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CAREERS AND FUTURE OPTIONS:

 

It's important to start thinking about your future plans to help you decide on your key stage 4 option choices, and to help you decide on your choices for after year 11. Remember that for some careers you will need relevant skills, qualifications, and work experience.

 

 

WAYS OF RESEARCHING FUTURE IDEAS:

 

Career talks, lessons and events in school can be a great way of finding information on careers.

 

Look on the 'Tools and Resources'  as well as the 'Job Trends' sections of www.careerswales.com and click on 'Leaflets' to find information on different careers that interest you. These leaflets contain links to other websites for further  information on the careers that  interest you.

 

You can also take the quiz on www.fasttomato.com  if you want to generate some career ideas. On www.careerswales.com there are quizzes in 'tools and resources', especially the 'Job Matching' quiz.

 

Attend open evenings at schools, sixth forms, colleges, and universities to help you choose what courses to take and where to study.

 

 

QUESTIONS  TO  CONSIDER  WHEN RESEARCHING  YOUR  IDEAS:

 

  • What does the work actually  involve on a day-to-day  basis?

 

  • What level of skills and qualification would I need?

 

  •  Is  training  offered?

 

  • Are there jobs locally or would I have to leave home?

 

  • What do people like and dislike about the job?

 

  •  How secure a job  is it?

 

  •  What is the starting pay?

 

  • Are there chances of promotion?

 

  •  What hours would  I work?

 

 

 

ONLINE SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

 

www.careerswales.com  as details of current vacancies, apprenticeships, Jobs Growth Wales and traineeships.  You can register on the website to apply. This website for information on job seeking, and for information on CV writing and interview techniques. The Skills to Succeed Academy also can help with improving your job skills.

 

Look on the 'Course Search' section of www.ucas.ac.uk to search for University courses. Follow the website links to University websites for information on courses, entry requirements, and open day dates.

 

Look on the 'Careers Advice' and 'Options with your subject' sections of www.prospects.ac.uk for information on careers linked to University courses.

 

Look on www.studentfinancewales.co.uk for information on financial support available to students.

 

 

CAREERS WALES SUPPORT:

 

Lisa Arman is your Careers Wales Adviser based in school. Her office is next to 'Relationships and Recovery'.  You can e-mail her at: lisa.arman@careerswales.com

 

You can telephone or e-mail Careers Wales for information and guidance,  phone: 0800 028 4844; from a mobile: 029 2090 6800 or go to the 'Contact Us' section. You can also ring to book an interview with a Careers Adviser. Webchat is available by clicking the button that appears on many pages of the website www.careerswales.com.

 

Applying for sixth from/college/traineeships and apprenticeships can now be done from one place. Go to 'Tools and Resources' section and click on CAP- Common Area Prospectus/ Common Application Process. CAP allows you to search for courses and apply for them.

 

 

You can contact us at Careers Wales using any of the following options:

 

Phone

For information and advice on jobs, careers, learning or training, please call us on

0800 028 4844

 

From a mobile

Please telephone 029 2090 6800 (standard mobile rates apply)

If you ring us on your mobile we will call you back for free.

Lines are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

For all other callers (Businesses, Schools and Colleges) call us on 0300 123 3833

Lines are open 9am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm Friday

 

Webchat

Chat to an adviser using instant messaging 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

live chat software

 

E-mail

Email us your query or question and we will answer within 2 working days.

 

YouTube Channel

 

Twitter

 

Facebook

 

Textphone

Textphone users can call us on 0800 0029 489 (9am and 6pm Monday to Friday)

 

 

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