Careers Information

Welcome to WSSC Careers

Support for careers is based in the Library and is staffed by Miss Mullins, the School’s Careers Co-ordinator. Through the Careers Office, we can offer you a range of opportunities to plan and research your future study/employment options.

Upcoming Events/News

  • Rotherham College and Dearne Valley College have open days through out the year – Follow the buttons below for more details.
  • Are you in Year 11?  Thinking of attending Wickersley Sixth Form?  There is still time to apply but you must do this through UCAS Progress.
  • Are you interested in an apprenticeship? Check vacancies and register for e-mail updates
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Apprenticeship Info

Vacancies and information.

Click here to view vacancies from around South Yorkshire and learn more about apprenticeships.

Open Events

Details of upcoming Open Events for local providers of post:16 opportunities

Volunteering is valuable

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  • 1-1 Careers interviews
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Events, workshops, talks and off-site visits
  • CV support
  • Apprenticeship and job search support
  • Regular updates on news and events through our website and Twitter feed
  • Virtual Careers Advice – information and advice by e-mail
  • A range of printed and electronic careers resources available in the Careers section of the library

If you have any questions or would like any information about planning your career and future options, please call into the Library during breaks.

careers@wickersley.net

Neuvoo Job Search

Neuvoo is an extensive job searching tool with details of local employment opportunities.

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Level Up!

Information to help you make the right choices

If you are aged 13-19 and living in the Sheffield City Region then you can ‘LevelUp‘ and find information to help you make the right choices.  Find out about our local growth sectors and what sort of jobs are available and the qualifications you need to get them.

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Shape Your Future

Information about local job opportunities

This brand new brochure provides students with lots of information about the job opportunities that are growing in our local area needing skilled people to fill them. Take a look and be better informed with ‘Shaping Your Future’

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Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are increasingly becoming a valid option for many young people wishing to enter a profession and complete study at HE Level.

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UCAS Progress

UCAS Progress allows you to search and apply to local providers in our area.

UCAS Progress www.ucasprogress.com allows you to search and apply to local providers in our area. This includes everything from colleges and sixth forms to apprenticeships and traineeships. You can search anytime and the applications section for current Y11 students will be available from the end of October. To apply for a course you will need to login to the site, add the course to your favourites, complete the information in your profile and then use the ‘applications’ tab.

To get your unique login for UCAS Progress please ask your tutor, see staff in the Library or Miss Mullins – or use the careers ‘make an appointment’ button and you will get a reply with your details.

For an overview of ucasprogress please refer to the mini-guide available here.

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Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

The complete guide

Apprenticeships offer a valid alternative to university, with the qualifications to match. If you choose a degree apprenticeship, you still get to graduate with your cap and gown, along with several years of work experience under your belt.

Employment

Thinking of looking for a job when you have finished sixth form? There are some schemes aimed specifically at school leavers who have finished their A levels, or others who look for school leavers generally.  It is worth checking the websites of individual organisations to see if they offer such schemes.

Don’t forget about apprenticeships as an option – this would allow you work and continue to study at the same time.  Some employers even offer the opportunity for apprentices to pursue university qualifications whilst working at the same time.

Self-employment is also an option to consider, and there is lots of help available to young people wishing to start their own business.

Useful Employment Links:

Apprenticeships

*Apprenticeships are a great option if you want to earn and learn at the same time.  

*Apprenticeships combine employment with ‘on-the-job’ training to enable you to learn new skills and gain qualifications whilst also developing your workplace skills and earning a wage.

*Apprenticeships can cover a whole range of sectors including accountancy, animal care, web design, customer service, hairdressing, engineering, plumbing and many more!

Useful Links for Apprenticeships:

Volunteering

Voluntary work can be a great way to gain skills and experience in a particular area of work, meet new people and contribute to the local community.  Voluntary opportunities exist in many different areas of work – there is sure to be one to suit you!  Please be aware that some voluntary roles may have a minimum age requirement.

Useful Links for Volunteering:

University

Lots of people choose to continue their education at university once they have completed their A levels.  All university applications are made through UCAS, and you can search through thousands of course choices on the UCAS website.

Useful University Links:

Gap Year

A gap year between sixth form and university can be used to gain work experience, do voluntary work, travel, or a combination of all three!  If you are unsure of what you want to study at university, a gap year can also give you some more time to research your options and make a decision.  

Useful Links for Gap Year: