Careers Advice

From First Year to Sixth Form, we use Persil (PSHE) lessons, lunchtime sessions and after school activities to encourage students to be aware of their interests, skills and ambitions, and how those might relate to plans for their future.  We also run regular careers talks, conferences and workshops with a variety of outside speakers.

All students can have a careers interview with Mrs Ferguson at any time.  These are friendly and informal, and can be booked either by email or by using the sign-up sheet on her door in the Sixth Form Centre.

We also have some useful interactive careers programmes on the school intranet that can be accessed at school, or from home. They are designed to help you find out about which careers and courses might suit you, and to discover more about individual career areas.

For some hints and tips on choosing the right career for you, try some of the following websites:

www.icould.com
Lots of games, quizzes and ideas to help you think about which jobs would suit you best. Try the Buzz test and find out which animal you are, or have a go at Fortune teller…make sure you click on the suggested careers and watch the 5 minute videos too.

www.direct.gov.uk
Lots of factual information about choosing jobs and careers.

www.futuremorph.org
If you like sciences and maths, try this! Lots of interactive ways to find out about jobs that might suit you.

www.languageswork.org.uk
If you enjoy languages, have a look at this site.

www.careersbox.co.uk and www.10minuteswith.com
Short video clips of people talking about how they made their choices. A quick and easy way to get lots of insights.