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Work Experience

For all Year 10 students please see the available download links on this page for all information regarding work experience.

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A free online resource for school and college leavers looking at alternatives to university, packed with information and opportunities from thousands of employers.
www.future-talent.com

Apprenticeship Opportunities For School Leavers - Download

Student Finance Info - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/

www.thesite.org  (lots of advice from money, drugs, careers to sex & relationships)

www.do-it.org  (site about volunteering and opportunities to sign up to – something all students of all ages should be thinking about, great for CVs but also giving something back to society)

Career Information and Exploration

National careersservice.direct.gov.uk Job profiles, CV builder, planning tools and more

Plotr.co.uk  Includes 'The Game' a careers matching tool

Careersbox.co.uk Films, News and information

Icould.com Videos, stories, news and articles

 

Apprenticeships and employment

Notgoingtouni.co.uk All other options other than full time degrees

Thebigchoice.com Graduate jobs, placements and internships, school leaver programmes and apprenticeships

Allaboutschooleavers.co.uk Includes job vacancies and sponsored degrees

 

Student finance

Gov.uk/student-finance (Higher education)

Gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund (Further Education)

Scholarship-search.org.uk Scholarships and Bursaries

Thescholarshiphub.org.uk Includes sponsored degrees

http://getingofar.gov.uk/traineeships  advice on traineeships

Volunteering and self-employment

Princes-trust.org.uk Enterprise programmes and more

Shell-livewire.org Starting your own business and entrepreneurship

Vinspired.com Volunteering opportunity database

Do-it.org.uk - National database of - Information about volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering.org.uklocally and internationally with a list of who to contact.

 

Further Education

UCASprogress.com Searchable list of further education and training courses

 

Higher Education

Ucas.com Database of courses and application processes

Unistats.com Official statistics on entry requirements, graduate destinations and satisfaction rates

Push.co.uk Independent guide to choosing, applying and enjoying a University

Bestcourseforme.com Shows links between what you study, what you can earn and the jobs you can get

Prospects.ac.uk The official graduate careers website including graduate destinations

Opendays.com A searchable calendar of university and college open days.

London.ac.uk/tasters Aimed at Y12 students degree taster courses offered by universities in London

Whatuni.com – Alternative on-line prospectus created by students for future students 

 

Girls have you thought about...?

Nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements

Leadersaward.com

Britishscienceassociation.org/crest

wes.org.uk Women in engineering

Futuremorph.co.uk STEM careers. (Science Technology Engineering and Maths)

 

Students with Disabilities

Skill.org.uk - National Bureau for Students with Disabilities.

After16.org.uk - Information for students and their parents about post-16 and post-18 transition and a list of who to contact.

Trans-active.org.uk - Mencap service for young people providing information on post-16 transition

 

Careers Adviser

In school on Thursdays. Interviews by appointment with school office. Lunchtime drop-in available Accelerated Learning room next to drama 2 - Week A