Careers - Which way to go?

CAREERS

Throughout your time at The Lakes School you will have many opportunities to think about the job you would like to do when you are older. Your Form Tutor and your teachers will help you consider all of the options available to you and work with your parents to help you make the right decisions.
We will also help you think about your skills and abilities and provide you with a chance to attend a practice interview with local industry professionals. We will do all we can to help you stand out from the competition at an interview.
Work experience is an important part of life at The Lakes School. During Year 10, you will be encouraged to secure a work experience placement to help you develop an understanding of the world of work.
The links below provide reliable sources of information and advice regarding thousands of jobs including apprenticeship opportunities.

National Careers Service

Apprenticeships

Gap Year

You may be thinking of taking a gap year after your A-Level studies and the links below will provide you with useful advice to help you make the most of your time…

Gap Years

www.yearoutgroup.org

Paid Work Abroad

www.gapwork.com

International Citizen Service

www.volunteerics.org

Volunteer placements abroad for 18-25 year olds and Team Leader placements for 23-35 year olds

Jobs and Careers

Below are a number of useful links to help you take control of your future. Take a look to find out more…

Start Profile

www.startprofile.com

A free national website that covers all the stages of career planning – explore your skills & interests, see suggested careers and find relevant courses, apprenticeships and jobs close to where you live. hero.startprofile.com

3-minute videos from people in different careers, talking about what the job entails.

National Careers Website

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

This site includes a range of job profiles, employability tools and careers advice.

Inspira (Cumbria)

www.inspira.org.uk/ 01539 730045

Formerly Connexions, Inspira offers independent advice and guidance to young people & adults.

Young People Service (Lancashire)

www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone.aspx

Careers advice & support for young people.

Self-Employment

www.greatbusiness.gov.uk

www.gov.uk/starting-up-a-business

www.fsb.org.uk (Federation of Small Businesses)

www.cumbriachamber.co.uk (Cumbria) www.investinsouthlakeland.co.uk/business- support (South Lakes)

www.wnychamber.co.uk (North Yorkshire) www.lancschamber.co.uk (Lancashire)

University

Below you will find some useful links if you are thinking about applying for University. Be sure to check out our Russell Group page which will provide you with some subject specific information to help you choose your A-Level subjects.

General Information
www.direct.gov.uk
Information on how to apply and student finance.

Applications

www.ucas.com

The organisation that processes applications, it also includes a course search and budgeting tools.

Work Experience through Volunteering

The links below will help you to access volunteering opportunities which will provide you with valuable¬†work experience. Follow the links to find out more…

Volunteering

www.do-it.org

A national search engine.

Cumbria Volunteering

www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

Matching you with opportunities in Cumbria.

CLIP

01539 742612

clip2@tcv.org.uk

www.facebook.com/CLIP2yourfuture

Based in Kendal, supporting 16-24 year olds to access volunteering opportunities.

Lancashire Volunteering

www.lancastercvs.org.uk

Matching you with opportunities in Lancashire.

 

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