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.

Exam Results Day 2022 – Save the date!

A Levels: Thursday 18 August 2022
GCSE: Thursday 25 August 2022

Need help? If you need to speak to an adviser about exam results, the Exam Results Helpline provided by the National Careers Service is available and offering free advice to students and parents.

Call 0800 100 900 from Thursday 18th August until Friday 2nd September
(weekdays from 8am to 8pm and 10am to 5pm each Saturday)

For some useful tips, information and links, check out our Results Day Blog or watch our Exam Results video below

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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. 

Go to Students

 

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Parent/carer? 

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

    Go to Parents

     

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    Teacher? 

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

    Go to Teachers

    Careers Research

    eCLIPS - provides information on over 1400 different job roles, a Career Wizard tool, and useful information to help you make education and career choices

    National Careers Service - website carries hundreds of job profiles

    icould - features over 1,000 short videos of people talking about their jobs, plus career articles

    Careers Gateway - gives links to specific careers websites relating to different job roles

    UCAS allows you to explore different jobs and pathways

    Personality and aptitude assessments

    Buzz Test - short test that analyses your personality to see which job might suit you (suitable for years 7-9)

    16 Personalities - test that analyses your personality type

    Morrisby Online Assessment - assesses your aptitudes, motivations, preferences and interests, and matches these to qualifications and careers which may suit you (suitable for years 10-13)

    The SACU Spartan test is an interest guide based on pictures which generates possible degree subjects for you. It also has a test to help you search for career ideas.

    The Prospects quiz, which takes 12-15 minutes. Answer questions about your skills, motivations and desires, and get mapped to jobs that might be of interest. The Prospect site also has lots of job profiles.

    Choosing GCSE options

    eCLIPS - go to the 'Education' section for information and advice on GCSEs and options after year 8/9

    icould - guide to choosing GCSE options

    BBC Bitesize - article on GCSE options

    Exam preparation

    Revision techniques - Tips from 'The Mix'. 

    BBC Bitesize – Breaks down your revision in to manageable chunks. Gives you key definitions, explains them using videos, mock questions with answers to test your knowledge. Good way of revising and checking your knowledge.

    Flash cards - What are flashcards and how to use them successfully. 

    Helping with exam stress - How to deal with exam stress. 

    Post 16 options

    eCLIPS - go to the 'Education' section for information and advice on further education

    UCAS - information and advice on post-16 education and training options

    A Levels: 

    Future Finder - a tool to help you decide which A levels to do, based on a range of factors including your personality and current career ideas.

    Informed Choices - helps you understand which A level subjects open up different degree courses, particularly at Russell Group universities

    The Uni Guide and SACU - generate course ideas by matching A level/level 3 subject choices with degree options

    Apprenticeships:

    National Apprenticeship Service - for information about apprenticeships in England, and to search for vacancies

    Amazing Apprenticeshipsoverview of Apprenticeships, vacancy snapshotTime to Apply 

    College:

    GOV.UK - advice on further education courses and funding 

    The Student Room - guide to further education and advice before starting college 

    All About School Leavers - article on 'Should I go to College?'

    T Levels:

    GOV.UK - Government guide to T Levels

    Amazing Apprenticeships - guide to T Levels

    Work experience and volunteering:

    Amazing Apprenticeships - advice on traineeships 

    National Careers Service - types of work experience 

    Get my first job - information and advice on work experience

    Are you ready to be your own boss? With over 30 years of experience in getting young people set up in business, The Princes Trust have a range of hints, tips and videos that can help. 

    Armed Forces

    Should you wish to join the armed forces there are key sites that you can review to understand the job roles available and the entry requirements.

    Army 

    RAF 

    Navy/Marines 

    Post 18 options

    Aspire Guide - information and advice for sixth formers

    Prospects - information for students and graduates

    Student Ladder - information and opportunities for sixth formers

    Not Going To Uni - alternatives to university

    eCLIPSgo to the 'Education' section for information and advice on post 18 choices

    University:

    UCAS - details on applying, a course search facility, information on entry requirements and links to HE institution sites. You can also get expert advice from UCAS advisers on: Twitter and Facebook  

    Target Careers - advice on applying for university

    The Uni Guide - search and compare UK degree courses and universities

    Russel Group Informed Choices - understand more about Russel Group Universities and how to get in to them

    Higher and degree apprenticeships:

    National Apprenticeship Service - for information about apprenticeships in England and to search for vacancies

    Amazing Apprenticeshipsoverview of Apprenticeships, vacancy snapshotTime to Apply 

    Gap years:

    Year Out Group – an association of leading year out programme providers. The Group promotes good practice. Their website has advice for those seeking structured, year out opportunities and gives links to members' websites

    The Year in Industry – the website has information about the scheme for students, lists placement vacancies and allows you to apply online

    BUNAC - work, internships and volunteering in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan

    gapwork.com, Real Gap Experience, gapforce - some of the websites providing useful information on planning your gap year and opportunities in the UK and overseas

    Working and volunteering:

    Amazing Apprenticeships - advice on traineeships 

    National Careers Service - types of work experience 

    Get my first job - information and advice on work experience

    National Careers Service - how to find job vacancies

    To understand more about Gap years and how they can be useful see below links

    Should You Go On A Gap Year Before Uni? - Thinking about taking time out before uni, but not sure if a gap year is for you? Never fear, Whatuni is here to help you decide.

    Gap years can be used to enhance your CV, travel, learn new skills, and much more. Find out more and get some inspiration here.

    Are you ready to be your own boss? With over 30 years of experience in getting young people set up in business, The Princes Trust have a range of hints, tips and videos that can help.