Useful careers website links 2017:
The National Careers Service operates a telephone advice service for all young people aged 13+.
Call 0800 100 900 to speak to a National Careers Service advisor (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week). Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers. The National Careers Service also has a website with useful careers and subject choice information; you also can contact a careers advisor using the Live Web Chat service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk – Kudos interactive careers resources are designed for students aged 13-19. Kudos takes students on a journey of discovery where they explore their potential through a personalised experience based on their interests and aspirations. Students will discover new ideas, understand which careers best suit them and uncover how what they are learning in school links to future opportunities and their career destination.
See four-page guide - http://www.cascaid.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Kudos-Mini-User-Guide.pdf
And / or see - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO4g8JP1yjE – two minute overview of Kudos.
All Sydenham pupils have a personal log in to this interactive careers programme.
The Username is their Sydenham School email address. The Password is Kudos2017. (They can change their password).
https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/what-is-lifeskills - Barclays LifeSkills is an excellent website full of advice and information about skills for work; applying for jobs; managing your money; film yourself answering job interview questions, etc. The young people gain “points” as they complete online tasks. The “points” then give them an advantage when applying for work experience with Barclays Bank.
www.plotr.co.uk - This website provides information around a wide range of careers. The website also has a useful careers profiling tool called “Game” which will suggest possible careers based on your interests and personality.
www.careerpilot.org.uk - Independent careers website offering a wide range of advice. Comprehensive section on young people’s choices at 14, 16 and 18.
www.getingofar.gov.uk - Government website about apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are where you earn and learn at the same time. On an apprenticeship, you receive real on the job experience as well as gaining a qualification. Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 or 3 from 16 years upwards. Higher and Degree Apprenticeships can be done from age 18. There are now apprenticeships in a wide range of areas including nursing, training to be a solicitor, childcare, engineering, IT, business administration, finance/banking to name just a few. To search for live apprenticeships, register for an account here: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/register
www.ucas.ac.uk - Information on Higher Education/University Courses. This website indicates the entry requirements for all university courses.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk - This site has comprehensive information about a wide range of opportunities for young people who do not wish to go to university including apprenticeships, gap year opportunities, volunteering, internships and school leaver programmes.
www.gov.uk/browse/education - The Education and Learning section of the official government website. This provides a range of information about student choices, student finance, and apprenticeships including advice for parents and carers.
Mrs Fiona Taylor, Careers & Enterprise Coordinator
020 8699 6731 x442