Career

National Healthcare Weekend


Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:

• Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
• Psychology

At the National Healthcare Weekend on the 18th and 19th November taking place in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham and Lancaster: 15 conferences on different specialties on the same weekend!

It is a highly valuable opportunity for students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.

All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.

Teachers can attend for free, as well as students from low-income backgrounds.

Click here for the poster


Year 11 - Post 16 Choices

Further information, advice and guidance will be available to students through a series of after-school presentations and PSHE lessons. We would also encourage Year 11 students to attend as many college open evenings as possible.

At PCS we also have a well-stocked careers library, if you would like to look at information on specific careers. If you need help accessing any of the websites below or would like to book a careers meeting, please see Miss Newman in the Library.

Check out the careers based websites below for help with everything from Apprenticeships to Work Experience.

Write a CV Guide

www.barclayslifeskills.com/key-skills/writing-your-cv

General Educational Information

www.directgov.uk - Finance, volunteering, higher education, employment
www.education.gov.uk - Education updates including English Baccalaureate

National Career websites

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - National Careers Service
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk -National Health Service
www.nmc-uk.org - Nursing and Midwifery Council
www.army.mod.uk - Army
www.raf.mod.uk - RAF
www.royalnavy.mod.uk - Navy
www.careersatsea.org - Merchant Navy
www.mod.uk - Ministry of Defence
www.stemnet.org.uk - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
www.autocity.org.uk - Careers inform from the automotive industry

Careers Research

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk - Advice and guidance to parents & carers
with regards to the options open to students after leaving school
www.careersbox.co.uk - Careers films on the web
www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos - an impartial online careers guidance and information program
www.fasttomato.com
- Interactive careers guidance questionnaire
http://icould.com
- Careers Advice, Choices & Ideas
www.plotr.co.uk - Discover and explore careers you'll love
www.careersworld.co.uk - Online careers resource
www.connexions360.org.uk - General information for young people
http://getsmaart.com - School Leaver Career and Course Information

A levels

www.russellgroup.ac.uk - Making A level choices
www.a-levels.co.uk - Brief outline of subjects and where they may lead

Apprenticeships

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk - To register and see vacancies
www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.co.uk - To see local Training Providers
www.semta.org.uk - Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Tech
www.southernwater.co.uk/about-us/careers/apprenticeships - Southern Water

Post 16 Destinations

www.ucas.ac.uk - University listing/course search and entry requirements
www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton - Brighton Metropolitan College (Formerly City College)
www.sussexdowns.ac.uk - Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne and Lewes
www.bhasvic.ac.uk - Brighton
www.varndean.ac.uk - Brighton
www.northbrook.ac.uk/ - Brighton Metropolitan College (Formerly Northbrook College) - Worthing
www.plumpton.ac.uk - Plumpton, Lewes
www.centralsussex.ac.uk - East Grinstead
www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk - Bexhill
www.sussexcoast.ac.uk - Hastings
www.ringmeracademy.org - Ringmer
www.uctc.org.uk - Uckfield
www.cife.org.uk - Council for Independent Colleges

Universities

http://www.whatuni.com/- All you need to find the right uni!
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk - League tables and rankings
www.russellgroup.ac.uk - Represents 20 leading UK universities
www.oxbridgeapplications.com - How to apply and much more

Routes other than university

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - the one stop site for apprenticeships,
gap years, distance learning and jobs

Volunteering

www.gapyear.com - Gap year/volunteering

Work experience

www.connexions360.org.uk/education/careers/workexperience/Pages/workexperience.aspx
www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-work-experience-and-internships

Study abroad

www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus.htm
www.prospects.ac.uk/studying_abroad.htm
www.topuniversities.com/studying-abroad
www.fulbright.co.uk

Understanding what employers want

http://beach.brightonandhovejobs.com
http://takeoff.gatwickdiamondjobs.com

Additional Information, Advice and Guidance

Prospectuses and Application Forms

College prospectuses and application forms will be available from the careers area at the back of the library from early October. There will be lots of help on completing applications forms available from PSHEE teachers and mentors over the next few weeks.

Top Tips for parents to help your child succeed:

• Encourage healthy breakfasts
• Ensure your child stays hydrated
• Organisation is crucial!
• Use a notice board / fridge for key dates
• Encourage good sleep patterns (8 hours a night)
• Attend all PCS Year 11 events and College Open Evenings
• Refer to the homework timetable (found on PCS website). Students should be doing some homework every evening,
this is good practise, not only for GCSE’s but for college too

Please make sure that you take full advantage of all the help and support available to you
Remember - Good attendance and punctuality are crucial for a good reference and future success!


Notices

Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100
enquiries@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk