Careers2017-09-11T10:58:49+00:00

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

Ethos:

Years 7/8

All about developing your self awareness and discovering the types of careers that are out there in the world.

Careers power point year 7/ 8 introduction to careers.

 

Year 9

Students have three strands to work through in order to prepare them for working life:

  1. Learning through work
  2. Learning about work
  3. Learning for work

The skills students will develop are interaction, negotiation, problem solving, discussion, role-play.

Term one: Personal skills

Making progress in school

School & Family life

Term Two: Decision making

Option choices

Strengths & Weaknesses

Term Three: Moving On

Letter writing

Application forms

How to have a careers interview

Writing a CV

Term Four: British Values

Caring for the environment

Living in a multi-cultural society

 

Year 10:

IAG interviews with designated Careers advisor

Careers fair: Colleges, Training providers, Employers, website access i.could 14-16

 

Year 11:

    1. interviews with designated advisor Lucy Johnson – l.johnson@wigan.gov.uk
    2. College, training provider presentations to all year 11 students

Lunch time drop in sessions to assist with applications, Cv’s

Apprenticeship Advice

Example of a CV

Colleges and Training Providers

College Websites

St John Rigby Collegewww.sjr.ac.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Winstanley Collegewww.winstanley.ac.uk – offer A levels

Wigan and Leigh Collegewww.wigan-leigh.ac.uk – offer A levels, BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Runshaw College- www.runshaw.ac.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Myerscough College (specialises in land based and sports education) – www.myerscough.ac.uk – offer BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Salford Collegeswww.salfordcc.ac.uk – offer A levels, BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Wigan Warriors Sports Collegewww.wiganwarriors.com/education – offers BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

Bolton 6th form Collegewww.bolton_sfc.c.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Bolton Collegewww.boltoncollege.ac.uk – offers BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

St Mary’s 6th form College- stmaryschs.org.uk – offer A levels and BTEC diplomas

Warrington Collegiate- www.warrington.ac.uk – offers BTEC diplomas and apprenticeships

University Technical College (UTC) Wigan– wiganutc.org – offers A levels and BTEC diplomas

 

Training Providers

ProCo NWwww.proconw.co.uk- offer study programmes and apprenticeships

DMR Training– dmrltd.co.uk- offer traineeships and apprenticeships

The Skills Companywww.theskillsco.com- offers traineeships and apprenticeships

GK Training (specialises in retail and customer service) www.gktrainingservices.com – offers study programmes and apprenticeships

Rathbonewww.rathboneuk.org- offer study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships

Waterside Trainingwww.waterside-training.co.uk- offers engineering apprenticeships

The Media College– the mediacollege.co.uk- offers apprenticeships within Media and Marketing

YMCAwww.ymcaashton.org- offer study programs, apprenticeships and traineeships in childcare, beauty and warehousing.

 

Armed Forces

Armywww.army.mod.uk

Royal Navywww.royalnavy.mod.uk

Royal Air Forcewww.raf.mod.uk

Royal Marineswww.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/royal-navy

More Useful Websites

Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service- Find an apprenticeship- https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Get my first job- https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

Aldi apprenticeships-www.aldirecruitment.co.uk

Your council Jobs- www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk

 

Business and Finance

 Deloitte Apprenticeship scheme – http://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/careers/articles/apprenticeship-scheme.html

AAT- https://www.aat.org.uk/accounting-apprenticeships

Kaplanwww.kaplan.co.uk

KPMGwww.kpmgcareers.co.uk

 

Construction

CITB- Construction Industry Training Board http://www.citb.co.uk/

Go Construct *career explorer tool* – https://www.goconstruct.org

Seddon (applications for apprenticeships open now until the end of May) www.seddon.co.uk/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships – send CV

 

Engineering;

Tomorrow’s Engineershttps://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

SEMTAhttp://semta.org.uk

Institution of Mechanical Engineershttp://www.imeche.org

 Waterside Traininghttp://www.waterside-training.co.uk/ (Training provider for Mechanical and Electrical engineering)

MBDAwww.mbdacareers.co.uk

Sellafieldhttp://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/apprenticeship/

 

Motor Vehicle;

Autocity http://www.autocity.org.uk

Your future in Automotivehttp://www.yourfutureinautomotive.com

Remit- www.remit.co.uk – apprenticeships and traineeships in Automotive/I.T. training/Hospitality and Business

Ultimaapply@ultimaskillstraining.co.uk

 

Psychology

British Pyschological Society- http://www.bps.org.uk/careers-in-psychology

 

Healthcare/Medicine

NHS and Health Careers- www.healthcareers.nhs.uk – for more information about careers in the NHS www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk – more information about NHS careers

 

Travel

Careers that movewww.careersthatmove.co.uk – for more information about careers in the passenger transport and travel sector including (travel, aviation, rail, bus, coach, taxi and private hire)

Thomspon Apprenticeship scheme or job search- http://tuijobsuk.co.uk/

 

Media

BBC Careers www.bbc.co.uk/careers – for more information about opportunities and work experience with the BBC

www.bbc.co.uk/getin – for more information about apprenticeships and trainee shcemes in business production, journalism and technology

*check BBC/ITV/Channel 4’s recruitment twitter pages for more info

 

Arts

 Creative skillset– creativeskillset.org

 

Armed Forces

Armywww.army.mod.uk

Royal Air Force- www.raf.mod.uk

Royal Navy- www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Royal Marines www.royalnavy.mod.ul/careers/royal-marines

 

Childcare

Just Childcare- www.justchildcare.co.uk

 YMCA- www.ymcaashton.org

 

Animal Care

 RSPCA- www.rspca.org.uk

 Myerscough- www.myerscough.ac.uk

 ProCoNW – www.proconw.co.uk

 

General Careers websites;

National careers servicehttps://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Plotrhttps://www.plotr.co.uk

Icoudhttp://icould.com/

Not going to uni (alternative options including travelling/work experience/voluntary work and apprenticeships) www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 Prospects- https://www.prospects.ac.uk

 

University

UCASwww.ucas.com

 

VolunteeringDo-it – do-it.org

Links

careersbox

ucas

futuremorph

successatschool

notgoinguni

nationalservice

MovingOn

icould

educationgov