Useful Links - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Virtual Talks Programme

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the Speakers for Schools – Virtual Talks programme for the week commencing 13th July.  The complete schedule can be accessed here

How to access VTalks

No logins are required and all attendees can stream the talks without downloading Microsoft Teams. Links should be opened in a browser that is not Internet Explorer. Students can view by clicking WATCH LIVE TALK HERE and then clicking ‘Watch on web instead’ and sign in anonymously. The speakers will appear at the set times e.g. 10am and 2pm.

If you would like more information about how to access VTalks, please see our Schools Guide.

You can now access previous talks on our Video Library.

Useful Careers Web Sites

There are a large number of web sites available to help with your future. Below is a selection of those that may be of benefit.

www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

Prospects offer a large amount of information with regards to various career options.  This site enables you to see various careers giving details of each individual career, including; responsibilities, salary, working hours, what to expect, qualifications required, skills required, work experience, prospective employers, professional development and career prospects.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

This has a variety of information including a job profiles section which has detailed information on a variety of careers/work areas.

www.barclayslifeskills.com

This has a variety of information with regard to planning your future including advice on job hunting and interview skills.

www.cascaid.co.uk

Kudos –This site has a variety of information including career matching, CV development, action planning to help you map your career and careers information about a variety of careers. You can only access this site if your school or college subscribe -you will need a password/user name from school.

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/

This site is aimed at 14-19 year olds with activities and information that promote and inform young people of the career opportunities with the NHS.

www.goconstruct.org

This site will enable you to explore all areas of construction, using blogs, videos and quizzes.

www.careersyandh.co.uk

Information about the local job market and significant industry sectors in the region and key messages about growth sectors and jobs of the future.

www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

This site has a variety of information about apprenticeships and contains a large number of actual vacancies. Young people can register on the site and be notified of suitable opportunities. For many companies this is the main way to make apprenticeship applications.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-parents-guide-to-apprenticeships

A useful parents guide to apprenticeships, explaining the benefits and progression routes of apprenticeships.

www.indeed.co.uk

A general job web site but some companies advertise apprenticeships on here.

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

This site contains some apprenticeship vacancies and general information on job search/applications for young people.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

This site has a variety of useful information for school leavers and is especially aimed at young people not wanting to go into Higher Education

www.ucas.com

This site contains a variety of information about Higher Education, you could check which universities offer courses that may interest you long term and the entry requirements.

www.gohigherwestyorks.ac.uk

This site is a single point of contact for information on Higher Education in the West Yorkshire area.

www.brightknowledge.org

Bright Knowledge is a useful guide to careers, education and student life. It aims to help you with what you want to achieve and how you can get there.

www.russellgroup.ac.uk

The Russell group represents 24 leading UK Universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.  The site has lots of useful information with regards to selecting a University and course.

www.university.which.co.uk

Which University guide is a great guide to help you decide what to study, where to go and how to get there.  The site has University profiles, shares advice on picking the right A Levels, selecting Universities, courses and writing personal statements.

www.unistats.ac.uk

The official website for comparing UK degree courses.  It includes official data for undergraduate courses on each university and college’s satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information.

www.whatuni.com

This site enables you to compare universities, degree courses, see course rankings and reviews.  The site also offers university profiles.

www.do-it.org

Information on volunteering

www.ncsyes.co.uk

The National Citizen Service offer a great programme of activities for students aged 15 – 17 years old.  The programme is a great personal development, confidence building and something great to put on your CV.

www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/want-to-volunteer

This site has lots of information with regards to voluntary work and the opportunity to search for programmes in your local area.