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Careers Guidance and Advice

All Year 11 and 13 students are entitled to a Careers Guidance meeting. These will be arranged during the school day, a form group at a time. We contract Adviza (formerly Connexions), who provide us with a Level 7 trained Careers Advisor.  If a student requires their Careers meeting to be prioritised, please contact tcastle@amershamschool.org.  The school outsources the Careers Guidance meetings so that students receive impartial advice from a level 7 trained Careers professional.

At Amersham School we are keen to encourage our students to research the careers and opportunities that are available to them so that they can set themselves targets to strive towards.

Careers Resources:

 

Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students to search for opportunities and make applications for their next steps. Click here to sign in https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in

There are many other resources available that provide information, but we have signposted a few websites below that are a good place to start:

Individual Careers Guidance:

Adviza Careers advisors on line chat Monday-Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. Adviza

National Careers Service chat; phone; email Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm NCS

Buckinghamshire What's Right For Me (run by Adviza) until Feb 2021 What's Right For Me?

To book an appointment with Laura Franklin, our contracted Adviza Careers Advisor (currently on TEAMs / phone) - contact Ms Castle 

Careers resources for students and families

A free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential: Start

Careers advice and info on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding: National Careers Service

Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds: Career Pilot

Whether you are deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, BBC Bitesize is there to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them: BBC Bitesize

Thousands of career videos of people from hundreds of careers: I Could.com

National careers film library and The Skills Explorer: Careers Box

Exploring the job market

Bucks Skills Hub video : Where next: employment, education or apprenticeship? 

Bucks Skills Hub video: Understanding the job market: what’s on your doorstep? 

Guardian Careers – News, comment and analysis on careers

Target Jobs - look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed

Help finding apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future: Not Going To Uni

Information about the job market for students and school leavers. All About Careers

Advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers: Prospects

Educational and careers resources: Getting In

One way to make your personal statement / CV stand out is to show that you have studied around your subjects, for instance by taking a free online course.  Choose from hundreds of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.  Browse by subject or start date, to find the right course for you: Future Learn

Careers magazines for families 

Success At School Helping your child begin their Career Journey 2020

 Future TalentEd - Careers magazine

 Careers Mag - Careers magazine for parents

Careers Mag - for school leavers

 To view a number of other helpful websites visit: Adviza

Paid for advice and guidance

If you're not sure what career or study options you are suited to a Morrisby Online assessment may be able to help.  To find out more visit the Adviza website

Next steps: Higher education, further education

UCAS  – Explore your options, apply to uni, alternatives to uni, further education, careers

The Uni Guide  – What to study, where to go and how to get there

The Student Room  – Looks at careers in graduate job sectors as well as advice on applying to uni

FE Courses:  –  The Government’s overview of FE, find a course and funding

Good Schools Guide- An overview of further education

Isolation Inspiration - research activities to complete whilst at home:

Isolation Inspiration 1 - A time to think about your future and set exciting goals to aim for

Isolation Inspriation 2 - Understand the job market and discover whats on your doorstep in Buckinghamshire

Isolation Inspiration 3 - Our Enterprise advisors sharing their experiences

Click on the short video clips to see what advice our Enterprise Advisers would have given their 16 year old self and the skills they have developed over lockdown

Help with the application process

A complete guide for students in dealing with psychometric tests during interview processes for internships and first full-time jobs.  Free practice tests can be found here.  

 Careers Newsletters

Classroom to Careers Newsletter (March 2024)

classroom to careers march 2024 final version .pdf

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