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Useful careers website links 2018

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 (8 am to 10 pm, 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/

 

 

UCAS Progress

 

https://www.ucas.com/further-education/post-16-finance-and-support/ucas-progress-parents-and-carers - A guide for parents to Post 16 Choices.

 

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/getting-started/what-are-my-options/choosing-where-study-or-train - A guide for students to Post 16 Choices.

 

https://www.ucasprogress.com/search - Use this section of the UCAS website to search for Level 2, Level 3 and A Level courses within 1 or 40 miles of a Post Code. 

 

 

Choosing Post 16 Courses

 

Look at the Russell Group Informed Choices document about selecting A Levels and other qualifications after GCSEs.

 

https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media/5686/informed-choices-2018-1-6th-edition-final.pdf

 

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

www.careerpilot.org.uk - Independent careers website offering a wide range of advice.  A comprehensive section on young people’s choices at 14, 16 and 18.

 

 

www.icould.com – Watch some short videos outlining different careers.  The website features four-minute interviews with people working in a huge variety of jobs.  Take the Buzz Quiz to see what careers you could consider.

 

 

www.successatschool.org – This website enables young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses, and advice.

 

 

www.mykindafuture.com – This website aims to connect students with employers and helps young people develop the employability skills they require to kick-start their career.

 

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.ucas.ac.uk - Information on Higher Education/University Courses. This website indicates the entry requirements for all university courses.  It also has information on apprenticeships and Gap years.

https://www.ucas.com/alternatives-to-university

 

 

www.lmiforall.org.uk – This is a Labour Market Information portal.  When considering career ideas, young people need to research labour market information – will there be jobs in the career areas that they are aiming for in the future?  What is the typical rate of pay and hours? Using the Careerometer you can compare these factors between different jobs.

 

www.successatschool.org – This website enables young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses, and advice.

 

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young People and part time work

Young People and part time paid work

 

Young people can start part time work from the age of 13 in the UK.  See the Government restrictions concerning the hours and type of work that they can undertake –

 

https://www.gov.uk/child-employment/restrictions-on-child-employment

 

An employer who employs a 13 to 16 year old has a statutory responsibility to inform Lewisham Child Employment Section -

 

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/mayorandcouncil/counciljobs/employmentadvice/Pages/Paid-or-unpaid-work-and-school-aged-pupils.aspx

 

Contact details:

Mrs Fiona Taylor, Careers & Enterprise Coordinator

f.taylor@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

020 8699 6731 x442

icould videos and Buzz Quiz​

 

www.icould.com - Short videos outlining different careers featuring four minute interviews with people working in those jobs.  Take the Buzz Quiz and find out what you are like and what you could do.  There are many useful resources, such as, up-to-date articles about changes to GCSE’s and choosing A Levels -

https://icould.com/article/choosing-a-level-subjects-five-points-to-consider/

Employability Day November 2018
Employability Day 2018
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