Careers

Careers Resources

There are a lot of careers resources available online. These links will take you to the best ones-

http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ is a great online resource for people of all ages. It can help you with career pathways, course options and lots more.

For careers that need a degree or similar qualification, follow this link for more information on job roles, the qualifications required and how much you can earn- https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

For information on Apprenticeships, what they involve and how you can find one, follow this link - www.getingofar.gov.uk

Not sure of what your career could be? Lower school students can try this quiz for some ideas - https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/find-career-ideas/buzz-quiz

Upper School Students? try this career quiz - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner

Build your skills and qualifications with free short courses delivered by - www.futurelearn.com

Got any careers related questions? The PCSA careers office is open all day every day, but please also feel free to me Email any questions- james.wilmot@pcsa.org.uk

Good luck!

Not sure about your career options?

Don't worry...the careers office is always open to talk through your thoughts and ideas.

Psychometric assessments are increasing being used in working life. Many can give you some interesting career ideas that you haven't explored before. Follow the links below to have a go!

Year 10 & 11 - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

Year 7, 8 & 9 - http://icould.com/buzz/?ref=menu

All ages- https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/skills-health-check/your-assessments

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service are dedicated to helping you get the advice you need for future skills, careers, work and life choices. They can help you develop your career with specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder.

Click here.

CareerPilot

Careerpilot is a careers information website, which includes:

- Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?

- More about different job sectors and what they are looking for.

- About working and studying — including apprenticeship and uni level study

Get the information you need to help you plan your future work and study at www.careerpilot.org.uk

'What Apprenticeship?' Handbook

Apprenticeships are perfect for those who want a more practical route into their career. This usually happens by working for an employer while studying part time (one or two days a week) and allows students to gain valuable work experience that they don't get with studying in a classroom. On top of this, apprentices are paid a wage and are treated like a regular member of staff.

There are now over 200 different Apprenticeships in a variety of different industries, such as hospitality, nursing, chemical engineering and even things you might not have thought of, like nuclear working or playwork.

Click here to view the handbook.