• Choices

Choices

“It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities."

Professor Dumbledore


We are all individuals, we all have different talents and we are all good at different things. What you choose to do, impacts massively on what your future options are. School subjects, qualification levels, degrees, training, apprenticeships, jobs – they all make a massive difference to your future outlook.

Before you start, you may want to think about your choices and your options. These will depend upon the school year you are in and your academic abilities, but it will also depend upon what you want your future to look like.

The following websites may help:

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

All the information you could possibly want about careers, jobs, options. This site is not just for school leavers, so don’t get confused or put off. There is however lots of helpful information and you can speak to advisers using the free helpline number.

Search under Explore Careers and put a job title in and see all the information about that job.

www.icould.com

Real stories to inspire your career. Videos from accountants to zookeepers – get a first hand view on jobs and ideas for your future.

www.careersbox.co.uk

Website showing different jobs in different industries. Skills explorer – matches your personality to different jobs (bit basic and doesn’t take into account your academic ability

www.successatschool.org

Great general information – totally for school students. Lots of good advice and links to other sites.

https://www.studentladder.co.uk

Interesting site - quite new, but work experience and internship information - worth having a look

For Year 9 Options you may like to have a look at the following website:

https://www.cxk.org/news/year-9-careers-information-advice-a-parents-guide-to-choosing-gcse-options/

New Careers Books in the Library

We have been very lucky in receiving a donation of Careers books for our library from How2become.com.  These excellent resources are available for students to access and will definitely help with their research into specific career areas.  The website link is below if you would like to know more:

https://www.how2become.com/

A bit of food for thought from the careers adviser...

The link below is an Inspirational video from Steve Jobs about connecting the dots and keeping hungry and foolish.  "follow your heart"  Worth a look.