Careers

Few of us know what we want to do with the rest of our lives when we are at school. But beginning to think broadly about careers helps students make better choices both at GCSE and A Level. Without creating undue pressure, we are keen that students do invest some time and effort researching the options.

Holbrook Academy is fortunate enough to have a specialist careers advisor, Mrs Sarah Pawlewski of Career Directions. Students can book time with Mrs Pawlewski via Mrs Tinker in the Sports Centre.

Useful Careers Web Sites

The following web sites are good starting points to help you to think about future career opportunities both locally and nationally:

Information about jobs, careers, the labour market and employers:

National Careers Service – Job Profiles: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Plotr – explore employer profiles: https://www.plotr.co.uk/

iCould – inspirational careers videos: http://icould.com/

Careers Box – facts about careers and related videos: http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

Future 4 Me – 16+ prospectus that provides information about all learning opportunities in Suffolk: www.future4me.org.uk

The Source – general information for young people with links to local and national sites on a range of topics:  www.thesource.me.uk

Information about Apprenticeships:

National Apprenticeships Service – register, search and apply for vacancies: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

The Source – summary of vacancies in Suffolk: www.thesource.me.uk

Information about Higher Education – Degrees and Foundation Degrees:

Russell Group Informed Choices Guide – post 16 guide to A level choices and University courses by the top 20 UK Universities: http://russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices/

Best Course 4 Me – interactive guide to choosing University courses: http://www.bestcourse4me.com/

UCAS – listing of all Degree and Foundation Degree courses in the UK – useful for exploring subjects available and entry requirements: http://www.ucas.ac.uk/

Prospects – graduate careers information: http://www.prospects.ac.uk/

 

Family Awareness Day: Saturday 21 May 2016|

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/guardians are invited along to our Ipswich campus to find out more about studying a degree at university.

This is a free event and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current UCS students. For further information please email schools@ucs.ac.uk| or call 01473 338103