We promise our students either a job, apprenticeship or university place, once you’ve successfully completed your studies here. We’re known for it, winning the ‘Career Aspiration Award’ in Educate magazine’s awards.

In order for that to happen, exceptional careers advice, guidance and information for all students is essential. We do that both in-house, and by pointing you in the direction of independent advice and guidance, so you have the broadest range of information possible.

Independent advice can be accessed via the National Careers Service, while Which? and UCAS are useful for university advice and information.

If you’re the parents of one of our students, you’ll find more careers information, advice and guidance in our UTC careers leaflet.

For more information on careers, please contact our careers leader Lyndsay MacAulay or by phone on 0151 230 1320.

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Career Connect

The Career Connect Service is a national organisation that we subscribe to. They work in partnership with us to provide impartial help and advice for young people. Career Connect Personal Advisers provide up-to-date, independent advice and guidance about education, training and employment opportunities. The Careers Connect Personal Advisers take group sessions and aim to interview the majority of Year 11 students but are also available to support Year 9, 10 and Sixth Form students each year.

The Careers Connect Personal Adviser is Karen Gallagher. The advisor spends at least a day in school each week and you can request an appointment by speaking with the school Careers team Students can also access support via the Careers Connect website or by appointment in Careers Connect Offices across the city.

Additional support

Don’t yet know what you would like to do? If you don’t do anything else, do The Spartan Test which is a very clever psychometric quiz which builds a profile of you based on your responses to a series of pictures and then creates your very own Subjects Cloud and Career Cloud based on your profile. From those clouds you can find out all about every career or course with one click. It takes only 6 minutes from start to finish and it’s brilliant! Although you can just dip in and do the Spartan Test, do REGISTER. It will save your results and organise it in your own Research Zone.

https://sacu-student.com/?page_id=2850

Careers helpline for teenagers 

This is a Careers Helpline for Young People over 13 which is part of the National Careers Service. You can email, text or phone them or even ask them to phone you back and it is completely free.

National Careers Service
Telephone: 0800 100 900
Text messages: 07766 413 219
Textphone: 0800 096 8336
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm

You can also arrange for a National Careers Service adviser to call you – this won’t cost you anything.

Job profiles – find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.

Skills health check – use our assessment to find out what kind of jobs could suit you and save your results.

Find a course – look for courses and learning providers and save information about them.

Contact an adviser – find out about the different ways to get in touch.

Help to get a job – get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/

Another great careers website. This is particularly good for alerting you to apprenticeship opportunities at higher levels if you register with them. 

Have a look also at the Target Careers ‘Guide to your Future‘.

Local Labour Market Information

https://www.government-online.net/liverpool-city-region-careers-resource/

https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/LCRCA_SKILLS_STRAT.pdf

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/comb/1853882372/report.aspx

https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/

Useful websites about universities

Which? University A level explorer

If you’re considering your A level options and want to understand which subjects will get you on which degree course, try the Which? University A level Explorer. It’s a handy overview of A level options for specific degree courses.

https://www.ucas.com/
UCAS is the go-to website for anything to do with going to university. It is brilliant for guidance on writing the perfect CV, Personal Statements and letters of application and lots, lots more.

Local university websites

University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope College
Edge Hill College
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The University of Manchester
The Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Central Lancashire

https://www.opendays.com/
This gives the Open Days for every UK University

https://university.which.co.uk/
What to study, where to go and how to get there.

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings
The Complete University Guide gives you the league tables for every university, every subject and every course in the UK.

https://www.whatuni.com/
An excellent website which gives you league tables (with some different criteria from the Complete University Guide) so it’s well-worth checking out.

https://www.unifrog.org/

A really useful website. The UTC and Studio are registered with this company, so use your log-in details to access the site.

http://sacu-student.com/

An absolutely brilliant website which covers ALL types of careers, courses and subjects with lots of superb online tools to help you find your future career.

Useful websites about apprenticeships

The apprenticeship route provides a valid alternative to university, with the qualifications to match. The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships talks you through the differences and reassures that degree apprenticeships will let you graduate with your cap and gown, plus several years of work experience under your belt. 

Work through this Personal Development Workbook to help you secure an apprenticeship https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/36614#&gid=undefined&pid=1  – workbook for students looking to secure an apprenticeship

Make this Government website your first stop.

DO create an account if you are interested in apprenticeships as they will send you an alert when something comes up which you might be interested in. The next four links will take you to different sections of that website.

A guide to apprenticeships

Applying for apprenticeships

How to write a winning apprenticeship application

Higher and degree apprenticeships

 

These are excellent sites giving lots of information for school-leavers (Year 11 and older) about apprenticeships, jobs, reviews and career advice. By registering, you will be alerted to anything which might interest you.

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

http://theapprenticeshiphub.co.uk/

https://targetcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships-and-school-leaver-jobs

https://www.indeed.co.uk/Apprenticeships-jobs

https://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/apprenticeships-jobs

Also useful

https://www.careerconnect.org.uk/Young-People-i2.html

Lots of careers advice, information and guidance to help you explore your future.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

THE website to go to if you are thinking about careers within the health service. In-depth information and guidance about every career you could possibly think of (and lots which you didn’t even know existed) within the caring profession.

http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/

If maths is your thing, then this is the site for you.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/

Another great careers website. This is particularly good for alerting you to apprenticeship opportunities at higher levels if you register with them. 

If you’re interested in careers in Medicine or the Law then both of these sites are must visits:

https://www.themedicportal.com/

https://www.thelawyerportal.com/

The Life Sciences UTC Careers programme is measured against the Careers Quality Award and tracked against the Gatsby Benchmarks through COMPASS. Quantitative and qualitative data is collected on the impact of the programme and feeds into an annual review of provision which takes place each August.

Careers policy: LLS UTC CEIAG POLICY 2019

UTC Progression Strategy

LLS UTC provider access policy

CEIAG Annual Planning Process

Review (August)

a. Feedback – Student/ Staff/ Parental

b. Review – Impartial provision

c. Legislation and Environmental

d. Strategy

e. Development Plan

f.  Destinations and outcomes

Strategy and Objective Setting (September)

a. Define key areas for annual School Development Plan

b. Define key areas for annual CEAIG Development Plan

Development (September)

a. Map timings for year

b. Plan curriculum

Implementation (September – July)

a. Staff induction

b. Staff CPD Calendar

c. Delivery through Culture

d. Delivery through Subject Areas

e. Build My future Programme

f. Work Experience Programme

g. Masterclass and UTC Transmits Programme

h. Marketing and recruitment

i. Destinations support

Monitoring (September- July)

a. Parent View

b. PASS survey

c. Linkedin

d. Student Feedback on activities

e. Staff Feedback on activities

f. Student Recruitment numbers

g. Governors Reports

h. SMT Reports

i. School Development Plan review

Next Review: October 2020