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Resources

Careers Resources are in a dedicated area in the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and accessible to all. The Learning Centre Manager can help with any queries relating to these resources.  Mrs Turner is our Careers Lead and available to help students with any careers related enquiries in more detail. There are also noticeboards for any relevant Careers events and activities outside our main hall. Students are encouraged to look at regularly, for example, College Open dates are also displayed here

There are many websites that give Careers information, advice and guidance.  Here's just some suggestions-

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk The National Careers Service website.  You can register here if you are aged between 13-19 to get lots of useful information including job profiles which contain information about the types of jobs available in different occupational areas, which industries/sectors are growing and the skills which these employers will be looking for etc. You can also build your own CV, find out how your personality affects the jobs that you are more suited to and also get web based advice or telephone support from a careers advisor. The website also contains information about the importance of work experience .

https://icould.com -      icould is a website providing career inspiration and information for young people.  It includes Careers videos (people talking about the jobs they do and how they got there), job information including average salary, qualifications, skills, past and future employment levels, and more and uses LMI For All - an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers.

https://www.startprofile.com/ - Start, a website that allows you to build your profile and explore 1000s of jobs that match it.  Includes information about salaries, past and future employment levels and is linked to live vacancies including apprenticeships and traineeships in your area.

www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships -The Government's apprenticeship site advertising thousands of apprenticeships available in the UK.  Here you can find out what an apprenticeship is and how to register and apply if you want to work after Year 11.  You can search live apprenticeship vacancies by going to www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship 

www.ucasprogress.com – UCAS’s website focussed on school age advice. This includes some college course information but be advised to go to the college's own website for full details if you know where you want to study.

www.parentalguidance.org.uk – a website written by a group of Careers professionals                   

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk – vacancy site that specialises in first job opportunities and information

https://www.connexionsdudley.org/     Dudley’s branch of Connexions.  Advice and information for young people including a link to using Kudos and a template for building a CV.

www.ncsyes.co.uk - the National Citizen Service''s website which gives 15-17 year olds an opportunity to take part in some exciting challenges and volunteering events.