Careers Information Section
As you move through your education you will have decisions to make about which subjects to choose, and after Year 11, where you want to continue learning or working.
If you have a clear idea about the job you are aiming for…
Make sure you have researched the career thoroughly, do you really know what it will be like?
Find out which courses, grades and work experience will help you to achieve your goals
If you are not sure yet…
Think about what inspires you – what subjects do you enjoy? What do you do in your spare time? What are you really good at?
Research a wide range of careers, courses and options
Whatever stage you are at, there is lots of help available. Ask for a Careers interview in school, speak to tutors or Tracy Horton, contact colleges and universities (all will have open days). The following links are a great way to get started with your research:
Options after Year 11 What parents need to know
Career Coach CV Builder – input your details and Career Coach will produce a professional CV for you to save and adapt
https://www.chesterfield.co.uk/about-chesterfield/learning/myfuture/ MyFuture – a virtual Careers Exhibition for North Derbyshire – visit local colleges and employers
https://www.ucas.com/careers-advice – Click on ‘finding a career’ and then search for ideas linked to your favourite subjects or interest
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – A wealth of information including an A-Z of careers with lots of links to established careers sites, help writing CV’s, employment legislation.
https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/ – use KUDOS to suggest jobs that match your interests. Register using our licence code Readwork75
prospects.ac.uk – information about graduate level jobs, with some good quizzes to help you choose a career
healthcareers.nhs.uk – Not just nursing and medicine! There are hundreds of NHS careers available, use this site to find out more
careersbox.co.uk – lots of video clips about different job roles
tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/ – information and inspiration for the range of jobs in engineering
goconstruct.org/ – find your perfect role in the construction industry
careerkickstart.rbs.com – general advice about your options and how to choose
notgoingtouni.co.uk – information about gap years, apprenticeships
successatschool.org – check out some Career Zones for information and links
Apprenticeships and finding a job:
gov.uk-education-skills/apprenticeships – the national site to register and apply for apprenticeships
barclayslifeskills.com – advice and videos to help you make the perfect application
neuvoo.co.uk – job vacancy service
www.careermap.co.uk – job vacancies with sponsoring employers – some of the UK’s biggest businesses
Local colleges and 6th forms:
North Notts College – www.nnc.ac.uk
Brackenhurst College (animal care, horse care, land based courses) – https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/our-schools/ares/further-education
Confetti College (media, music and games) – https://confetti.ac.uk/
All Saints Catholic Academy www.allsaints.notts.sch.uk
The Brunts School www.brunts.notts.sch.uk
Manor Academy www.themanor.notts.sch.uk
Meden School www.medenschool.co.uk
Samworth Church Academy www.samworthchurchacademy.co.uk
St Marys Catholic High School www.st-maryshigh.derbyshire.sch.uk
Outwood Academy Valley (Worksop) https://www.valley.outwood.com/
Ashfield School http://www.ashfield.notts.sch.uk/
Universities and Higher Education:
Parent letter and privacy statement for Higher Education activities with the Sheffield Higher Education Partnership.
ucas.com – portal for all Higher Education courses, lots of advice on how to research and apply
https://www.hepp.ac.uk/who-are-you/students-parents/ – general information about Higher Education – finance, support, and lots of great links
gov.uk/student-finance – up to date information about student loans, bursaries and repayments
Labour Market Information
http://www.d2n2lep.org/ – Local Enterprise Partnership, lots of information about the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire economy and job prospects.