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Careers Advice @ Grey Court School

In 2018 Grey Court was re-accredited with the National Quality in Careers Award: 'Investors in Careers' which is valid for three years.  This highlights our commitment to careers education and employability and highlights the outstanding careers provision in the school. 
The Careers team consists of Mr Poole (Head of Careers & Vocational Education), Miss Holmes (Careers & Enterprise), Miss Andrews (KS4 work experience) and Miss Bernie Corrighan (Careers Adviser).
Bernie Corrighan is a Careers Adviser and sees students for individual careers interviews with students on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bernie can give impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) about colleges/6th forms, work, apprenticeships, university and your career ideas.
To make an appointment with Bernie you can sign up by speaking to your form tutor, phase leader or student support officer. Parents/carers can email on bcorrighan@greycourt.org.uk

 

NOT SURE WHAT CAREER TO DO IN THE FUTURE?

Start is an online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future careers potential. This is replacing U-Explore ( which we have previously used) and this will be used in PDW lessons. 
To Log in go to https://www.startprofile.com/ and create your profile where you will rate your skills and qualities and also log any careers related activities. It’s a great place to find out about future jobs and start to think about your future.

 

YEAR 9

THINKING ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO IN THE FUTURE?

Try KUDOS  https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/ which is a careers questionnaire that matches your likes and dislikes to jobs. You will be given a username and password in school – see Mr Poole or Bernie Corrighan (Careers Adviser) for more information.

 

YEAR 10 & 11

 

HOW DO I SEARCH LOCAL SIXTH FORMS OR COLLEGES?

Research in to sixth forms and colleges in your area by using UCAS PROGRESS www.ucasprogress.com 

You can also apply in year 11 using UCAS PROGRESS from October 2018.

 

WHAT APPRENTICESHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SOMEONE AT 16 OR 18?

To find out what apprenticeships are available to young people check out: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk 

To search and apply for local apprenticeships and register for updates visit: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

 

YEAR 12 AND 13

Here are a series of useful links for your to investigate your future options around University, Apprenticeships, Gap years and more.

http://www.ucas.com

http://www.university.which.co.uk 

http://www.unifrog.org/ 

http://www.notgoingtouniversity.co.uk

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice