Careers Advice and Ideas
University/Higher Education
Job sites
Other career paths
Other links

CEIAG is designed to prepare students for life in modern Britain and by definition is a means of developing a young person’s knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills that they need to make well- informed, thought through choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, now and in the future.

We believe all of our students should have the opportunity to access high quality impartial resources in order to help you develop your aspirations and goals. This allows you to use information obtained to help make well informed choices about your future academic needs, ensuring you are suitably prepared for the next stage in your education, training or employment and have attained relevant qualifications.

We work to support our students to see the links between what is learnt in the classroom and the outside world.  We hope this will motivate you in lessons and help you to understand that what you learn during your time at Oak Tree High School will prepare you for an exciting and ever changing world. 

Our Careers provision aims to ensure our students leave Oak Tree High School on a career path that will lead to a bright and prosperous future.

Post 16 and 18 routes.

Ms Stephanie is our Careers Leader and co-ordinates all careers-based provision within school. If you have any questions regarding careers please contact directly: sfidler@oaktreehs.org
For more information please refer to the following sites :

Careers Advice and Ideas

https://successatschool.org/–  place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
https://www.startprofile.com/ –  free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
www.icould.com –  Free site features over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers – General careers advice
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ – Website to browse profiles with a full breakdown of salary, responsibilities and required qualifications
https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ – Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.
https://career-insights.co.uk/video-library/ – Videos with real world insight from professionals in industry.
https://www.careersbox.co.uk/ Careersbox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs.
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/– Provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work.

University/Higher Education


www.ucas.com
– Services to support young people making post-16 choices, as well as those applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
https://www.brightknowledge.org/education
https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-16
https://www.ucas.com/further-education

Job sites

www.indeed.co.uk – An online ‘jobs board’ that allows you to search in your locality for jobs you are interested in. This helps to gather some labour market intelligence by assessing how many jobs there are along with salaries and entry requirements.

www.reed.co.uk– advertise vacancies on behalf of employers and recruitment agencies who are looking for staff.

Other career paths

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://practicereasoningtests.com/practice-aptitude-tests/
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner
https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/careers/take-the-test
https://www.e4s.co.uk/blogs/jobs/career-test-how-to-choose-a-job/

Gatsby Benchmark

A stable careers programme, as outlined in the Gatsby Report must meet the following 8 benchmarks;


1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance