Work Related Learning: Careers Resources
Careers: Planning for the FutureWe aim to provide students with careers education throughout their time at Wilson’s.
See the Work Related Learning page for more information about the careers work that is done in school for students in Years 7-11.
In the sixth form, students have access to a vast range of information to help them make decisions about careers and university. All students have the opportunity to have a careers interview and a wide range of visiting speakers are used to introduce students to various professions and career options.
Parents can play a pivotal role in the careers education of their sons. In order to help we have listed below a number of websites that parents may find useful. These are split into general sources, information on universities, specialist subject websites, studying abroad and taster courses.
General Careers Web Siteswww.allaboutcareers.com/
Sign up with this website and you’ll get your own personalised careers information feed. They will send you articles, blogs, forum threads and application deadlines
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Find out about apprenticeships, graduate jobs and more at this site
The National Careers Service
This site provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work
Find out about jobs, get CV advice and how to improve interview performance at this site
Website contains a lot of information useful to people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Here is some career advice for students who be interested in a career in construction and allied industries. The construction industry is currently experiencing a lack of skill staff in all areas. To find out how this can help your future in a very positive way go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/construction.aspx
Contains information on over 1500 Work Placements, Graduate Schemes & Internship opportunities for 16-22 year old students
Guide to apprenticeships
Provides a lot of information about jobs and training for students who do not want to go to university
www.fasttomato.com An interactive website providing guidance on careers and education choices www.prospects.ac.uk Good information on graduate career destinations
Advice on job applications and interview skills
Pure Potential offers students, teachers and parents free advice on university applications, career decisions and school leaver opportunities
Includes a career test
Filters university and careers opportunities so that you only receive updates that are relevant to you
A careers site for students, graduates and school leavers offering jobs, internships, advice and courses
Apprentice jobs & training for school and college leavers - alternatives to university
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Studying Abroadwww.fulbright.co.uk Information on studying in the USA
www.studyusa.com and www.studying-in-us.org Studying in the USA
www.erasmus.ac.uk Gives information on spending a year in Europe as part of a UK degree
www.braintrack.com Websites for universities worldwide
www.astarfuture.co.uk and www.studyinholland.co.uk. Gives useful information about studying abroad and studying in Holland.
If any of the above links do not work or you know of a website that is useful that you think others might benefit from, please contact us.
Updated January 2017
Updated January 2017