You are never too young to begin to think about jobs and careers. Although we have an excellent Sixth Form, you should consider all the options that are available to you, so you can make the choice that is right for you. These include:
- Applying for a course at a College of Further Education
- Studying at the Peterborough UTC (University Technical College) - great for STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, maths)
- Applying for an apprenticeship
- Starting a T-Level (technical qualification from age 16/17)
- Joining the Armed Forces
- Joining a company, as long as you continue with some form of training until you are aged 18.
During your time at school you will meet lots of different employers and listen to presentations about these options.
Remember to do your own research too! We have careers programmes on the student grid, guides which link your favourite subjects to a range of possible jobs, information about the local labour market, and a career folder with lots of information - you can access via Student Share Point.
You can talk to Mrs Taylor, your tutor, subject teacher, or the pastoral team about your choices - we are all here to help:)
If you are thinking of starting up your own business, please check out the new Pearson School Enterprise Guide within the documents section, attached to this page.
A reminder that you have access to a wide range of careers, enterprise and work-related information. This can be found via the Student Grid learning apps on the website, or when you access your electronic files and click on the Careers folder in Student Share Point.
You can also gather some very useful advice from students who are part of the Future First alumni network by checking out their profiles on the document below.
It's National Careers Week 7 - 12 March 2022 and you can find lots of activities to help discover your skills and qualities below - please scroll down to the page documents!
You can also check out the Live Jobs feed from Learn Live to learn more about the labour market, together with live broadcasts and other related information
Dedicated careers programmes include UNIFROG, KUDOS and START plus the superb Careers Guidance Charts and Big Names publication, which show how subjects can link to a variety of different jobs and careers.
You can create your own electronic portfolio by recording your activities, achievements, experiences and work experience or volunteering you have been involved in within your UNIFROG account and also the START on-line Locker and/or the KUDOS Me section - my personal development. You can also put together a CV or a personal statement. PLEASE NOTE KUDOS HAS RE-BRANDED AS XELLO FROM SEPTEMBER 2021.
Remember to research local opportunities to see if the job sector/career you are planning is likely to have vacancies in our region - or will you need to travel further afield?
Local labour/job market information can be found via
and the Greater Lincolnshire Enterprise Partnership's website also has some interesting information about the six main growth sectors in our area, namely these are Agri-Food/Manufacturing & Engineering/Visitor Economy/Energy & Water/Ports & Logistics/Health & Social.
You can also check out a great video explaining what Labour Market informtion is all about - please cut and paste the link below.
We have also prepared an extensive list of websites for you to help with job research, progression routes, apprenticeships, volunteering and careers research.
If you are in Year 11 you can find out more information about your Post 16 choices by clicking on the Post 16 options link from the side menu. If you are interested in finding an apprenticeship you can easily access the website via Twitter @lincsapprentice - no need to register, just scroll down to find local opportunities.
Remember to check out the careers notice boards for apprenticeships and other information (opposite the College notice boards) and the Careers Library, which is located within the main library. Due to Covid-19 the library cannot welcome student visitors, however you can still request information and publications via a member of staff who will obtain them for you. You can also access an excellent careers magazine by clicking on the link below.
Careermag offers a complete guide to apprenticeships, courses and university opportunities along with useful articles offering education and career advice.
Mrs Taylor is the school's Careers Leader and will support you with your career planning.
Any student can request a one-to-one guidance interview with our specialist careers guidance adviser, Miss Kay Boothby, who works in school on a combination of days throughout the academic year. The school is charged for these interviews, but we feel they are important to help supplement the careers and enterprise activities you have in school and the guidance you receive from your tutor, the pastoral team, additional needs staff and Sixth Form team.
You should prepare for your personal guidance interview by making a list of your interests and any specific concerns or barriers you feel you may have. This is a good starting point for your interview and will help you set your targets and goals for your future career. Check out the Careers Appointment poster on this page.
The DfE have also just launched a website providing information about the new T-Levels, which you may find useful.
If you would like a summary record of all the careers, enterprise and work-related activities you have taken part in during your time at school, please speak to Mrs Taylor who will be able to provide this for you.
For students considering studying at a University abroad, the link below provides an excellent guide, full of useful information.
When you leave school please consider signing up to our growing Alumni so we can keep you informed about school events. Sometimes we also contact our Alumni to see if they are willing to return to school to help support current students - usually at our Post 16 and Post 18 options Careers Fairs. Please use the link below to sign up.
We are always very pleased to learn more about what our former students are doing now and the career pathways they have taken - you can view some of these on the Alumni page.
Good luck with your future career planning and we hope we can help you achieve your goals and provide you with the career management skills you need to enjoy and contribute to the world of work.
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