Careers Information

Information, Advice and Careers Guidance

Welcome to HCC’s one stop shop for support on preparing yourself for work, training or more learning. The advice on this site was all relevant at the time of writing, and should be used in conjunction with any guidance you get from your tutors or in PSHEe lessons. You are the one in control of your own future (although there is lots of help you can access on the way.)
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Year 11 Transition and Careers Advice 2020

For students in Year 11 2020 who are aiming to progress to College courses the documents below offer information regarding the provision from the Colleges. There are also suggestions for further research and support available.  In addition, we are able to provide details of a course being provided free by Wealden Works for those who might be considering apprenticeships or remain uncertain about their next destination.

Year 11 progression
Year 11 Progression Guidance
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Click here to view Year 11 Future Choices 2020 Presentations

Click on images to view documents and publications below:

Get Into Sport
Get Into Sport
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Careers UK Click image to view
School Leavers Guide 2020
Soft Skills Guide
Soft Skills Guide


ncs The government has set up specialist services for young people to get impartial Careers Advice.

Phone Line: 0800 100900 (open from 8am until 10pm)
Text Line: 07766413219
c360 This site covers all of East Sussex. Have a look at the sections under the ‘Work and Money’ and ‘Education and Training’ headings.
A free to access site suitable mostly Sixth Formers. It includes mini psychometric quizzes, information about careers’ events nationally and frequently updated spotlights on specific career paths.
 A free site. This has masses of short films embedded in it where all kinds of people talk about a wide variety of areas of work.
 Another useful free website. It too is packed full of short films about a variety of actual jobs by people who are doing them.
The official application site for universities, which also contains lots of useful generalised information
Career Confident Whether you’re a young person looking for advice and guidance on your next steps or a parent or teacher looking for ways to support them.
Careers East Sussex East Sussex online application site for FE providers. Y10 and 11 students are given their log in details in PSHEe lessons
Register on the site for alerts and updates, and carry out a postcode search to see what apprenticeships are currently available locally
AIS A free site which co-ordinates all apprenticeships available in Sussex
GetInGoFar Get In Go Far is the government’s new apprenticeship advertising campaign. It is designed to inform and inspire young people to consider apprenticeships as a credible route to a rewarding career.
Apprenticeshipsguide More information about apprenticeships, including a directory of regional training and apprenticeships providers.
AllAbout School Leavers A careers site for applicatio​ns for apprenticeships and traineeships which claims it is most liked by young people.
StudentLadder A free to access site including useful information about apprenticeship programmes with major national employers.
A free site, used in PSHEE which once you have registered is full of guidance, advice and personality exploration
A comprehensive and free impartial site about UK universities
An impartial site which includes current vacancies in the city, as well as advice on job hunting, interviews and CV writing
A site offering a range of apprenticeships all the way from Level 2 Apprenticeships to Degree Apprenticeships
A useful and free site used in PSHEe, it has comprehensive guidance and quizzes as well as a dedicated parents’ section.
‘A free website although you are encouraged to create a log in. This includes the ability to search career pathways and find out what employers are looking for. This site is used in KS4 PSHEe lessons.
 A free website that needs a login set up. Linked to many national and local brands and employers it offers routes in to competitions and events that may lead to internships or other ways to link with potential future employers.
 A free wbsite that combines live job and apprenticeship vacancies with general careers’ information.
All encompassing reference site which includes short videos
A useful portal for Y11 and Sixth Form to gain updates of national apprenticeship vacancies.
An excellent free site which includes lots of relevant information about alternative pathways for A Level students, as well as live job and apprenticeship opportunities. well worth signing up to to get their alert emails.
 gmfj This free to use site asks users to register but seems to be a user friendly source of starter jobs, in particular in the financial sector, and in the East Sussex area.
GoConstruct A site to encourage exploration of a huge range of careers in the construction industry. this is an enormous area of growth in Sussex, and includes a vast range of different kinds of jobs
Unifrog This site is for years 12 and 13 only and allows them to search for, and find lots of information about, universities, apprenticeships and FE courses.  Students will be able to sign in if used before, or will need a form code from their tutor, Ms Taylor or Mrs White to access for the first time.
University Compare Compare Universities, with the largest student city guide list, one of the largest accepted-only personal statement reference lists, over 150 university advice information articles and over 50,000 video views from our resident student.
My World of Work A free website used by Year 8 to explore potential careers linked to option choices.
Careers In Sport Career opportunities in the sporting and health/fitness worlds.
 Independent Gap Advice A website run by highly experienced careers advisers and volunteers, it has no sponser, so there is a moral and ethical code that prioritises GAP years that are inspirational.
Parents Guide General but useful advice aimed at parents and carers but accessible to students about ways to increase employability and career knowledge, created by the founder of National Careers Week in association with John Lewis.
GoThinkBig Great for work experience opportunities
Scholarship Useful for finding university scholarships, bursaries and sponsored degree programmes.
Parental Advice Parental advice site which answers many FAQs
Career Pilot Student friendly site of careers information
Target Careers A free to access site which is designed to increase the general knowledge of young people about a wide range of careers and relevant training.
Target Careers The website of an organisation working to decrease unemployment amongst young people. It includes useful careers advice and research.
 Uptree Free to access careers site offering a personality test, cv builder and some basic careers’ families information.
 Pure Potential A free to access site, which may require creating a log in. Useful for HE and post degree work experience and extra curricular opportunities nationally.
AllAbout Apprenticeships A careers site for apprenticeships, you can search for apprenticeships by location, industry, and apprenticeship level.
Go Think Big Work opportunities, connect you with experts and provide the tools you need to kick start your career.
Uni Taster Days Source of university taster events, workshops, residentials and open days for teachers, students and parents
Career Boss Contains guides that have been written to help young people make informed choices about their future, offering pros and cons to each career so that young people can match their compatibility and personality to each role.
Career Boss Website dedicated to careers in the games industry.
Career Boss Online CV Builder. Tips on writing CVs and cover letters.