With the rise in tuition fees and the current uncertainty in the employment market, Sixth formers are looking for the best opportunities to maximise their options.
Here at Ashton on Mersey School Sixth Form, students are given the opportunities to developed skills that should enable them to making informed choices about their future.
The Careers Adviser offers individual careers guidance appointments helping students explore their career ideas and choose a pathway after sixth form. This includes guidance on choice of degree subjects or apprenticeships. She holds weekly lunchtime drop-in session in the i-site, where students can call in to discuss any issues without an appointment.
Support on offer to students includes:
Ashton on Mersey Sixth Form is sometimes notified of vacancies from local companies which are usually on display on the vacancy board in the Common Room. Students are encouraged to be proactive in their job search looking for vacancies on Job websites and the local Job centres. Searching for a Job is a full time job in itself and students should cast their nets far and wide and really prepare particularly in this very tough economic climate.
The following are just some of the many commercial job search websites. They carry vacancies for thousands of jobs in the UK and, sometimes, overseas. You can post your CV on many of these websites.
The i-site contains information on a range of careers. This includes up-to-date books and magazines and guides offering support for Higher and Further Education choices and offer advice on UCAS applications.
Other books provide information on GAP year opportunities, student funding, apprenticeships and CV writing. There is information on how to apply for jobs, create CV’s, complete applications and prepare for interviews.