Wrenn is committed to raising the aspirations of all students. A diverse range of impartial careers information, advice and guidance is available to students to help them with their options and career plans.
We have an excellent careers resource centre based at our Doddington site (the IAG room). This room has a wide range of resources including career specific books such as the ‘how2become’ range (www.how2become.com) as well as more general literature, FE/HE prospectuses, leaflets and posters.
The Learning Resource Centre at our London Road site also contains career related materials including Higher Education information. There are also numerous career related displays around the school.
All our students have access to computer based careers resources such as http://www.u-explore.com.
Parents are encouraged to register on this excellent, interactive site too – your child should be able to show you how to register (Registration code: 27170).
Careers related topics are covered as stand alone modules in PSHE as well as being embedded in the general curriculum areas. Throughout the academic year, a number of careers related events also take place, involving a wide range of students. These include the year 9 World Of Work day, visits by external speakers, visits to local businesses, colleges and HE institutions, visits to careers fairs and work with other external careers agencies.
We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers.
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Here is a selection of useful websites to help you with your research.
National Careers Service – Advice online, over the phone or face to face .
plotr – Discover and explore exciting careers .
icould – Career videos, quiz and articles.
All about Careers – Explore, Search, Understand.
Growing Ambitions – Masses of advice sections.
Careers Gateway – Thousands of links all in one place.
Neuvoo.co.uk – A free job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies’ career websites, placement agencies and job boards.
Careersbox – Loads of really good careers films.
Skillset – Free online courses and support for those interested in the creative industries.
Drama UK – Drama UK provides a unique link between the theatre, media and broadcast industries and drama training providers in the UK.
CDET – Council for Dance Education and Training.
BJTC – Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
Get into Music – UK Music Careers Advice.
The Arts Council – Championing, developing and investing in the arts and culture in England.
NHS Careers – Careers in the National Health Service.
BDA – Dental careers and education advice.
BMA – Information about becoming a medical student.
RCM – Information about becoming a midwife.
RCN – Advice on beginning your nursing career.
CSP – Careers in physiotherapy information.
RIBA – Everything you need to know about how to become an architect .
Tomorrows Engineers – Engineering careers advice.
Directions – Information about the finance industry
All about Law – Website unsafe according to Google and very broken at time of testing.
Law Careers.net – Advice for those seeking a career in law.
Get into Marketing – Marketing careers information.
BASW – Careers in Social Work information
Careers in Sport – All the information you need for a career in sport
Get into Teaching – Advice and guidance for those wanting a teaching career
RCVS – Advice and guidance for those wanting a career as a vet
Society of Biology – Find out about Biology careers.
Royal Society of Chemistry – Find out about Chemistry careers.
The Royal Economics Society – Find out about careers in Economics.
Royal Geographical Society Information and advice for Geography Students.
The Historical Association – News resources and support for History Students.
The institute of Mathematics – Maths Careers information
Languages work – Find out about Languages careers
Institute of Physics – Physics careers information and resources
British Psychological Society – Resources and tools for Psychology Students
Futuremorph – Career opportunities in Science and Maths
UCAS – Advice and guidance for undergraduates.
Which? University – University help – Find a course, explore profiles.
Uni Stats – The official UK website for comparing Higher Education course data.
A Star Future – Undergraduate opportunities abroad
Fulbright – Want to study in the USA?
Eunicas – Study in Europe
UCAS Progress – Help with what to do after your GCSE’s.
Why apprenticeships are a real alternative to University
National Apprenticeship Service – The official Government Apprenticeship website.
Apprenticeship Eye – A hub of information providing the latest news and insights for all those interested in the world of professional apprenticeships.
Jobs 4 You – Find local jobs.
Careermap – Apprenticeship search.
3aaa – Find local apprenticeships.
Shell Livewire – The UK’s biggest online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30.
Access Professions – Aspiration raising opportunities for students, parents and teachers.
Go Think Big – Helping young people achieve their career dreams.
I am Creative – Are you looking for work experience in the creative communications industries?
My Kinda Crowd – Tools & inspiring opportunities to help students kickstart their career.
NHS – Step into the NHS.
Smallpiece Trust – Fueling young peoples passion for engineering and science.
Student Ladder – Work Placements – Internships – Graduate Schemes.
vInspired – Volunteering opportunities.