Useful Websites and Links

Use the icould career wizard below to find out which jobs could suit you.  Browse career videos by job type to get inspiration and choose your subjects.  Check out links between subject choice and career.
 

 

Click on the Careerpilot logo below to plan your study and work; your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time, even at university level.

 

Plotr is a careers inspiration website for 11-24 year olds designed with the specific aim of bridging the gap between young talent and employers. Plotr connects young people to the world of work by providing a huge amount of information covering over 700 different careers.   In addition there is a the Plotr Game which is a psychometric test that analyses the taker's preferences for different aspects of the world of work, explains their career character type in detail and surfaces a wealth of careers which are matched to their personal qualities, interests and drives.

 

Careersnearhere.com is a free resource for tutors, parents and young people signposting directo to local and relevant careers opporutunities.  Explore events, talks, open days, volunteering and work experience for your CV as well as a choice of local academic and apprenticeship options.  Careersnearhere is supported by social media blogs and is mobile friendly.  It is your futre - Let's get it started!

 

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The National Apprenticeship Service offers advice for those students who are interested in the various levels of apprenticeship.

They offer a guide to students on how to register, research and apply for apprenticeships which can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

They have also produced a new 'How to Apply for an Apprenticeship' film which is available on Youtube on the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxHfoyK3c9U

In addition, students are now able to download an App to a Smart phone to make it easy to search the thousands of apprenticeship vacancies available ... click Google Play (for Android users) or Apple App Store (for iOS/iPhone users).

Also ...

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

http://www.schoolleaverjobs.co.uk/ - A directory of opportunities available

http://www.weston.ac.uk/ - Has a weekly bulletin of apprenticeships and also courses to pursue post 16 and post 18.

http://www.cityofbristol.ac.uk - Has a weekly bulletin of apprenticeships and post 16 and post 18 courses.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College  http://www.sgscol.ac.uk/

Bridgwater College   http://www.bridgwater.ac.uk/

North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College   http://www.nsetc.n-somerset.sch.uk/

 

There are a number of other colleges specialising in animal, agriculture and sports courses.  Please ask Mrs Hobbs for more details.