Students in Years 7-11 and the Sixth Form are encouraged to talk to their subject teachers and tutors about their future plans regarding subject options and progression routes at 16 and 18. Mrs Bushell, Careers Leader, and Mrs O’Brien, Work Experience Manager, are available to talk to and ask for information. (The Careers Office is opposite S7 in school.) Mrs Bushell and Mrs O’Brien can signpost students to relevant sources of information and refer to a careers advisor, if required.
Useful websites for students
https://learn.springpod.co.uk/speakers/ Learn Lounge is a free careers education initiative that Spring Pod are launching in April 2020.
Designed for students, schools & parents, high-profile speakers deliver inspirational and interactive careers talks virtually. There are some great names including; former BAFTA-winning wildlife cinematographer; Sophie Darlington, former England international cricket star; Monty Panesar, Two time Olympian; Anna Hemmings, British Inventor; Richard Browning and many others.
Once aired, the presentations will be available to watch on demand.
Information about the excellent careers opportunities that are available in Lincolnshire is available at the Family Services Directory which can be located through this link:
www.lawcareers.net – Includes a beginner’s guide to a career in law and a law apprenticeship guide.
www.successatschool.org.uk - A useful website for exploring different careers.
www.ucas.com – Everything to do with university applications.
www.ukcoursefinder.com – Search for university courses.
university.which.co.uk – Help with finding a university course, student reviews and degree subject guides.
www.gov.uk/student-finance – Finance information for university applicants.
www.scholarship-search.org.uk – Search for scholarships for your university or subject.
www.admissionstestingservice.org – Information on admissions tests such as BMAT, ELAT, TSA.
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk – League table information about universities.
www.prospects.ac.uk – Jobs and careers advice. Useful to see which careers degree subjects can open up.
www.russellgroup.ac.uk – Useful information provided by the 24 ‘Russell Group’ universities. The downloadable ‘Informed Choices’ booklet is very good for Year 11 students making post 16 choices.
www.informedchoices.ac.uk - Useful information regarding subject choices at A Level and how this links to degree courses.
myheplus.com – A wide range of resources produced by Cambridge University postgraduate students and academics to help students get started with ‘super-curricular’ work. Super-curricular activities include anything students do beyond their school work which develops their subject interest.
www.futurelearn.com – Access to hundreds of open online courses which can develop students’ interests in their subject areas and areas of individual interest.
www.hecsu.ac.uk – Research into graduate careers.
www.eunicas.co.uk – (European University Central Application Support Service)
www.fulbright.co.uk – Information on studying in the USA.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – Information on apprenticeships and vacancies.
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/ - This webpage shows a selection of very well-known companies and familiar brands that employ apprentices.
National Apprenticeship Week - Useful links for apprenticeships.
www.fasttomato.com – Careers guidance platform (Registration code required).
www.careerpilot.org.uk – Help with choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide.
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – Careers advice and job descriptions.
www.icould.com – Films of real people talking about their careers, the route they took into it and their future career plans. Includes a section on making job applications.
www.careersbox.co.uk – Free online library of careers related film, news and information.
www.startprofile.com – Information about where to learn, what to study and a detailed section on jobs and careers.
www.push.co.uk – Advice on progression routes for 14 - 19 year olds.
www.barclayslifeskills.com – Advice regarding careers, employment, finances and how do develop employability skills.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Opportunities that exist in areas other than the university route, such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
www.gapyear.com – Advice and tips about travelling, volunteering overseas and working abroad.
www.yearoutgroup.org – Help with planning a year out. Links to main gap year organisations.
www.lattitude.org.uk – Overseas voluntary projects with placements worldwide.
www.indeed.co.uk – Job searching website.
www.gov.uk/jobsearch - Search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain.
www.monster.co.uk – Job search website.
www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – Progression route options for school leavers.
Specific sites for subject areas:
www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk – A site designed to inspire young people to consider a career in engineering.
https://discovercreative.careers/#/ - Useful information about careers in the creative industries.
https://www.screenskills.com/careers/ - Information about the TV/film/media industry and careers.
www.lincstalentacademy.org.uk – Information about health and care related careers. Also excellent for arranging work experience placements.
https://nhstalentacademy.org.uk/dr-you/ - Developed by Health Education England, the Dr You programme provides a wealth of information for individuals interested in a career within medicine, and will encourage more young people from the East Midlands to become doctors.
www.jobs.nhs.uk– Information about job vacancies in the NHS.
https://www.iseethedifference.co.uk/ - Useful information about the allied healthcare professions, including the following job roles: dietician, occupational therapist, osteopath, physiotherapist, art therapist, music therapist, drama therapist, speech and language therapist, diagnostic radiographer, paramedic, operating department practitioner, therapeutic radiographer, orthoptist, podiatrist, prosthetist and orthotist.
https://www.digitalbigbang.co.uk/ - Use this link to watch the recording of Big Bang Digital which aired on 14th July 2020. Scientists and engineers talk about Covid-19 and how they are working to deal with the pandemic.