Careers

A programme of self-development, career exploration and career management enables pupils to understand themselves and gives them an opportunity to research and plan an appropriate career path.

The library has its own area devoted exclusively to careers. Pupils will find a variety of resources which are suitable for key-stages 3-5. There is a comprehensive selection of information files relating to both personal welfare and jobs. These are displayed according to the Connexions Derbyshire filing system. We also have all the current handbooks from universities to help with UCAS applications.

The library entrance area is another valuable source of information.

The librarian is always on hand to assist with queries relating to careers. Daily notices on Boodle will inform pupils of current news and updates.

Throughout  KS4 and Post 16  there are opportunities to visit Training Providers, attend sessions run by these providers and take part in visits to places of employment or colleges.

Staff in each curriculum area has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and pupils have opportunities to focus on possible career paths resulting from their studies. This is seen as playing an important role in helping to motivate pupils to fully appreciate what they are studying and to maximise achievement both academically and personally.

Apprenticeships

Please find below some useful sites related to careers and career options.

The website below is full of hints and tips on how candidates can work their way through registering, searching and applying for jobs on the Apprenticeship vacancy website.

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Vacancies App

Candidates can now download an App to a Smart phone to easily search the thousand’s of apprenticeship vacancies available.
Click Google Play (for Android users) or Apple App Store (for iOS/iPhone users).

RSS Feeds

As part of our recent enhancements made to Apprenticeship vacancies, there is now a range of RSS feeds available to Employers, Providers and wider Stakeholders.

You will need to be using a web browser which supports RSS feeds (this includes Internet Explorer 8).

The following link will take you to all vacancies which have gone live in the last 20 days in Derbyshire: 

https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/VacancyRssFeedService/VacancyRss.aspx?feedType=1&dayRange=20&countycode=der

The following link will take you to all vacancies which have gone live in the last 20 days in Leicestershire:

https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/VacancyRssFeedService/VacancyRss.aspx?feedType=1&dayRange=20&countycode=lei

The following link will take you to all vacancies which have gone live in the last 20 days in Lincolnshire: 

https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/VacancyRssFeedService/VacancyRss.aspx?feedType=1&dayRange=20&countycode=lin

The following link will take you to all vacancies which have gone live in the last 20 days in Rutland:

https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/VacancyRssFeedService/VacancyRss.aspx?feedType=1&dayRange=20&countycode=rut

The following link will take you to all vacancies which have gone live in the last 20 days in Nottinghamshire:

https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/VacancyRssFeedService/VacancyRss.aspx?feedType=1&dayRange=20&countycode=ntg

RSS links can be emailed to colleagues, individuals or partner organisations as an easy way of sharing vacancy information.

RSS feeds for each region are also available on our website at the following link:

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/News-Media/RSS.aspx

For more on using our RSS feeds go to the link below and scroll down to RSS feeds.

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Partners/Apprenticeship-vacancies.aspx

The following links include information about different fields you can use and how to view vacancies which are due to close, or vacancies from a specific sector.

Apprenticeships

Careers Box

iCould

Jed Online

National Careers Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a life changing, exclusive opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds; giving them a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, give back to their communities and take part in a lot of fun outdoor activities. NCS runs across England during the summer and autumn period working with different providers across different regions.

Your Career Guide

UCAS  

MyCareerSpringboard.org helps learners to explore the different careers paths available to them, in a fun and interactive way.

The system is designed to be used as part of a lesson and we have prepared a series of lesson plans to get you started. The process begins with the career exploration tool, called SpringBoard. It’s really easy and students really enjoy it.

1. Register your details – http://mycareerspringboard.org/register/register_user (select Other in the select a stage box)

2. Take the test – (If you want to skip straight to the end, replace the web address with this http://mycareerspringboard.org/questionnaire/cheat and it will take you to the results page with a randomly generated result)

3. Explore the results!

People to contact in school:

Mrs Lydia Gretton – School Careers Advisor.
Miss Nicola Campbell – School Careers Coordinator (year 7-11)
Dr Tracey Burrell – School Librarian
Mr Lewis Fenn Griffin – Year 12 and 13 Careers.