The majority of our students apply to university and enter Higher Education after completing their level 3 courses.  All students are encouraged to consider their future career choices and make informed decision on what course to apply for, or indeed whether an apprenticeship or fully time employment may be a better option for them.

We have an enrichment programme that includes activities to aid completion of a CV, guidance for students wishing to complete work experience (including some unique opportunities we can offer thanks relationships we have with local organisations), and regular talks from experts from a range of different industries. 

There are many websites offering career advice – the following is an excellent starting point for students who have no idea what career they may wish to progress on to: SACU

Higher Education Description
www.ucas.com Official information on HE & how to apply
www.push.co.uk Guide to helping students find the ideal university for them, focusing on student life as well as courses
www.bestcourse4me.com A website aimed at helping you choose a career, as well as a suitable course to help make that career happen
www.which.co.uk You state what A-levels you are taking and then the website will generate suggested degree courses
www.opendays.com University & college open days
www.thecompleteunveristyguide.com Comprehensive HE guide
www.unistats.com Includes National Student Survey results
www.qaa.ac.uk Reports on quality of teaching and research in HE
www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk Student finance
www.yini.org.uk Year in industry
 
Employment/gap years Description
www.apprenticeships.org.uk Guide to apprenticeships and vacancies
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Paid alternatives to university
www.careerpilot.org.uk Plan your future work and study
www.careersbox.co.uk Careers films on the web
www.gradsouthwest.com Job service for South West students
www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk Official job centre site
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk NHS careers and training
www.prospects.ac.uk Guide to graduate careers and further study
www.csv.org.uk Community Service Volunteers
www.bunac.org.uk Work, teach and volunteer abroad
www.gapyear.com Year out ideas
www.gogapyear.com Essential gap year advice
Last updated: 23 Feb 2017