Careers and higher education

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Walton offers a superb careers support service for all students and is on hand to help Post 16 students make the best and informed choices about their future options.

Below you will find useful resources for Post 16 level students but you should also visit our careers pages to learn how you can access additional support from our careers leader, Mrs Etherington.

Useful resources for sixth form students

Many of these sites are great starting point for planning your next steps after sixth form. Have a good look and make full use of the materials provided below too.

Career Map – Find all the latest apprenticeships in your local area.  The site is linked to all the local apprenticeship providers and can be searched using google maps.

getsmaart.com – Lots of fantastic guidance on careers, university, apprenticeships and much more.

icould.com – Great resource showing how subject choice impacts on career pathways.  It offers some insightful information into many areas of work and the skills needed.

National Careers Service – this website features lots of useful resources for young people looking to start on the first rung of the career ladder. Includes a CV builder and lots of helpful example career profiles and information.

notgoingtouni.co.uk is dedicated to helping young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of university. University is great for many people and UCAS has long existed to show students the courses available. notgoingtouni.co.uk shows the other side and can be described as the ‘non-graduate UCAS’.  It provides a platform for young people to engage with employers & training providers and helps youn g people discover they can lead a successful career without university. Despite the name it is not anti-university – notgoingtouni.co.uk is packed full of apprenticeships and lists apprenticeship employers, ways to get a degree debt-free and alternative forms of study.

plotr, founded in 2014, is a relatively new careers platform for 11- to 24-year olds. With the leadership of industry and the support of government, it is a website that aspires young people to get the help they need to build the careers they want. plotr is a not-for-profit and free for young people, parents and teachers to use. The graphical layout and content around ‘Career Worlds’ is quite interesting, the location based opportunity finder is a nice trick and there are some interesting articles if you can find the time to read them all.

successatschool.org – An online careers platform for UK school students, aged 13-18, to explore careers, connect with employers, search for work experience opportunities and explore further study options.

unisnotforme.com – a website for young people who want to check out the alternatives to going to university. Whether you decide to go or not, it’s worth looking at your options beforehand. You can also follow on Twitter and join their Facebook page.

All About Apprenticeships – offers free advice and guidance to young people as well as hundreds of apprenticeships for them to choose from. Students can search for apprenticeships by location, industry, and apprenticeship level, while job descriptions and employer profiles will give in-depth detail of what training each apprenticeship offers.

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