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:  MyFuture – a virtual Careers Exhibition for North Derbyshire – visit local colleges and employers – Click on ‘finding a career’ and then search for ideas linked to your favourite subjects or interest – A wealth of information including an A-Z of careers with lots of links to established careers sites, help writing CV’s, employment legislation. – use KUDOS to suggest jobs that match your interests. Register using our licence code Readwork75 – information about graduate level jobs, with some good quizzes to help you choose a career – Not just nursing and medicine! There are hundreds of NHS careers  available, use this site to find out more – lots of video clips about different job roles – information and inspiration for the range of jobs in engineering – find your perfect role in the construction industry – general advice about your options and how to choose – information about gap years, apprenticeships – check out some Career Zones for information and links – Register for info on careers and courses

Apprenticeships and finding a job:

Apprenticeship Parents’ Pack – the national site to register and apply for apprenticeships – advice and videos to help you make the perfect application – job vacancy service – job vacancies with sponsoring employers – some of the UK’s biggest businesses

Local colleges and 6th forms:

Chesterfield College

West Notts

North Notts College –

Brackenhurst College (animal care, horse care, land based courses) –

Confetti College (media, music and games) –

All Saints Catholic Academy

The Brunts School

Manor Academy  

Meden School

Samworth Church Academy

St Marys Catholic High School

Outwood Academy Valley (Worksop)

Ashfield School

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 – portal for all Higher Education courses, lots of advice on how to research and apply – general information about Higher Education – finance, support, and lots of great links – up to date information about student loans, bursaries and repayments

Labour Market Information – Local Enterprise Partnership, lots of information about the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire economy and job prospects.