When you’re thinking about your future career, there is a lot to consider.
The most important thing is to do lots of research as that will help you to make an informed decision.
Your first steps should involve the flow chart below. Take a look at the end point and work backwards, as there are many different routes that you can take. It is also okay to change directions if you change your mind or find something that suits you more. It just means the journey takes longer, so try and think longer-term as soon as possible.
If you want to get started, we have prospectuses in the careers corner of the library You can also use the resources on this list of all local education and training providers (College, Sixth Form and Apprenticeships). Applications can be done online but if you need additional help, speak to school or contact the provider directly and they will happily provide individual support.
|Accrington and Rossendale College||(01254) 354354||www.accross.ac.uk|
|Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School||(01706) 234500||www.brgs.co.uk|
|Blackburn College||(01254) 55144||www.blackburn.ac.uk|
|Burnley College||(01282) 711222||www.burnley.ac.uk|
|Cardinal Newman College||(01772) 460181||www.cardinalnewman.ac.uk|
|Craven College/The Aviation Academy||(01756) 791411||www.craven-college.ac.uk|
|Fleetwood Nautical Academy||(01253) 779123||http://bit.ly/2htELWe|
|Haslingden High School and Sixth Form||(01706) 215726||www.haslingdensixth.com/|
|Just Childcare||(0161) 2302750||http://www.justchildcare.co.uk/careers|
|Lancaster Royal Grammar||(01524) 580600||www.lrgs.org.uk|
|Myerscough College||(01995) 642222||www.myerscough.ac.uk|
|Nelson and Colne College||(01282) 440209||www.nelson.ac.uk|
|North Lancs Training Group||(01254) 395355||www.nltg.co.uk|
|Preston’s College||(01772) 225522||www.preston.ac.uk|
|Pro Direct Soccer Academy||(01254) 269600||www.prodirectsocceracademy.com|
|Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School||(01254) 686307||www.qegsblackburn.com|
|Royal Army||(0345) 6008080||www.army.mod.uk|
|Royal Air Force (RAF)||(0345) 6055555||www.raf.mod.uk|
|Royal Navy||(0345) 607 5555||www.royalnavy.mod.uk|
|St Christopher’s High School Sixth Form||(01254) 380527||www.st-christophers.org/Sixth-Form|
|St Mary’s College||(01254) 580464||www.stmarysblackburn.ac.uk|
|St Wilfrid’s C. of E. High School Sixth Form||(01254) 604162||www.saintwilfrids.co.uk/sixthform.htm|
|Thomas Whitham Sixth Form||(01282) 682272||www.twsf.lancs.sch.uk|
|Training 2000||(01254) 586534||www.training2000.co.uk|
|Westholme School Sixth Form||(01254) 506070||www.westholmeschool.com|
You can also try:
- The National Careers Service, which provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. You can visit their website https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or you can ring an advisor on (0800) 100 900 throughout the day and at weekends. You could also consult Barclay’s Life Skills, which assesses your employability skills and let’s you learn more about what skills young people need for the world of work. Their website is full of great resources and can be accessed via https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/young-people.
- The UK government have provided lots of information on apprenticeships at https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships and you can also check out https://amazingapprenticeships.com.
- If you’re considering your university options, Which? University is a free and independent resource that you can use to search for and compare UK degree courses and universities. Using the website https://university.which.co.uk, you can find the best university for you with insider tips from both students and the universities themselves.
- More specifically, those interested in a career in medicine can check out https://themedicportal.com which will help you get into medicine with free guides and expert prep for UKCAT, BMAT & interviews. The Medic Portal is also partnered with the Royal Society of Medicine.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or worried, please get in touch with Mrs. Ackroyd, or talk to your pastoral leader. We also provide the employability conference, Your Future, Your Choice, at the end of Year 10, so you will be all set with a CV, interview skills, and all the necessary knowledge and experiences to go on to succeed in the world of work.
01282 682300 Ext 11109