Careers

Careers

All our students are offered many different experiences in anticipation of the world of work, so that they can discover a career path that they are interested in. We encourage and support our young learners to work hard towards their chosen career(s). We work very closely with Entrust Skills and Employablity Service where our School’s Career Adviser works with our learners, especially those in Year 11 to support their application process; interview techniques; CV writing etc.  Our aim is to ensure all students make a smooth transition on to their chosen post 16 destinations.  All our students successfully engage with this service and over 90% of our students achieve the success that they deserve and get accepted onto the courses / employment that they applied for. Further destination data is available from the Headteacher.

Below are a selection of weblinks which we feel may be of benefit to our young people and their parents/carers.

General

https://www.gov.uk/child-employment/restrictions-on-child-employment
 Up to date information relating to working hour regulations for children and young people.

https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

National Citizenship service offer self-discovery Summer activity programmes designed for young people aged between 15 to 17 years.
https://successatschool.org/

A webpage designed to support students through school life including career research, employer feedback, revision techniques, option awareness, recording and logging work experience and learning about HE and university life.  This page has a wealth of information on offer to both students but also their parents/carers.

 

 

Career Research

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

The national careers database containing a wealth of knowledge about different career pathways.  There are also activities and quizzes to help you learn more about your skills, interest and motivations.

https://www.pearson.com/uk/career-choices/PearsonUKQuizzes/General/index.html

Interesting careers quiz designed to match you to careers linked to your interests, likes and personality

https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/

A fun quiz to help you begin to help explore links between personality, likes and life/careers.

 

 

Post 16 Options

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

A national database of apprenticeship vacancies.  The main tool for apprenticeship search in and our local area.  Registration is necessary for applications. Your careers adviser can help with apprenticeship application processes.

https://www.findapprenticeships.co.uk/

Another useful site for searching for local apprenticeship opportunities.
Further Education Colleges and Sixth Form

Visiting local Sixth Form and FE college websites provides the most comprehensive reflection of course availability. Open events are available across the academic year.

Training Providers and Study Programmes

Speak to your Careers adviser for details of local training providers and study programmes available locally. 

 
Labour Market Information

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/Learning-options-and-careers/Where-will-the-jobs-be/Jobs-in-the-future.aspx

Labour market information collated by Staffordshire County Council in relation to skills and employment trends in and around Staffordshire.

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/

Official labour market statistics to support learning more about employment patterns in your area.

 

Higher Education and University Life

https://www.ucas.com/

A site used for exploring higher education options and submitting applications.

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

A wealth of information about university courses across the UK.

 

Job hunting

https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch

https://www.indeed.co.uk/

https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/

https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/

https://www.jobsite.co.uk/

https://www.monster.co.uk/

A small list of job search pages to help develop a better understanding of the world of work. These also provide useful links for CV building, application processes and interview skills.