Useful Information

Careers websites and further information for students and parents.

Good quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people.  Students in Years 7-13 are encouraged to take responsibility for their future choices and to start researching and planning for their future.  In addition to the support and opportunities that we offer in school, there are some very useful resources that can be accessed from home.

 

Website Links

Information

www.eclips-online.co.uk

  • Search careers ideas in A-Z or job groups
  • Specific job information
  • Ideas linked to subjects and general information
  • Use the career wizard

www.icloud.com

  • Take the Buzz Quiz personality test to discover your strengths.
  • Real stories to inspire your career and provide ideas for your future.
  • Search and watch videos to find links between school subjects and careers.
  • Get advice about important events such as option choices and employment after school.

www.plotr.co.uk

  • Discover and explore exciting careers and different world of work.
  • Play the Game to discover careers that match your personality, interests and skills.
  • Explore careers matched to you and what you might be good at.
  • Read the hints and tips from employers.

www.careersbox.co.uk

  • Visit the on-line library of careers related film, news and information.
  • There’s a wide range of case study films showing real people doing real jobs, giving insights into careers across all sectors to help you find the right career.

www.nationalcareerservice.direct.co.uk

  • On this website, you can find out more about a job you are interested in such as the hours you would work, starting salaries, what the work would be like, entry requirements, and exam qualifications you would need skills, interests and qualities they would expect you to have.
  • Get advice about completing CV’s and application forms.

What Jobs will there be Locally?

www.careersyandh.co.uk

  • The Careers Yorkshire and Humber website provides a range of resources and information to inspire and empower people in learning and work.
  • Access Shape Your Future booklets for Doncaster.

Shape Your Future Booklet

https://careersyandh.co.uk/inspiringyandh

  • Click on your region on the map on the link to find out more about career pathways in your area.

Study Options Post 16

www.ucasprogress.com

  • Careers information and the post 16 application system

www.startprofile.com

  • This website provides access to careers advice from trained specialists at start.

www.amazingapprentichships.com

  • Apprenticeships explained
  • Search for current apprenticeship vacancies

Study Options Post 18

www.russellgroups.ac.uk

  • The Russell Group informed choices website helps identify which A level choices provide open option for students.

www.ucas.com

  • Advice and information services to Post 18 education

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

  • One stop shop for preparing student for course choices at school and beyond

www.gapyear.com

  • Provides information on things to do on a gap year.
  • Advice on planning a gap year.

www.amazingapprenticeships.com

  • Apprenticeships explained
  • Search for current apprenticeship vacancies

Researching University Courses

www.university.which.co.uk

  • Provides information and what to study, where to go and how to get there.

www.unitasterdays.com

  • Search for university and college taster days, workshops, residentials, open days and more

 More Information

Click here to visit the National Careers Service Website for any information on job profiles and support with CV’s.

 

For alternative, online careers information and advice click here.

 

Click here to visit the UCAS website, we encourage all students to research the right course for them.

 

If you’re interested in finding out about voluntary opportunities, click here.

 

For an interactive careers website click here.

 

Follow this link for an introduction to Aptitude test – these are short tests which some employers may use to assess the competency of candidate.

https://practicereasoningtests.com/introduction-to-aptitude-tests/

 

Video interviews are becoming more popular, please click here for more information and techniques to support you.

https://practicereasoningtests.com/video-interviews/

 

Personality tests are increasingly popular with employers to ensure they are picking the right candidate for the job.

https://practicereasoningtests.com/ultimate-interview-candidates-guide-employers-personality-tests/

 

Raising the Participation Age

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/raising-the-participation-age-rpa

 

For more information and facts for Local Authorities, Parents, Employers, Pre 16 Providers, and Young People please click on the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

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