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Careers: Finding the Career for You


Prospects - 
Yr 12 & 13 -  Use the ‘Applying for University’ tab for information on course at home and abroad and get advice on funding your course.
Yr 11 – Use the Careers Advice Tab to get some useful tips for Interviews, CV’s and Cover Letters
Yr 10 – Look under the Jobs & Work Experience Tab, there is information about Apprenticeships, Work Experience and What Job Would Suit You – Take the Quiz!
Yr 7-9 - Try the Job Match Quiz – it only takes 10 minutes. It will give you ideas to explore & research.

Start - a free, online careers platform:
Take part in the numerous at home learning activities for careers!

icould - Real stories to inspire your career:
Take the Buzz quiz to find out the type of person you are or read real stories from people in various careers that will give you an honest insight into what is involved!

JED Careers Database (Access Code: Please refer to school/Year Teams Posts for code​​​​​​​) -
Searches, quizzes, pictures and text to help you find out more about hundreds of jobs. There is a Daily Point of interest and a focus on a related Job of the Day, which you can then investigate further.  Some of them are very interesting!

CAREERSOFT (Access Code: Please refer to school/Year Teams Posts for code​​​​​​​) -
The Daily Trivia Question & Job of the Day is a way of exploring many different careers you had not considered​​.

Year 12 & 13 Careers Gateway (Please refer to school/Year Teams Posts for code) -
Higher Ideas provides independent and impartial information about thousands of course choices at hundreds of universities and colleges.

WELCOME TO THE CAREEROMETER – the tool that lets you compare the average wages and working hours of up to three jobs in England.

How to use
Simply type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop down list, then add your second and third choices to see the comparison from a range of careers across different industry sectors such as engineering and the Public Services.