KS4 Careers Years 10 & 11
In year 11 you will need to make some important decisions about your future pathways. Exploring your career ideas will be really useful.
In addition to the careers activities which you will cover in class, you might also want to talk through your ideas and plans with a registered careers adviser. One to one appointments can be made by calling in at the careers center.
Finding out more about the career sector you would like to work in is an important part of career planning. It can help answer questions such as:-
- Is it a thriving sector or does the economic environment mean there are likely to be closures or redundancies.
- Is the area a growth sector and are new jobs predicted in the future?
- Are there local opportunities for this type of employment?
The following websites will help me to find out more about the labour market:- Nomis – Official Labour Market Statistics www.nomisweb.co.uk Graduate Prospects www.prospects.ac.uk and LMI For All www.lmiforall.org.uk
LMI For All www.lmiforall.org.uk is an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) that can help inform your choices about careers.
Advice on choosing your A levels
- Choose the best A levels for your future, whether you want to go to university or get a job straight after school or college: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/a-level-choices/315491-what-a-level-subjects-should-i-take
- Find out about different options by searching 12 careers sectors full of advice and information such as salaries you can expect to earn, the types of jobs available and what your options are with, or without, a degree: https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors
- Look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed: https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions
Advice for students interested in Higher Education
- TARGETcareers university profiles give details such as number of students, student-staff ratio and average UCAS tariff needed: https://targetcareers.co.uk/university-hubs/
- A course search function allows you to browse thousands of courses by university, qualification level, study mode and region: https://targetcareers.co.uk/search/courses
- Find out what university rankings mean by looking at how they are calculated and what measures are used: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/choices-about-uni/384889-what-university-rankings-mean
- Take a look at these degree subject guides to help you decide what to study at university. Look at what content, teaching methods and contact hours would suit you best as well as what careers each subject might lead to: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degree-subject-guides
- If you have a career area in mind, look at these various articles to help you understand what degrees would benefit your chosen path. From law to photography, design and TV there are over 15 different areas to explore: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degree-subject-guides
- These university reviews tell you what the universities are really like and are written by current students: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/university-reviews
- Find out how much university will cost and get advice about tuition fees. https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/choices-about-uni/50-university-tuition-fees-and-funding
The UK’s 50 most popular universities for school leavers
- Find out the 50 most popular universities in the UK as voted for by school pupils: https://targetcareers.co.uk/top-50-unis
Target Careers website:- https://targetcareers.co.uk/
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Building your CV
- Put together a CV that will show you in the best possible light, whether you are applying for work experience, an entry-level job or apprenticeships and similar programmes: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews/198-how-to-write-a-cracking-school-leaver-cv
- Find out about online ability and aptitude tests for school leaver programmes, including numerical and verbal reasoning tests: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews/44-online-ability-tests-for-school-leaver-programmes-and-apprenticeships
- Make sure your online application form stands out for the right reasons and helps you get the apprenticeship place you want: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews/42-top-tips-for-filling-in-school-leaver-programme-application-forms
- How To Write an Effective CV [A Practical Guide] TEDJob
- Find out about the different ways you can gain the work experience you need to impress employers and get hired, whether or not you go to university first: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/388-work-experience-for-school-students-what-you-need-and-how-to-get-it
- Make the most of your work experience by finding out what to wear, how to impress and what you should do once it is completed: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/313849-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-work-experience-placement
The UK’s 100 most popular employers for school leavers
- Take a look at the 100 most popular employers for school leavers as voted for by school pupils: https://targetcareers.co.uk/school-leavers-100
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