Careers (this page will be reviewed January 2021)

At Byrchall we ensure that all students and their parents are provided with useful information and guidance to help with those important career choices. There are lots of websites and organisations that can give you information about different careers, training and university courses. It's a good idea to look into your options some more before making a final decision. Below are some of the ones we've found and are a good place to start. 

 

For more information, or any careers queries, please contact Mr A Rastrick via arastrick@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk or Mrs J Tindall via jtindall@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk or telephone 01942 728221.

Important Documents
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Options After School (click/tap on picture to be taken to relevant Website)
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CASCAID: Kudos Inspire and Careerscape online careers resources are available to access for pupils who have been set up on an account via school.

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FUTURE MORPH: The Future Morph website is designed to show 14 - 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to.

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BRIGHT KNOWLEDGE: Bright Knowledge and the Student Calculator are designed to help students and young people manage their money and explore education and career options.

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START: Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.

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APPRENTICESHIPS: The Apprenticeship website provides one-stop information about Apprenticeships including vacancies.

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NOT GOING TO UNI: notgoingtouni provides information on the opportunities available after school - for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.

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ICOULD: Look into different careers by watching videos by people in different jobs telling you what their working life is like.

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CAREER CAMEL: A careers site for students, graduates and school leavers. Career Camel offers jobs, internships, advice and courses.

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PROSPECTS: Lots of information and advice on careers, further study and other things to do after university.

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SUCCESS AT SCHOOL: Careers site for students ages 13-18, to explore jobs, connect with employers and pick up work and study advice.

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GETTING-IN: Getting In offers revision materials for both GCSE and A Level and lots of information about choosing and applying for university, including when open days take place, the process of applying and lots of sample personal statements.

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BEST COURSE 4 ME: Best Course 4 Me (and their free app) is a good site to help planning a future degree. Users can identify A level subjects and see what degrees people usually go on to do, see what careers people progress on to from different degrees, etc.

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INTO UNIVERSITY: Charity providing support to young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

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SAVE THE GRADUATE: A website dedicated to guiding students through both career and life choices beyond education. It has hundreds of useful guides and a powerful careers search engine.

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INSPIRING INTERNS: Inspiring Interns is an intern recruitment agency based in London. Browse their website for internship vacancies, graduate jobs and advice on recording a video CV.

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NATIONAL CAREER SERVICE: Government careers advice website with lots of useful information for 13-19 year olds, and a phone number if you'd like to speak with someone about career choices.

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SOCIAL MOBILITY: Social Mobility Foundation provides a range of supports for bright, less privileged A Level students to enable them to realise their potential, by progressing to good universities and into top professions and businesses.

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ALL ABOUT CAREERS: All About Careers is a social careers website aimed at young people aged 16-24 with information about apprenticeships, internships and graduate schemes as well as in-depth coverage of 24 industries.

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TARGET JOBS: The largest choice of graduate jobs, internships and work experience and expert advice on how to get hired.

University Information (click/tap on picture to be taken to relevant Website)
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UCAS: The organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK, with lots of advice on making your chouce and the application process.

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WHICH? UNIVERSITY: What to study, where to go and how to get there.

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THE TELEGRAPH UCAS CALCULATOR: The Telegraph UCAS Calculator converts your A and AS level grades into UCAS points. Find what sensible or random courses you could study at university with this UCAS calculator.

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STUDENTS AT UNI: Guide to surviving university by students for students.

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STUDENTIAL: Advice on the decisions and application processes from A levels throught uni to life after uni.

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PUSH: The ruthlessly independent guide to UK universities.

University Cost (click/tap on picture to be taken to relevant Website)
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MONEY SAVING EXPERT: Dedicated to helping you save money and find the best deals, based on detailed journalistic research.

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STUDENT FINANCE: Advice on student finance.

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118 STUDENT: Advice on getting a loan, grant or insurance.

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UCAS STUDENT FINANCE: UCAS site on student finance.

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SUTTON TRUST: Charity promoting social mobility through improved access to education.

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THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE: For a summary of how bursaries and grants work.

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THE BIG CHOICE (now known as BEETROOT): Check out the bursary searcher.

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