Careers Department-Alternative routes to

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Welcome to the
Careers DepartmentAlternative routes to University
What other options are available?
Employment
School leavers
programme/
sponsored degrees
Apprenticeship
Work experience
Take a gap year
Finding employment standing out from the crowd-there are jobs out there!
CV and cover letteris it up to date and
relevant to what
your looking for?
Networking/contactsgo to as many events
and also speak to as
many people possible
the right person may be
a phone call away!
Stay positive- do not
give up if you are not
successful try
something different
e.g. a video c.v./cold
calling
Plan your job searchhave bookmarks/list of
relevant websites.
Job search in the
morning
If you have not got
enough work
experience/employment
why not volunteer
companies greatly value
this
Apprenticeship
An excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience
Earn while you
learn on
average £170
net per week
Get benefits
that an
employee
would get e.g.
paid holiday
Can take
between 1 to 4
years to
complete
depending on
the level
3 different levels
Intermediate= 5
GCSE’s,
Advanced=2 Alevels,
Higher=Foundati
on Degree
You work
towards a workbased
qualification
such as a
National
Vocational
Qualification
and others
Work experience-this could be a gap year
Possibility of
travelling depending
on the Employer
Allows you to
explore different
areas
Great way to
enhance your C.V
and employers value
this
Amount of time can
vary-could do this as
well as work/study
Could lead to a paid
job
Work experience-different types
Sandwich placements: assessed paid work which is part of a student's course. It
is often of one year's duration.
Work-based project: A specific piece of assessed work for a course, undertaken
at an employer's premises.
Work placement: A period of work experience, which can be paid or unpaid, and
is part of a course of study. This can be arranged through your university with an
employer or by yourself and is for an agreed period of time.
Voluntary work: Any type of work undertaken for no payment, usually outside of
your course and in your spare time.
Part-time work: Paid or unpaid work undertaken during term-time.
Work shadowing: Where a student observes a member of staff working in an
organisation, and so gains an understanding of what a particular job entails.
Internships: A phrase that is increasingly used by large companies and refers to a
placement within their organisation.
Vacation work: This could be paid part-time or temporary work for students or full
time work for graduates looking to enhance their CVs or improve job prospects.
Employer funded study (Sponsored degrees/school leaver programme)
You are contracted to
work for the company
after you graduate, so
make sure you’re
happy before you
commit
Some will sponsor
you through
HND/HNCs, others
Foundation
Degrees and many
full-on Honours
Degrees
Similar to
Apprenticeships
typically that you
would work with the
company during
holidays or for part of
the week and study
at University for a
course related to
your work for the rest
of the time
Get a salary like any other
company employee, you
also get three years of
building-up incredibly
valuable experience
Useful websites
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Various careers information and alternative opportunities
https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspx Various careers information
www.apprenticeships.org.uk www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk www.londonapprenticeship.co.uk
www.thebigchoice.com Student and Graduate jobs
http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/ Jobs and other employment help and advice
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment Jobs and other employment help and advice
www.aat.org.uk Accounting
www.accountingapprenticeships.co.uk Accounting
www.babcock.co.uk/autotraining Automotive apprenticeships
www.kaplanapprenticeships.co.uk Business and accountancy apprenticeships
www.fusionpeopletraining.com Business Apprenticeships
www.workatlogica.co.uk Sponsored degree programme business and technology service company
www.skillset.org/apprenticeships Creative industry apprenticeships and also has careers information
www.ecitb.org.uk Engineering and construction
www.hittraining.co.uk Hospitality industry training
www.uksp.co.uk Hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry
www.ilex.org.uk/careers/careers_home/school_leavers Law
www.nationalparalegals.co.uk Law paralegal training qualification
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk NHS
www.abpicareers.org.uk Pharmaceutical industry
www.thetrainingroom.com Personal trainer academy
www.pgl.co.uk/jobs Opportunities in Europe to work with children
www.do-it.org.uk Volunteering
http://vinspired.com Volunteering
www.volunteering.org.uk Volunteering
Careers interviewif you would like to discuss education,
employment and/or training options further
I work Mondays and Tuesdays appointments are throughout the
day and are 30mins usually
I also have open drop-in sessions at all break times
-fill out the interview request form today
-speak to your form tutor for a referral
-come to the Careers library T6 or the office opposite T5 in the
bottom of the link block to arrange a time
-email me @ [email protected]
Thank you for your time
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