This page will highlight some of the most reliable and useful sources which provide impartial advice and guidance every step of the way. However, don’t forget about those close to you parents/siblings/relatives are all great sources of information and advice, as well as your form tutor and class teachers.
At Prudhoe Community High School we have a dedicated Careers Advisor ‘Richard Allnutt’ from a company called ‘CareerWave’ who is available for 1:1 interviews, advice and guidance on most Fridays throughout the school year. All students will have at least one 1:1 interview by the end of year 11 and a further interview by the end of year 13. Students will be given an appointment time. However, if they wish to have an earlier appointment they should see Mr Nesbitt if they are in Years 10-11 or Mr Burgess in the LRC if they are in Years 12 -13. Alternatively they can drop into the careers office on Friday break or lunch time for an informal chat with Richard who will be happy to help.
Key staff within school
Mr Nesbitt – Assistant Headteacher and Careers Leader
Gill Burridge is Careers Advisor with Northumberland County Council who works closely with the school to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, to ensure students and parents/carers are aware of the progression opportunities available to them.
Sources of advice and information
Our year 13 students will apply to university through the UCAS website. However, there is lots of information on the site for students in all year groups. There is information on further education courses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as alternatives to university such as apprenticeships. There is also a dedicated section for careers advice.
You can login to unifrog and search all available information on different courses and apprenticeships in one place. You can work through a range of activities and build your CV. Most students will use unifrog within school sessions however you can also use the site outside of school at any time.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial fully-qualified careers advisor. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Our school guidance provider also have a range of useful information on their website:
Insights – Useful articles and information that is also broken down into different areas of the North East.
Subjects – Search a range careers websites that focus on specific subject areas (e.g. English, Maths and Science).
Industry Sector – Search a range of careers websites on specific industry sector (e.g. Business, Health, Sport).