College and Careers

Mrs Dee Waters, our Careers’ Advisor, is in school on Monday.

Prospectuses, which have the college application forms in them, are available from Mrs Waters, or students can apply online.

USEFUL CAREERS’ WEBSITES

If you have time you might like to try the following websites to give you chance to research possible careers and explore ideas about your next step. You can never start too early as it can help you to think about the option subjects to take and the grades you will need for when you leave school and go to college/look for an apprenticeship. It may also help you decide which ‘A’ level subjects you need to take for specific careers.

www.eclips-online.co.uk This has good, detailed job information sheets on it. It is accessed by using the school postcode as a login which must be typed in capitals, with a space in between the two parts of the postcode e.g. HR2 9HJ You can access this in school or at home.

www.icould.com This is free to use and has good video clips of people in different industries talking about what their job is really like.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Although this is largely aimed at adults there is a really good LMI section. (Labour Market Information) which shows which sectors are growing and gives regional job information. They have just included a 13-16 careers section which has information on learning styles and a quiz to do, plus ideas for revision.

www.apprenticeships.org.uk Use this to look for apprenticeship vacancies, both locally and nationally, and apply online.

If students have any questions for Mrs Waters come and ask them on a Monday lunch time, or email dwaters@kingstoneacademy.co.uk