Starting to make decisions?
Think about which subjects you are good at and what you enjoy most. Check out your career ideas and which GCSEs are the most important.
If you are in Year 9 and are statemented, we’ll be at your Year 9 Transition Review to help you and your parents decide on the best options for you.
icould - info linking subjects to jobs, and there are video clips on different careers www.icould.com
Have a go at The Buzz quiz on icould and find out how your personality affects your career choices. There are video clips on different careers, info linking subjects to careers and more http://icould.com/buzz/
No idea what you want to do? Have a go at JED - see your Careers Adviser for more information.
This is a good time to start thinking about developing your talents as well as working at your GCSEs.
Had any positions of responsibility in school? If not ask your form teacher if there are any opportunities at the moment. Are you in a sports team? Drama club? Could you help to mentor younger students?
Find out more about volunteering - www.do-it.org
The National Careers Service site to look at lots of job profiles
UCAS Progress to find out more about courses and training after year 11 - www.ucasprogress.com
National Apprenticeship Service for info about apprenticeships - www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide
UCAS Progress student applications are now open for Post 16 pathways. Please speak to your Personal Progress Tutor or CareersInc Adviser. The Careers Adviser is available on Mondays in the Careers Room within the Library.
Had any work experience? If you want help finding a part-time job – come and see the Careers Adviser.This is the most important year of your life so far! The qualifications you get will affect what you do with your future.
Have you thought about volunteering? This can look good on your CV or an application form.
Try using JED – it will help you think about new careers or confirm the ideas you have, speak to your Careers Adviser to find out more.
Use the National Careers Service site to find out more about specific jobs by looking at the job profiles
Go to UCAS Progress to find out more about courses and training in school and elsewhere
Sixth forms and colleges have closing dates – make sure you don’t miss them by checking with your careers adviser.
Definitely thinking about work/apprenticeships?
Make sure you have a good CV. Find out what a covering letter is - you will be asked for one!
Look for vacancies on careersincportal.co.uk
Get help with job searches from your careers adviser
Register with the National Apprenticeship Service for apprenticeship vacancies at www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Remember the Careers Adviser is happy to help. Need your CV/letters checked? Want a mock interview?
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
When you leave Y11, I will help you find a place in education or training.
I may contact you to check on your plans.