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1 1 What are your options after you leave school/college ? What next? Life after year 13

2 2 What is my job? I link people to information I use graphics and animation to create a visual impact I need to understand the target audience I have a degree I constantly need to update my skills I can earn a good salary My company employs 40 people I enjoy the flexible working atmosphere Problem solving is part of my job I need to be organised I passed A levels and then trained on the job I have a good salary Part of the job is managing the tills for our restaurants and hotels I work in the football business Lesson starter

3 3 Lisa - Website Designer Project Manager for a web development team of 5 men 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) Do you have to have a degree to get the job you want? Use this lesson to start thinking about your future

4 4 What is a Career Family, Community & Voluntary Activities Work / Job Education Training A Pathway through Life

5 5 Job or Career? Some definitions for the 21 st 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 persons 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 6 Help is available ! Application forms and CVs Making decisions Information about work and jobs Information about courses Interview preparation Teachers, parents, careers advisers, friends and family

7 7 What are the options ? YOU UniversityTrainingGap YearEmployment

8 8 Discuss and make notes Why are you For or Against these options?

9 9 Employment For Start earning a full time wage Practical Opportunities to learn on the job No university debt Can study part time Can go to university later on Consider More and more careers may ask for degrees e.g. –Accountancy –Social work –Law –Journalism Long term prospects Competition

10 10 Employment Traditionally, where are the jobs after A levels? Banking Retail Local Authorities Armed Forces CateringTechnical design jobs Health – auxiliary nursing, ambulance Travel – travel agency, air cabin crew Public services – police, fire officers CREDIT CRUNCH Warning 2009 there 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 ageing workforce will need to be replaced.

11 11 Training / Apprenticeships For Leading to recognised qualifications- e.g.NVQs Practical way of learning Possible in some cases to go onto Higher Education Block or day release to college Advantage over 16 year old school leaver, more mature, focussed Consider Must be focussed – 3-4 year commitment Average £ week wage to start Very competitive Must be willing to follow opportunities e.g moving around CREDIT CRUNCH Warning fewer apprenticeships available

12 12 GAP Year before university For Must be well planned and researched Check with university whether its advised Opportunity to work and save for university Fantastic travel experience Consider Disorganised – gap on CV and university application Can be expensive – need to plan Some courses may not like students taking gap years CHECK CREDIT CRUNCH Warning 2009 Currently finding work for a Gap year is particularly challenging

13 13 Higher Education - University 40% of all students now go to university Opens more doors – twice as likely to be unemployed without a degree than with a degree People with degrees on average earn £150,000 more over a lifetime than people without More and more jobs require graduates –Social work, Nursing, Accountancy CREDIT CRUNCH Warning 2009 – More students are applying therefore there will be more competition for places

14 14 Higher Education - University Qualifications through Higher Education Doctorate (PhD) Masters Degree (MSc, MA, MBA) Undergraduate Degree (BA, BSc, LLB) Foundation Degree

15 15 Why are we thinking about this now ? Year 12 - Summer term – start thinking about your future and start researching Year 13 - September – some GAP year schemes take a year to arrange October 15 th – Deadlines for applying to Oxford / Cambridge/ Medicine / Vet Science / Dentistry October half term – Teachers need notice for writing references January 15 th – Deadline for all applications January – apprenticeships / trainee schemes /jobs advertised for Summer start

16 16 Deadlines Add your own dates

17 17 Decision making – again! Define the decision Establish the options Collect information about the options Investigate the pros and cons Decide the best option Execute your decision What do you want to do after year 13 ? What are your choices ? Research, university websites, prospectuses, job opportunities, apprenticeships and finance Look at both sides of your options What do you really want to do- you may change your mind while researching Start your application

18 Reflect on your thinking Have you learned anything to change your mind?

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