Your Next Steps Aims of the session: To

Your Next Steps Aims of the session: To be introduced to your options including: Apprenticeships & Traineeships, Higher Education and Employment Objectives: Students will challenge their previous knowledge and understanding of HE/Apprenticeships/Employment and identify what they have learned. Students will identify the options they have and set a deadline to review their career

plan. Students will locate UCAS website to identify options and where to apply. Students will identify training providers that deliver apprenticeships in their chosen careers path and locate www.findanapprenticship.go.uk Students will recognise sources of information for self-employment options. Activity In groups, summarise your current knowledge about: Group 1- Apprenticeships/Traineeships Group 2- Higher Education Group 3- Employment

Group 4- Self-employment Apprenticeships What is an apprenticeship? Group 1 share your summary. An apprenticeship is a way for people to earn while they learn in a real job, combining practical training with study. Training will mostly take place with your employer, supported by a college or local training provider. They are available for anyone over the age of 16.

Apprenticeships cover a wide variety of sectors and help you gain job-specific skills. Apprenticeships take 1- 6 years depending on the level and industry sector you are working in. Apprenticeship Levels Degree Apprenticeships Alternative to full time higher education and make it possible for you to achieve a Bachelors or Masters Degree as part of your apprenticeship without tuition fees.

Degree apprenticeship combines paid work with part-time university study. 3-6 years to complete. Degree apprenticeship are designed to strengthen the vocational pathway and to support progression in career paths. Degree apprenticeships are available in a growing number of sectors, including: social media and digital marketing, law, automotive engineering, banking, construction, chartered surveying, electronic systems engineering, aerospace engineering, aerospace software development, financial advice, human resources, nursing, teaching and public relations.

What are the benefits? Describe as a group what you think the benefits are? Earn at least National Minimum Wage in accordance with your age. Some apprenticeships pay over this rate. Learn job-specific skills, supported by experienced staff. Paid for at least 30hours per week. Minimum 20 days holiday. Gain a variety of transferable skills. Work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Progress to higher education.

Advance in your chosen career. Great way to demonstrate your skills to an employer You can go into highly skilled jobs beyond those that university prepares you for You will gain confidence! Lots of potential for you to progress, including gaining a degree with your employer How do I prepare for applying? Make sure you know your strengths and skills. Complete: Buzz Quiz at www.icould.com and / or www.16personalities.com

Describe the purpose of a Curriculum Vitae (CV)? Make sure your CV makes the most of what you have to offer. Practice interview questions. For help with your CV, speculative applications and phone calls and preparing for interviews we have listed lots of support on the final slide. Where can I find apprenticeship vacancies? https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch - create an account and search for vacancies.

Check out vacancies on the college notice boards and links via Moodle. Contact local training providers, for example East Coast College, City College Norwich. Contact employers directly. Ask family and friends to see if the companies they work for have apprenticeship vacancies. Research your options information included on last slide and Moodle. Create your own opportunities. Trusted recruitment companies and websites e.g. www.jobs24.co.uk; www.totaljobs.com; www.indeed.co.uk; www.reed.co.uk; www.monster.co.uk. Traineeships

Training programme with work experience including: work preparation, English and maths (unless you have a GCSE A*-C/94) and a work placement. You will receive travel expenses. 6 weeks 6 months Suitable for: 16-24yrs or 25yrs if you have a learning difficulty or disability someone working 16hrs or less with little work experience Motivated to get a job or need more experience to step into an apprenticeship Does not impact Universal Credit

Activity Use your own or a classroom device and search for an apprenticeship in your career of interest. How many apprenticeship training providers did you find who deliver your career of interest? What did you find out about options you hadnt come across previously? If you are planning to go to Higher Education, did you find an alternative option e.g. an apprenticeship route in your career aspiration, did it include a degree apprenticeship? Higher Education

What is Higher Education? Group 2 share your summary. UK higher education (HE) offers a diverse range of courses and qualifications, such as first degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), and foundation degrees. It includes any qualification at Level 4 and above. ... UK higher education is worldclass four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK. UCAS There are different options: moving to university; studying close to home; commuting; online.

The pathway to Higher Education What is the benefit of Higher Education?

Higher education gives you the chance to study a subject in more depth. It can boost your career opportunities some jobs require a degree. Develop the skills, knowledge, critical thinking and connections to reach career goals. You will be taught by lecturers who are specialist in their field. Graduates can earn more their life time than those who do not go to university.

How can I get into Higher Education? You need to have a level 3 qualification or equivalent BTEC / A Level. Apply through UCAS for most courses (check with your careers team or the university). Main deadlines October and January depending on your subject and up until the end of June. You will need to decide on which course and university you would like to go to.

Applications for part-time courses are slightly different check with your chosen university. Student Finance If you decide to go to university you will be entitled to apply for student finance. You can apply for a tuition loan this pays for the cost of your course. You can also apply for a maintenance loan this covers your living costs. You do not have to pay for anything upfront.

You only have to start repaying this when you earn over 25,000. Student Finance Repayments Where can I find more information? UCAS: UCAS has a great website which allows you to search for different courses and which universities provide them.

Activity: Use your device again, log into www.ucas.com and look at the advice options and where you apply. Subject guides these provide you with a taste for the undergraduate course that you are interested in, what they involve and how to get onto them. https://www.ucas.com/ucas/subject-guide-list UCAS search tool allows you to search for all of the undergraduate degrees in the country https://digital.ucas.com/search

What have you learned about higher education you didnt know previously? Employment What employability skills are employers looking for? Group 3 share your summary. Examples of skills: Communication

Enthusiasm/passion Self-awareness Capacity to develop Problem solving Drive and resilience Team working

Adaptability Numeracy Initiative Reliability Cultural awareness

Reflection Positive attitude Confidence Energy Name other skills employers are looking for? Self-employment Pros and cons of working for yourself

Group 4 share your summary. Find expert advice to help you get started and make a success of your business. https:// www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/self-emp loyment Share what you have learned about selfemployment? Where can I find vacancies? Check out vacancies on the college notice boards and links via Moodle. https://www.jobs24.co.uk/jobs or you local paper.

Contact employers directly. Employer websites and social media. Ask family and friends to see if the companies they work for have apprenticeship vacancies. Create your own opportunities Trusted recruitment companies and websites e.g. www.jobs24.co.uk; www.totaljobs.com; www.indeed.co.uk; www.reed.co.uk; www.monster.co.uk. Want to know more? Drop into or make an appointment with our student coach and careers team. You will find them in the Student Support and Wellbeing offices on each campus and the Job

Shop in Great Yarmouth. Attend a Getting a Job and employability session advertised around college. National Career Service has great advice on applying and career advisers on hand to help https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk / www.getingofar.gov.uk and videos on Get In Go Far YouTube www.notgoingtouni.co.uk www.icanbea.org.uk www.icould.com www.helpyouchoose.org www.targetcareers.co.uk www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk (self-employment)

Help and support available Careers team: Great Yarmouth Campus Located in the information centre Lowestoft campus and 6th Form Located in student support and wellbeing Your teacher they are there to support you in your next steps

Moodle info in Careers section Website Careers page NEACO Higher Education Champions Where can I find further advice independent to college? In additional to the research information available to all students, the National Careers Service provides advice: The national careers service provide lots of helpful information and tips about CV writing, covering letters, applications and preparing for interviews.

Skills health check by completing this you can find out what kind of jobs would best suit you. Jobs profiles find out more about different jobs including the requirements, pay and progression. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ or 0800 100900 or webchat

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