Since setting up the Careers and Preparing for Adulthood section of the school website, I have developed further links with work experience providers and other organisations who can help our school to extend its careers provision.

Currently, everything is on hold due to the impact of the coronavirus. I have used this time to streamline the websites that I believe are useful to our students and their families ( please see the tables below). Let me know if I have missed any out.

I am still keen to hear from you, or anyone you know, who could offer

  • Work experience
  • Work shadowing
  • Workplace visits
  • Or who would be willing to visit school and answer questions from curious students!

If you can help, please email me on [email protected]

In the meantime, stay safe, we will get through this, so let’s plan for the future !

A guide to our careers programme is available here

Our Provider Access Policy can be viewed here

The websites listed below can assist you to explore possibilities for the future with your son/daughter.

Information for all students, parents and carers

National Careers Service website, free to use

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

 

Apprenticeship website

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

 

Government website explaining when students can leave school

https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

 

Government website which helps students to find traineeships. These, in turn can lead onto an apprenticeship

https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

 

Useful website explaining how to find an apprenticeship

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/Find-an-apprenticeship_LAH.pdf

 

 

Tips on finding a good apprenticeship

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/09/Parent-Pack-June-Pg7-Good-Apprenticeship.pdf

 

Good explanation of how apprenticeships are structured

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/09/Parent-Pack-June-Pg6-off-the-job-training.pdf

 

How to get additional help to access work if you have a disability of any kind

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

 

This lists all organisations that have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-employers-that-have-signed-up

Information about financial support for students and their families

 

https://workingfamilies.org.uk/publications/from-child-to-adult/

Information about financial assistance for students in education

www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

Young people focused site with career information on jobs within the NHS

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

Free online library of careers related film, news and information

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

 Information about university courses

www.ucas.com

Post 16 Child Benefit Information

www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19

 

DOSH Financial Advocacy

https://www.dosh.org/

 

 

Information for Essex students, parents and carers

The local offer from Essex: this is your starting point

http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/

 

Adult Community Learning, supported learning

http://www.aclessex.com/

Colchester Institute

https://www.colchester.ac.uk/

Chelmsford College

https://www.chelmsford.ac.uk/

Seevic College 

www.uspcollege.ac.uk

Thriftwood College

www.thriftwoodschool.com

Writtle University College

https://writtle.ac.uk/ 

To find out about opportunities to do voluntary work

http://www.volunteeressex.org/

 

Independent parent carer forum for the whole of Essex

https://essexfamilyforum.org/about/meet-the-team/

 

Specific support aimed at people with autism, from Essex County Council

https://www.essex.gov.uk/autism/Support-for-people-with-autism

 

Local groups in Essex for people with autism

https://www.essex.gov.uk/autism/local-groups-for-people-with-autism

 

Designed to give you an understanding of your personality and the career areas that you would be best suited to.

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Develop/CareersQuiz.aspx

 

Labour market information for Essex

Click Here

Careers guide for young people

https://www.whatsyourthing.org.uk/

 

Information for Suffolk students, parents and carers 

The Local Offer for Suffolk: this is your starting point

Click Here

 Suffolk New College ( this now includes what used to be Otley College)

https://www.suffolk.ac.uk/

West Suffolk College

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/

 

A quiz to generate a few ideas

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Develop/CareersQuiz.aspx

 

Find a job or career in Suffolk based on your specific interests

https://www.icanbea.org.uk/

 

Suffolk County Council’s Post 16 travel policy

https://www.suffolkonboard.com/content/downloadstream/8564/34176/Post-16+Travel+Policy+2019-2020.pdf

 

Organisations offering volunteering opportunities within Suffolk

www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk

 

 

https://volunteersuffolk.org.uk/

 

 

Labour market information for Suffolk

Click Here