Success At Schools booklet please click here

To download the Success At Schools booklet directly please click on this link – Success At School

Your Money Matters

The Your Money Matters financial education resource, funded by Martin Lewis, has been provided for all schools with the aim of supporting the financial capability of young people and covers a wide range of important topics such as savings, interest, money, mental health, budgeting, debt, APR, student finance, apprenticeships, earnings, tax, pensions, gambling, investments, identity theft, fraud and much more. The book is aimed at 14-16 year olds but can be used with other year groups so we hope that students in sixth form and lower school will also find it interesting and helpful.

To view the Your Money Matters booklet please click here

To download Your Money Matters directly please lick on this link – Your Money Matters

Online advice from the National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Start Profile is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential and combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised student experience https://www.startprofile.com
Stemettes – information, activities and resources to inspire students to consider the world of STEM https://stemettes.org/
Unifrog brings into one place every university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge https://www.unifrog.org/
UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships and helps students to find the information for their next step https://www.ucas.com/
Aspire provides information, advice and inspiration for older students considering the options https://aspire.upreach.org.uk/
CAREERMAP – advice and guides for students, parents and teachers https://careermap.co.uk/careermag-students-teachers/
Real stories to inform your careers planning, research and options https://icould.com/
Careerometer – find facts about careers you are interested in https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/cm2/index-2cards.html
Information about T Levels https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/
Skillsometer – quiz to identify possible careers for you https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/skillsometer/
Information about Apprenticeships https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/#

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/top-employers/guide

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers https://digital.top100graduateemployers.com/view/153459/
SpringPod – virtual work experience opportunities https://www.springpod.com/virtual-work-experience/search
Not Going To Uni – one of the UK’s leading websites dedicated to helping school and 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 https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/opportunities
Get My First Job – GetMyFirstJob provide information and apprenticeship vacancies across a variety of sectors providing opportunities to connect employers with potential apprentices. In addition, they also provide information about traineeships for those who may not yet be ready for an apprenticeship. https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/