6thformcareer

 

Students can book individual appointments with the careers adviser at school to discuss university choices, personal statements, CV writing, job searching, applying for apprenticeships and gap year tips.

 

For ideas and inspiration on possible careers try these questionnaires

https://ft.morrisby.com/account/signup code NLCL

https://sacu-student.com/?page_id=2850 an image based quiz to start researching Higher Education and future careers

 

The best HE websites- in our opinion!

https://www.ucas.com/what-are-my-options

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

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

https://unistats.ac.uk/ to compare and contrast courses

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/undergraduate-student-finance-and-support information on student finance

 

Apprenticeships:

These are available at Intermediate (equivalent to GCSE level) Advanced (equivalent to A levels), Higher (foundation degree level) and Degree level

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship students can create an account and search and apply for apprenticeship on this centralised website. Popular sectors with local vacancies are Engineering, Business and Finance, Health and Social Care, Childcare, IT, Hospitality, Construction. Other large local employers also recruit apprentices at all levels: JLR, Severn Trent, National Grid, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce for example. These are extremely competitive and the selection process is tough.

Other useful apprenticeships websites https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Apprenticeships/AboutApprenticeships.aspx

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ explores all the alternative options to University

 

Gap Years:

Travel, employment, work experience- all this is possible in a gap year but it needs to be carefully planned! This is just a small selection of what you can do.

https://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/

https://www.podvolunteer.org/

https://www.campamerica.co.uk/

https://www.aupairamerica.co.uk/

 

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