'There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.'
At The King's School we believe that students should be well prepared for the choices that they make during their education and in the future. Students should feel confident in being able to make appropriate decisions when deciding how to make informed career and educational choices, across a variety of routes. This preparation could be achieved through a variety of means such as taster sessions at local colleges and universities, as well as individual sessions with qualified advisors.
All students should receive opportunities to access the appropriate level of Information, as well as advice and guidance, to allow them to make well informed and realistic decisions about their future in terms of both education and careers.
Contacting your Connexions Careers Adviser
Please click on the icon below for more information about how to contact your Connexions Careers adviser.
Links to our local providers
Career Planning Websites
There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer, with over 1.3 million employees.
Visit this site to see short videos of lots of people talking about their career, what brought them into it and what their job is really like.
This is a really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do and may assist you in career planning or help you to think in a different direction. It also has great video clips and other careers tools.
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs.
Provides a single point of contact for information on 12 Higher Education Provider Partners, to help with access and preparation for studying.
Barclays' Wheel of Strengths tool allows you to discover which jobs could suit you by picking your current skills, interests and personality traits. Uncover roles that you might not have thought of before and find out how LifeSkills can help you develop your skills further.
An apprenticeship is a mixture of being employed to do a real job whilst also studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at college or a training centre.
This is the national site for apprenticeship information and applications. You will need to register an account with them (it is free!).
This site allows you to search online for current apprenticeship vacancies, with a link to online applications.
Work Experience & Apprenticeship Offers
Make informed career decisions - online work experience and career days for ages 14-17!
Choosing a career can be tough. According to UCAS, one in five university students say they were unable to study their chosen degree because of the subjects they chose at A-Level.
To help you explore your options now and gain the insight you need to pursue your chosen career attend a 1-day online event. Click here to find out more.
Hospital work experience in London for students aged 16+!
There are not many med-school applicants that can boast hands-on work experience in several different hospitals and universities in their application. But, our students could! To reserve a space on one of the available programmes click here.
Mercedes-Benz are currently recruiting for apprentices across a variety of roles, in their nationwide network of retailers and dealers!
Mercedes-Benz have vacancies for Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle Technicians, Customer Service Experts and Retail Parts Advisors. Click here to find out more information.
AMRC Training Centre Vacancies!
Click here to access the latest AMRC Training Centre Vacancies.
Labour Market Information
The term ‘labour market’ is used to refer to the interactions between those in need of labour (employers or buyers), and those who can supply labour (employees or sellers). Very simply, it is supply and demand of jobs. The labour market is in a constant state of change as it responds to the needs of employers, who in turn respond to influences in the wider environment.
The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions.
You can access the UK labour market projections: 2014-2024 here.
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
Careers Focus with Haribo
Careers Discussion with Haribo
eCLIPS is an easy to use online platform which will help your child make informed decisions for their future. It looks beyond the obvious careers choices and it is written specifically for 11-19s by career professionals. www.eclips-online.co.uk
Students have been given a password to access the site, but please do not hesitate to contact school if you need any help.
For National Careers Week, Mr Holland met with Jon Hughes, Managing Director of Haribo, to discuss the wide range of careers they provide to our local area and to discuss a little about his role within our neighbouring international company. Check out the Haribo website for further info about the company and their careers. https://www.haribo.com/en-gb
Future Goals is great, local website to get inspiration, find local employers and learn about important skills to help with your future career. You can visit their website https://futuregoals.co.uk or click on the link below for a presentation on the careers sectors and local labour market.
CAREERS IN REVERSE CHALLENGE BY STUDENTS
In January 2021, students took part in a Careers In Reverse challenge. Students in Years 7-10 were asked to create a PowerPoint about a career of their choice and form tutors each choose a winner from their form. Our Key Stage Leaders also chose an overall winner from each year group. Below are the names of the form group winners, as well as the fantastic winning presentations.
|https://kings.patrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Virtual-Careers-Talks-teacher-guidance.pdf||Great new link for all ages with access to people from a range of careers talking about how they entered that career, the training involved, salary, qualifications,personal skills required and other factors.|
|https://successatschool.org/careerpaths||This is a great website where you can find out about different areas of work, the jobs on offer, how to get them, and see what the experts have to say.|
|https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/1221/coronavirus-gatbsy-subject-guides-free-to-access-from-home||To help parents and students studying from home, this website has electronic versions of all Gatsby Subject Guides available free of charge.|
|https://futuregoals.co.uk/||This is a great website to get inspiration, find local employers and learn about important skills to help with your future career.|
|https://www.apprenticeships.org.uk||This is the national site for apprenticeship information and applications. You will need to register an account with them (it is free!).|
|https://www.ucasprogress.com||This is a great site for finding out where the local Post 16 learning opportunities are. You can search by course, subject or even provider. You could use it to find out if a particular college offers a particular A Level or BTEC, or to locate the nearest learning provider offering a course that you are interested in.|
|https://www.icould.com||This is a really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do and might help career planning or help you to think in a different direction. It also has great video clips and other careers tools.|
|https://www.careersbox.co.uk||Visit this site to see short videos of lots of people talking about their career, what brought them into it and what the job is really like.|
|https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk||As the name suggests, if you are not thinking about university after Level 3 qualifications then take a look at this site. Not only is it packed with advice about options and opportunities, but it also carries live vacancies.|
|https://www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk||The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs.|
|https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship||This site allows you to search online for current apprenticeship vacancies with a link to online applications.|
|https://apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/?dm_i=FOB%2C7TWDV%2C7QNXEI%2CVYGEZ%2C1||This website provides all the latest apprenticeship resources.|
|https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk||There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer, with over 1.3 million employees.|
Lots of career areas have sites that belong to their industry bodies, for example; if you want to find out more about careers in Psychology then go to https://www.bps.co.uk,if it is Law then go to https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk, if it is Health/Medicine then look no further than https://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk, for Teaching visit https://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching or for Journalism try the well-named https://www.journalism.co.uk.
The King's School uses destination data and the Gatsby Benchmarking Tool to measure the impact and breadth of our careers guidance. It is our intention to ensure that we fully meet the 8 Gatsby benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance listed below. Careers guidance is reviewed annually in November.
Mr A Holland – Assistant Headteacher
Telephone: 01977 601701