Careers Wales is an organisation that can help you to plan your career, prepare to get a job and find and apply for the right apprenticeships, courses and training.
Careers Wales has launched their Wales-wide live chat facility with expert advisers still on hand to discuss options and future opportunities. You can access the service via the Careers Wales website:
- 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
- 9am – 4:30pm Friday.
Parents, students and pupils! If you’re worried about options or future opportunities, Careers Wales can help. You can access their new Wales-wide live chat facility during the following times:
- 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
- 9am – 4:30pm Friday.
Career Advice - Year 11
With Year 11 now coming to the end of their compulsory education, some students and parents/carers may be feeling anxious or confused about what to do in September.
Our Careers Adviser, Lindsay Todd, is here to help.
Lindsay is available for face-to-face meetings with students in school, even after they have left and would like guidance on their next steps. Appointments available from Tuesday 8th June.
Please feel free to contact Lindsay via
Tel: 07966 389168
Coleg Gwent Online Open Event
The main college in Newport - Coleg Gwent- is holding an online open event in November. You may be starting to discuss post-16 options with your young person and it could be useful to find out what other pathways are available alongside sixth form.
Key details are below:
Tuesday 3rd November – 5pm & 6pm
5pm - Welcome to Coleg Gwent; the host will briefly take you through the virtual open event and how to navigate through the event.
5.15pm - Our subject area webinars will start, taking take place for approximately 20 minutes. Here in our webinar chat room, you’ll be able to ask any questions about a particular subject from our experienced course tutors.
5.40pm - Our webinars on Finance, Transport and Support will commence. You’ll be able to ask questions within the webinar chat room here too.
The second event will commence at 6pm and run the same format with the second session starting at 6.15pm and then 6.40pm.
How do I book on?
Students have to register via this link https://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/open-events
Careers Wales Further Education Campaign
Careers Wales have recently launched their latest campaign, the 'Moving on Moving Up' which aims to provide information on the options available to students who are coming to the end of their course, provision or learning and to promote the variety of ways students can access Careers Wales services. The campaign will run from 1 May to 10 July 2020.
The realisation that your time at school has come to an end can be stressful. That’s why we’re here to help! Whatever it is that you want to do in life, our advisers are on hand to help you. Whether you want to go to university, apply for a job, enrol on an apprenticeship or dive into new training opportunities, we can help you with your next steps ➡ https://careerswales.gov.wales/plan-your-career/features/moving-on-moving-up
Online Work Experience
With many young people not able to physically shadow a business on work experience, students can gain an insight into a range of workplaces virtually from a simulation tool, broad range of industry films and interactive worksheets. The activities listed in the link below encourage the exploration of a range of different roles and sectors, and helps connect to the skills required, and the meaning of Core transferable skills.
Patrice Banks, like a lot of women, felt frustrated by the lack of resources available to her when she sought out car care and maintenance. Not surprisingly, when she needed the help, she couldn't find any female mechanics. She went back to school to become a mechanic, and now owns and operates Girls Auto Clinic (GAC), an auto body shop run by women for women that aims to provide the proper resources for females and their car. The Girls Auto Clinic (GAC) provides free car-care workshops, automotive buying and repair resources, products, and services based on trust, education, and empowerment.
In partnership with Lean Cuisine, to support the ambitions of every women, Patrice Banks tells her story.
Young people benefit from having opportunities to learn about working, to develop the skills they need to succeed in employment and build self-efficacy and self-belief. Where this is done well there are benefits for the individual in increasing their employability, for employers in helping them recruit staff who have the skills that they need and for communities in reducing unemployment and supporting young people to make good choices about training and employment.
- Listening and Understanding what is being said.
- Speaking clearly and directly or using your device to communicate (for example, your computer).
- Reading independently.
- Using numbers.
- Sharing information.
- Working with people of all ages.
- Being able to listen closely and speak clearly.
- Knowing what your role is in the team.
3. Problem Solving
- If there is a problem, think hard on how to solve it or ask for help.
- Think about how you have solved a problem in the past.
4. Initiative and Enterprise
- Ask what you can do - don't wait to be told.
- Be able to stop doing one task to do something which is more urgent then go back to the first task.
5. Planning and Organising
- Coordinating tasks to be done
- Making lists
- Have the right tools for the job at hand
- Being at work on time
- Wearing the correct clothing
- Asking to go on lunch
- Writing 'to-do' lists
- Watching your time
- Be enthusiastic about learning new skills.
- Be willing to learn on and off the job.
- Be prepared to invest your time in learning new skills.
- Have the basic range of technology skills
- Be willing to learn new technology skills
- Be willing to practise using technology
Please see a link attached below for a video by Careers Wales which has useful information about what a career interview is and how it can help you.
If you need help or would like to find out more, please see the Careers Wales website or contact our Careers Advisor, Mrs Todd.
1st-5th February 2021
1. What is an apprenticeship and how do I find one?
This is "What is an apprenticeship?" by Gyrfa Cymru Careers Wales on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
This is "Myth Busting Guide to Apprenticeships (Eng)" by Gyrfa Cymru Careers Wales on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
2.Interested in the army?
APPRENTICESHIPS WEEK VIRTUAL TALK 12th FEBRUARY
What does it mean to do an apprenticeship in the Army? How do you apply? How will it help your career? Join us for a live, interactive webinar at 11:30AM on 12th February. Suitable for careers leaders and students. Register here.
3.Apprenticeship 'jobs fayre' - Meet employers and hear from apprentices!
4.Apprenticeships with HSBC - Advertising, law, IT - Much more than just banking!
HSBC Foundation and Degree Apprenticeships will be going live within National Apprenticeship Week (8th February 2021). These opportunities will be available on the HSBC UK Apprenticeships page.
The UK Work Experience Programme is for students looking for a work experience placement with a leading global bank. The programme provides opportunities to gain some hands-on experience, develop your knowledge of banking and financial services, and explore the careers available at HSBC in the UK ...
5.Interested in the music industry? Why not try an apprenticeship?
Discover the many roles available in the music industry and find out how to break through using the skills learnt in an apprenticeship.
Newport Digital Careers Week
Newport Digital Careers Week will run from 15 - 19 March and aims to make pupils aware of the types of jobs that are available in the emerging digital industry in Newport.
Pupils will also learn about qualifications needed for job roles, the best study routes into the sector and will hear from a range of employers and apprentices.