Careers

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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Careers Talks – Information on upcoming talks will appear here

Get Into Sport
Get Into Sport
CareerMag New Issue
Careers with the Education and Public Sector Industries
Careers with the Education
and Public Sector Industries
Careers World Summer Issue
Careers World
Not Going to Uni
Not Going to Uni
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.
mystudentevents
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.
UCAS
The official application site for universities, which also contains lots of useful generalised information
UCAS Progress A free site with advice and guidance on post 16 courses for students and their parents or carers. It is also fast becoming the route through which students will apply to FE Colleges like Plumpton and Sussex Downs.
Apprenticeships
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 North of West Sussex site with general job hunting advice and some vacancies.
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.
This free to access site will involve a sign up, but allows younger students to explore careers in relation to location and related jobs.
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.
JobsInSussex
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.
Careers In Sport Career opportunities in the Creative Communications Industry.