Advice and Guidance
At Smallbrook School we support students so that they can achieve in all aspects of their development. We aim to enhance their life chances for the future by providing tailored support throughout their time in school.
We endeavour to ensure that students and supporting adults have access to independent advice and guidance (IAG), whenever required or through set dates to assist with making important academic or career decisions..
Students have access to the be ready web site and regular meetings with the careers lead [Andy Lawson] There are also drop in sessions on Monday and Thursday lunch times at the Careers Hub.
Beready click here
The school invites outside providers to deliver sessions e.g Landau
For further information on careers, please click here.
Work Experience is a key part of the curriculum for Year 10 and 11 plus. It is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills and it can support career decision making. Many students feel nervous about the week so we have produced the video below to help alleviate some fears.
Work experience guides click here
Examples of work experience providers click here
Please click here to view a list of events taking place. These are particularly of interest to students in Years 10-13.
All you need to know about apprenticeships, click here
Example apprenticeship application letter click here
Local apprenticeship training providers
www.ctapprenticeships.co.uk – County Training – Shropshire-wide apprenticeship provider.
www.sbc-training.co.uk – Shrewsbury based apprenticeship provider.
www.junipertraining.co.uk – Shrewsbury based training provider. National provider covering Shropshire, specialising in Business Administration, Customer Service and Retail apprenticeships.
Local companies who recruit apprentices
Please search Find an Apprenticeship for more opportunities.
Other companies to consider
www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprentice/ – Aldi apprenticeships.
www.company.airbus.com/careers/apprentices-and-pupils/In-the-United-Kingdom.html – Airbus apprenticeships.
www.jcb.com/en-gb/about/careers/students-and-graduates – JCB apprenticeships.
www.bentleycareers.com – Bentley careers in Crewe.
www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com – Jaguar Landrover careers in Wolverhampton.
www.joinus.barclays/emea/apprenticeships/higher-apprenticeships – Barclays apprenticeships.
www.baesystems.com/apprentices – Global aerospace company with a site in Telford.
https://mcmt.co.uk/ – Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth based engineering apprenticeships.
For information on employability skills and how to develop them, click here.
Please click here to view CV help
Please click here for Interview tips.
Example college application letter, click here
For tips for the workplace, please click here
www.icould.com – Career videos of people talking about a range of jobs and home of the Buzz Careers Quiz.
www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses/find-career-ideas/explore-jobs – Website exploring jobs by subject, skill or job family.
www.prospects.ac.uk – Useful site offering information on a range of jobs, career options, degrees, gap years etc.
www.targetcareers.co.uk – Great site with lots of information about careers and further/higher education.
Your Daughters Future – Careers toolkit for parents of girls aged 13-16.
www.ucas.com – Information on accessing higher education including universities and apprenticeships.
www.theuniguide.co.uk– Information on various universities.
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk – Information on university league tables.
www.opendays.com – University open days.
www.princes-trust.org.uk – Support and advice in finding a job or setting up your own business.
www.gov.uk/business – Practical information on setting up a business.
www.federationofdramaschools.co.uk – Careers in performing arts and accredited drama schools.
www.screenskills.com – Information on screen-based creative careers.
www.ccskills.org.uk – Information on careers in the creative industry.
www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk – Useful site providing a wide range of information on engineering roles.
www.thisisengineering.org.uk – Meet engineers and find out about engineering sectors.
www.healthcareers.nhs.uk – Information on roles within the NHS.
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk – Information on roles within the healthcare sector.
www.bps.org.uk/public/become-psychologist – How to become a psychologist.
www.bma.org.uk/howtobecomeadoctor – How to become a doctor.
www.bva.co.uk/professional-development/careers/becoming-a-vet/ – How to become a vet.
Royal Navy – www.royalnavy.mod.uk.
Royal Navy practice reasoning test – www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/joining/get-ready-to-join/practise-for-rt-test/reasoning.
Royal Marines test – www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/royal-marines-recruitment-test/reasoning.
Army – https://apply.army.mod.uk.
Airman selection practice test – www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/how-to-apply/ast.
Other useful sector-specific websites
www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk – Government site about training to become a teacher.
http://recruit.college.police.uk – Information on training to become a Police Officer.
www.fireservice.co.uk/recruitment – Information on how to join the Fire Service.
www.lawcareers.net – Information on a career in law.
www.nctj.com– Careers in Journalism.
For careers/work experience support or to book a careers appointment, please contact Andy Lawson firstname.lastname@example.org