Welcome to Careers at Tenison's
Fashion Designer
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Industrial Area

Head of Careers

Mr A Whyman

whyma@archten.croydon.sch.uk

 

What is the right Career for me? 

 

If you are unsure about your future, start your search through a quiz to help you think about your options-

 

Take the ‘Buzz Quiz’ from UCAS. 

Or this skills assessment from the National Careers Service. 

Interested in the Healthcare services? Maybe a career in the NHS is right for you. 

BBC Bitesize Careers offers advice and information about careers in an easy-to digest format. 

ICould offers real-life stories to inspire your future career, as well as a careers quiz and advice about that do next. 

Learn Live offers live webinars with careers and the world of work, which you can access from the comfort of your laptop. 

What Career is right for me? What Career Live is a Virtual Event on the 12/13th of November 2021 that we’re encouraging all our pupils to attend. Have a look at the programme on offer and sign up for yourself. 

Interested in the labour market? Click this link to Labour Market Information For All to search potential career avenues. 

 

Skills 

There’s been a pandemic and you haven’t managed to find an internship? Why not try a virtual internship- this government website can help you find one. 

Have no idea how to start writing a CV? Check out this wikihow on how to do that. 

Shakey on you Employability skills? Check out Youth Employment for some options on free training and advice. 

Interested in developing skills for employment or education? Try Barclays Life Skills, which gives millions of people the skills, knowledge and confidence they need for work with tools, tips and learning resources. 

 

Apprenticeships, University and post-18 careers 

Is an apprenticeship right for you? Search this government database for apprenticeships that might suit your skills 

Thinking about applying to University? Try this website that helps you find University taster days. 

Compare different university courses with  this handy government tool- Discover Uni

For information about apprenticeships and university, try the UCAS website itself 

Looking for apprenticeships, graduate schemes and jobs? Try Career Map, which consolidates all this opportunities in to one easy-to-use website 

Maybe you want to continue learning, but don’t want to go to University? Why not do a T Level? These offer on-the-job training in practical subjects and real world careers. 

 

Specific Careers 

If you’re interested in a career in construction, check out this information on apprenticeships and university courses at Construction Careers. 

STEM Careers at UCL is a UCL run a careers Fair for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and this year it’s virtual and runs from the 6th of October to the 2nd of November. Sign up to the fair and attend the sessions that are interesting to you. 

If you’re considering a career in accountancy, apply for the KPMG virtual work experience programme this autumn. 

 

Extra-Curricular Activities 

Apply for a place on a Sutton trust programme- the Sutton Trust supports young people from less advantaged backgrounds to access leading universities and careers. In partnership with universities and employers, they run engaging programmes that give students practical advice and leave them feeling inspired and more confident about their future. 

Their programmes are completely free to attend. All costs - including travel, accommodation, food and activities – are paid for by the Trust and their partners.