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At Finch Woods Academy, we have a careers programme in place that ensures 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 old, 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: 



This year, we're focusing each week on different career paths. Take a look at a wide variety of videos as well as our Careers Directory for handy links to different career options.

Further education

This may be at a college or training provider to study vocational courses like BTECs / T Levels or academic courses like A Levels.


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.

Find out more about apprenticeships with Jaguar Land Rover and Royal Mail.


Traineeships are 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 Internships 

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:

George the Supported Intern at Regenda Housing

Mark the Supported Intern at a Liverpool Hotel

Harry the Supported Intern and John from Sandfield Park

Daniel the Supported Intern at Manchester Hospital

Ed the Supported Intern in Facilities

Harry the Supported Intern at a Solicitors


Curriculum Vitae's & Personal Statements

When searching for and applying for any job, it is important to provide an updated CV and accompanying Personal Statement to potential employers.

Take a look at an example CV as well as a Personal Statement template, some examples to accompany your CV, as well as some top tips for writing your Personal Statement.


Key Stage 3 Careers Tasks

No matter how far away you are from formally choosing your next steps following school, it's never too early to begin to think about the types of skills and competencies that will be required in your future job.

Have a go at these tasks to help you think about these:

Task 1 Instructions 

Task 1 form to complete

Task 2 Instructions

Task 2 form to complete


Key Stage 4 Careers Tasks

 If searching for jobs is around the corner for you, have a go at this task to help you think about the types of skills and competencies you may include in your CV:

Task 1 Instructions

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