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May 12, 2013 by G Fish
All the best to Year 11s, 12s and 13s who are about to sit their GCSE and A Level exams, or who are about to submit their BTEC coursework. Help with exam stress can be found at The Student Room website. Remember the Results Days are Thursday 15 August (A Levels/BTEC Nationals) and Thursday 22 August (GCSEs/BTEC Certificates).
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Please email me (email@example.com) if you've got questions about your post-16 career choices.
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Why is the UEA the top student destination?
Stacia Briggs, Friday, April 26, 2013 - Source: Evening News 24
It was with more than a degree of pride that the University of East Anglia greeted the news that it had been ranked first in the Student Experience Survey 2013. For the rest of the article, go to the Evening News 24 website.
Current Post-16 and Post-18 Training and Employment Opportunities
Updated as bulletins arrive in school by Graham Fish
Workshop Engineer Apprenticeship at Acclaim Handling
Acclaim Handling Limited is a local company which specializes in forklift hire, sales and materials handling equipment with over 30 years experience. We are situated on the Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich where our own workshop carries out inspections, servicing and repairs of forklifts.
Freshpod Marketing Apprenticeship
We are looking for a young person to join our marketing business under the Broadland Apprenticeship Scheme. We are experienced in working with young people to give them a experience across a range of customer service, administration and marketing skills. We have a position at the moment working within our environmentally friendly business Fresh Pod – www.freshpod.co.uk and the role will suit someone who is a good communicator and wants to find out more about working in marketing. If the right candidate enjoys the job and works well with the team then there is a possibility of a job at the end of the apprentice scheme.
Opportunities from helpyouchoose.org
We've been contacted to let students know that the NHS in Norwich and Central Norfolk are increasingly advertising Apprenticeship posts on NHS Jobs, both clinical and non-clinical. The link for NHS Jobs is www.jobs.nhs.uk. Students need to spend as much time as possible on their supporting statement as this is what the recruiting managers will look to for shortlisting. Once you log on to the website, find the 'Quick search' section on the right-hand side of the webpage and type in 'Norwich' in the 'Search for location' box.
Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship at Britvic Norwich
This is a Four-year Advanced Apprenticeship. NVQ level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations achieved in first year at local College, with NVQ level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance achieved in Britvic Soft Drinks. Day release throughout to achieve BTEC level 3 Diploma and HNC. Engineering Manufacture (Craft and Technician) Delivered by Midland Group Training Services Ltd. Starting salary: £192.30 per week. For more details, click here. Closing date for applications: 6 May 2013.
Apprentice Business Support Assistants and Apprentice ICT Support Technician at Norfolk County Council
Norfolk County Council are recruiting again for ICT and Business Administration Apprentices. Note that recruitment is on a rolling basis, with starts planned between January and August 2013, so no set close dates. Applications welcome from Yr11 leavers. Positions open to applicants age 16-24yrs.
The ICT positions are in Norwich, with applicants needing GCSE Grade C+, while Business Support Assistant opportunities are available at offices around Norfolk. All applicants need to have a good general education and an excellent attendance record at school / college.
Applications on the County Council website - www.norfolkccjobs.com with help on completion of the application on 01603 222212.
By the numbers - Career Expectations
News | Published in TES magazine on 29 March, 2013 | By: Helen Ward
'Teenagers have a weak understanding of what types of jobs are available to them, a new study has found.
One-third of 15- to 16-year-olds want to work in just 10 occupations and the most popular option for state school students is teaching, according to a survey of 11,000 young people aged 13-16.'
Click here for the full article.
What do you want to be
Top 10 Most Popular Career Choices in State Schools:
Top 10 Most Popular Career Choices in Private Schools:
The Skills Show 2013
April 2, 2013 by G Fish
A highly interactive experience, the show features the opportunity to try bite-size tasters of work-related skills, speak with employers about job and training opportunities, receive specialist advice, hear industry speakers and watch skill performances and competitions – all under one roof!
The Skills Show returns for its second year, being held over three days from 14-16 November 2013 at the NEC Birmingham. Free to attend, the UK's largest skills and careers event inspires young people with exciting opportunities in further education, skills and Apprenticeships.
If you're interested in coming along on Friday 15 November, please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org - to put your name on the list for more information to be sent to you nearer the time.
Have a Go activities inspire visitors with a ‘bite-size’ taster of a skill. A unique opportunity for visitors to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a skill, visitors will be introduced to skills they might never have considered as career options!
Who can get involved
You can provide a Have a Go activity if you are: an education and training provider, school, college, sponsor, employer or industry body.
What the experts think
“Having a go for yourself is the best way of getting a taste for a new skill. There’s no substitute for hands-on experience to help open the minds of thousands of young people to the jobs and careers that are out there waiting for them.”
National Careers Service
September 21, 2012 by G Fish
We’re with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to helping you get the advice you need for future skills, careers, work and life choices. We can help you develop your career with specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder. Let us help you take the next step… Click on the images above or below to take you to the National Careers Service website.