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Northampton School for Boys

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Dear Students,

Here are some resources and updates to help you explore careers for the future.

For regularly updated careers information, opportunities and much more, I recommend that you check the careers pages on the VLE under subjects - careers. I am also on twitter @nsbcareeradvice

If you have any questions just send me an email at: careers@nsb.northants.sch.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Miss Shaeffer

Updates

Back to Your Future
Free virtual event for Sixth form students
Wednesday 7th July 4 -6pm
Find out about options post 18, and how to prepare for your next steps.
Lots of tips, information, and opportunities to ask questions.
Book on the link: https://aspire-higher.co.uk/events/back-to-your-future-2/

InvestIN: Get creative and reflect on your experiences of lockdown. Enter InvestIN's Summer Writing Challenge with a chance to win an Amazon Fire and a free virtual work experience placement: Click Here

Download the app for your Youth Card today

WHAT IS YOUTH CARD?

Youth Card is a free mobile app that provides a one-stop shop for 11-25-year-olds for self-led discovery of educational, career and personal development opportunities in a safe environment. 

Youth Card is uniquely placed to help your students by offering:

  • Free access to UK-wide work experience placements and workshops with leading employers, including: Spotify, Bentley Motors, bp, Google, NHS, Virgin Atlantic, The Financial Times, Santander and the BBC.
  • Free access to UK-wide financial and enterprise programmes.
  • Free access to a UK-wide network of 7,000 youth organisations.
  • Free access to inspiring podcasts, broadcasts and short films by heads of industry and high-profile speakers like:
  • Nick Ross (TV broadcaster) 
  • Rich Waterworth (GM of TikTok) 
  • Shai Weiss (CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways) 
  • Gareth Southgate (England football manager – men's team) 
  • Roger Federer (professional tennis player) 
  • Dame Kelly Holmes (former Olympic athlete) 
  • Free access to a wide range of youth-friendly discounted services in the UK and Europe 

 To find out more about Youth Card, visit www.youthcard.org or please contact our team 

Useful resources

Finding Futures: presents its free Digital Careers Magazine, ‘Futures’, aimed at 15–18-year-olds across Northamptonshire. Jam packed full of careers resources and support, including Covid’s impact on the local workforce, LMI from local businesses, support for better decision-making, information on post 16 and 18 options: Click Here

www.investin.orgImmersive careers experiences from Invest IN Education
Students at NSB can claim a 10% discount using the code NORTHSFB.

Careeralchemy.co.uk: A great way to research your options for the future                              

https://targetcareers.co.uk/guide-to-your-futureThe school-leavers guide to future employers 

careermap.co.uk/careermag-students-teachersA brilliant resource for students and parents that explains options at 16.

nationalcareers.service.gov.ukTel: 0800 100 900 A national careers guidance and information service for young people. It also has careers information, links to job profiles and a CV builder.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/#A comprehensive data base of apprenticeship opportunities. Create an account to gain access to all the apprenticeship vacancies in your area and nationally. 

www.notgoingtouni.co.ukThe one stop-shop for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/Learn about the range of apprenticeships available up to level 7 ( Masters)

www.prospects.ac.ukA comprehensive careers information website for those who wish to explore opportunities after university. The Careers advice section is very good. Go to "options with my subject".  It encourages young people to explore career ideas and look at related ideas.

www.unitasterdays.com - Information on taster days and workshops, open Days, education Fairs, residential Events.

www.ucas.comThe universities and colleges admissions service. Everything you need to know about university and higher-level apprenticeships.
 

https://www.studentstream.co.uk/A brand-new site that brings together video content on a range of topics such as UCAS applications, personal statements and choosing a course.

do-it.orgA national database of opportunities in voluntary work. Just type in your postcode. Many of these opportunities are for young people 18 or above. Some opportunities for 16+.

https://www.mypathcareersuk.com/resources: The MYPATH website and YouTube channel feature weekly career related videos.

https://www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/The College will be running their next virtual open evening in October.

https://www.moulton.ac.uk/Find out about their courses and visit their virtual open event on demand.

UNIFROG

Watch this space!...

Unifrog is the new online platform that will allow you to track, monitor and maximise your careers education at NSB. You will use it in C&G, Work Experience planning, Enrichment, and you can access it at home or school any time you need to.
It will help you to explore specific careers and industries, as well as watching online webinars and having access to a wealth of resources that can help you with all aspects of your future career planning: Click Here

 

Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
01604 230240