Career Ideas, Information & Advice
You can use the National Careers Service Job Profiles to check out careers. For example, choose a job category from those listed to explore related careers.
Other websites worth checking out are:
- BBC Size. You can search by job sectors or see where your favourite subject can take you.
- UCAS. You can explore careers by job family (job sectors), by subjects and by skills (for example, pick a skill you have to explore jobs that need that skill).
- Buzz quiz. In under five minutes, discover your strengths and what makes you tick and which celebrities share your personality type. There are 16 possible results, each connected to an animal. Which animal are you?
In addition to the resources in the school’s careers library and the resources included in the different sections of these careers web pages, you can use the following to research career ideas:
- National Careers Service Job Profiles. These provide detailed information about different careers, for example, what the job involves, salary details and entry requirements.
- Careersbox: This is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. Provides online case studies that show real people doing real jobs and gives an insight into careers across all sectors.
- Icould (provide a link to http://icould.com/): Free online careers videos showing the career journeys taken by a wide range of people.
- Buzz Quiz In under five minutes, discover your strengths and what makes you tick and which celebrities share your personality type. There are 16 possible results, each connected to an animal. Which animal are you?
- BBC Bitesize Use to check out where your favourite subjects could take you and to search job sectors and to explore links between skills and jobs.
- Career Companion Independent and impartial gateway to careers information on the internet.
- UCAS – Explore Jobs Use to explore job families and where your favourite subjects could take you.
- Heath Careers (NHS) Helps explore hundreds of NHS careers.
If you need careers advice, please see Kathy Higgott, the school's careers coordinator in the careers office in the school library. Her email address is Kathy@learntowork.org.uk
Kathy works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays providing careers ‘first point of contact and diagnosis’, plus support with application forms, interviews and CVs. She also arranges careers interview appointments for students with Manjit Johal (the school’s careers adviser).
Additionally, support is available from the National Careers Service. Their careers advisers can talk to you about your choices online or over the phone on 0800 100 900. Advisers are available from 8 am to 10 pm.
Also, you can get help from Birmingham Careers Service if:
- You have left school.
- Are aged 16 to 19 (up to 25 if you have a learning difficulty or disability).
- Are unemployed and looking for a college course, job, training or apprenticeship.
This service is available through their Birmingham Careers Service outreach venues.