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Careers Resources

As a School we will discuss all aspects of careers with each and every one of our students and help them all with the transition into the next stage of their education or entry into the world of work. Nevertheless, it is important for you all to have further information that can be reviewed in your own time.

So, I have compiled these links for you all to use.

Career options

  • Find out about different options by searching 12 careers sectors full of advice and information such as salaries you can expect to earn, the types of jobs available and what your options are with, or without, a degree: https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors
  • From academic librarian to youthworker: look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed: 

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions

Success at schools - careers advice for parents schools and pupils:

https://successatschool.org/

Advice for students interested in Higher Education

  • TARGET careers university profiles give details such as number of students, student-staff ratio and average UCAS tariff needed: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/university-hubs/ 

  • UCAS' course search function allows you to browse thousands of courses by university, qualification level, study mode and region: 

https://digital.ucas.com/search

  • Find out what university rankings mean by looking at how they are calculated and what measures are used: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/choices-about-uni/384889-what-university-rankings-mean

  • Take a look at these degree subject guides to help you decide what to study at university. Look at what content, teaching methods and contact hours would suit you best as well as what careers each subject might lead to: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degree-subject-guides

  • If you have a career area in mind, look at these various articles to help you understand what degrees would benefit your chosen path. From law to photography, design and TV there are over 15 different areas to explore: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degree-subject-guides

  • These university reviews tell you what the universities are really like and are written by current students: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/university-reviews

  • Find out how much university will cost and get advice about tuition fees, whether you are from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/choices-about-uni/50-university-tuition-fees-and-funding 

Building your CV

  • Put together a CV that will show you in the best possible light, whether you are applying for work experience, an entry-level job or apprenticeships and similar programmes: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews/198-how-to-write-a-cracking-school-leaver-cv

  • Find out about online ability and aptitude tests for school leaver programmes, including numerical and verbal reasoning tests: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews/44-online-ability-tests-for-school-leaver-programmes-and-apprenticeships

  • Make sure your online application form stands out for the right reasons and helps you get the apprenticeship place you want: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews/42-top-tips-for-filling-in-school-leaver-programme-application-forms

Work experience

  • Find out about the different ways you can gain the work experience you need to impress employers and get hired, whether or not you go to university first: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/388-work-experience-for-school-students-what-you-need-and-how-to-get-it

  • Make the most of your work experience by finding out what to wear, how to impress and what you should do once it is completed: 

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/313849-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-work-experience-placement