Everything you need to know about Careers Advice

Whatever stage you are at in your education, getting Careers Advice will help you to make informed decisions and plan for your future. There are lots of ways you can explore careers ideas and consider the choices and pathways available to you. Making sure you have the right information and guidance could help you progress into the career you want.

Careers Advice

Progress Careers (formerly known as CareersInc) delivers high-quality, flexible Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) services to schools. We support schools and educational institutions to fulfil their responsibility to provide students with high-quality, external, and impartial CEIAG. Each of our Careers Advisers are hand-selected for their knowledge, passion, and commitment to delivering outstanding CEIAG. Our commitment to quality standards is evidence in all our staff members being members of the Career Development Institute professional register.

Depending at which stage of your education you are at, will determine which options are available for you to choose. If you are getting ready to study your GCSEs, then choosing the right options for you can set the foundations for you to move into Sixth Form, College, or even an Apprenticeship/ Traineeship.

Careers Checklist

Whatever path you decide to investigate you don’t have to make all these decisions on your own:

  1. Speak to those around you
  2. Your form tutors, teachers, and mentors know you well and have specific subject knowledge
  3. Book a careers interview with your career’s adviser, even if you don’t know what you want to do or know where to start, they will give you the tools to make a start
  4. Speak to your family, they also know you well, older siblings will have gone through this process and can support you with where to look
  5. Research, use online careers portals and careers platforms, find out how to apply to other places, you can apply to more than one place and decide later where you would like to attend.
  6. Look at FE websites, go to open evenings, taster sessions give you an insight to that subject. The more information and research you do the more equipped you are in making a great decision

The Careerometer is a fun way to see which jobs your skills and interests match too! It can give you ideas on what careers are out there. It can also give you some useful information about salary and working hours of different careers. Give it a try!

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