Presentation on theme: "What next? Life after year 13"— Presentation transcript:
1 What next? Life after year 13 What are your options after you leave school/college ?
2 What is my job? I link people to information Lesson starterI link people to informationI use graphics and animation to create a visual impactI need to understand the target audienceI have a degreeI constantly need to update my skillsI can earn a good salaryMy company employs 40 peopleI enjoy the flexible working atmosphereProblem solving is part of my jobI need to be organisedI passed A levels and then trained on the jobI have a good salaryPart of the job is managing the tills for our restaurants and hotels I work in the football business
3 Answers to lesson starter Elaine – IT Manager for Chelsea Football Club and Chelsea Village (a number of companies involved in hotels, travel merchandising, conferences and banqueting and a training ground)Lisa - Website Designer Project Manager for a web development team of 5 menDo you have to have a degree to get the job you want?Use this lesson to start thinking about your future
4 What is a “Career” Work / Job Family, Community & Voluntary Activities EducationTrainingA Pathway through Life
5 Some definitions for the 21st century world of work are: Job or Career?Some definitions for the 21st century world of work are:Occupation: a group of jobs with common characteristics requiring similar skills, e.g. hairdresser, teacher, project manager.Job: a distinct position with specific duties in a particular place, e.g. maths teacher at Sometown High School. Jobs can be full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, paid or voluntary, and some people have more than one job at the same time.Career: a person’s lifelong pathway through learning and work.It is possible to manage work/education/community/voluntary work in a variety of ways to improve your career prospects
6 Help is available !Teachers, parents, careers advisers, friends and familyInformation about work and jobsApplication forms and CVsInformation about coursesMaking decisionsInterview preparation
7 What are the options ?YOUUniversityTrainingGap YearEmployment
8 Discuss and make notes Why are you For or Against these options?
9 Employment For Consider Start earning a full time wage Practical Opportunities to learn on the jobNo university debtCan study part timeCan go to university later onConsiderMore and more careers may ask for degrees e.g.AccountancySocial workLawJournalismLong term prospectsCompetition
10 Employment Traditionally, where are the jobs after A levels? Banking Retail Local AuthoritiesArmed Forces Catering Technical design jobsHealth – auxiliary nursing, ambulanceTravel – travel agency, air cabin crewPublic services – police, fire officersCREDIT CRUNCH Warning 2009there are fewer jobs available at the moment, but keep an eye on future trends– there will be skills shortages in some of these areas and the ageingworkforce will need to be replaced.
11 Training / Apprenticeships ForLeading to recognised qualifications- e.g.NVQsPractical way of learningPossible in some cases to go onto Higher EducationBlock or day release to collegeAdvantage over 16 year old school leaver, more mature, focussedConsiderMust be focussed – 3-4 year commitmentAverage £ week wage to startVery competitiveMust be willing to follow opportunities e.g moving aroundCREDIT CRUNCH Warning fewer apprenticeships available
12 GAP Year before university Must be well planned and researchedCheck with university whether it’s advisedOpportunity to work and save for universityFantastic travel experienceConsiderDisorganised – gap on CV and university applicationCan be expensive – need to planSome courses may not like students taking gap years CHECKCREDIT CRUNCH Warning 2009Currently finding work for a Gap year is particularly challenging
13 Higher Education - University 40% of all students now go to universityOpens more doors – twice as likely to be unemployed without a degree than with a degreePeople with degrees on average earn £150,000 more over a lifetime than people withoutMore and more jobs require graduatesSocial work, Nursing, AccountancyCREDIT CRUNCH Warning 2009 –More students are applying therefore there will be more competition for places
14 Higher Education - University Qualifications through Higher EducationDoctorate (PhD)Masters Degree (MSc, MA, MBA)Undergraduate Degree (BA, BSc, LLB)Foundation Degree
15 Why are we thinking about this now ? Year 12 - Summer term – start thinking about your future and start researchingYear 13 - September – some GAP year schemes take a year to arrangeOctober 15th – Deadlines for applying to Oxford / Cambridge/ Medicine / Vet Science / DentistryOctober half term – Teachers need notice for writing referencesJanuary 15th – Deadline for all applicationsJanuary – apprenticeships / trainee schemes /jobs advertised for Summer start
17 Decision making – again! Define the decisionEstablish the optionsCollect information about the optionsInvestigate the pros and consDecide the best optionExecute your decisionWhat do you want to do after year 13 ?What are your choices ?Research UCAS.com, university websites, prospectuses, job opportunities, apprenticeships and financeLook at both sides of your optionsWhat do you really want to do- you may change your mind while researchingStart your application
18 Reflect on your thinking Have you learned anything to change your mind?