Careers Advice and Guidance

The world of work is constantly changing, new opportunities are opening up and new directions are possible for all. Post 16 options are vast and with apprenticeships and vocational qualifications on the increase, the options available can sometimes be overwhelming for young people.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is available at Latimer Arts College as part of the Raising Aspirations programme. Careers Advice provides students with impartial information regarding options available in order to allow them to make an informed choice about their future. It’s about providing relevant, up to date information about further and higher education, apprenticeships and work opportunities. By improving and developing knowledge, understanding and confidence students will be equipped to manage their own career in this changing world of work.

Students will be offered 1:1 careers advice and guidance appointments along with the opportunity to participate in group workshops and careers events.

 “Hi, I’m Kate Allen - Independent Careers Adviser. Passionate about raising aspiration and encouraging young people to have confidence in making informed decisions about their future I am delighted to be at Latimer three days a week delivering careers advice to your young people. With experience delivering job clubs to unemployed, enterprise support and training in both the corporate and public sector I look forward to working here and empowering students to reach their career goals”

Mrs Allen, CEIAG Adviser is in college Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and contactable on 01536 720300 or KAllen@latimer.org.uk

Useful Websites

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ – Job profiles and information about career options

www.icould.co.uk – Personality profiling quiz

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Information on a range of options other than University

www.ucas.com - Details of all higher education courses in the UK

www.successatschool.org  - explore careers, find out who are the top employers and search for the latest jobs and courses.

www.semlep.com/resources/uploads/What_Work_South_East_Midlands_2016.pdf - Information about what is available in the local area, trends, labour market information and industries for growth.

www.unifrog.org – Students will have a login to source information about apprenticeships and university degrees relating to their individual circumstance (available from year 11)

 

Colleges

www.tresham.ac.uk

www.moulton.ac.uk

www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk

www.bedford.ac.uk

www.stellamanncollege.co.uk

 

Apprenticeships

www.apprenticeship.org.uk

http://www.apprenticesupermarket.com/

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/kbt/

http://nital.co.uk/

 

In addition, 'All About School Leavers' has published Ultimate Guide for School Leavers. As well as including information on apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees, it also includes breakdowns of key industries and the different career paths into them. A great support for students making pathways choices.

 

Other helpful links:

Making Choices

Employability Skills

Looking for Career Ideas? Take the Buzz Quiz

Choosing Your GCSE's - Career Video's by Subject

Choices at 14 - Choosing Your Options

Next Steps at 16

Future Finder - STEM Careers

Options at 18

University Applications and Personal Statements