'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.
CAREERS IN REVERSE CHALLENGE BY STUDENTS
During our Drop Down Day in January, 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. Here are the names of the form group winners, as well as the fantastic winning presentations.
Contacting your Connexions Careers Adviser
While school is closed during the current coronavirus outbreak, you will still be able to contact your Connexions Careers adviser, please click on the icon below for more information.
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.
|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://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.
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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 September.
Mr A Holland – Assistant Headteacher
Telephone: 01977 601701