Careers and Information
You can find Mr D Tehan in the careers office which is situated next to the fitness centre.
Are you unsure about what options to choose or what job you would like to do in the future? Maybe you have an idea of what you would like to do but are unsure of the best route to get there?
We can help!
How we can help
At St Augustine's we want you to have access to Career Information, Advice and Guidance so that you can make the best possible decisions for your future.
This advice and guidance is:
- Independent and impartial
- Accessible and free
- Based on the principle of equality of opportunity
- Recognises the contribution of students to their own career development
- Respectful of confidentiality of personal information
If you would like to see a career adviser, drop in to the Careers Office, next to the P.E. Department, on a Wednesday of Friday or ask Mr Rose or your form tutor for an appointment.
You could also speak to your family and teachers about any ideas you have for future courses and jobs.
A new online careers tool for Worcestershire providing up to date information on:
- Employers in Worcestershire
- Worcestershire Labour Market Information
- CV Writing
- Careers advice
- Careers events
- Interview tips
- Support for parents
- Career pathways
Find out more on: http://skills4worcestershire.co.uk/
An apprenticeship is a great way to both gain qualifications and valuable work experience whilst earning money.
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk National Apprenticeship website. Information on apprenticeship options and vacancies.
Explore job profiles:
www.icould.com Have video clips of people talking about their jobs. Students are able to search for subjects related careers and take a Buzz Test to generate idea/ potential pathways.
www.careersbox.co.uk Have video clips of people talking about their jobs.
Build a CV:
Work Experience Update
Year 10 students will have the opportunity to go out on work experience during either the penultimate or last week of the summer. Work experience can also take place during school holidays.
There are limited work experience placements through Worcester Skills Central, where students are able to apply on-line. Students can secure their own placement. Any potential employers will need to have the relevant Employability Insurance and an up to date Health & Safety Policy. There will be a work experience launch during the spring term where students will find out more details, including how to use the Worcester Skills Central website.
Year 10 students studying BTEC Child Development, Child Play, Health and Social Care and Engineering are encouraged to go on work experience. It is advisable for students of OCR Cambridge National in Business and Enterprise to arrange a work experience due to the vocational nature of the course.
Please contact Mr Tehan or Mr Rose for further information.
www.ucas.com Higher education information on Degrees, HND and Foundation Degree. Information and advice about applying for higher education, writing personal statement and finance. Also parent/carers guide.
www.university.which.co.uk www.whatuni.com www.unistats.direct.gov.uk information on each university and courses they run. These websites compares the performance of each uni’s and what how the students rated them.
www.hecsu.ac.uk information on What Graduates Do and Graduate Market Trends. Also learn more about how,when, and why students make career decisions.
www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm Information on What can I do with my degree
www.studentworld.com Higher Education and discovery more information about studying abroad.
Other useful websites:
www.nationalcareersserivedirect.gov.uk Includes job profiles, course search, actions plans, CVs, interviews and applications advice.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Includes information on GAP year, apprenticeships, working, qualifications whilst studying, schlorships and much more.
www.allaboutcareers.com Job market information for students and schools leavers. Career Exploration, jobs and advice. There is also a career test which will help find the right pathway.
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk Information on all career opportunities within the NHS. Information on job specifications, qualifications required and potential earnings.
Career Advice App:
The National Careers Service app is avaliable for Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. The app makes it easy to access careers advice, develop a CV, search for work and prepare for an interview.
You can download the app free from Google Play for Android users and from the Apple Store: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/aboutus/newsarticles/Pages/Spotlight-NCSApp.aspx
Careers @ Saints Twitter:
Careers@Saints now has a new Twitter feed giving up to the minute details or careers opportunities for our students. Apprenticeships, higher education and more. Follow us on twitter @careersatsaints or visit: twitter.com/careersatsaints.
Mr Tehan's Advice
1. Always ask if you don't understand a question.
2. Try to smile & be friendly with your interviewers, but don't be over confident.
3. Plan some questions to ask your interviewers, don't be afraid to refer to notes.
4. Always look at the person you're talking to.
5. Always remember to turn off any mobile phones or tablets while interviewing.