Year 8 Post-16 Careers Assembly - delivered by Lisa Fox - Solent LEP
As part of the pathways process, Year 8 students had an assembly in relation to the further education opportunities available to them post-16. Take a look at the below
Post 16 Pathways Presentation slides
Link to Careers and Pathways Assemblies
Link to Parent Support Programme (PSP)
Deer Park Careers Programme 2022/23
Year 8 Careers Event
The Year 8’s welcomed a number of guests from industry to Deer Park. They had a fantastic day meeting them all and learning about potential future career and education opportunities.
General Careers Websites:
Below are some general information regarding future career pathways. These will become more relevant to the students as they move up the school.
- Parents Guide to T-Levels
- https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk - The National Careers Service is an online careers database containing information on hundreds of different jobs. It gives you all the essential information you need to know about the job and how to get into it.
- http://www.youthnetsouthampton.org.uk/cv_creator/index.php - This is a local website with a really good CV creator and job information including a weekly jobs bulletin
- www.icloud.com - Video site with job profiles to help explore career ideas
- www.careerpilot.org.uk - Job descriptions, facts and articles plus a CV creator and job hunting advice on where to look for work in the South, getting experience and approaching employers.
- www.fasttomato.com – If your school doesn’t use this package, you can still get a free 24 hour guest pass. Find out which jobs and careers might suit you based on your individual interests, learning styles and expectations.
- www.thestudentroom.co.uk – GCSE, A-Level and university students share academic and social knowledge: from study help, to choosing a university, careers, and student life. NOTE: Although this site can be useful, it’s largely peoples’ opinions, so may not be 100% accurate or unbiased.
- www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm - Although designed for Graduates, this has a good A-Z of career information and suggestion of what you can do with your subject.
- www.allaboutcareers.com – graduate career opportunities
- www.jobs.totalprofessions.com – links to over 300 careers. See Profession Finder tab on home page
- https://myurbanjungle.com/explore/blog/how-students-can-get-ahead-post-covid/ - advice from employers and entrepreneurs on the best ways to succeed in work and business after an unpredictable year
- 109 Job Interview Tips. How to do Well in an Interview - ‘Interview Tips’
- 63 Best Quality Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview - ‘Questions to ask at the end of an interview’
- www.screenskills.com - provide job profiles and general information for people looking for jobs in media, fashion, game design and other creative careers areas
- www.healthcareers.nhs.uk – Hundreds of career opportunities working in hospitals and health care
- http://lantra.co.uk/careers - Great for land-based careers, work with animals, conservation and the environment
- http://www.travelindustrycareers.org/career-paths-inthe-travel-industry -Travel & Tourism careers
- www.apprenticeships.gov.uk – Live site advertising apprenticeships available across the UK. Search by occupation and postcode.
- www.alphi.org.uk – Lists the apprenticeship training providers working in Hampshire
- www.guest.startprofile.com – Easy to use, well presented general careers advice website
- www.notgoingtouni.co.uk - ideas and job vacancies for careers after A levels.
- www.ucas.com - University may seem years away, but it is a good idea to look at the UCAS website, especially if there’s a particular subject you would like to study or a specific university you would like to attend. The website shows entry requirements, subject grades and course details
- www.discoveruni.gov.uk - Official data from university satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. Includes jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.
- www.university.which.co.uk – Helps with what to study, where to go and how to get there...
- https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/career-planning-and-your-degree - to help anyone unsure whether university is right for them to identify how to make the most of a degree to better their employability after graduation
For volunteering and work experience opportunities:
- www.do-it.org.uk and www.vinspired.com -Volunteering and work experience opportunities.
- Also try contacting local charities and businesses for work experience opportunities.
- To support this, it’s a good idea to get a CV and covering letter up together to send out to them.