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Information for Learners and Parents/Carers

Careers Hub

The Trust is pleased to announce the opening of our Careers Hubs. Learners can use this fantastic new resource to find out about different career pathways, option choices, apprenticeships, T Levels, college applications, CV and letter writing and much more. Parents/carers are also welcome to make an appointment with their child to discuss post-16 options and career pathways.

Choosing GCSE options

Choices: Year 11 and Beyond

Our Progression Map shows the choices on offer to learners who are considering what to do when they leave and beyond.

Which career is right for you?

A great way to start finding our about careers is to download our CareerFit information and resources bookle

Another excellent starting point is the National Careers Service Website  https://nationalcareers.service.gov.ukOther resources include:

www.connexionsdudley.org Information on careers, post options, CV writing etc.

https://www.how2become.com/ Information on a variety of career pathways.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles

https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/  Tools, tips and learning resources

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk Useful information about jobs with the NHS

http://careermap.co.uk/live-careermags/ Learners careers information magazine  

Can't make up your mind?

Click here to take the Buzz Quiz to identify your strengths

Research career ideas by watching icould video stories – search by your favourite school subject or job type here

Can’t decide? Tactics for making decisions is a useful list to work through to help you make choices, and includes examples around GCSE subjects

Choosing well: how to pick the right path for you is a more detailed guide to making decisions

College and 6th Form Information

www.boa-academy.co.uk Birmingham Ormiston Academy

http://www.bmilner.dudley.sch.uk/ Bishop Milner Sixth form

www.dudleycol.ac.uk    Dudley College of Technology

www.dudleysixth.co.uk  Dudley Sixth

www.halesowen.ac.uk   Halesowen College

www.invictussixth.com Invictus Education  

www.kidderminster.ac.uk  Kidderminster College  

www.kedst.ac.uk -King Edwards VI Sixth Form College

https://www.oshsch.com/admissions-2/#year12 Oldswinford Hospital school sixth form

www.sandwell.ac.uk Sandwell College  

https://theroyalschool.co.uk/sixth-form/introduction/ The Royal Sixth Form

www.ucb.ac.uk  University College Birmingham  

www.windsor.dudley.sch.uk Windsor High Sixth Form  

www.wolvocoll.ac.uk Wolverhampton College

Website information about Apprenticeships

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice

BAME Apprenticeship Alliance  http://bameaa.co.uk

Website Information about University

www.ucas.com Central Website for UCAS (University Admissions Service)

www.push.co.uk   Guide to University written by students for students

www.university.which.co.uk   A website that gives you a snapshot of each university, the fees they charge, accommodation costs and their ratings for research and teaching

www.notgoingtouni.com Guide to alternatives to University, including travel abroad, gap year etc.

Picking up your GCSE Results?

Take a look at our What Next? leaflet.

Past pupils

Would you like to be a Career and Business Mentor? As part of our wider careers programme we are always looking for professionals/former learners to support us. Are you able to act as a mock interviewer or a mentor? Could you offer careers talks?

If you would like to be involved in the rich pool of local talent we are assembling, please contact Mrs Turton who will be keen to discuss volunteering opportunities.