Careers

Mrs Donleavy is our Careers Lead in school, and can be contacted by email: donleavyp@broughtonhigh.co.uk or tel: 01772 863849.


CAREEROMETER

Get access to labour market information


Careerometer is a simple way for you to find out more about a specific industry and career. It is a useful tool which enables you to compare pay, working hours and future employment prospects of job roles in the UK.

The Careerometer widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers.

How to use the Careerometer 
The data is organised by occupation. Simply type in the job you are interested in below and then select it from the drop down menu. You can add more options to compare which route you would prefer to go down. You can find information on a variety of careers from engineering to public services, hair and beauty plus much more!






Careers, Coffee and Croissants - Parent Event - Wednesday 20th October from 8am


Confused with the options your child will have Post 16?

Don’t understand the new T Levels?

Want to know what Apprenticeships are, or what job sectors they are available in?

Then you need to attend our, new – Careers, Coffee and Croissants session which will be held in the Beech Conference room from 8am on Wednesday 20th October.

Paula Askew, our school Careers Advisor, will be on hand to answer questions and queries on any aspect of careers.

If you would like to secure a place at the event then please email Mrs Dumbell by Tuesday 12th October at dumbellr@broughtonhigh.co.uk. It would be useful if you could give a brief outline of your area of interest so that Paula can make sure she covers topics relevant to the audience. Please also advise Mrs Dumbell of any special dietary requirements.

If you have any queries about careers then do please email me, thank you.
Mrs Donleavy


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.


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

Colleges:

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.

https://practicereasoningtests.com/cognitive-ability-tests 

https://practicereasoningtests.com/practice-aptitude-tests

https://practicereasoningtests.com/aptitude-test-infographic/