Pembroke's careers entitlement is a journey that starts in Year 7 and continues through to Year 11. Students have access to a variety of materials and have the opportunity to meet employers. Students access a range of careers and enterprise activities organised by the Academy working in partnership with local employers, the Careers and Enterprise Company and Greater Lincolnshire LEP. These activities include PHSE days, STEM workshops within the Academy, STEM Fairs, Careers and University Fairs, as well as apprenticeship schemes. All of this is to support students in making well informed decisions. Parents play a vital role in supporting their children in making decisions about their future and the Academy is committed to working together with parents. The following websites provide a wealth of information that should help inform and support parents:
Useful websites relating to Careers and Higher Education can be found below:
Click “Tools and Resources” Click on “Career Search.” This database provides a detailed description of hundreds of jobs, including qualifications, training routes, skills and qualities for entry. Also try the “Ideas Quiz” for career ideas which may suit you.
Click on Job Profiles
Careers info by sector, plus ‘The Buzz Test’ personality quiz used in Years 7, 8 &9.
Careers info by sector. Lots of useful videos.
Higher Education (University)
Clear articles about different jobs. Explains typical day, entry requirements, pay and best & worst bits about jobs.
Find suitable universities and course
Compare and contrast university data to include student satisfaction, employability figures etc. for each course.
https://www.prioryapprenticeships.co.uk/ - Priory Training was formed to provide post-16 education in the form of apprenticeships to support progression routes into employment for the students of Lincoln and surrounding areas. Based at Priory City Academy.
There is also a very useful Parents Pack on Apprenticeships you can download here: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/04/Parent-Pack-April-1.pdf
Also look for recruitment agencies and employers own websites.
Volunteering & work experience
Search for opportunities in your local area.
Conservation volunteering opportunities.
Higher Education Websites
A more student-style course generator.
On line aptitude test costing around £20 stating what occupations might suit candidate.
Choosing and comparing universities and courses
The official website for information about universities and for applying to courses. Lots of information which in some areas can make it not very user friendly.
Information about choosing courses from GCSE onwards. Degree finder, course information & student feedback.
Course finder which enables you to search for foundation degrees, post graduate degrees & diplomas.
Government website comparing data from all undergraduate HE courses. Very useful for comparing courses at different universities.
Help with personal statements
General advice on applications + a really good section on personal statements including real examples on dozens of subjects.
Where you apply for student finance.
Some good advice and articles about finance and debt.
Search for scholarships for your university/subject etc.
Everything you need to know about studying abroad.
(Fulbright commission) – Information on studying in the USA.
Opportunities to study/work in Europe as part of your degree.
Everything you need to know about taking a gap year at home or abroad.
Find out how to plan a Year Out and choose a programme which best suits your needs and aspirations. Hot links to 35 of the main gap year organisations.
Overseas voluntary projects with a large number of placements worldwide.
University Admissions Tests
Admissions tests for Medicine.
Admissions test for Law.
Other websites with university/ graduate info
The official graduate careers website. To see what kinds of careers particular degree subjects lead to, follow links to ‘careers advice’ and ‘options with your subject’.
Useful info provided by the ‘Russell Group’ of 24 universities. The downloadable ‘Informed Choices’ booklet is very good for Y11 students making post 16 choices.
Research into graduate careers, including the ‘What do graduates do?’ downloadable publication.