Things move fast in the world we now live in. The old certainty of entering a career and staying there for life has long gone.
At Warden Park Secondary Academy, we are fully committed to doing all that we can to ensure that our pupils are fully aware and understand all the possibilities open to them in every sector of employment and the huge variety of careers on offer to them.
To do this we need your support. As parents and carers you could help to provide an enormous resource for our pupils because you are employed in a vast array of occupations across all sectors.
If you are passionate about your profession and would like to help our pupils understand that any career option is open to them, there are a number of ways you can help us.
If you would like to help please contact Mr Atwell firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting learners to employers.
An excellent website, including an online version of Careers World magazine. Includes information and vacancies specific to our Region.
This is your access to National Careers Service – the government’s careers service offering information on careers options, CV writing, courses and training schemes and more. Or call the 7 day helpline on 0800 100900. Especially useful for region specific job market information. Contains hard data on where the vacancies are likely to be in the future in the South East.
Information on choices at 14+ 16+and 18+. Links school subjects to careers and provides access to 1000 films of personal career stories. Try the BUZZ personality test.
Moving On is a magazine devoted to informing young people and their parents about making the right choices for their future education, qualifications and work.
A-Z of careers information and careers leading from different subject areas
A ‘youtube’ for careers. Lots of film clips on a wide range of jobs.
Apprenticeships have come a long way.....a must read for all parents to be updated on the fantastic opportunities that are out there now for 16+, 18+ and instead of/alongside/or after University Click here to find out more!
They generally consist of a series of timed questions, that are most often numerical (maths questions), verbal (reading comprehension questions) or logical (diagrammatic questions).
Here are a couple of good websites where you can find out more.
Modern apprenticeships provide an alternative route for the school leaver. It has become commonplace for the majority of 16 year olds to go to sixth form after their GCSEs, or head straight off to university after A-levels. It’s time to buck the trend, or in the words of Fleetwood Mac, to go your own way.
Apprenticeships are designed to offer school leavers another way of working towards important qualifications. Instead of a sole focus on studying, apprentices have the opportunity to soak-up career-enhancing skills.
Follow this link for some up to the minute advice to assist their decision making;
There is lots of really interesting and useful stuff on their website including companies currently recruiting and how to go about sending a cover letter, writing a CV and applying for apprenticeships.
You can search for apprenticeships by location, industry, and apprenticeship level; while the job descriptions and employer profiles will give in-depth detail of what students are looking for and what training each apprenticeship offers.