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Careers for Young People advisers are available at the following times in Contact Warrington, Horsemarket Street;
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Friday 9am – 4:30pm
We offer a ‘drop in’ facility, however we can also book you an appointment. Contact us on 01925 442211 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.orgPermalink
There are lots of factors to consider when thinking about taking a gap year. If you use this time wisely, it could help you to decide the right career path, gain new skills, travel and gain life experiences.
Things to consider include;
Once you decide that you want to take a gap year then you might want to consider;
Looking for full time work can be difficult as the world that we work in is very competitive. Take a look at the Job Searching section for more information about where you can look for full time work.
You might also want to consider looking at our CV section for guidance on creating a great CV.
We have also gathered together a number of useful Career websites where you can search for jobs.Permalink
A CV is a professional ‘working’ document and can be updated according to the skills and experience that you build throughout your lifetime. The purpose of a CV is to show the employer that you can do the job and to get you to an interview. It is a summary of your past work history, experiences and the skills you possess.
Take a look at our CV section to help you understand what you need to include in a CV.Permalink
Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and gain a qualification at the same time. There are lots of different types of Apprenticeship. Take a look at our Apprenticeships and Training section, where you will find information about;
To search for Apprenticeship opportunities visit the National Apprenticeship Service website.Permalink
The best way to find a work experience placement is by directly contacting the places where you would like to work. You can also contact one of our Education and Employment Advisers, who should be able to offer some support and talk through your options.
You could also look at the following websites, which helps young people aged 14-25 look for voluntary work.Permalink
Work experience gently introduces you to the world of work. It will give you an idea of the skills you might need to do well in the workplace.
It will help you to identify your own skills and perhaps even highlight the areas you might want to work on.
Work experience is a great way to gain some experience that you will be able to add to your CV and find out if the job is the right one for you.Permalink
The options available all depend on what career you have in mind, it might be that you have to gain a certain qualification or take a certain route. You might want to take a look at the following job profiles to find out more.
You can progress in some jobs by achieving a work based qualification like a certificate or a diploma. Take a look at our Apprenticeships and Training section for more information.Permalink
Use this grid to see what level your qualifications are at and what qualifications they could lead onto afterwards:Permalink
If you know where you would like to study then visit the college website and search for courses or alternatively contact the college directly.
Carmel College – 01744 452200
Mid-Cheshire College – 01606 74444
Priestley College – 01925 633591
Reaseheath College – 01270 625131
Riverside College – 0151 275 280
Cronton College – 0151 424 1515
St. Helens College – 01744 623336
Warrington Collegiate – 01925 494494
Colleges hold a number of open days throughout the year that you can attend and will have the opportunity to speak to course tutors. Take a look on our calendar of events or visit the college website directly.Permalink
All young people are now required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday or until a level 3 qualification is achieved (whichever comes first).
Your options are;
To help you to decide the right pathway, you need to consider the following;
For more detailed information about the different options take a look at our Post 16 booklet.Permalink