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Where do you start?

There are lots of options and plenty of time

  • Try not to get stressed about your future, even if you’re not sure what you want to do
  • Talk to people around you  – Teachers, Careers Adviser, people at home, friends will all have information and suggestions for you
  • 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.

If 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.

  • 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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