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Careers Support For Student

The careers curriculum at Netherthorpe has been specifically designed to give you (the students) the opportunity to explore different career ideas, whilst considering the choices and pathways available to you at key points in your education. You will receive careers information during personal development lessons each year, along with the opportunity to take part in trips and activities that allow you to engage with employers and educational providers. Please take a look at the careers curriculum roadmap below to see some of the things you will be doing in your Personal Development Careers Journey at Netherthorpe.

'Please see attached a pack that contains careers information and support for students and parents in year 11. It gives students and their parents an overview of the Post 16 options available, an understanding of how students can decide on the best route for them and how students can receive specific one to one current careers guidance/support. 

Which Job Sectors are Growing and which are declining (LMI)? 

It is important that you are able to recognise which jobs/sectors are in demand and which are declining. You can do this by referring to the Labour Market Information (LMI), which can be found by clicking on some of the links and activities below.

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You can use this website to find out which jobs and sectors are currently in high demand both locally and nationally. You can also use this website to search for apprenticeships and jobs in the local area. The apprenticeships are broken down into different sectors.

Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.


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Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.



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Careerometer – LMI For All


The D2N2 LEP maintains a number of resources to help inform decision making. Each resource includes a D2N2 perspective and can be filtered down to district level, where the data is available.

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Choices and Pathways 

Whatever stage you are at in your education, there are always important decisions coming up about the choices and plans you need to make about your future. There are lots of websites and resources that give you the opportunity to explore your career options and consider the choices and pathways available to you. They will also support you in your next steps with helpful advice about local opportunities.

My Future is an app that allows students to: engage in conversations with local employers and explore apprenticeship opportunities; talk to training providers to learn about the courses that are available; virtually visit post 16 institutions including colleges and universities and learn about the employment opportunities in their town. Students can also request an interview with a Level 6 Career Advisor.

Unifrog is a service that helps students find their future. This site brings all the necessary available careers information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. Each student has been given registration details from their form tutor regarding how to sign on – students should speak to their form tutors or a member of the personal development team if they can’t remember their login details.

Netherthorpe School Year 11 Careers Advice and Support for Students and Parents  This pack contains careers information for students and parents in year 11. It provides an overview of the Post 16 options available, an understanding of how students can decide on the best route for them and how students can receive specific one to one current careers guidance/support.

On the UCAS Careers Website you can select a job family, subject, or skill to display a list of related job profiles. This is an amazing tool which can open your eyes to the many different job industries and careers that your school subjects can lead to.

Take The UCAS Buzz Quiz to see which job areas might suit you, then start exploring opportunities – from an apprenticeship or a traineeship to researching some job families. There’s a huge variety of options you may not have thought of. 

The BBC Bitesize Careers website has some amazing careers support for young people wanting to learn more about careers and the different progression pathways available to them. Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, the BBC Bitesize Careers team are here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.

Why not take the iCloud Buzz Quiz to start thinking about your career and discover your personality type? In just a few minutes, this fun quiz can help you: Discover your strengths and what makes you tick, understand how others may see you and it can help you explore subject choices/jobs that could suit you.

how2become is the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview. Since 2005 they have been helping students secure their dream job. 


How do I find an Apprenticeship? 

The majority of apprenticeships become active and open their application windows between Jan-April.  However, some of the more competitive higher-level apprenticeships open between Oct-Dec. The length of the apprenticeship, the level of the qualification that accompanies the apprenticeship and the start date of the apprentice can all vary – every apprenticeship is different.

Below are the most useful websites to help you begin searching and applying for apprenticeships that interest you. Remember that apprenticeship vacancies change daily, so it is important that students keep checking these websites regularly for opportunities.

On the National Apprenticeship Service website you can set up an account to get email alerts, so that you can apply to anything that interests you. Click ‘create an account’ and follow the instructions.

At The Apprenticeship Guide website you can begin filtering the vacancies by region. Start with the East Midlands and see what is available. Once you have done this you can use the service to search opportunities that link to various interests in a specific area.

On the Chesterfield Website you will see lots of different apprenticeships which are offered in the local area. Just click on a marker you are interested in on the map or click on ‘apply’ next to any in the list that interest you.

Need Careers Support? Want a Careers Interview? 

Would you like a careers interview in which a careers advisor will provide bespoke careers guidance and support that is tailored directly to you? To request a careers appointment, all students need to do is email:

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