Careers Guidance

Careers and Courses

Ashlyns School aims to provide Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance which enables our students to be confident and successful at every stage of their education with us, and in their next steps through education, training or employment. Our programme has been designed and developed in line with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for ensuring best practice and to meet the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2018.

A range of information about prospective career opportunities can be found in the Careers Hub on the LRC App here.. This resource can be used by students wishing to research potential new career pathways, options at GCSE or post-16, advice on job vacancies in the local area, help with CVs or with university options.

Below you can find links to useful websites, with information on careers, continuing education, employment and more. Please explore these and make a note of any you find especially helpful.

Career Planning and Careers Research



plotr

Discover and explore career ideas
www.plotr.co.uk




Interactive CAREEROMETER:

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icould

Short inspirational videos of people in work
www.icould.com



careers-box

Short inspirational videos of people in work
www.careersbox.co.uk



nhs

Careers information about careers in the NHS
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk




future-morph

Careers in science and technology
www.futuremorph.org




david-ritchie

Hundreds of links to careers, higher education and colleges
www.facebook.com/dracareers




all-about-careers

Careers information and job search
www.allaboutcareers.com


Higher Education Preparation



ucas

UCAS platform for HE research and application
www.ucas.com



push

Supporting Higher Education research
www.push.co.uk




which-university

Supporting Higher Education research
www.university.which.co.uk


what-uni

Supporting Higher Education research
www.whatuni.com




open-days

Supporting Higher Education Open Day research
www.opendays.com


russell-group

Top 24 universities UK
www.russellgroup.ac.uk




informed-choices

Informed Choices – Entry requirements for Russell Group universities
www.russellgroup.ac.uk/policy
/publications/informed-choices




apply-to-uni-transparent

Supporting Higher Education research
www.applytouni.com


ukcat

Preparing for the clinical aptitude test
www.ukcat.ac.uk




Study in America:  One stop shop for information on USA Education system
www.fulbright.org.uk




gap-year-com

Gap Year ideas
www.gapyear.com



real-gap-experience

Gap Year ideas
www.realgap.co.uk


Apprenticeship Opportunities and Employment



apprenticeships

Apprenticeship information
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk





not-going-to-uni

Apprenticeship information
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk



all-about-school-leavers

Apprenticeship and careers information
www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/




big-choice

Apprenticeship and careers information
www.thebigchoice.com



linkedin

Preparing a professional public profile to recruiters
uk.linkedin.com




indeed

Job search site
www.indeed.co.uk


gov-uk

Job search site
www.gov.uk/jobsearch


 

Sixth Form Apprentice Study Pack

 

Amazing Apprenticeships

FE Colleges



aylesbury-college

Aylesbury College
www.aylesbury.ac.uk



west-herts-college

West Herts College – Watford, Kings Langley and Hemel
www.westherts.ac.uk




harrow-college

Harrow College
www.harrow.ac.uk



uxbridge-college

Uxbridge College
www.uxbridge.ac.uk


Careers Team

Rebecca Kingston      Assistant Headteacher and Strategic Lead for Careers
Rebecca Lambert       CEIAG Operational and Strategic Support
Shona Horan               Independent Careers Adviser  (Telephone: 01442 863 605; Email: shoran@ashlyns.herts.sch.uk)  
Kassie Gaches            Head of Sixth Form
Chris McDonald          Head of PSHE and Head of Year

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