At Finch Woods Academy, we have a careers programme in place that ensures that you are well equipped for the future and have the information you need to make realistic and informed decisions about further education, training and employment.
When you leave school at 16 years, you are likely to have some or all of the following options available to you depending on your ability, independence and support needs. Watch this short video that explains some of your options.
Further education at a college or training provider to study vocational courses like BTECs / T Levels or academic courses like A Levels.
Apprenticeship - An apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training, study and you get paid! Apprenticeships are available across a range of areas. Search for apprenticeships on GOV.UK and Be More.
Traineeship - Usually a 6 month programme made up of extended work experience working towards qualifications. A traineeship will normally lead to an apprenticeship or work. Further information can be found here.
Supported Internship - Supported Internships are a study programme for learners with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Learners will have a work placement and complete relevant qualifications alongside their placement. Click here for more information about Liverpool's Supported Internship programme.
Watch these videos to help you understand Supported Internships:
Useful websites, resources and contacts
- The school Careers Leader, Mrs Carroll, offers impartial advice and guidance working with pupils from Year 7 through to Year 11. To contact or book an appointment email email@example.com. You can also contact a qualified Careers Advisor via text / phone or webchat to discuss careers, courses and finding a job
- The National Careers Service - Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work
- Job Help - Help and support with your CV, interview skills and finding a job
- icould buzz quiz Not sure what career is best for you? Take a quiz!
- Careermag - Online magazine for school leavers
- FutureLearn Careers - Find a career that matches your education and skills
- Skills Builder Tutor Programme 2020-21
- VWEX Cheat Sheet - List of college placements all around the UK
- The Pay Index - Information relating to options after leaving school, the gender pay gap and more
- Youth Employment UK - 'Preparing for Your Future' online course (ages 14 to 16)
- GoCompare - UK's riskiest jobs
- Springpod Learn Lounge - Live and interactive careers talks
- What Career Live - Opportunity to meet some of the UK's top employers and universities