Deciding what you want to do after your GCSE results can be a tough choice, and you might not even know what career path you want to head down just yet, so making decisions on A Levels and further education can be hugely overwhelming. The key is to keep your options open and throw yourself into everything; nothing needs to be set in stone just yet.
Offering career advice in diverse subjects is not an easy task – particularly in a field as specialised as animal care. We all know you have to be a big animal lover to do the job but this isn’t the only factor – there are many fields of knowledge which pupils may not have considered that are integral to the role. Learning the scientific details of animal care will take a lot of study, but the rewards will be great.
From goldsmiths to CAD designers, read on as we look at the various career paths your students could follow to be involved with creating stunning pieces like wedding rings and necklaces. Employing over 55,000 people and made up of over 16,000 businesses, the UK jewellery industry could be one that your students find themselves working in. But, have they considered the different roles in the sector? Here is some careers advice you could give to your students about working in the jewellery industry…
Famous former pupils of Blackpool schools are to help transform current students’ opportunities and give them a better start in life by going back to the classroom. The initiative to build alumni networks in schools and a college in the town, run by the education charity Future First and funded by the Government’s Careers and Enterprise Company, has been backed by the actors Jodie Prenger and Craig Parkinson who both grew up and studied in the town.
Think Physics, at Northumbria University, is running a series of evening talks for North East sixth form pupils to show why physics is important and the career paths it can lead to.
As students receive their GCSE results today, many pupils will go on to study for their A-levels before moving on to university. However, it is important students are supported to consider all the pathways available to successful careers. CBI director for people and skills policy, Neil Carberry says there is an important role for businesses working alongside schools and careers professionals to ensure pupils are better informed and supported to consider all the options available.
Workshops prove to current generation ‘people like them’ can succeed in fulfilling jobs.
Former state school students across the South West are being urged to volunteer in an ambitious programme to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.
Schools, colleges and universities are being urged to take advantage of a free offer to supply them with £300 worth of careers books from a company which specialises in helping job-seekers.
How2become.com has helped thousands of people get into their dream profession over the last decade through its various career guides and training courses.
And the company now wants to help students at a time of the year when they are preparing for exams and beginning to think earnestly about the job they want to get when they finish their education.
Richard Branson is renowned for offering his employees more flexibility, including the ability to dress down, work from home and take unpaid leave if they wish. However, Virgin Group recently hit the headlines for holding a corporate day where all employees were asked to behave in the way many traditional firms require.
There are many ways for a person to make a living in the United States, with any level of education or skill. But statistics do show that a person with a four year college degree (a Bachelor’s degree) will earn, on average, nearly $22,000 a year more than a person with only a high school diploma (Farnen, n.d.).
Over a lifetime this can come out to more than a 1.1 million dollar difference! Of course, earning a college degree is challenging and expensive.