Chetwynde School

Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

info@chetwynde.cumbria.sch.uk

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

  1. Curriculum
  2. Careers Guidance and Education
  3. Career Quizzes and Research

Careers – Quizzes & On-line Research Tools

Careersbox Career Films  - Careersbox is an on-line site with a variety of films about all sorts of careers that you may or may not have thought about – how about using Chemistry to be a flavourist for a top perfume house? There are also films about Sports Journalism, Design, Music, Photography etc. Have a look at: Careersbox

Start - Excellent free website with questionnaire, articles, careers videos & info. https://guest.startprofile.com/ 

Careers Pilot -  Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.  See the Jobs tab for terrific info on professions and roles. https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Icould - Buzz Quiz takes five minutes and identifies your ‘animal’ profile! Results include strengths & likely suitable careers areas, videos & articles. https://icould.com/ 

All About Careers - Info & advice – springboard into job market for students, graduates & school leavers. https://www.allaboutcareers.com/

National Careers Service - Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.  Info on CVs, skills health check reports, action plans, course searches, job profiles and help to find a job. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ 

Barclays Life Skills - Has a huge amount of information and advice on CVs, interview skills and how to get the most out of Work Experience.  See here

UK Coursefinder - What to Study? Deciding what you want to do after you leave school isn’t easy. Ther online tools will guide you through choosing study options and a career. https://www.ukcoursefinder.com/

Sacu Student - University & HE search with questionnaire and links to HE subjects/courses plus careers info & labour market info. https://sacu-student.com/

UCAS 16-18 pages - Routes open to you post-16 and careers ideas. https://www.ucas.com/further-education

UCAS Careers Advice - Explore job roles and take the careers quiz click here

World Skills UK - contains activities to help students with career planning and employability skills, click here

Youth Connexions - Online careers advice  https://www.ychertfordshire.org/

Success at Schools - Information on jobs, courses and a vast number of advice forums including career zones https://successatschool.org/

Bright Network - Advice & support, info on jobs & careers, free guidance and information.  Find out more about this free student network plus listings of internships and jobs.  Click here

BBC Bitesize Supporting Careers - The BBC Bitesize team have come up with some terrific links to support careers.  Alongside its well-loved resources, you can find a wealth of careers inspiration and advice with case studies supported by labour market information.  You’ll also find links between curriculum subjects and work that show how vocational, apprenticeship and academic pathways can lead to success.  Click here

Uptree - The Professional Network Connecting Young People And Employers - Uptree bridges the gap helping young people engage with the world of work. Click here  Explore career options plus there’s an excellent career guide here

My Big Career - Charitable service aimed at helping young people make decisions about their future http://www.mybigcareer.org/

HOP – The One-Stop Shop For Talent - Powered by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, students are now able to HOP into all the resources they need to make informed career decisions and build a future talent pipeline. HOP is the premier gateway in Hertfordshire to find out about career path options, apprenticeships and work experience, skills development and professional qualification programmes. For the home page, click here

The Careers & Enterprise Group - Career Talks – The Careers & Enterprise Group have developed some career talks for young people. They are a diverse range voices; apprentices, trainees and graduates and are from different backgrounds and ways of life.


Bejay is a 24 year old Entrepreneur from East London. His career story started at just 14 years of age by starting a lemonade stand in his school playground.


Mia is an 18 year old Campaign Planner at HomeServe in Walsall. She spent her whole life wanting a career in musical theatre, but changed her mind in Year 13. She tells us how she resisted the automatic option to go to university by trying out work experience – a decision which has changed her career for the better.


Callum is a 21 year old Claims Handler at Aviva in Norwich. Despite struggling with lessons at school, Callum shares his insight about how his love of people and socialising led him to a brilliant career.

 

Speakers for Schools - Virtual Careers Talks - For some careers-themed and other more general talks, see the Speakers for Schools website.  Highlights are Elizabeth Desmond Deputy CEO and Global CIO of Mondrian Investment Partners Limited, Joe Twyman Co-founder and Director, Deltapoll & Former Head of Political and Social Research, YouGov, Deltapoll, Josie Rourke Film and Theatre Director, Lady Nicola Mendelsohn Vice President for EMEA, Facebook, Serena Abbassi Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi, Ed Couchman General Manager SNAP Inc, and Robert Peston, Political Editor, ITV & Founder of Speakers for Schools. See main menu and select link for relevant talk.  Click here 

Nat West Money Sense - For general advice on how to manage your money and take control of your financial future, explore Money SenseClick here

Russell Group Informed Choices - The Russell Group have produced a digital guide and a new website has been developed to help pupils and their supporters. Discover the right university degree plus students can use the website to learn which subjects are usually required for particular degree programmes and receive suggestions for potential degrees if they are uncertain about what to study at university. It’s a terrific interactive tool which students can explore which degree subjects different A level subjects combinations could lead to in the future or, if they know what degree they may want to study, explore the best subject combinations.   Click here

Springpod -  Early careers network for students to explore career paths and connect with leading employers.   https://learn.springpod.co.uk/

The Big Choice -  https://www.thebigchoice.com/Apprenticeships/Careers-Advice

Total Jobs - Apprenticeship & careers advice -    https://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice

Prospects - Jobs & careers advice -  https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice There’s a Planner & Quiz too https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner

Apprenticeships – Government website with listings of apprenticeship opportunities https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Find an Apprenticeship – Listing of apprenticeships https://www.findapprenticeships.co.uk/

Amazing Apprenticeships – Information, careers & apprenticeships advice plus opportunities https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

Target Careers - Helps school leavers make decisions about their future. Explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships and get help applying successfully.  Click here

Careermag & Careermap - Have a look at Careermag for inspiration and explore jobs and careers of the future. At Careermap, you can find apprenticeships and courses and much more including up-to-date labour market information and career support. There’s also advice and support to make sure you find an opportunity that fits your skills. The home page is here

For Parents - Free Downloadable Preview of Careers eBook

With the support of their sponsor JP MorganSuccess at Schools are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, the guide will have it all. The full guide will be out next academic year - but parents can view a preview version to help you as lockdown continues.  Click here