Careers Information

Careers News

Year 11 Post:16 Careers Day

The recent year 11 post:16 preparation day saw all students working alongside employers and education providers to prepare for their next steps.

Brilliant Club – Scholars Programme

Wickersley School and Sports College is pleased to announce that once again in partnership with HEPPSY+ we are running the Brilliant Club – Scholars Programme with a group of Year 9 students.

Harry Thinks to the Future

Recently a Wickersley School and Sports College student Harry Sheffield reached out to Andrew Macmenemey in the RAF, currently working at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire on 13 Squadron (the only UK based Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) squadron) and began asking for information about a career in the military, in particular, a career as an…

Operation X

A team from the RAF were in school last week working with groups of Year 10 students on ‘Operation X’. The activity gave our students the opportunity to take part in an RAF mission as though they were a part of the RAF themselves.

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

  • There are a number of sixth forms and colleges that have open days throughout the year – See the information or follow the buttons below to find out when you can attend.
  • Wickersley Sixth Form
    Thursday 15th November 2018 5pm – 8pm
  • 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

Apprenticeship Info

Vacancies and information.

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

Work Experience

Details of work experience which is available for students

  • 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.

Neuvoo Job Search

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

Moving On Magazine

‘Moving On’ features a range of useful and up-to-date information for young people as they leave Y11 – including features on apprenticeships, Level 3 Study and university courses.

Shape your Future

Shape Your Future, the e-newsletter from Careers Yorkshire and the Humber with information to help you make choices about your future. We hope to get the key facts across in an interesting and lively way. It’s packed with links to websites, exciting videos and useful careers information.

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.

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’

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.

UCAS Progress

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

UCAS Progress 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.

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.


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 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:


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:


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: