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Year 7 

  • Starting to think about what is important to you in a job?
  • Find out a more about what is out there.
  • Your Careers Adviser, Ed Skippins, is available on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in Careers Central.  Come along and ask questions or look at careers information.
  • Visit www.ckcareersonline.org.uk
  • icould  – info linking subjects to jobs, and video clips on different careers –  www.icould.com

Year 8/9

  • Starting to make decisions? Choosing your options?
    Think about which subjects you are good at and what you enjoy most. Check out your career ideas and which GCSEs are the most important.
  • Your Careers Adviser, Ed Skippins, is available on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in Careers Central.  Come along and ask questions or look at careers information.
  • Ed will be visiting your class to help you with your decision making, looking at careers quizzes, such as Buzz and JED, and helping you research career information.
  • If you have a EHC Plan, Ed or your specialist Careers Adviser, Julie Millward, will be at your Year 9 Transition Review to help you and your parents decide on the best options for you.
  • Use the web links below to help you research ideas about your future, go back to these as often as you need.
  • Visit: www.ckcareersonline.org.uk
  • Have a go at The Buzz quiz on icould and find out how your personality affects your career choices. There are video clips on different careers, info linking subjects to careers and more  http://icould.com/buzz/
  • No idea what you want to do?  Have a go at JED – Job Explorer Database  http://chas.careersoft.co.uk/areaaccess/?aa=45
    Then in the search box just start entering Newsome High School and when it appears, select and click on NEXT. Then select Yes, that’s me and click on NEXT.
  • Choose what you want to do from the options, for example, ‘Suits me Quiz’.
  • If you want to see your suggestions from the quiz another day, click on save your Jed record to a file on your computer and follow the instructions. To open a record you have saved before, click on open a Jed record from a file, to get your answers back and continue from where you were.

Year 10

  • This is a good time to start thinking about developing your talents as well as working at your GCSEs.
  • Had any positions of responsibility in school? If not ask your form teacher if there are any opportunities at the moment.  Are you in a sports team?  Drama club? Could you help to mentor younger students?
  • You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience in Spring term. Have you started to plan your placement yet?  Speak to Mr Horsfall, Miss Leroy or your form teacher for more details.
  • Your Careers Adviser, Ed Skippins, is available on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in Careers Central.  Come along and ask questions or look at careers information.
  • Sarah will visit your assembly early in Summer Term and offer you the chance to meet in small groups to talk about options after Year 11. If you need your own appointment, just ask or speak to your form  teacher and they will arrange it.
  • Visit:
  • www.ckcareersonline.org.uk/
  • Find out more about volunteering  www.do-it.org
  • The National Careers Service site to look at lots of job profiles  https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx
  • UCAS Progress to find out more about courses and training after year 11 www.ucas.com/progress
  • National Apprenticeship Service for info about apprenticeships www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Year 11

  • This is the most important year of your life so far! The qualifications you get will affect what you do with your future.
  • Had any work experience? Have you thought about volunteering? This can look good on your CV or application forms.  If you want help finding a part-time job – come and see your Careers Adviser.
  • Your Careers Adviser, Ed Skippins, is available on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in Careers Central.  Come along and ask questions or look at careers information.
  • Sarah will be meet with you individually to discuss your plans in detail. You’ll get an appointment card from your form teacher. Before your appointment try thinking about what you want to do in the future, so you ask the right questions. Try to remember your appointment and let Sarah know if you can’t attend.
  • Visit: www.ckcareersonline.org.uk
  • Need ideas? Try using JED again – it will help you think about new careers or confirm the ideas you have http://chas.careersoft.co.uk/areaaccess/?aa=45
  • Then in the search box just start entering Newsome High School and when it appears, select and click on NEXT. Then select Yes, that’s me and click on NEXT.
  • Choose what you want to do from the options, for example, ‘Suits me Quiz’.
  • If you want to see your suggestions from the quiz another day, click on save your Jed record to a file on your computer and follow the instructions. To open a record you have saved before, click on open a Jed record from a file, to get your answers back and continue from where you were.
  • Use the National Careers Service site to find out more about specific jobs by looking at the job profiles here.
  • Go to UCAS Progress to find out more about courses and training in school and elsewhere www.ucas.com/progress
  • Sixth forms and colleges have closing dates – make sure you don’t miss them!!

Definitely thinking about work/apprenticeships?

  • www.ckcareersonline.org.uk
  • Register with the National Apprenticeship Service for apprenticeship vacancies  www.apprenticeships.org.uk
  • Remember your Careers Adviser is happy to help. Need your CV/letters checked? Want a mock interview? Call in or [email protected]
    When you leave Y11, Sarah will help you find a place in education or training. Sarah may contact you to check on your plans.
  • Sarah is available on results day to offer advice and guidance.
  • Over the summer, advisers are available to help at  Huddersfield Careers Centre

Tel: 01484 225500

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