Careers News

National Apprenticeships Week 2017

March 6th-10th

 

 

 

C&K Careers Advisers Debra and Lisa are based in school in the Library on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

Year 8/9

Starting to make decisions? Choosing your options?
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.

In year 9 you will also receive a copy of our careers publication called ‘Directions’ you will work through this with your PSHCE/RE Tutor.

Debra and Lisa, C&K Careers Advisers will meet you in Year 9 in a group to help you to start researching your plans.

Use the web links below to help you research ideas about your future, go back to these as often as you need.

Visit:

• The year 8/9 page on to find out more
link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/choosing-your-options

Year 10

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?

Your careers advisers (Debra and Lisa) are available most Lunch times in the Library. Come along and ask questions or look at careers information. We’ll meet you again in PSHCE/RE to talk about options after year 11.

Visit:

• The year 10 page on for more help
link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/thinking-and-planning-for-your-future
• Find out more about volunteering

link to www.do-it.org NB we’ve emailed Do-It to ask permission forCKC to use

• The National Careers Service site to look at lots of job profiles

link to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx

• UCAS Progress to find out more about courses and training after year 11

link to www.ucasprogress.com

• National Apprenticeship Service for info about apprenticeships

link to www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Year 11

This is the most important year of your life so far! The qualifications you get will affect what you do with your future.

Had any work experience? If you want help finding a part-time job –speak to your careers adviser.

Have you thought about volunteering? This can look good on your CV or an application form.

Your careers advisers are Debra and Lisa: You will be seen individually or in a small group by your careers adviser.We will come into registration or send a card to registration to arrange an appointment with you.
Before your appointment try thinking about what you want to do in the future, so you can ask the right questions.

Visit:

• The year 11 page on for more help
link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/options-after-y11

Need ideas?

• Try using JED again

link to http://chas.careersoft.co.uk/areaaccess/Index.aspx?aa=45&CookieConfirm=635657482806998712

Then in the search box just enter ‘St John Fisher, and follow the online instructions

• Use the National Careers Service site to find out more about specific jobs by looking at the job profiles

link to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx

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!

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/uncategorised/92-job-search-help

• Look for vacancies on

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/uncategorised/97-vacancies

• Get help with job search, visit Careers Info on for help with job hunting, applications and interviews and other careers information

link to www.workaboutlibrary.org.uk

Then in Code just enter the schoo/college code STJF and use the keyword search to find the information you want
• Look at the National Apprenticeship Service for apprenticeship vacancies

link to www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Remember the Careers Team is happy to help. Need your CV/letters checked? You will get extra help from the Careers Advisers in February to make applications to Training Providers.

We will help you find a place in education or training for after Year 11

We will be available on results day to offer advice and guidance

Over the summer, advisers are available to help at the Dewsbury Careers Centre
http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/get-in-touch/dewsbury-careers-centre or get in touch with Debra Casson or Lisa Lynch

Tel: 01484 225500

Sixth Form

You need to start thinking now about your options after sixth form, these include going to uni, taking time out on a gap year and looking for a job or apprenticeship. What do you want to do? What do you need, in terms of experience and qualifications, to get there?

The Careers Advisers are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays. You can book an appointment or just drop-in to ask a quick question.
Email us on debra.casson@ckcareers.org.uk
Lisa.lynch@ckcareers.org.uk

Visit:
• The sixth form and college pages on for more help
link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/

• Thinking about HE? Visit the year 12…

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/y12-advanced

… and year 13 pages for HE information, including Gap Year options

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/y13-thinking-of-he

• Looking for alternatives, such as a job or apprenticeship? Visit the year 12…

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/y12-foundation-intermediate

… and year 13 pages

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/year-13-considering-employment

Not sure which careers your subjects relate well to?

• Use JED again

link to http://chas.careersoft.co.uk/areaaccess/Index.aspx?aa=45&CookieConfirm=635657482806998712

Then in the search box just enter St John Fisher and follow the online instructions

• Visit Careers Info on for local and national careers information

Careers info logo link to www.workaboutlibrary.org.uk

Then in Code just enter the schoo/college code STJF and use
Thinking about full-time work/training?

• Look for vacancies on

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/uncategorised/97-vacancies

• Register with the National Apprenticeship Service for apprenticeship vacancies

link to www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Whatever you’re planning you need to develop your transferable skills, whether it’s for a university application or for your CV. Think about getting part-time work, voluntary work or other positions of responsibility.

• CV writing

link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/uncategorised/92-job-search-help

• Voluntary work to enhance your CV/UCAS statement

link to www.do-it.org

When you leave year 12/13, we will help you find a place in education, training or employment.

We may contact you to check on your plans and see if you need any help

We are available on results day to offer advice and guidance

Over the summer, advisers are available to help at Dewsbury Careers Centre
http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/get-in-touch/dewsbury-careers-centre or Tel: 01484 225500
Parents and Carers

Its never too soon for your son or daughter to start thinking about their future career options. Whether they are choosing their options, considering a job with training, an apprenticeship, college or sixth form, or looking to go on to university, our team is here to help.

Believe it or not parents and carers are the most important influence on young people’s career decisions. With this in mind, there is lots of information to help you help them on our Workabout website. It covers things to think about from year 8 through to year 13, as well as after they’ve left school or college. There are downloads for booklets and leaflets, useful links to other websites, and information on job trends and important Government initiatives.

Visit:
• The parents & carers pages on for more help
link to http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/