UKCESS Key Findings Infographic (updated May 2016)
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UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2015: England Findings
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.
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.
Talk to your School, Sixth Form or College Careers Advisor, explore your ideas using on-line resources, find out what you need.
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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.