Careers Information and Research
To help our students make the best decisions they can about their choice of course, whether at GCSE, A Level or Undergraduate level, they can access information from a variety of websites.
The National Careers Service allows students to search job profiles for over 750 jobs. Students can find out the entry requirements for each job, starting salary data, further career opportunities and training as well as the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required for each job.
The school will provide information about the local labour market so that students are aware of industries available in Corby and Northamptonshire and where there is potential for growth (new industries). Students can use this information to help make informed choices, by selecting those courses that will offer them the chance to gain the necessary skills and qualifications as they aspire to reach their chosen job.
We have designed a range of posters for students to use in investigating the opportunities available in the local area and the courses they can follow.
www.icould.com offers students more ideas about future jobs within their career path. Students can take a quiz (Buzz Quiz – this takes about 5 minutes to work through) to find jobs that might suit their personality and choices. They can also watch videos of people already working in these jobs to acquire more knowledge and understanding about what opportunities are available.
www.careersbox.co.uk is a free online resource bank of film, news and information on a range of careers. The film clips show real people doing real jobs, providing a clear insight into careers in all sectors.
www.plotr.co.uk is another website designed to allow students to consider their own personality, strengths and weaknesses and then access a wealth of information on a wide range of job choices.
http://wheretheworkis.org/ offers an interactive tool enables users to explore demand for particular mid-skill roles and the potential salary benefits and likely levels of competition for these positions. The findings can be shown at UK-wide, national and regional levels, and within selected local enterprise partnership areas.
http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/ This website allows students to compare different jobs side-by-side. They can see the hours worked, expected pay and the skills required, providing them with realistic information on which to base their subject / job choices.
Students should take full advantage of all the information available to them, explore each career pathway and investigate the jobs they could potentially have in the future. We will encourage each student to aspire to a high level of education, training and career.