Careers Lead Ms Eppie Howard firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Administration Support: Mrs Cathy Day email@example.com
Both Ms Howard and Mrs Day can also be contacted by telephone through the main reception 01865 862 232
With clear and impartial descriptions of jobs, entry requirements and training options, including live-streamed information from LMI for All, eCLIPS provides users with all the information they need to make informed careers decisions. It caters for all abilities and stages with information ranging from basic to in-depth descriptions with links for further exploration.
There's help for users looking for career ideas, with leaflets providing a broad overview of career areas, careers linked to school subjects and an interactive career matching tool. In addition, eCLIPS provides a wealth of advice to help young people choose study and employment options, and prepare for the world of work.
Schools and careers professionals have trusted eCLIPS for over 30 years. The information on eCLIPS is researched and written by our team of experienced, professional careers authors and is regularly updated to reflect the latest developments in education, training and the labour market. Over 700 industry experts are regularly consulted and asked to comment.
Useful Links for Teachers, Students and Families:
BBC Bitesize Careers A very useful website with lots of job ideas and information
MyWorldofWork Helpful for parents and carers too
GoConstruct Showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment.
Labour market information Oxfordshire Find out about trending careers in Oxfordshire
OxfordshireApprenticeships Local current apprenticeship vacancies and information
ApprenticeshipGuide Current apprenticeship vacancies and information
InstituteForApprenticeships Apprenticeships and technical education
UCAS Higher education and university applications
NotGoingToUni Explore options outside of the traditional university route
UCAS Alternatives to going to university
OXME Oxfordshire Education, Employment and Training Services
Government Kickstart scheme A temporary employment programme
How to help your child to make career decisions after year 11 and year 13.
What is the STFC?
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations supporting scientists and engineers and running experiments around the UK and world-wide. Activities carried out cover a wide range of science, engineering and technology, including materials science, engineering and instrumentation, particle physics, space science, accelerator-based technologies, information technology and computer science.
Inspiring young people and the wider public is one of the STFC's main objectives. This is achieved through a focused programme of public engagement, promoting careers in science, engineering and technology to maintain the quality of the UK programme.
Daresbury Laboratory (DL), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) offer work experience placements to Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students each year, many from local schools and around the country. As far as possible they are placed depending on their interests indicated on the application form.
HSBC Work Experience:
We have some really exciting news to share, HSBC Work Experience is now live!
Opportunities across the whole of the UK, in financial services, investment banking, marketing, digital, compliance and HR.
The Work Experience opportunities will be available through June to August 2021 and will be 1-week long.
Open to all secondary school or college students in Y10 , Y11 , Y12 Y13, applications close on 21st February!
If you have any questions about applying, please get in contact!
College open days 2021
Abingdon and Witney College
Abingdon & Witney College | Wootton Road | Abingdon | Oxfordshire | OX14 1GG
01235 216 301 | 0758 320 6924
Events and School Liaison Coordinator - Marea Brown
Abingdon and Witney Virtual Open Days Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th February 3:30 to 7:30 daily
Dear Y11 Student, Parent/ Carer
We hope this letter finds you well. As we head towards the end of the month, we wanted to take this opportunity to share a few important details with you regarding events we are offering over the coming weeks. We feel that these events will be useful for you and could help with the decision of what next steps you may take.
February Virtual Open Events
Our next Open Events are fast approaching and will be held virtually in the format of 1:1 appointments via Microsoft Teams with members of the Activate Learning Team. You can choose to speak to a subject specialist tutor, a member of our support team or a member of our careers team. All are available to offer guidance and support and answer any questions you may have regarding our courses, day to day college life or any specific learning needs you may have.
For more information about our events, bookings, dates and times and how to book a 1:1 appointment, please visit our website using the following links:
National Apprenticeship Week 2021
The annual, week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds. This year, Activate Learning will be running a virtual Careers and Apprenticeship Fair. So, if you’re considering an apprenticeship or simply want to find out more, we would love you to join us, so sign up now for a packed schedule of both pre-recorded content and live Q&A sessions, designed to inform, educate and excite people about the prospect of Apprenticeships:
We hope that you find the above information useful and are able to join us at some of the events we are holding. If you have any queries, please contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0800 612 6008.
Schools Partnership Executive – City of Oxford College
Activate Learning Colleges
Here’s and introduction from our newly appointed Head of Campus – Student Experience – Follow this link to put a face to a name and find out what their plans are for this academic year: https://youtu.be/wtSNk9TtgsI
Our current Apprenticeship vacancy page - for any students considering an Apprenticeship, there is a comprehensive list of vacancies across a range of employers for them to start looking at. https://activateapprenticeships.co.uk/become-an-apprentice/apprenticeship-vacancies/
City of Oxford College Information about past Open Events
Our first Autumn Open Events have taken place. If you were unable to attend, or would like to re-cap, there is lots of information available on their websites:
Applications are now open for learners wanting to start from September 2021 and can be accessed via our website:
The Engineering trust
We have some fantastic new apprenticeship opportunities please see attached.
For more info on these vacancies please have a look on our website: https://www.theengineeringtrust.org/apprenticeships/current-vacancies/
Information from the Success at School careers advice service
Apprenticeships these days come in all shapes and sizes. With an apprenticeship, you could train to be a solicitor, engineer, journalist, pharmacist or graphic designer—and that's just for starters. You will also be paid a wage, and any qualifications you undertake as part of your apprenticeship—including a university degree—will be paid for by your employer.
This short video provides a good overview:
An apprenticeship is a paid job with training. Apprentices also work towards relevant qualifications while on the job. There are four type of apprenticeships:
A basic level of literacy and numeracy is required to undertake any apprenticeship. If you don't have any GCSEs in English or Maths, you may be able to—depending on the apprenticeship—work towards a "functional skills" qualification while they do their apprenticeship. There are also traineeships students can undertake if they do not qualify for an apprenticeship.
This short video should help you understand whether apprenticeships or university might be better for you: