Careers Information for Learners
Horizons College has created a Careers (CEIAG) Programme to support you with the following:
- Understanding yourself, your interests, abilities and aspirations
- Making informed choices about your future
- Understanding of different careers, what they involve, how to get into them, available opportunities etc.
- Understanding of the range of opportunities available to you when you leave college including paid employment, volunteering, independent living, further training or education opportunities, Apprenticeships and Traineeships etc.
- Development of transferable employability skills to maximise the chances of gaining paid or voluntary employment when you leave college (if this is your chosen path)
- Development of industry specific work skills and knowledge to help you maximise opportunities in your chosen area
- Searching for jobs, writing your CV, making job applications, practising interview skills etc.
- Development of confidence and communication skills
- National Careers Service - this website provides a wealth of information on careers choices, different industry sectors, course choices, skills assessments, CVs and interviews etc. (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/). They also offer Independent Advice and Guidance via web chat or over the phone that can be accessed here (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/webchat/chat) or by calling 0800 100 900.
- Careerpilot - provides profiles for a wide variety of different jobs and careers. Visitors to the site can search for information based on job sectors, academic subjects and individual values. There are also helpful quizzes, Labour Market Information to show what jobs are in demand in your area, CV builder tools etc. (https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-sectors).
- Start profile - start (or continue) planning for your future using this comprehensive career information website. There is information relating to different job sectors, education and training opportunities; support with CV creation, applications and interviews, and a facility to search and apply for jobs and apprenticeships. (https://careers.startprofile.com/page/job-home).
- Skills builder - a free online resource that helps individuals develop the essential skills required by employers and throughout life. (https://www.skillsbuilder.org/).
- Get Ahead – a toolkit and resources (including newsletters) that supports young people with disabilities to explore education, training and the world of work. (https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/get-ahead).
- Naturally talented me - a free profiling platform where jobseekers can showcase their natural skills and talents to employers who are looking beyond qualifications to find their next hire. Participants can use a mixture of video, images and documentation to present themselves to potential employers. (https://naturallytalentedme.co.uk/).
- Amazing Apprenticeship – a useful source of information about Apprenticeships. (https://amazingapprenticeships.com/).
- Traineeships – information on Traineeships can be found here. (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships--2).