Information for Students, Parents , Carers and Employers
Careers Advice Autumn term 2020
York College Careers Service is here to enable all students to plan for their future, make informed decisions and learn what’s out there in the world of education employment and training. Our service is free, confidential and supports your individual journey.
York College has been recognised for its outstanding careers work, having been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded under licence by Prospects.
Our careers offer is outlined in the entitlement document.
Our service is empowering, meaningful and inspiring. We encourage our students to reach their full potential and have happy successful futures.
If you'd like to know where courses lead or which course to choose for a specific career area, please visit our Career Mapper search page. Here you can search for your career, view insights into the labour market, discover the future of your chosen industry and look at live vacancies in the area.
You can also keep in touch and find out about what we offer and events we are running via our Careers Facebook page.
'The careers Team will be on the phones and live on line during results days. Please do get in touch on 01904 770345 if we can help.
Dates of results
You will find out your final unit and/or qualification results on results day;
- 8am 13 August 2020 – AS Levels, A Levels, Level 3 BTEC Nationals and Level 3 Technicals.
- 8am 20 August 2020 – GCSEs, Level 1/2 BTEC Firsts/Tech Awards and Level 2 BTEC Technicals.'
Check out the monthly careers newsletter.
Access Students UCAS Presentation
Understanding Coronavirus and its impact
Post Graduate Options
UCAS Personal Statement
UCAS Presentation Entry 2021
Careers in the curriculum ( Gatsby Benchmark 4)
If you are the parent of a student, you can find our Parent Information page here where you can find general information about the college.
Virtual events ( Gatsby Benchmark 1 & 5)
Support for students entering H.E in 2020 and 2021
Link for BBC Bitesize:
RAF virtual careers event Weds 15th July 10am -2pm. More info on the poster in the below link:
RAF event Poster
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust - Unlocking Performance
Over the coming weeks, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust will be hosting an ‘Unlocking Performance – Bitesize Briefings’ webinar series led by our world-class athletes. Covering a range of topics, each webinar will provide young people with a unique insight into the key attitudes and mindset that drive a world-class team and individual performance.
Leadership, Confidence and Belief, Motivation, Resilience and Problem Solving, Wellbeing, Goal Setting, Communication and Teamwork
Progression day June 2020
Covid 19 presentation
A stable Careers Programme & Careers in the curriculum ( Gatsby Benchmark 1 & 4)
Linking History with Careers
Many of the things happening around the world today are influenced by the past. Piecing information together to create a complete picture of an event, society or era requires analytical, creativity and critical thinking skills. These skills are transferable to a range of other roles, from law and market research to economics, finance and business.
Labour market information ( Gatsby Benchmark 2)
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
Please click here to use the Careerometer
Apprenticeships ( Gatsby benchmark 3)
Apprenticeships.org offers guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship as well as listing current local apprenticeship opportunities. More information on apprenticeships can be found at amazingapprenticeships.com
A handy PDF document that will give you an excellent idea of the different types of modern apprenticeships that are available.
Latest Apprenticeships in York
Virtual CEIAG Offer to York Schools May 2020 - Please click on link here
Link to our latest weekly York Apprenticeship News & Opportunities Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/b4fcb868e9a9/29062020-york-apprenticeship-news-opportunities?fbclid=IwAR2W-JgC1Eq8lpM_ctQ2iRNAB_bHaDDjqQfNNYXuM8tepTxcOhNQifyfnBA
Please visit Amazing Apprenticeship’s latest newsletters listed below.
- Apprenticeship Champion Newsletter (including a Parents’ & Carers’ Pack): https://mailchi.mp/amazingapprenticeships/aaa-february-1643573?e=09ca38bec4
- 7 ways to have a brilliant week: https://mailchi.mp/amazingapprenticeships/aaa-february-1643617?e=09ca38bec4
Please see below link to a Trainee Site Engineer Apprenticeship opportunity based in Leeds :
Work experience ( Gatsby Benchmark 6)
More information to follow.
Post 16 pathways and progression routes ( Gatsby benchmark 7)
The UCAS Hub
Degree level apprenticeships
Message from UCAS
- Tuesday, 23 June – Q&A with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
- Wednesday, 24 June – Applying for medicine courses
- Thursday, 25 June – Applying for dentistry courses
- Friday, 26 June – Applying for veterinary courses
Every session will be led by subject-matter experts and start at 14:00 (UK time). To get involved, all your students need to do is join us live in the UCAS Hub and click the banner at the top inviting them to join.
Students not yet signed up for the UCAS Hub? It’s quick and easy – here’s how.
Also live next week…
We’ve teamed up with NHS England to host a Facebook live session dedicated to Nursing.
If this is a career your students are interested in, get them to join us live from 16:00 (UK time), Thursday 25 June, on Facebook, to chat about all things nursing and get their questions answered.
Students looking to apply to a Conservatoire?
UCAS Conservatoire Apply opens on 16 July for 2021 entry. If any of your students are considering applying to a Conservatoire but are still undecided, they can find lots of useful information and advice on ucas.com to help, including things like how studying at a Conservatoire differs from university or college. Take a look.
North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle 2020 project has been launched; the link for all the details are on the NYP website below:
Spotlight on: Transport & Logistics - Rail
Recruiting firefighters for:
- • Day crewed fire stations (Ripon, Malton, Tadcaster, Selby and Whitby),
- • Self Roster fire stations (Northallerton and Richmond) and;
- • Shift fire stations (Acomb, Huntington, York, Scarborough and Harrogate).
Firefighters do so much more than just attend emergencies. The role is all about educating communities, engaging with people, delivering activities and events, planning and forming partnerships, and being creative to prevent, protect and create community resilience.
Anyone aged 18 or over can apply to become a firefighter; but candidates must meet all requirements of the role. There are various stages of the application process and you must complete and be successful at each stage to progress to the next stage. The application process will be open to those who are aged 17 years and 6 months so long as they will have attained the age of 18 prior to commencing the recruits course in April 2021.
The first stage of the process is open from today (8th June) until Sunday 21st June 2020 at 23.59pm. You must complete this stage to be able to progress through to the other phases.
If you’re interested in applying visit https://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/working-for-us/vacancies_operational_uniformed_roles/wholetime_firefighter
Plumbing and Heating
Part time work available within a plumbing and heating business 2-3 days per week, no previous experience required, but candidate must be enthusiastic and willing to train. Flexibility essential. May lead onto the possibility of an apprenticeship in the future. Based North and West of York. Call 07812 649478.
- · Next has started a temporary Summer programme of recruitment of between 2-8 weeks work. https://careers.next.co.uk/summer-support-jobs/ Nothing coming up for York yet but Next have said to keep checking
- · Dunelm (Clifton Moor) are offering 12 week temporary contracts. They are looking for people to work 20 hours per week https://www.dunelmcareers.com/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx
- · B & M Foss Islands York .Temporary roles (possibly Permanent)
Cleaner, Cashiers, DIY Enthusiast, Garden Centre Enthusiast, Warehouse, Price Controller, Replenishment Colleagues, Closedown Colleagues
Flexible hours to suit all needs. Ask a colleague in store. (Advertised on board at entrance to store)
The National Careers Service
The NCS provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. You can chat with an adviser using webchat (8am to 10pm, 7days a week). Or you can call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week). Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers.
Get ideas for your future with free career videos, job information, plus advice on career options and the world of work. iCould provides career inspiration and information for young people through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
Careers Box is a free online library of careers related videos, news and information.
Future hy website
Offers advice and information on all aspects of the process of career choice for young people aged 13 to 25.