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1 Welcome to the Careers Department- Alternative routes to University

2 What other options are available? Take a gap year Work experience Apprenticeship School leavers programme/ sponsored degrees Employment

3 Finding employment standing out from the crowd-there are jobs out there! CV and cover letter- is it up to date and relevant to what your looking for? Plan your job search- have bookmarks/list of relevant websites. Job search in the morning If you have not got enough work experience/employment why not volunteer companies greatly value this Stay positive- do not give up if you are not successful try something different e.g. a video c.v./cold calling Networking/contacts- go to as many events and also speak to as many people possible the right person may be a phone call away!

4 Apprenticeship An excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience Earn while you learn on average £170 net per week 3 different levels Intermediate= 5 GCSE’s, Advanced=2 A- levels, Higher=Foundati on Degree You work towards a work- based qualification such as a National Vocational Qualification and others Can take between 1 to 4 years to complete depending on the level Get benefits that an employee would get e.g. paid holiday

5 Work experience-this could be a gap year Great way to enhance your C.V and employers value this Allows you to explore different areas Possibility of travelling depending on the Employer Amount of time can vary-could do this as well as work/study Could lead to a paid job

6 Sandwich placements: assessed paid work which is part of a student's course. It is often of one year's duration. Work-based project: A specific piece of assessed work for a course, undertaken at an employer's premises. Work placement: A period of work experience, which can be paid or unpaid, and is part of a course of study. This can be arranged through your university with an employer or by yourself and is for an agreed period of time. Voluntary work: Any type of work undertaken for no payment, usually outside of your course and in your spare time. Part-time work: Paid or unpaid work undertaken during term-time. Work shadowing: Where a student observes a member of staff working in an organisation, and so gains an understanding of what a particular job entails. Internships: A phrase that is increasingly used by large companies and refers to a placement within their organisation. Vacation work: This could be paid part-time or temporary work for students or full time work for graduates looking to enhance their CVs or improve job prospects. Work experience-different types

7 Employer funded study (Sponsored degrees/school leaver programme) Similar to Apprenticeships typically that you would work with the company during holidays or for part of the week and study at University for a course related to your work for the rest of the time Get a salary like any other company employee, you also get three years of building-up incredibly valuable experience Some will sponsor you through HND/HNCs, others Foundation Degrees and many full-on Honours Degrees You are contracted to work for the company after you graduate, so make sure you’re happy before you commit

8 Useful websites Various careers information and alternative opportunities Various careers information Student and Graduate jobs Jobs and other employment help and advice Jobs and other employment help and advice Accounting Accounting Automotive apprenticeships Business and accountancy apprenticeships Business Apprenticeships Sponsored degree programme business and technology service company Creative industry apprenticeships and also has careers information Engineering and construction Hospitality industry training Hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry Law Law paralegal training qualification NHS Pharmaceutical industry Personal trainer academy Opportunities in Europe to work with children Volunteering http://vinspired.com Volunteering Volunteering

9 I work Mondays and Tuesdays appointments are throughout the day and are 30mins usually I also have open drop-in sessions at all break times -fill out the interview request form today -speak to your form tutor for a referral -come to the Careers library T6 or the office opposite T5 in the bottom of the link block to arrange a time -email me @ Careers interview- if you would like to discuss education, employment and/or training options further

10 Thank you for your time

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