Inset Days 2 and 3 September. First day back in school Wednesday 4 September.

Careers Hub

Welcome to the JWS Careers Hub!

We want all of our students to understand their options for career pathways, qualifications and their careers beyond school. We would encourage all students, parents and carers to spend time outside of school building on their careers guidance in lessons.

Career Guidance

This website has lots of  video clips about different career choices. Take the BUZZ QUIZ to highlight your skills and  qualities and suggested jobs to explore:

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Build up your own personal profile of your interests, skills, and preferences. It then makes suggestions of careers and jobs that you might like to find out more about based on your skills and qualities:

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A one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find their best next step after school. Students are signed up during careers lessons. Please speak to Ms Riley or Mrs Cook for help signing in

University

Independent university comparison website. Contains lots of guides on choosing subjects, higher education and careers. Also includes an A-Level explorer – see examples of degrees your A-Levels link with.

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Information on the Russell group universities.

Download the ‘Informed Choices Guide’ for information on:
– Choosing A Level options
Subject requirements for degrees
– What facilitating subjects are and why they are important.

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Interactive game that helps students and parents learn more about university life, finance and career options.

Search and apply for higher education courses and apprenticeships. You will also find many guides and videos on researching options and making applications.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships
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Find out about all you need to know about apprenticeships. You can also search for employers that offer apprenticeships.

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Government  website for apprenticeship guidance and vacancies.

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Information on all of the options available to students who do are not interested in going to university.

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All things apprenticeship related, including videos from current apprentices.

Labour Market Information

Understanding labour market information (LMI) is becoming increasingly important as the world of work changes. If you have asked any of the questions below you have been asking about LMI!

 

Understanding LMI can help inform and future proof your career choices, as well as support your career planning.

Explore specific job sectors here, including salaries, what qualifications you need, what  people in the job actually do (and more!)

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Search for jobs here to hear from employees. There are also handy graphs to show you how many jobs there will be in the future.

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Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training:

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Search for vacancies and find local salary information:

Volunteering
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Volunteering organisation where individuals can search for opportunities in their area (some roles may require students to be 16+ or 18+).

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Volunteering charity that helps connect young people aged 14-25 with volunteering opportunities in their area.

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Voluntary government programme for 15-17 year-olds that combines outdoor activities and adventure with volunteering on community projects.