Careers Information

March 18 Apprenticeships Live Videos

Apprenticeships Live are streaming video from some of their seminars during March which are being made available on demand. You can find the link here.

Useful Careers Websites

You might like to take a look at the downloadable careers guide from ratemyapprencticeship.co.uk which offers some excellent advice.

http://sacu-student.com/

This is an absolutely brilliant website which covers ALL types of careers, courses and subjects with lots of superb online tools to help you find your future career.

It’s great if you do know what you want to do and it’s great if you are unsure.

 If you don’t do anything else, do The Spartan Test which is a very clever psychometric quiz which builds a profile of you based on your responses to a series of pictures and then creates your very own Subjects Cloud and Career Cloud based on your profile. From those clouds you can find out all about every career or course with one click. It takes only 6 minutes from start to finish and it’s brilliant!  

Although you can do the Spartan Test and leave it there, if you REGISTER, it will save your results and organise it in your own Research Zone. DO register. It’s worth it.

http://www.careersplanner.com/login

This site is superb! It is for everything to do with careers including information about all kinds of jobs, apprenticeship, universities, gap years, employment, interview tips, CV writing guides and much, much more.

To use the site, you need to put our school centre number (which is 34358) into the first box on the home page, followed by your school log-in details then press REGISTER and follow the instructions. After that, it’s just a case of clicking on the question or picture which interests you.

You can use this site because our school is registered with the company. If your family wishes to use it, they need to enter the school number then use their own log-in details. There’s a really helpful section which will help the people who look after you help YOU with your career decisions – and who knows – they might find something for themselves, too!

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

Another excellent careers websites which includes really good job profiles on hundreds of jobs and lots of career-exploring tools including a quiz which aims to match you to your perfect career! Try it!

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

An excellent careers website which is suitable for younger people, too. It is being redesigned at the moment so it doesn’t look very inspiring, but don’t let that put you off. It WILL get better! In the meantime, it has lots and lots of really useful information about everything to do with careers including job profiles, skills “health checks,” information about the job market, CV building and a Careers Helpline which gives you the opportunity to contact professional Careers Advisers for help with everything to do with careers as well as a UCAS helpline if your results weren’t as good as you hoped. You can even arrange for a Careers Adviser to contact you. This is a free, independent and impartial service.

https://www.careerconnect.org.uk/Young-People-i2.html

Another excellent child-friendly site which is being used in school this year. Lots of careers advice, information and guidance to help you explore your future.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

THE website to go to if you are thinking about careers within the health service. In-depth information and guidance about every career you could possibly think of (and lots which you didn’t even know existed) within the caring profession.

http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/

If maths is your thing, then this is the site for you.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/

Another great careers website. This is particularly good for alerting you to apprenticeship opportunities at higher levels if you register with them. 

 

Apprenticeships

 

Make this Government website your first stop.

DO create an account if you are interested in apprenticeships as they will send you an alert when something comes up which you might be interested in. The next four links will take you to different sections of that website.

A guide to apprenticeships

Applying for apprenticeships

How to write a winning apprenticeship application

Higher and degree apprenticeships

 

This are excellent sites giving lots of information for school-leavers (Year 11 and older) about apprenticeships, jobs, reviews and career advice. By registering, you will be alerted if anything which might interest you arises.

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

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

This site is an excellent resource for everything to do with careers including information about all kinds of jobs, apprenticeship, universities, gap years, employment, interview tips, CV writing guides and much more.

To use the site, you need to put our school centre number (which is 34358) into the first box on the home page, followed by your school log-in details then press REGISTER and follow the instructions. After that, it’s just a case of clicking on the question or picture which interests you.

http://www.careersplanner.com/login

Jobs, Reviews & Careers Advice

 

Careers helpline for teenagers

https://www.gov.uk/careers-helpline-for-teenagers

This is a Careers Helpline for Young People over 13 which is part of the National Careers Service. You can email, text or phone them or even ask them to phone you back and it is completely free.

Call the National Careers Service helpline for information and advice about jobs, careers and training if you’re 13 or older in England.

National Careers Service helpline
National Careers Service
Telephone: 0800 100 900
Text messages: 07766 413 219
Textphone: 0800 096 8336
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm
Find out about call charges

You can also arrange for a National Careers Service adviser to call you - this won’t cost you anything.

Contact the UCAS Exam Results Helpline for free advice if you’ve received exams results that weren’t as good as you were expecting.

UCAS Exam Results Helpline
0808 100 8000
Find out about call charges

National Careers Service Links

Job profiles - Find out what a job involves and if it's right for you.

Skills health check - Use our assessment to find out what kind of jobs could suit you and save your results.

Find a course - Look for courses and learning providers and save information about them.

Contact an adviser - Find out about the different ways to get in touch.

Help to get a job - Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/

Another great careers website. This is particularly good for alerting you to apprenticeship opportunities at higher levels if you register with them. 

Useful Websites about Universities

 

https://www.ucas.com/

UCAS is the go-to website for anything to do with going to university. It is brilliant for guidance on writing the perfect CV, Personal Statements and letters of application and lots, lots more.

https://www.opendays.com/

This gives the Open Days for every UK University in 2018.

https://university.which.co.uk/

What to study, where to go and how to get there.

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

The Complete University Guide which gives you the league tables for every university, every subject and every course in the UK.

https://www.whatuni.com/

Yet another excellent website which gives you league tables (with some different criteria from the Complete University Guide) so it’s well-worth checking out.

https://www.unifrog.org/

A really useful website. School is registered with this company, so use your school log-in details to access the site.

http://sacu-student.com/

An absolutely brilliant website which covers ALL types of careers, courses and subjects with lots of superb online tools to help you find your future career. If you don’t do anything else, do The Spartan Test which is a very clever psychometric quiz which builds a profile of you based on your responses to a series of pictures and then creates your very own Subjects Cloud and Career Cloud based on your profile. From those clouds you can find out all about every career or course with one click. It takes only 6 minutes from start to finish and it’s brilliant! Although you can just dip in and do the Spartan Test, do REGISTER. It will save your results and organise it in your own Research Zone. It’s well worth it.