Careers Guidance For You

Careers Guidance For You

 

Welcome to your careers portal!

To access all the features on this portal your school will need to have the Careers Guidance For You service. If you want to find out more about the service please contact [email protected] for details.

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Student? 

You'll find lots of useful information to help you make the right decisions when it comes to choosing options and career routes. 

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You'll find the information and tools you need to support your child at key times when decisions need to be made.

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    Teacher? 

    You'll find key information, resources and dates of events to support your students through key transition points.

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    Job roles in this sector offer financial services or advice (e.g. on pensions, savings accounts or insurance) to customers or clients. The work is generally office based, either dealing directly with customers or working 'behind the scenes'. You'll need to be fairly good with figures, although most of the work depends on computers. In certain areas, you'll need to understand a lot about the world of business and commerce. You can enter some of the jobs with just a few qualifications; for others you need to study up to degree level and beyond.

    Below you'll find links to videos created by employers and organisations in the sector to help you get a taste of what working in this sector is like.

    Videos:

    How to Start a Career in Finance or Banking

    Careers outside London: getting started in finance: a webinar discussing the opportunities available for students and recent graduates in the finance sectors outside of London and the benefits of starting your career outside England’s capital.

    An introduction to studying Accounting and Finance courses at university: With City, University of London and Teesside University. 

    Virtual work experience opportunities:

    Deloitte are running 5 types of virtual events, designed to help you explore our opportunities from wherever you are – all focused on helping you learn more and make careers decisions.

    Join from any year at school or any degree discipline, parents, teacher and careers advisor – everyone is welcome. 

    HSBC 

    This is for students in secondary school of college that are looking for a work experience placement with a leading global bank. The programme provides opportunities to gain some hands-on experience, develop your knowledge of banking and financial services, and explore the careers available at HSBC in the UK. 

    Covea Insurance

    Covea offer two types of work experience programme so you can chose the one that’s right for you. The programme is for young people, schools and colleges. The aim is to prepare you for the demands and expectations of the working world, provide you with an opportunity to relate school studies with a workplace and enhance practical skills and learn knowledge about Insurance.

    Speakers For Schools

    Try different jobs in real life through free VWEX so you can find the best fit for you.  Speakers for Schools are a non-profit organisation offering free UK-wide work experience. 

    Explore Forage Work Experience Programs  

    Media to Explore:

    Many young people have been inspired by TV shows, movies etc. to follow a particular career. We have collated some resources here for you to discover. We have included podcasts because they are the best way to get real insight into the industry’s current dynamics and are a great way to demonstrate knowledge and passion in personal statements and interviews.

    Please note, we have not specified the platforms for these resources as they can change over time. We suggest you do a web search for the title – you will often find them on YouTube in their entirety. Some titles will only be available for a fee or subscription.

    Please be aware that not all of the titles below are appropriate for all ages. Please check the age appropriateness before watching. Common sense media are a good resource to use to do this.

    TV Factual: Prediction By The Numbers, The Martin Lewis Money Show, Dirty Money, Money, Explained, Captial C

    TV Drama: Industry, Billions, Succession

    Film: The Big Short, The Pursuit of Happyness

    Radio & Podcasts: BBC Sounds Money Box, Simon Evans Goes to Market, The Story of Economics, Meaningful Money

    Useful Websites:

    eCLIPS - Financial Services

    TARGETjobs Finance 2021 - published by GTI Media Ltd, and aimed at graduates. 

    Information from Target Careers on careers in finance aimed at school-leavers and graduates.

    All About Finance careers - for information on careers in all areas of finance, plus job vacancies, internship opportunities, information on courses, sector news and details on employers.

    Job sites specialising in financial careers include eFinancial careers, City Jobs and PF Jobs