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Careers Advice

All students at the Academy have access to a range of career guidance ranging from tutor time activities, units of work in SMSC activities, individual and group interviews with an independent advisor to career and university fairs both on and off site.

Take control of your life with useful information, advice and guidance on making the right learning, training and work decisions. Explore career paths, pick up tips on searching for a job and find out how to improve your interview skills using the links below.

 


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Useful links and sources of information

Work + learn + earn: how apprentices have the edge
Doing an apprenticeship is a fantastic way to gain skills, experience and professional qualifications – while at the same time earning cold hard cash. Sounds great, right?

  • WORK: train in a huge range of sectors - Want to be an accountant? What about a software developer? Or maybe being a nurse is more your thing? Those are just a handful of the apprenticeships out there right now. And that’s before we even get to finance, law, retail, engineering –the list goes on!
  • EARN: receive a salary during your apprenticeship - A big part of the appeal of doing an apprenticeship is not only will you avoid gathering all the debt of going to uni, you’ll actually earn a salary while you work and learn. While salaries vary, read this guide to find out what you’re guaranteed.

Success at School
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Get career smart!

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5 Reasons Why Apprenticeships Are A Real Alternative To University
Between now and 2020, the government will create 600,000 apprenticeships each year – around the same as the number of students starting university.

If you want to be a doctor or a teacher, or simply love your subject, then university may well be the right choice for you. But if you think you only do an apprenticeship if you want to be a mechanic or an electrician, you’re wrong!

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Directgov – National Careers Service
Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.
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Student Survivor
Student survivor, uniaid charity, with useful and fun links.
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Lifetime
Industry recognised qualifications for individual learners.
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Student Calculator
Budgeting made easy. Check your eligibility for loans & grants. Build your budget for uni.
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