Leaving school, what next?
The law now states that you need to continue in education until at least your 18th birthday.
This does not mean you must stay in school. You can choose from the following options:
Our school careers advisor will be on hand to help look at the options available. You can also contact the National Careers Service or Lancashire County Council's Employment and Support Team.
Mrs Donleavy is our careers lead in school, and can be contacted by email.
Careers advice in school
We are delighted to inform you Career North Ltd will be providing the independent Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) in Broughton High School. Your son/daughter will receive the highest quality, impartial, careers advice and guidance which will support them to make well informed decisions about their future.
Post 16 options
Local Apprenticeships opportunities: available from the age of 16 onwards:
Apprenticeship vacancies can be accessed via:
The world of work is changing all the time. To help them plan your career, you’ll need to find out more about the kind of jobs that are out there now, and which ones could be big in the future. To get some inspiration, have a look at these websites, which feature video clips and case studies of people in lots of different careers.
National Careers Week
Take the Skills Health Check to find out ideas about what kind of jobs could suit you. Use your school email address to create an account and then you can save your information.
Once you have found out suitable types of jobs for you then go onto the Jobs Profile pages and see what is required for that job and the facts and figures of working in that role.
Use this information to complete your 'In the future I want to be a ...' postcard.
Other useful career websites:
Labour Market Information
There are seven sectors of employment that have been identified as growth sectors in the Lancashire area. Below are links to fact files for each of these areas, including key facts and figures, information such as they types of jobs there are likely to be, as well as how many jobs there may be in that area. In addition there are details on the average salaries plus the names of businesses that make up some of that sector, along with links to relevant colleges and training providers.
On the First Careers website there are lots of videos about different types of jobs. You can either search through them alphabetically or by subject.
During an interview process you may be required to complete some psychometric testing. The following links will provide some practice tests for this.