Useful Careers, Information & Guidance Online
At Reach school we feel it is important for both students and parents to have the opportunity to be able to access impartial on-line resources to help your child develop their aspirations, review and analyse their long-term and short-term careers goals and use information obtained to help make decisions about their possible options and career paths. Please see below information that will direct you to these online resources. As parents these resources will help you to understand the changes in further education and give you a good foundation of knowledge to support your child with their chosen path.
Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
The National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Lots of helpful advice in the advice section on employability skills, work experience, apprenticeships, university and different career paths.
Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (LMI) is used to understand the current economic climate. LMI allows young people and adults to research and see which career areas and growing and which are declining by things such as predicted growth/decline rates, working hours, average salaries, application made in that field etc all of this information is used to help you make an informed decision on your future employment.
Below are a few websites/links where you can explore local LMI information
Website that gives you free access to more than a thousand videos related to different curriculum subjects of people telling their personal careers stories in their own words including information on Labour Market Information (LMI) e.g. average salary, skills & qualification.
The Direct Gov website allows both parents and students to search for Apprenticeships in their area and make applications for available vacancies. It also provides information regarding salaries and qualifications offered.
The amazing apprenticeship website offers students lots of useful resources regarding apprenticeships and information about different levels, how to apply and live broadcasts.