Mrs Julie Whittaker is our Careers Advisor based in school each Monday and Wednesday. Careers interviews are offered at key transition points although any student can request a careers interview. Alternatively students may drop in to the Careers Office (opposite B60) at break or lunchtime for careers advice or information. Students can also contact the Careers Advisor via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
On 6th February we held our annual careers fair involving students in Year 8, Year 11 and Sixth Form. A wide range of local employers, colleges, training providers and universities attended. The event provided a great opportunity for students to ask questions and find out more about future pathways/options.
All KS4 students are offered the chance to take part in a mock interview with interviewers who are part of the wider school community including local employers, training providers and college representatives. Interviews for Year 10 are calendared for Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th July 2018.
Kudos is available to all Haslingden High students. Kudos provides a personalised experience which enables students to explore careers and learning pathways based on their interests and aspirations. Students can gain ideas of careers that they might like, explore their own career ideas, discover where their favourite subjects could lead them and uncover a world of opportunities in different areas of work.
You can access Kudos at www.cascaid.co.uk students can request the licence code from school.
National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
The National Careers Service has lots of useful information for students to look at and research career ideas further. There is a dedicated section for schools. The job profiles provide information on every known career available to date.
Apprenticeships www.apprenticeships.gov.uk The apprenticeship website provides the latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeships, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship This site advertises all current apprenticeships; students can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.
Career Ideas www.plotr.co.uk Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.
Career ideas www.icould.com icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. It offers different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
Course Ideas www.bestcourse4me.com This site helps users to explore career and study options. It shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.
UCAS https://www.ucasprogress.com/search UCAS Progress allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales.