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Guidance for Pupils

Pupils need to be able to write a Personal Statement and navigate through application sites such as Kent Choices.

At the bottom of the page is a great document made by Newcastle University to help with Personal Statements and a booklet that may help those considering a University course.

We also have lots of information about Apprenticeships - and you can speak to Mr Targett, Mrs Sadler, Miss Green (Sixth Form) or Mr Morgan if you need further support.

Our school library has a Careers section with books such as The Good University Guide, the Guide to Not Going to University, HEAP 2020 and many prospectuses. 

Also try this :  SACU

A really good website to start with is Startprofile

Once registered (for free), build your profile by identifying which skills and qualities you are strongest in, these are then “matched” to jobs you maybe suited to in the future. Delve deeper into the information to find out how many opportunities there maybe locally, what other jobs are similar and actual job openings. This “matching” works for some students but not all, as your ideas often change as you develop. However, with this website you can return to your profile time and again, as your skills develop and ideas change. 

NATIONAL CAREERS WEBSITE

This site contains hundreds of different job profiles, each with further links to explore and labour market information for each role and sector.  Click Here

ICOULD

Explore different roles and search by subject areas to find out where your choices could take you. Complete the personality quiz called “the buzz quiz” to see if your personality is a good fit with different occupations. This is useful for some students but not the only way to decide on your future choices. Click Here

CAREERSBOX

Find out what different occupations are like by listening to and watching people who do them. Click Here

 

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Writing a Personal Statement 03rd Feb 2020 Download
Higher Education Guide 03rd Feb 2020 Download
Interview advice Feb 2020 05th Feb 2020 Download