Careers

Welcome to the Careers website

 

Useful careers website links 2018

 

How to write a CV

 

A Curriculum Vitae, usually called a CV, shows what you have done with your life so far - your education, training, work experience and skills in a nutshell.

The aim of the CV is to present positive information about yourself in a way that makes the employer want to meet you. It takes time to produce a good CV.  You can write a number of different CVs depending on what you are applying for, ie. Work experience or a Saturday job.  Always be keep your CV up to date. 

http://www.help4teens.co.uk/Making-an-Application/Your-CV.html

 

The National Careers Service operates a telephone advice service for all young people aged 13+. 

Call 0800 100 900 to speak to a National Careers Service advisor (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week). Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers. The National Careers Service also has a website with useful careers and subject choice information; you also can contact a careers advisor using the Live Web Chat service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/what-is-lifeskills - Barclays LifeSkills is an excellent website full of advice and information about skills for work; applying for jobs; managing your money; film yourself answering job interview questions, etc.  The young people gain “points” as they complete online tasks.  The “points” then give them an advantage when applying for work experience with Barclays Bank.

 

www.careerpilot.org.uk - Independent careers website offering a wide range of advice.  Comprehensive section on young people’s choices at 14, 16 and 18.

 

www.getingofar.gov.uk - Government website about apprenticeships.  Apprenticeships are where you earn and learn at the same time. On an apprenticeship, you receive real on the job experience as well as gaining a qualification.  Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 or 3 from 16 years upwards.  Higher and Degree Apprenticeships can be done from age 18.   There are now apprenticeships in a wide range of areas including nursing, training to be a solicitor, childcare, engineering, IT, business administration, finance/banking to name just a few.  To search for live apprenticeships, register for an account here: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/register  

 

Labour Market Information – The Careerometer Widget

Up to date information about which areas of work are growing and which are declining, across the UK, is vital when making decisions about future careers. 

The Careerometer Widget is part of a government initiative  - Labour Market Information (LMI) for All. 

Click in the dotted square below and type in a job title.  Pick from the list that appears and LMI will be displayed about that job.  Click on all three boxes and compare three different vocational areas.