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    Careers, Life, Work Experience, Apprenticeships & Unifrog

    Careers, Life, Work Experience, Apprenticeships & Unifrog

     

    Careers Guidance in the 6th Form

    The AGS careers programme intends to prepare all students for a changing world of work. 

    However, rather than just being a careers programme, it is particularly important that we equip young people with more than knowledge; the importance of happiness within, whatever your outside circumstances, how to be resilient to all life throws at you and an awareness of philosophy and the political environment. Of course, up to date careers advice about the world of work and apprenticeships is a main focus, as will the steps they need to take to apply to university and to make the right choices regarding their course and chosen place of study. Gap years and voluntary work for those who want to take a different path are also highly valued.

    The 6th form ‘Life’ programme brings in speakers and professionals from all walks of life, varied occupations and past students.  This enables us to keep up with the latest ideas and initiatives weekly with the students and share with them current research and experiences from professionals as they happen. In addition, students are kept aware of the latest opportunities and notices via the Careers twitter feed https://twitter.com/ags_careers.

    Alcester Grammar employs an independent careers adviser who offers specialist advice and guidance to all students in the sixth form. This includes choosing A level subjects, preparing for meaningful work experience and deciding on post 18 options. The careers adviser is available at parents’ evenings and student appointments can be booked through the 6th Form Office.

    In addition to the ‘Life’ programme students have access to the following careers opportunities during the 6th form:

    • Intranet resources on GAP Years, Personal Statements and Work Experience
    • UCAS Application and Personal Statement Support
    • Oxbridge screening and mock interviews
    • Unifrog course-finder resoures
    • AGS Careers Fair
    • Visit to national careers events

    Our aim is to equip these young people to step out into the world as ‘decent human beings’ but most importantly to show them “what you know matters, who you are matters more” (Brene Brown).


    Job Centre

    If you need to locate a Jobcentre Plus office, to get information on benefits and employment, use this link to find local support: http://www.jobcentrenearme.com

    National Career Service

    Click here for the latest ‘Be Inspired’ e-bulletin from the National Career Service. The bulletin brings you news on what’s happening in the world of careers and national, regional and local labour market information intelligence, data and facts.

    Labour Market Report

    The latest local job market bulletin from the National Careers Service. Bringing you regional and local labour market information intelligence, data and facts. Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Information.
     This factsheet from Warwickshire County Council provides an overview of the current and future employment and skills situation using 2018 data. Stratford upon Avon District 2018 Factsheet

     

    Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Information

    National Higher and Degree Apprenticeship vacancy listing September 2019

    The Which Guide to Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships