Careers Guidance and Advice
All Year 11 and 13 students are entitled to a Careers Guidance meeting; these will arranged during the school day, a form group at a time. If a student requires their Careers meeting to be prioritised, please contact email@example.com. The school outsources the Careers Guidance meetings so that students receive impartial advice from a level 7 trained Careers professional. In addition to this, the Careers Hub have funded additional Careers guidance for Year 11 - 13 students and families - extended until June 2021. See below for contact details:
At The Misbourne, we are keen to encourage our students to research the careers and opportunities that are available to them so that they can set themselves targets to strive towards.
There are many resources available that provide information, but we have signposted a few websites below that are a good place to start:
Individual Careers Guidance:
Adviza Careers advisors on line chat Monday-Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. Adviza
National Careers Service chat; phone; email Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm & Saturday 10am - 5pm NCS
Buckinghamshire What's Right For Me (run by Adviza) until June 2021 What's Right For Me?
To book an appointment with Ross Logan, our contracted Adviza Careers Advisor (currently on TEAMs / phone) - contact Mrs Hill
Careers resources for students and families
Bucks Skills Hub website – a one-stop shop for students and adults, focussing on skills and career-related advice in Buckinghamshire. The website highlights job possibilities in key sectors across Buckinghamshire and shows 1000s of live jobs. It is also full of the latest resources and advice on career choices, skills development and recruitment, as well as redundancy support.
A free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential:Start
Careers advice and info on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding: National Careers Service
Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds: Career Pilot
Instructions - How to get started with START, NCS & Careers Pilot
Whether you are deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, BBC Bitesize is there to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them: BBC Bitesize
Thousands of career videos of people from hundreds of careers: I Could.com
National careers film library and The Skills Explorer: Careers Box
Exploring the job market
Bucks Skills Hub video : Where next: employment, education or apprenticeship?
Bucks Skills Hub video: Understanding the job market: what’s on your doorstep?
Guardian Careers – News, comment and analysis on careers
Target Jobs - look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed
Help finding apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future: Not Going To Uni
Information about the job market for students and school leavers. All About Careers
Advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers: Prospects
Educational and careers resources: Getting In
One way to make your personal statement / CV stand out is to show that you have studied around your subjects, for instance by taking a free online course. Choose from hundreds of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Browse by subject or start date, to find the right course for you: Future Learn
Careers magazines for families
Success At School Helping your child begin their Career Journey 2020
Future TalentEd Spring 2021 issue 7 - Careers magazine
Careers Mag Issue 6 - Careers magazine for parents
Careers Mag Issue 17 - for school leavers
To view a number of other helpful websites visit: Adviza
Paid for advice and guidance
If you're not sure what career or study options you are suited to a Morrisby Online assessment may be able to help. To find out more visit the Adviza website
Next steps: Higher education, further education
UCAS – Explore your options, apply to uni, alternatives to uni, further education, careers
The Uni Guide – What to study, where to go and how to get there
The Student Room – Looks at careers in graduate job sectors as well as advice on applying to uni
FE Courses: – The Government’s overview of FE, find a course and funding
Good Schools Guide: - An overview of further education
Isolation Inspiration - research activities to complete whilst at home:
Isolation Inspiration 1 - A time to think about your future and set exciting goals to aim for
Isolation Inspriation 2 - Understand the job market and discover what's on your doorstep in Buckinghamshire
Isolation Inspiration 3 - Our Enterprise advisors sharing their experiences
Help with the application process
A complete guide for students in dealing with psychometric tests during interview processes for internships and first full-time jobs. Free practice tests can be found on BarclaysLifeSkills or Practice Reasoning Tests.