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So what are your plans for the future?

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Deciding on what you might like to do in the future can see be overwhelming

There are so many different jobs out there with so many different job titles

So where do you start?

 

Some people know exactly what they want to do straight away. Others have a few ideas but aren’t sure, and then there are those who don’t know where to start.

Which one are you?

 

 There are lots of options and plenty of time

  • Try not to get stressed about your future, even if you have no idea what you want to do.
  • Talk to people around you, Teachers, Careers Adviser, people at home, friends.
  • Carrying out research can help you to find out more about the world of work and it allows you to make an informed decision.
  • Local and regional labour market information can help you to explore the availability of careers and jobs and future development areas.
  • Local labour market information

Absolutely no idea what career to go into?

If you are unsure it can be a good idea to keep your options open when choosing subjects and moving onto next steps.

Think about what you love and what you’re good at: there will be a career where you can use those skills.

It is also important to think about the subjects and things that you don’t like.

Transferable skills are important.

What help and support is available to me:

  • Every School/College or Sixth Form has a Careers Adviser and it can be a good idea to arrange an appointment (s) with them to look at the options open to you.
  • If you are not in education or training then we can help you – Contact Us
  • There are careers exploration programmes that can be used to help you to explore ideas including the Buzz Quiz
  • Careers for Young People can also help you to access the KUDOS which is a career development programme that helps you to explore, develop career ideas providing you with a realistic view of what is involved within a job (tasks, work hours…pay!).

 

You have a few ideas but you are unsure what to do next

 

Talk to your School, Sixth Form or College Careers Advisor, explore your ideas using on-line resources, find out what you need.

(Have a look at the different links in our More info and links section)

  • Do you need a particular degree? If so, what A Level subjects  will you need to study?
  • Is a particular vocational qualification (eg. NVQ) needed?

It might be worth contacting companies to see if you can carry out some work experience.

Work experience can provide you with a real insight into the world of work and provide you with a taster of what a job might be like, what it involves and whether it might be suitable for you.

Carrying out work experience can also help to support job applications and your UCAS personal statement if you are considering applying to University.  It is worth checking when applying for degree courses at university whether the course requires a minimum number of hours of work experience or certain type of work experience.

 

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