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Your Careers Staff

Anita Brotherton
School and Sixth Form careers

a.brotherton@parrswood.manchester.sch.uk

 

Carol Wilkinson
Careers Advice, Work Experience
Tuesdays and Fridays

c.wilkinson@parrswood.manchester.sch.uk

 

 


Our Independent Careers Advisor is Jennifer Patrick.
She visits the school 2 or 3 days a week and can be contacted on:

j.patrick@parrswood.manchester.sch.uk

 

 


The Careers Office

 

The Careers Office, based in room F44 in school, can provide help and advice to all our students.

 

                 


The Parrs Wood Careers Programme


CLICK HERE for Parrs Wood CEIAG Policy - (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

 


CAREERS - It's your future ...which way will you go ?

 

Making choices

 

Choices - lots of them! And people telling you what they think you should do next.
But how do you know what is right for you?

 

Choices Checklist

 

* Think about your skills, interests and likes.
* Consider how you like to learn.
* Talk to your tutors, careers teacher, family, friends, Careers Personal Adviser, or youth worker.
* Work out what money you need and can get to study or work.
* Research ideas in your school Careers area (F44), local library, or on the Internet.
* Sort out a back-up plan in case your first choice doesn't work out.

 

It's important to check all of the options. Remember that your Careers Adviser can help you make sense of it all.


 

There are lots of online resources to help you:

 


General Advice

 
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Government careers help and advice

Manchester Targeted Youth Support Service

(formally Connexions)

Play the Game, explore careers matched to you and find out what you could be great at.


Job Profiles

 

Profiles on almost 800 different types of job, from gardener to graphic designer. Each one explains which skills and qualifications you need to get into that job. You can also read about what the work would be like, the average salary you could expect and what the career prospects are.

Careersbox, part of the Careersinfo Group, is an online library of careers film, news and information.


Apprenticeships

 
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INFORMATION ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS


Financial Help and Advice

 
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Financial help and advice


University

 

UCAS stands for the 'Universities and Colleges Admissions Service'. Our aim is to help students make informed choices that are right for them, guiding them, as well as their parents and advisers, through the entire higher education application process.

 

The official website for comparing UK higher education course data.

Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles


I am not sure and would like to know more about what is available:

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Kudos is an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decisions.

For the school code, see the careers noticeboard or ask in F44

 

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What is happening in Manchester?    click on young people &/or parents/carers or check out the useful websites


 

The Application

 

Applying for options after school

Writing your CV
How to write a CV:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EgOHOscyCE

A CV format:
Introduction:             http://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/articles/article/45/school-leaver-cv

                                     http://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/articles/article/20/apprenticeship-cv

Useful CV Formats:  http://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice/cv-and-cover-letter/non-graduate-first-job-cv-template

If you have a KUDOS account you can also use their CV format. For the school KUDOS code see the noticeboard near
F44 ( The Future Choices room).

Writing your Personal Statement for college or an apprenticeship

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/search-and-apply/writing-personal-statement

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