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The Basildon Academies

Careers Information

Good-quality careers information alerts pupils to opportunities available to them. Ofsted 2019

The member of staff responsible for careers at The Basildon Academies is Miss K Charman who can be contacted via email: kcharman@basildonacademies.org.uk

The provider access policy can be found here The Basildon Academies Provider Access Policy

The Government has increased the age at which all young people are required to remain in some form of education to 18 years; this is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA).  This is not about raising the school leaving age, our young people have a range of options as to how they can participate, they can:

  • Remain in full time education, such as school and college
  • Undertake work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship
  • Work part time for more than 20 hours whilst undertaking part time education or training

At the Basildon Academies, students are actively encouraged to plan for their future. Some students have already decided on their chosen path and know exactly what they want to do, however, some may still be undecided and need a little bit of extra help.

Unifrog

Unifrog is our CEIAG platform that all students within the academy have access to. Students can reset their own passwords should they be forgotten and new students will receive information to sign up.

https://www.unifrog.org/

Where can I find out more information?

Careers

www.Nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  Here you will find a wide range of information and advice including careers, jobs, courses and funding.  Go to Job Profiles section to research.

www.icould.com  View videos of people talking about their career paths.

www.Careersbox.co.uk  this website will allow you to view a range of short videos and interviews where people are describing their careers.

www.How2Become.co.uk  Find insider tips and advice on a range of different careers; on how to complete an application form, through to psychometric tests and how to pass an interview.

www.plotr.co.uk  this provides you with a variety of careers information to explore and discover.

www.bestcourse4me.com  this website can help students at all levels to decide on what course is right for them whether they are looking at degree or A-levels.

www.Targetjobs.co.uk  Find information on a number of graduate careers.

www.Prospects.ac.uk  you can find information here on graduate vacancies, post-graduate study and also possible career destinations by subject.

www.NotGoingToUni.co.uk  Find advice and resources to higher education

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk  Here you will have access to information on many medical careers.

www.whatsyourthing.org.uk This is the brand new Essex careers guide where you can find information about jobs in a variety of different sectors, get CV tips, advice on training and applying for jobs.

https://learnliveuk.com/ Join The Careers & Enterprise Company for “My Week of Work” where you will still be able to gain insight into some fantastic businesses despite the lockdown.

Courses Post 16 & Post 18

www.gov.uk/browse/education this will provide you with information on all aspects of further and higher education.

www.ucas.com  virtually everything you need to know about applying to University. Research different courses and entry requirements.

www.russellgroup.ac.uk  The Russell Group represents Britain’s leading universities. You should find some useful information on Post 16 subject choices; look under students and then click on school and college in the UK.

www.Hotcourses.com  Browse thousands of different courses that are available throughout the country; also includes reviews from students’.

www.OpenDays.com  Use this calendar to find open days of universities and colleges

www.basildonacademies.org.uk  Find information about the sixth form courses and apply online today.

Apprenticeships

www.amazingapprenticeships.com Amazing Apprenticeships are experts on apprenticeships and vocational education, driving forward innovative and creative work in England and internationally to change the way technical education is perceived.

www.getingofar.gov.uk  Find current information and vacancies.

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch  the national sites for apprenticeships. Find current information and vacancies

www.essex.gov.uk/essexapprentices  Find information on apprenticeships in Essex.

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk  Look here for hints and tips with finding apprentices tips and employment.

www.investment2020.org.uk 

www.milkround.com Compiled by High Fliers research in Association with Milkround School Leavers, this table breaks down which employers recruited the most higher apprentices and degree apprentices in 2015.

www.worldskillsuk.org/ 

Essex opportunities portal

Essex County Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Essex Opportunities Portal, a virtual One Stop Shop providing young people and adults with information and advice around, careers, skills, training, and employment opportunities.

Essex County Council and Southend Borough Council have worked in collaboration with employers ,FE Colleges, Training Providers and a range of partners to develop the Portal, which can be accessed at www.essexopportunities.co.uk

Features include Explore Careers pages, a Training Provider showcase with links to post 16 provision, an Employer showcase and information around employment growth sectors.

For more information please contact essex.opportunities@essex.gov.uk