The Learning to Work CIAG and Future Focus programme will bring Information, Advice and Guidance to life.
Through a series of sessions, the Future Focus process will:
Inform you about education, training and career opportunties
Encourage you to think about your future possibilities and to aim high
Motivate you about your achievements in school and beyond
Depending on your school you will also engage with local business volunteers to give you real-life business perspective
This will put you in good stead for the next chapter of your lives, be that further education or employment. Remember, every employee was once in your position, wondering how on earth they were ever going to have the right knowledge and skills for work!
To prepare you for your 1-2-1 meeting, take a look at what our Career Advisors have to say during our Work Ready Club.
Special Educational Needs (SEND)
SEND students and those with an EHCP should speak directly to education providers, as your further educational options and entry requirements may vary.
Further Education (FE) Colleges
Each apprenticeship vacancy gives the entry requirements and qualities the employer is looking for.
For higher and degree apprenticeships, employers generally ask for A levels and other Level 3 qualifications. Also check the job description for any skills and specific qualifications needed.
You can search for apprenticeships and their entry requirements on platforms like https://careerfinder.ucas.com/
As an apprentice, you must receive at least the apprenticeship minimum wage (MW) of £4.81 per hour – and after your first year, the minimum wage for your age group. Most employers offer more than the minimum though – they want the best people for the role, just like you want the best role for you. Here’s a complete guide to apprenticeship wages and finances - https://www.ucas.com/apprenticeships/money-funding-and-finance-apprenticeships
To explore your career further, Careerometers can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
Careerometers provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as a description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
Want to know Where the work is, try this interesting link "Where the work is"
It will allow you to browse: -
mid-skilled job prospects by location
which occupation groups have the most openings
which occupations are most promising?