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Careers

Knowing what to do can be a difficult decision. As a starting point, it’s helpful to know what sort of career or job you’d like to have and this section will be able to help you with your research.


Research Job Families

Click on this link to access a huge range of job roles > researching some job families. There’s lots of information about a wide range of jobs including some you may not have realised exist!


Work Experience and Volunteering

Work experience is a really good way of discovering whether you would enjoy a particular career path. It will also look good on your CV.  

You will also take part in the school’s Work Experience programme giving you the opportunity to try an area of work to see if you will enjoy it, prior to making a decision.  Keep your record book and use this as evidence for your prospective employer.

You may also want to consider National Citizen Service. It’s a residential and local programme for students in Years 11 or 12. You will have an assembly about this programme and you can find out more by looking it up on YouTube.

Keep your options open, explore all avenues and keep positive.  Talk to staff about your options. Discuss your ideas with family.  Remember there are always others who are there to support you.


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

If you have a good idea of the type of work or career you would like to embark on, another option is to explore whether there are apprenticeship or traineeship opportunities in your chosen field.

Attend careers fairs in your school and local area. There are many opportunities to meet with employers and training providers.  Look out for information in school about these events.  

Contact Mrs Whittaker, in the MEC office, for assistance with research and job opportunities.

Register and/or Search the Apprenticeship Vacancies page here or search the Apprenticeship Service website at www.gov.uk/getingofar.co.uk

Candidates can now download the Apprenticeship Vacancies App to a Smart phone to easily search the thousand's of apprenticeship vacancies available, click Google Play (for Android users) or Apple App Store (for iOS/iPhone users).


Oxfordshire Apprenticeships

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships, where all latest apprenticeship offers are listed as well as Open Days for colleges and training providers. Up to date information for Parents and Students can be found here.