Careers Information for Students

Careers Information for Students

The careers team are here for you! If you need any advice or guidance about careers or options at different stages of your education you can email careers@din.leap-mat.org.uk

Or you can contact a member of the careers team:

Dr A Irvine (Careers and Aspiration Lead) a.irvine@din.leap-mat.org.uk

Mrs J Jones (Careers and Aspiration Co-ordinator) j.jones@din.leap-mat.org.uk

Below are websites and resources that could be useful in making decisions about your future:

Careers Research

Sort your future-careers quiz

Provides a list of information about different opportunities based on your interests and likes.

START   

Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping you to make more informed decisions about your future study and career options, as well as developing your employability skills.

Create an account using your school email address.

South Yorkshire Shape Your Future Booklet

Reliable and accessible labour market information on employment sectors in South Yorkshire

National Careers Service

Success at School

ICould

The Spartan Test

A personality test that provides suggestions for Higher Education and Careers

KS4 options

DHS GCSE option microsite 2021

DHS GCSE Options booklet 2021

Further Education

By the end of year 11, you will need to make decisions about your next stage in compulsory education post-16. You will need to consider whether you should be doing A levels, Applied General Qualifications or an Apprenticeship. You may also want to consider doing some voluntary work/work experience. The following links will help you research the various options:

DHS 6th form

DHS 6th form prospectus

A-level choices

Six things you need to know before making A-level choices

Informed choices (Russell Group)

A good website for helping students choose the right A-levels if they plan to go onto University.

Vocational Qualifications-careers pilot

Further education colleges in the UK

T-levels-new up to date information

Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

Getmyfirstjob

Information about a huge range of apprenticeships

notgoingtouni

Find apprenticeships, college courses and work experience

South Yorkshire Region Education and Careers

Info on apprenticeships and careers in Health and Social care in the South Yorkshire regions

Amazing Apprenticeships-Vacancies

Voluntary work and work experience opportunities

National Citizens Service

Volunteer programme aimed at 16-17 year olds. An excellent opportunity to do voluntary work in the community during the summer between Y11 and Y12.

IWill

Website aimed at young people to make a difference in their local community.

Voluntary Action Rotherham

Volunteering opportunities in the Rotherham area

Sheffield Volunteer Centre

6th form Careers Resources

In years 12 and 13 you will need to decide what your next step in life is-this could be going to university, undertaking an apprenticeship, looking for paid employment or taking a gap year.

University Research

UCAS

Advice and guidance from the website for researching and applying to university courses

To Go or Not to Go-Hepp Guide to Higher Education

Booklet created by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam with tips and information to help you start exploring and understand your options.

The Uni Guide

Designed by “Which?” the consumer organisation. Search for courses, universities and advice

Save the student-guide to student finance

Useful information on applications, funding, accommodation and career goals.

Student loans-mythbusting (Martin Lewis-MoneySavingExpert)

Prospects-What can I do with my degree?

Provides great guidance on what you can do with specific University courses

Apprenticeships and Employment after 6th form

Higher and degree apprenticeships factsheet

UCAS-Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Guide

UCAS-career finder

AMRC apprenticeship vacancies

Engineering apprenticeships from the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre

Gap Year

https://yearoutgroup.org/

https://lattitude.org/

Year in industry-etrust

 

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