All students must now remain in learning until their 18th birthday. Our careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme makes a significant contribution in ensuring our young people are adequately prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life post – 16. Please navigate the resources provided using the links below. Any Careers related enquiries during term time should be directed to Mr West at enquiries@wellfieldacademy.org

Please see here for Year 11 College Application Information


National Careers Week 2022

Careers Overview 2019


Inspiration, support and application guidance

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ – This is the Government’s website for careers advice. Here you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.

www.startprofile.com/ Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. 

www.icould.com/ This is an excellent resource for those who need some inspiration. The site contains videos of successful employees in a wide variety of settings.  

www.jobapplications.co.uk – this site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site.

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – displays current apprenticeship and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and gives career journey advice.

www.how2become.com/ – How2Become.com is the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development website. You can learn how to write a CV, complete applications and pass psychometric tests.

Aprenticeship guidance

North Lancs Training Group: NLTG offer a wide range of support and advice. Students can search for local apprenticeship vacancies here. 

The National Apprenticeship Service: Find out what you need to do to become an Apprentice, what careers are available and which employers are offering them.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/09/Parent-Pack-September-1.pdf – A useful information pack about apprenticeships for parents 

University guidance

www.ucas.com – information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study.

www.russellgroup.ac.uk – represents 24 leading universities, source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.

www.prospects.ac.uk – find out which areas you could access after a particular degree.

Job vacancies