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Post-16 Advice

On this page, you can find statutory information about the careers programme offered within Wickersley school as well as general information about careers advice and opportunities available to you within school. There is also access to a regularly updated timetable of local establishment open days and events.

Support for all areas of careers is based in the careers office, next to MFL 7 on the upstairs corridor of B Block and is staffed by Mrs R Mullins, the School Careers Leader. Through the Careers Office, we can offer you a range of opportunities to plan and research your future study/employment options.

We also provide support for students through the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY+) project who work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, and South Yorkshire colleges and schools to increase the number of young people progressing to higher education. You can keep up to date with Heppsy+ progress via our Heppsy+ page.

We can also offer:

  • One to One Careers Interviews
  • Drop-in Session Appointments
  • Events, Workshops, Talks and Off-site Visit Information
  • CV Support
  • Apprenticeship and Job Search Support
  • Virtual Careers Advice – Information and advice by e-mail
  • A range of printed and online careers resources

If you have any questions or would like any information about planning your career and future options, please email careers@wickersley.net.

Drop-in Sessions

Do you need advice on what career path to take next? Or need help applying for Sixth Form, University or an Apprenticeship?

Come and visit us for a drop-in session, most Thursdays 3.30 – 4.30 PM in the Careers Hub, Music Corridor, E Block.

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Where do I start?

If you are unsure of where to start when it comes to careers, here you will find a range of resources to help give you advice on which career path best suits your interests, qualifications and skills as well as show you all different pathway options available after year 11.
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Kudos

Kudos is designed to help you explore your possible career directions and learn about your future options.

Fledglink

Fledglink gets you prepared for life after education, helps you make better decisions and then lands you the ideal job – all from a single app.

Success at School

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

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Target Careers

Target careers futurewise is here to help school leavers make decisions about their future. Explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships and get help applying successfully.

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The Buzz Quiz

Take the buzz test and in just a few minutes discover your ‘careers personality’ and see suggestions on the type and area of work that might be best suited to your interests and skills.

Careers Box

Careersbox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs.

Skills Health Check

Use the ‘skills health check’ to see what careers might best suit you.

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BBC Bitesize Careers

Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who’ve found the right path for them.

LifeSkills

LifeSkills is about showing learners the way by giving them the tools they need to get the jobs they want.

What is there for me?

Here you will be able to take a look at the different options available to you post-16 and how you can receive more information for your chosen path.

Sixth Form & Further Education

A wide range of information about university courses and study and linked opportunities.

Apprenticeships & Employment

Looking to be in paid work alongside college or part-time employment to enhance your sixth form study?

Work Experience & Volunteering

If you want to gain some valuable insight into a career area or just show a future employer that you have valuable skills and experience to offer.

Business & Enterprise

A bespoke package of support for pre-start and early stage businesses is available through the Sheffield City Region Launchpad programme, including regular workshop sessions and one-to-ones with an adviser