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

Careers research:

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

StartProfile.com – Register for info on careers and courses

Apprenticeships and finding a job:

Apprenticeship Parents’ Pack

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:

Chesterfield College .ac.uk

West Notts College.ac.uk

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.

Letters to parents or carers  

Hepp Privacy Notice

 

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.