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Parkside School

Student, Parent and Carers Information Hub

Student, Parent and Carers Information Hub

There is so much information out there regarding careers and next steps, that it can be daunting. Here are some useful websites to help find out about different careers, different routes in to those and information about the labour market:

Parents & Carers Section

How can parents/ carers further help the school?

We would like to engage with parents' carers and relatives of our students in the development and delivery of our careers program. Here are a few ideas on how you could get involved:

  • Offer to speak to students as an expert from within the world of work, in subject areas.
  • Ask your employer if they can host a group of students on an employer visit
  • Does your employer offer work placements to students?
  • Offer support to our students by acting as an interviewer for our mock interview panels
  • Provide a motivational speech to our students.

If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Stewart, our Careers Leader on sue.stewart@parksideschool.net

 

Podcast:

The Parent perspective was created to help parents and carers support their children in making more informed career decisions with greater confidence, knowledge and understanding.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/?podcast=1

 

Apprenticeships:

Use the link below to find out everything you need to know about apprenticeships and how to support your child. There is also a parent/carer information pack to download each month.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/support-for-parents-and-guardians

Talking Futures - A website designed to help parents and carers have informed and constructive conversations with their children about the different training and education pathways available to them.

https://www.talkingfutures.org.uk/

 

Get the Jump: Explore education and training choices.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-your-education-and-training-choices

 

Careers & Enterprise Company - Pathways

https://resources.careersandenterprise.co.uk/resources/16-choices

Get Ahead- A toolkit and resource co-produced with and for disabled young people.

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/get-ahead

Students Section

There are numerous sites that can help guide, support and prepare you for working life. I have listed a few links below:

 

  • How to write a perfect CV:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/how-to-write-a-cv

 

  • How to write a personal statement for your CV:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/writing-a-personal-statement-for-your-cv

 

  • How to write a cover letter:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/cover-letters

 

  • Working for myself:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/self-employment

 

  • Interview techniques and interview questions:

https://barclayslifeskills.com/

 

  • Self- employment v employment

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/tools-resources/business-tools/self-employment

 

  • Uni information

https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/gcse-choices-university/how-important-are-my-gcse-grades

    Academic Year 2021/2022

     

     

    All you need to know about Apprenticeships, Traineeships & T-Levels

     

     

     

     

     

     

    All you need to know about Apprenticeships, Traineeships and T levels

     

    T levels: Watch the video

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/t-levels/

     

    Traineeships: Watch the video

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/traineeships/

     

    Apprenticeships: Watch the video on green apprenticeships

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/apprenticeships/

     

    and more apprenticeship stories

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/apprenticeships/

     

    Higher & Degree apprenticeship listing – Feb 2022

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/

     

    Your step-by-step guide on how to apply for an apprenticeship

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2022/11/Your-step-by-step-guide-to-applying-for-an-apprenticeship.pdf

     

    Check your understanding – quiz time:

    Apprenticeships:

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/the-apprenticeship-quiz-2023/

    T Levels:

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/t-levels-quiz/

    Traineeships:

    https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/traineeships-quiz/

     

    Useful websites and resources

    • Prospects:

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

    • Future Goals

    https://futuregoals.co.uk/

    • BBC Bitesize

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

    • BarclaysLifeSills

    https://barclayslifeskills.com/

    • National Careers Service

    https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

    • Start

    https://careers.startprofile.com/page/home-page

    • NotgoingtoUni

    http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

    • Careersbox

    http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

    • National Careers Service:

     https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk 

    • Informed Choices:

    Informed Choices - Russell Group

    • UCAS:

    https://www.ucas.com/