Careers


Expert careers and university advice will be available to all students. Several trips to university open days and higher education fairs will run throughout the year to give students a chance to explore different universities. Spec days and tutor time will give dedicated time to applying for a university places and writing curriculum vitae’s.

Apprenticeships

We acknowledge that University is not for everyone and opportunities to research the vast amount of apprenticeships on offer  will be given throughout the year during SPEC days and tutor time.  In addition guest speakers are invited into sixth form assemblies to address our students.

Careers Interviews

Students will have the exciting opportunity to take part in a mock interview day where external members from a variety of different industries and employers will attend sixth form and put them through their paces in preparation for the real thing.

Advice and Guidance

Advice and guidance is also offered on the following;

  • the UCAS application process
  • choosing a degree and how to research degrees
  • writing a personal statement and CV’s
  • taking a gap year
  • employment and apprenticeship options
  • volunteering and work experience
  • alternatives to higher education

Useful Links;

Apprenticeships;

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

Higher Education;

Information on HE Courses  www.ucas.com
All about qualifications www.qca.org.uk
League tables  www.educationguardian.co.uk
www.thetimes.co.uk
Open days www.opendays.com
Finding the right University www.push.co.uk
Student Opinions www.unistats.co.uk

Employment/Careers;

Vacancies  www.monster.co.uk
www.targetjobs.co.uk
Graduate vacancies www.propsects.ac.uk

Gap year;

Gap year with BUNAC (USA) www.bunac.org.uk
Year in Industry www.yini.org.uk
Volunteering opportunities www.worldwidevolunteering.org.uk
Year out ideas www.gapyear.com
Planning a Gap Year www.gap.org.uk

Finance/Student Life;

Student life www.studentunion.co.uk
Financial support www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport
Student Loan Company www.slc.co.uk