Below are some useful links that will help you with guidance or that you can recommend to your students to help them as they move on from school to the next stage in their education.
Amazing Apprentices Free Resource Pack
“Amazing Apprentices” have created a range of free resources for teachers to use with their students. Visit www.AmazingApprenticeships.com, there are a range of free resource available including:
- Apprenticeship Pack – a step-by-step guide to apprenticeships for 16 – 19 year olds.
- Films – inspirational and informative short films, covering every aspect of apprenticeships – from ‘How to apply’ to ‘Higher and degree apprenticeships’.
- Webinars – a series of free webinars hosted live every Wednesday from January to July 2016, for teachers and parents. All webinars are recorded and can be watched again at any time to suit you.
- Extra resources – a helpful set of additional resources, ranging from case studies to tips and tricks posters, covering almost every apprenticeship subject imaginable.
- Monthly e-newsletter – they are constantly adding new resources to the website, so they offer a free newsletter sign up to help keep you up to date with all the latest news and downloads. To register for this brilliant newsletter please click here.
They also have a new film that was launched on the 14th March called ‘Technology apprenticeships for the next generation’. To watch the film please click here.
New Online Portal for Careers Advisers, Teachers and Parents
A new online portal which can be accessed via www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
Learn More About Apprenticeships With Free Webinars
A series of free 15 minute webinars will run every Wednesday at 19:30 from January to June covering a range of topics linked to apprenticeships. They will be recorded and hosted on the site for anyone who missed the live broadcast. You can register for the webinars at
Worcestershire Careers Central
Online career support for students, parents and careers advisors providing all the information a young person will need to map out their career pathway. Focused on Worcestershire’s key growth sectors, it highlights the qualifications, work experience and the skills required.
Work Experience – Worcestershire Skills Central
A solution to finding work experience placements! Worcestershire students just need to create a login account to have immediate access to and the ability to apply for, practical work experience opportunities offered by employers within Worcestershire’s key growth sectors.
National Schools Apprenticeships
The National School Apprenticeship programme is a network of like-minded primary and secondary schools with a commitment to employing apprentices and creating job opportunities in their local community. Every school across the nation is being encouraged to employ an apprentice by 2020
Types of apprentice roles can include: Teaching or Classroom Assistant, PE and Sports support, Caretaker, administration, ICT, Catering, Learning Support Assistant
The Apprenticeship Guide
The Apprenticeship Guide contains concise summaries of every apprenticeship course offered in England, plus general careers advice, real life stories, employer advertising, a regional directory of training providers and much, much more.
TheSite.org is a guide to life for 16-24 year-olds. With articles on work and study and a range of other topics, a question and answer service and a buzzing online community, TheSite.org tells it like it is.
Milk Round School Leavers
Is a career resource hub specifically targeted at school leavers aged 16-18. We aim to provide all of our information in a simple and digestible format to help you get the best out of the site.
Push Talks are inimitable, irreverent and completely unique to any other school talk you’ve ever seen. They use comedy, storytelling, and a style students can genuinely relate to – all mixed with deep expertise on higher and further education, careers, skills and employability. And as if that wasn’t enough…all this is delivered by the most engaging, relatable and energetic presenters.
Engineering is behind everything, from the train you travel in to your mobile phone and the shoes on your feet. The activities section introduces engineering principles and examples of engineering challenges in real life. Activity sheets include resource lists, instructions, and information on where you can go for similar activities.
For teachers and activity organisers, included are curriculum links where possible, discussion topics and ideas for taking the activities further
National Careers Service
Help young people to chose a career, do a skills test, search a course, personalised help from career advisors, advice on line, over the phone and face to face. A wide range of resources for teachers working with young people
Inspiring the Future
The Charity, Education and Employers runs Inspiring the Future which connects state schools and colleges with employers and people from the world of work.
Teachers and volunteers are connected through a secure website, selecting people who best meet the needs of their students from a range of sectors and professions. At the heart is volunteers talking informally about their job, career and their educational route. In addition, volunteers can select a number of areas of expertise that might be of interest to student – e.g. apprenticeships, enterprise, maths, financial literacy, languages, engineering and technology etc.
Careers Advice and support tools for writing CVs, covering letters, job applications, interviews tips, how to apply for jobs, careers options and more
Graduate schemes from employers recruiting right now. Various programmes are available from 6 – 14 months. Many companies recruit throughout the year with jobs starting immediately.