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Mrs A Ewing, Information, Advice and Guidance Officer

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Careers Information Advice and Guidance & Work Experience

Trinity Access Policy

Trinity Careers Plan

Destination Data 2020

This is not a comprehensive list so seek advice if you have other information needs.  Remember to use a variety of sources to get as full a picture as possible. Call into the careers office in school Mrs Ewing is available to help with CV’s, action planning, work experience and career exploration, there are many resources available – appointments not always necessary.  You can also call into either one of the libraries for up-to-date information as well as being able to  search for all of the careers books available to you by clicking on the OLIVER icon on your school desktop.

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hello future Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme
UCAS Progress Your Next Steps after GCSEs
Cumbria Intelligence Observatory Bringing together existing research and analysis resources throughout the county,
Labour Market Briefing The latest data for Cumbria relating to job postings, business start-ups, etc
Kudos Discover the careers that suit you
Career Camel A Careers Site For Students, Graduates & School Leavers
Inspira Build a Brighter Future Apprenticeship Become an Apprentice
National Careers Advice Plan your Career
Gen2 Shape your Future
Think you’re cut out for construction?
ECITB Engineer Construction
System Training Apprenticeship and Training Providers
RWP Local Work Based Training provider
Carlisle College A wide range of Courses
Newton Rigg College Earn While You Learn!
Lakes College Apprenticeship Academy
JTL Advanced apprenticeships in electrical, plumbing, heating, etc.
Careers Box A national video library of real people in real jobs
Not Going to Uni Alternatives to Higher Education
The Student Room The largest student community in the world!
UCAS Connecting people to Higher Education
Which University What to study, where to go and how to get there...
Gap Medic Interested in becoming a Doctor, Dentist, Nurse or Midwife?
Open Days Interested in becoming a Doctor, Dentist, Nurse or Midwife?
Open University Part-Time Higher Education
The Medical Portal A guide to a career in medicine
UK Course Finder Locate your ideal university courses
The Guardian University Guide Find a course at a UK University
Training 2000 Are you looking for training inspiration?
Learn Direct Inspiring people to realise their potential
STEM Cumbria Ltd The main contact point for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths development
iCould Watch Career Videos & Stories
Unifrog Make it easy to find and apply for the best courses and apprenticeships
Careers Box Careers films on the web!
Yr 10 Work Experience Work Experience Information
Yr 12 Work Experience Work Experience Information
Gap Year Plan, discuss and book your life-changing adventure
Gap Work Jobs and volunteering & working abroad
The Year in Industry The UK's leading student placement experts.
Latitude Global Volunteering
Work Experience Database Cumbria EBP Work Experience Database
Step into the NHS Do something different in the NHS
Go Construct Considering a career in construction?
Parental Guidance Careers Writers Association
Parent Adviser Advice for Parents for career options
Start Online careers platform
Cascaid Ebook Parents Guide
My Careers Springboard Industry Recommendations
Success at School Career Zones
Nomis UK Labour Market statistics
Higher Destination Survey Data from Higher Education...
Russell Group A useful publication that informs you of which A Levels are needed for different University courses. Also considers GCSE options
Informed Choices A Russell Group guide to making decisions about post-16 education
Life Skills Interview skills and more to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace
Jobs in Cumbria CN Jobs
Prospects Looking for that perfect career?
TARGETcareers Inspiring possibilities for school leavers
Parents' Pack Apprenticeship Information
Rate My Apprenticeship UK job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships. Apprenticeship Become an Apprentice
Future Talent Going for a Degree Apprenticeship
Health Careers in Cumbria Navigate your way to a great NHS Career in Cumbria
Eclips-Online A complete careers information solution
SACU Unique Career Quiz used by students at thousands of UK schools and colleges
Planit Careers, Learning and Schools In Scotland

Here at Trinity we are committed to delivering high quality careers, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) for all of our students. Our aim is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective choices, understand their career and progression routes, and enable them to manage smooth transitions on to the next stage of learning or work. At key milestones throughout the students’ education we will provide support, advice and guidance to ensure realistic and informed decisions are made to help them to progress to Higher Education, Apprenticeships, and the world of work.

Every year group follows a careers education program which aims to raise aspirations and provide students with a better understanding of the pathways needed to take in order to achieve their goals. Throughout the year speakers and local employers from different organisations will come in to provide the students with inspiration, advice and inform them of professions and careers that they might never have considered.

Students take part in a wide range of careers activities such as Progression Events, Career Fairs, Work Ready, Work Experience, STEM activities and University Visits for first-hand experience of Further, Higher Education and Apprenticeship Opportunities.

LMI for All

CV Writing

In today’s competitive jobs market, it’s more important than ever to make a good first impression. This can often be your CV, so it needs to be putting across the right messages, with the right presentation, and no mistakes.

When you have been in full-time education most of your life your qualifications will probably be your main achievement. If you don’t have a lot of work experience, try to make your course work relevant to the skills you’d use in the job. For example, you probably use time management, research and IT skills every day. You may also be able to say you’re a fast learner and are up to date with the latest equipment and techniques in your field.

The most important thing is to take your time over your CV – make sure it’s the best it can be. You might want to leave it for a couple of days and then come back to it with a fresh pair of eyes. Get it checked over by several people to see if they can spot anything you can’t. When you’ve been working on something for a long time it can be difficult to see ways in which it can be improved. But with CVs, it’s easy to make the mistake, but very difficult to correct the damage done…

Some of the most common CV errors are:

  1. Typing errors, and poor spelling and grammar
  2. Listing duties instead of achievements
  3. Not tailoring your CV
  4. Visually unappealing and difficult to read
  5. Too long or too short

Gap Year

To make the most of a gap year, it’s really important to investigate and plan so that you stay safe, (be sure to have adequate insurance) but have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests. You need to research attitudes to gap years at your prospective university; in some departments (mostly mathematics and sciences), gap years at 18 are frowned upon as academic staff think it takes too long for students to return to an  effective learning routine. Others think the gap year experience is of benefit to a student’s maturity and commitment level. Be aware that most companies charge significant sums of money to organise this experience for you. What some companies offer amounts to little more than an expensive holiday, whilst others offer worthwhile character forming experiences. 

Two useful websites are: