Young People’s Next Steps

Young People’s Next Steps 2017-09-26T10:02:19+00:00

Do you know your next step in education or career pathway? Have you thought about doing an apprenticeship or volunteering?

This section is full of information and advice links, as well as information about the local employment sectors in Wiltshire.

Career Pilot
National Careers Service
iCould
MyKinda Future
Local Employment Information
Volunteering
Apprenticeships
National Citizen Service
Work Experience
New GCSE grading scales
Parent Zone
Questions?
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Career Pilot

Plan your study & work – Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service (NCS) provides information, advice and guidance to help young people make decisions on learning, training and work.

The National Careers Service (NCS) provides information, advice and guidance to help young people make decisions on learning, training and work.

icould

Search for career ideas, advice and tips. Start thinking about your career & find out what you’re like and what you could do.

MyKinda Future

Build a shareable CV which evolves as you do.

Local employment information

Do you know what businesses there are in Wiltshire or even what industry sectors?

Follow the link below to see Wiltshire Council’s Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) documents which explain what key industry sectors there are in the Wiltshire area and what qualifications are preferable to work in that industry. They also provide information on relevant apprenticeships, how employers recruit, example positions and salaries, future growth of the sector, Wiltshire employers and where you can study.

The aim of these documents is to give you an understanding of the key priority and growth sectors within the county, to help you make the best decision about your future career.

Find out more about local employment information

Volunteering

Do you have a few hours to spare?

Are you looking to get more involved with your local community?

Do you like interacting with people and want to make a difference?

If so, then volunteer work could be your perfect solution, as it provides you with a way to learn new skills, meet new people and give something back to your local community.

Places to consider may include:

  • Volunteer centres
  • Councils
  • Parks, cafes and pubs
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • Job centres
  • Schools and nurseries
  • Health centres
  • Housing associations
  • Garages
  • Women’s Institute
  • Radio stations
  • Charities

To become a volunteer why not check out Community First or if you would like some additional information, then try out the web links below:

Do-it
Find Volunteer Placements
National Trust
Volunteering Matters
Volunteer Now
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
NCVO
Get Involved in Volunteering
NHS
Volunteer Centre Swindon
Wiltshire Citizens Advice

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job with training… so you can earn while you learn and pick up some recognised qualifications as you go. Apprenticeships are aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 24 or adults aged 25 and over.

As an apprentice you’ll be employed and will study for a qualification with the full support and commitment of your employer. Apprenticeships involve a mix of classroom learning and practical hands-on experience in various settings. People who have been in a particular industry for a while, but have a new job role, may also be considered for an apprenticeship.

Find out more about apprenticeships

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 275,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.

Work experience

Whether you’re on year ten work experience or you’ve arranged a placement independently, our top tips will help you to make a good impression. Placements are a great way to find out about different types of jobs and to identify your own preferences. They may help you to find your ideal career, or simply to decide what’s not for you. Whatever the case, there are a number of ways to ensure that you get the most you can from the experience.

Find out more about work experience

GCSE new grading scale: factsheet

Click here to find out information about the new GCSE grading scale.

The factsheet shows:

  • the new GCSE grading scale
  • standard and strong pass marks and what this means for students, schools, parents and employers
  • when the new grades will apply to different subjects.

Parent Zone

Parent Zone provides information to help parents/carers support young people in making the right decision about study and work.

http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/parent

Questions?

How can we help you?

Have you read this section but still have questions?

Please use our interactive frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) to find the answers you need or ask us your own question.

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