Resources and Links – University, Apprenticeships, Work and more

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www.ukuniversitysearch.com

UK University Search – ‘Find your perfect university match. Simply put your course, predicted grades and where you would like to study in the country – and UK University Search will do the rest! You can also find open days, read exciting blogs and apply for hundreds of apprenticeships!’ 

 

http://www.ukuniversitysearch.com/jobs

‘A live job search tool powered by Milkround. A brilliant opportunity for students seeking immediate opportunities as well as future inspiration.’

 

http://www.loudmag.co.uk/

Loud – ‘A free online magazine website with vital advice for anyone considering their next career or education steps. Loud also contains lifestyle features on style and celebrities, whilst also giving you the chance to have your articles published.’ 

 

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http://www.milkround.com/

‘Milkround is a careers resource hub specifically for school and college leavers and university graduates. We aim to support you every step of the way to your first job, whether that is an apprenticeship, a graduate scheme, or anything in between. Sign up today and start to shape your career!’ 

 

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/

 

February/March Issue Moving On E-Magazine – ‘Land-based’:

Welcome to our February, land-based issue of Moving On career and qualifications. In this issue careers in horticulture, environmental job roles and some great choices of careers in the food industry as well as taking a look at how to start your own business

https://issuu.com/walpole_publishing/docs/mo-feb-mar-2017-digital-corrected/4

 

April/May Issue Moving On E-Magazine – ‘Business and Finance’:

Welcome to our February, land-based issue of Moving On career and qualifications. In this issue careers in horticulture, environmental job roles and some great choices of careers in the food industry as well as taking a look at how to start your own business

https://issuu.com/walpole_publishing/docs/mo-apr-may-2017_redacted_version3

 

Sign up to receive our FREE 2017 Results Day Guide.

Each year we produce our hugely successful results day guide. The guide covers everything that young people and their parents need to know including:

  • Surviving GCSE and A-level results day
  • going through clearing
  • academic, vocational and apprenticeship options
  • preparing for the first year at university
  • what to do if you think your results are wrong
  • what it would be like to work in a variety of roles across all industry areas.

We’ll be gathering the thoughts of experts from UCAS and within industry to bring you and young child / pupil the information that they need to make a decision about what they do next.

Young people tend to have a pretty good idea about how results day is going to go for them well before the day actually arrives. To help them think about their options and prepare in advance of  picking up their results, the Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide will be published on the 20th July.

Click here to register for your FREE Results Day Guide and we'll deliver it straight to your inbox as soon as it is published.

 

The decisions young people make from an early stage at school can have a big impact on their future career choices and happiness. Young people today have more options available for their future than ever before but there are factors that affect them. With an ever-changing workplace landscape, it is even more important for them to make informed choices for their education, training and employment.

As a young person makes these choices they look for support from those closest to them and this is where parents can really help in providing encouragement and advice.

Being a teacher /adviser you want to help your students get the best possible options available to them and engaging with parents on your student's careers can help enhance their opportunities.  

CASCAID have produced an eBook to help parents get involved and encourage their children in finding their future careers. This guide is designed to provide an overview of how parents can help support their son or daughter with these important choices.

This eBook includes information on:

  • How parents can help with Careers Education
  • Frequently Asked Questions from Parents
  • How CASCAID can help.

Download The Parents Guide eBook here

To find out more about any of the information within this email or CASCAID’s range of products and services, call the team on +44 (0)1509 226868 or email enquiry@cascaid.co.uk. 

 

Medicine Admissions Video, Presentation and Booklet for Advisers and Applicants

Central Careers Hub held an event on 17th May addressing changes to medical degree applications and how to deconstruct this process. Tim Miller, alongside Barbara Hamnett, outlined the GWIST framework for medical applications, and representatives from four of the London medical schools gave their advice to Advisers of prospective applicants. The video and booklet have been created as a guide for anyone applying for a medical degree, or anyone supporting an applicant throughout the process.

View the video and download presentation from the day.

Download the unique University Interviews Guide Medicine Supplement 2018.

 

A guide to apprenticeships

 

A to Z of apprenticeships

 

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a skilled job with training. Every apprentice is guaranteed a minimum wage linked to their age. They're available at all academic levels - whether you're leaving school without GCSEs or completing your A-levels. There are apprenticeships in industries like engineering, health and accountancy - plus a host of careers you'd never think of. And 9 in 10 apprentices stay in work after completing their course.

 

Higher apprenticeships

higher apprenticeships is your ticket to a high-skilled job. You'll usually need at least 2 A-levels to start one, and you'll come out with qualifications equivalent to a foundation degree or higher - with any tuition fees paid by your employer! Higher apprentices can earn between £300-500 per week (although you may start lower). You could train to be a solicitor or a lab scientist, and even learn how to design sweets with a confectionery apprenticeship!

 

Degree apprenticeship

Degree apprenticeships guarantee you a university degree, as well as on-the-job training for a high-skilled job. You'll spend 30 hours a week learning from experienced colleagues at work, and the equivalent of one day studying towards a bachelor's or master's degree at uni or college. It gives you the kudos and academic grounding of a degree along with sought-after employability skills employers say graduates don't have. And 8 out of 10 parents think it's better than an Oxbridge degree!

 

Should I apply for an apprenticeship or university?

Today, apprenticeships offer a route into high-skilled jobs that you had to go to uni to train for in the past. If you know what career path you want to follow, an apprenticeship could get you there without the fees - while enabling you to develop employability skills too. University is essential for certain careers and great for those with passionate academic interests. Carefully consider the pros and cons of both university and apprenticeships before making your decision.

 

Higher & Degree vacancies on UCAS

Make sure to check UCAS for Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancies. For vacancies available from September 2017 onwards you can now browse the UCAS apprenticeship jobs page as well as Find an apprenticeship.

 

To help your students prepare for results day here is your FREE Results Day Guide

The guide covers everything that your students need to prepare for results day including: 

  • Surviving GCSE and A-level results day - what to do if they think their results are wrong and going through clearing.
  • Academic, vocational and apprenticeship options after GCSEs and A-levels - we explain their choices.
  • Employability skills - what employers are looking for.

What it would be like to work in a variety of roles across all industry areas, interviews and articles covering everything from automotive to zoology.

Download the Results Day Guide 2017 here