Careers Advice

The curriculum at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is centred around high quality careers and employment. Students benefit from employer projects and significant contact with employers. As well as employer mentoring events, the UTC also hosts an options event for post 16 pupils to see what else is on offer from other education providers in the area.

At 16 the students will be helped by staff to apply to their choice of sixth form, college or apprenticeship, whether they choose to stay at the UTC or not.

For those that wish to go onto university, students will have a member of staff assigned to fill out their application forms, including writing their personal statement.

For those that wish to go onto an apprenticeship or straight into work, the staff will support their application and help prepare them for interviews. There is also a weekly drop-in for students to find out more about apprenticeships.

In Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, dedicated lesson time is allocated for students to complete applications for their chosen next step.

Useful Websites:

The following websites are useful when you are trying to make choices and decisions about your future:

UCAS Progress:

https://www.ucasprogress.com/

Y11 students will use UCAS progress to apply for sixth form or college. There is also a search function where you can find out about all the courses offered.

UCAS:

https://www.ucas.com/

Students who wish to apply to university will do this through UCAS.

Get in Go Far:

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

Information on apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Vacancies

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Search for apprenticeship vacancies, in Y11 or Y13.

Sheffield Futures Careers

http://www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk/

Information and guidance on study and career choices at 16 and 18.

National Careers Service:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Information about different jobs and the qualifications you will need.

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