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Career Planning

The best way to achieve the career which we desire and deserve is by research and planning. We all have the chance to choose what we want to do for the rest of our lives and to avoid drifting into a ‘job’ not a career. Use this section of the website to help plan your career and future.

Career planning is part of what you do when you’re thinking about a new career, or you’d like to progress in the career you are in.  You might be wanting to make a complete change, or just improve where you are at the moment. Planning needs time, as there are several things to consider. When you are planning, you need to think about:

  • What you can do already?
  • What you’d like to do next?
  • What else do you need to learn?

Use the following links to help you plan your career.

Think about what you want out of a job and help to make your next career move the right one for you.

START Careers is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance. By following Start’s structured and progressive activities, the platform caters for all students helping them to make more informed decisions about future study and career options at the right time and in good time.

Use The Skills Health Check this is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations. Working through the Skills Health Check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you. You'll be able to download your report once you've completed at least one assessment.

Take a Buzz Quiz to find out what careers may suit your results. 

If you have found some careers you are interested in click HERE to find out the skills and qualifications needed to get into that job, what the work would be like, the pay you could expect and what the career prospects are. 

In year 11 an electronic action plan will be created together with Miss Griffiths which will be shared with you. Career Action planning involves setting targets for yourself and deciding how you will achieve them. It involves making decisions and planning your future. You will have to become focused and think about what sort of work you want to do and will be able to do. An action plan will help you to:

  • Take a step-by-step approach to plan for your future
  • Take responsibility for your future
  • Develop useful skills, like making decisions
  • Think about yourself and assess yourself
  • Make a record of your achievements
  • Apply for jobs, courses or further education
  • Recognise your achievements