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National Citizenship Service - Calling Year 11 Students

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience next summer with @NCS. Click the link to find out more info! Grab your place and feel unstoppable! >



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Click here to see the latest Foundation for Jobs Newsletter which contains current vacancies, useful information and advice and news from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's careers service



A Career in the RAF is No Ordinary Job

Become highly skilled and trained for life

Apprenticeships in the Royal Air Force offer a flying start to any career.

Our award-winning apprenticeships ensure our recruits gain world-class, civilian-recognised qualifications, while earning a competitive wage, and will have a guaranteed job at the end.

We currently have over 20 apprenticeship roles to choose from, and the RAF has been rated as an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ training provider. They are available in a broad and diverse range of careers including Aviation Operations, Engineering and IT, Hospitality & Catering, and HR.

We support all our personnel with a range of qualifications from a level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs), a level 3 (equivalent to 2 ‘A’ levels) all the way through to a level 7, which is equivalent to a Masters degree.

Apprenticeship roles available

Cyberspace Communication Specialist

Human Resources

Intelligence Analyst

Regiment Gunner


Catering and Hospitality Specialist


Supply, Storage and Distribution Specialist


Flight and Operations Assistant

Aerospace Systems Operator

Aircraft Technician (Avionics)

Aircraft Technician (Mechanical)

Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technician

Communications Infrastructure Technician

RAF Police

Weapon Technician

Survival Equipment Specialist


General Technician (Workshops)



Benefits of an RAF apprenticeship

  • Award-winning education

  • Continued support from Apprenticeship to degree

  • Transferrable skills

  • Opportunities to travel the world

  • Competitive salaries

  • Learn more about a career in the RAF here


Your Success at School summer timetable


Maybe you've got a summer job or work experience placement in the pipeline, a family holiday planned - or some serious binge-watching lined up. Whether you have a jam-packed holiday ahead of you or are struggling to think of ways to fill a long hot summer, our timetable will help you fit in a healthy dose of career planning alongside all those episodes of the Walking Dead.

Week 1: Take a break


Whether you've had exams or if just finished a regular school year, the chances are things have been pretty intense. You definitely deserve some guilt-free R&R - check out this guideto why getting the balance is right at school, work and life in general. If the pressure has been getting on top of you lately, take a look at our guide to dealing with stress at school.

Week 2: Success at School reading list


  1. Read What job should I do?
  2. Career Zones: pick 3 that match your skills and interests and research university and apprenticeship routes into these industries.
  3. How to become... articles: pick 3 specific job roles that match your skills and interests and map out how you would get there.

Week 3: Get ready for results day


If you're in Year 11, Year 12 or Year 13, the chances are a little something called Results Day will be on your mind. Preparation is the best remedy for anxiety and stress, so take a look at this guide to make sure you're prepared for the big day and look out for our emails later in the summer.

Week 4: Update your Success at School Careers Profile


Go to your Success at School profile and update your employability skills and grades from the year just gone. Include skills gained from any work experience placements, summer jobs or part-time work you've done.

Go to website > Login > Click Careers Profile > Select from menu

Week 5: Pre-reading for your new school subjects


If you're starting A-levels/equivalent, it can be a good idea to do some pre-reading before term starts - and you should certainly do this if you're starting uni or an apprenticeship. Check the exam board or department website for course content, or contact your tutor or mentor for a reading list. Being prepared will stand you in good stead for your career as you will need to be ready for any new chapter in your work life.

Week 6: Get ready for the start of term


Let's face it, the thought of school after the hols can be a bit of a downer, and if you're off to uni, you may be feeling a little nervous despite the excitement. Making sure you're properly organised can be good fun and help you feel prepared for the year ahead.

Get a folder, plastic wallets and dividers for every subject or module and make sure you have plenty of paper and stationery. Again, this is good practice for working life, when you'll be expected to be well-organised and

 take charge of your own development.



Paths to Professional Careers – A Parent’s Guide from Target Careers

                                                                             Click here to download the Guide

Careers - Signpost



Exams are over! Here's your end-of-term check list


Click Here for more details





Nearly There - How to make the most of your last half term


Last Minute GCSE Revision Hints & Tips


How to cope with your EXAMS



Students - Do you know your Employment Rights?


How to Tackle the Summer Term Like a Boss


5 Ways to make use of the Easter Holidays


NUS Card for Apprentices

More details


Middlesbrough College are delighted to share with you their latest results as recognised in the DFE Performance Tables 2018, please follow the link below.


If you would like any further information, please contact our Marketing Team on 01642 333673 or email



The London Beauty Training Academy (The LBTA)  have just created a guide on "How to Become a Make Up Artist",

The guide features key pieces of information about entering the business from job opportunities, essential skills, income and creating your own personal portfolio.

The guide can be found here:


Useful information on degree subjects from

Target Careers. 


Useful Information from

Success at School Newsletter


Look at the following links written by London's top Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy

How to become a hairdresser

How to become a barber


Have a look at the following link for helpful career advice


How to be a Web Developer


General Information on Apprenticeships


Telegraph Jobs Careers Advice


Apprenticeship Help SheetNov3(6)


Students and careers advisors, talk to rail employers next week 9th-13th October


Tees Valley Skills Newsletter September 2017


08/09/2017 Students-How to get Career Savvy this term


Personal Statement Examples (Hundreds of Personal Statement Examples):

University Advice, (Over 550 articles addressing every area of the application):

Subject Degree Guides, (Over 70 degree guides explaining subjects, careers, industry, etc):

Shape Training

Career Pathways

Customer Service

Health & Social Care


Teaching Assistants

Dental Nurse

TTE Training Update

Neuvoo - Job Search Engine

Monster - Careers Advice

Excellent Careers advice with hints and tips on CV Writing Interview Skills etc

Reed - Careers Advice

Excellent Careers advice with hints and tips on CV Writing Interview Skills etc

Skills For Care

Oxbridge Resources

Success at School - Results Day

Success at School

Get In. Go Far


How2become is the UK’s leading career specialist and since 2005 we have trained and guided thousands of candidates through recruitment processes to secure their dream job. Whether you are looking for a career as a pilot, in the civil service or in the emergency services as a police officer or paramedic, or have always wanted to become a train driver – we are here to help!


Interested in a career in television? Open4 is an interactive course designed by Channel 4 to help you understand how we come up with ideas for televison programmes and how they are put onto your screens

Success at School

Careers Guide for Parents, Carers and Young People

Interested in a career in Television? 

3 Things to get under your belt this term

Kick-starting your career in Construction

Why apprenticeships are the real alternative to university

Careers Infographics

3AAA Apprenticeship Academy Teesside

Success at School Newsletter

Middlesbrough College Newsletter

NECC Training Page

Useful links to apprenticeships and career adivce.

The Essential Guide to Applying to University

Russel Group Universities

Russel Group Universities Guide to Post 16 Subject Choices

Parent's Guide to Apprenticeships, School Leavers Programmes & Sponsored Degrees

Health Careers Website

The new Health Careers website brings together the very best careers information from across health. It provides information on some of the 350 roles available along with real life stories and videos of staff. There is also a course finder which lists over 1,000 courses leading to a career in health.

"What Employers Want" 

A guide for young people looking for work issued by NIACE, The National voice for life long learning.

Durham Universities Guide to Exams & Revision Techniques

Career Camel

Apprentice Eye

Apprenticeship advice for parents.

Find a Traineeship

We’ve launched a new digital service that allows candidates to search, register and apply for traineeships in England.

Find a traineeship will be replacing Apprenticeship vacancies (Av) for candidates by the end of June. Candidates who have not already done so will need to register to use the new service.

Find an Apprenticeship

We’ve launched a new digital service that allows candidates to search, register and apply for apprenticeships in England.

Find an apprenticeship  will be replacing Apprenticeship vacancies (Av) for candidates by the end of June. Candidates who have not already done so will need to register to use the new service.

PLOTR - Can't Decide What To Do?


Check out the national apprenticeships website – You can register for an account and they will send you up to date information on vacancies in your area and in the sector of your choice.

Step into the NHS

Barclays Life Skills

UCAS - After GCSEs

Creative Skill Set

RAF Recruitment

PLOTR - Which of the 3 Studying Styles Are You?

PLOTR - Exam Tips You Need To Know

Redcar & Cleveland College Apprenticeships Facebook Page

Redcar and Cleveland College now have a Facebook Page dedicated to apprenticeships. All live vacancies for the college are available to see and apply for on the above link. 

Not Going to Uni

Apprenticeship and vocational training guide

Hired Online Careers Magazine

Apprenticeships are Changing

Is Engineering for you?

Engineers shape the word we live in, by designing, creating, testing, and improving almost every product or process you can think of! Is this the career for you?

National Careers Service

If you require help and advice on creating a C.V. this site has an excellent C.V. Builder for students aged 16 and above and excellent advice for under 16 year old's.


The one-stop shop for careers inspiration and preparation.

School Leaver Jobs

Over 3,000 Apprenticeships and Jobs for School Leavers

As you already know university is not the only option for students who have high aspirations. There are now a wide variety of apprenticeships available with excellent career prospects. have over 3,500 apprenticeships and jobs from some of the biggest recruiters in the country including British Gas, Boots, BT, Garmin, NHS and Starbucks. School leavers can apply directly from the website and their application is delivered immediately to the recruiter by email. Please click here to see their latest jobs and apprenticeships.

They have a great career advice area giving tips on the whole career process from writing a CV and cover letter right through to interview preparation. The direct link to this section is Take a look at this link as good, impartial, independent careers advice will only improve your chances of making a successful application for the job or apprenticeship of your choice. 

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

The Construction industry has lots of varied, rewarding and exciting careers for people from all backgrounds and ages.

CITB have developed a new online Careers Progression Tool which you can access at

The tool contains comprehensive, accurate and current information on over 100+ construction careers. It provides vital careers information on progression routes, labour market intelligence, qualifications and training as well as the facility to search on qualifications and skills.

Keeping Up to date

Construction is an ever changing industry. In order to keep up to date with these changes I would recommend you sign up to the CITB e-alerts which will provide you with the latest, up to date information on careers in construction.

You can sign up at

Get My First Job

GetMyFirstJob is your gateway to hundreds of Apprenticeships that will help you kick start your career. We work with training providers across the country to help young people earn while they learn.

Starting Your Career

How GetMyFirstJob Helps You

All you need to do is register your details on the GetMyFirstJob website. Tell us about the types of jobs you’re interested in, how you got on at school and complete your contact details. This should take no more than 10 minutes and will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to find the right job to kick start to your career.

From the moment you register, a range of training providers, college and employers will have access to your details to help them fill their current vacancies. Many of the employers that advertise jobs with us will provide you with the opportunity to start an Apprenticeship, Diploma or Foundation Degree that they will sponsor with the support of government agencies such as the Skills Funding Agency. This will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to earn, learn and gain the vital skills and experience you will need to build your career.

As new job vacancies in your area are advertised, employers and training providers will use the GetMyFirstJob database to search for people who have registered on the system and match the criteria for the new vacancy; matching you to the type of job you are interested in. These companies will use the following types of search criteria to match people to jobs:

·         Job interests – as part of your application you will select the type of jobs you would be interested in applying for

·         Exam results – either actual or predicted

·         Location – How far would it be for you to travel to your new job, on foot or by using your own or public transport?

If you are selected as a candidate – shortlisted - for a role, you will be contacted by the person managing the job vacancy and they will conduct a brief telephone interview at a time to suit you. During this time, you will be given more details about the job and the company to help you prepare for a possible face-to-face interview. Please take a look at our handy hints and tips on preparing for interview. The person managing the job vacancy will telephone you after the interview to let you know how you did and they will also organise training and start dates for successful candidates. If you are successful, you should take a look at our hints and tips for being successful in the workplace.

Whilst waiting to be contacted about vacancies, you can log into the system at any time to keep your profile up to date, upload a CV or search for vacancies that interest you. Stay in touch with us too by joining the GetMyFirstJob Facebook community where you can find out how others are doing, what their tips for success are and to share your news and views.

Careers Box

Careers films on the web – Please take a look at the careers box web site. It contains some excellent short film clips on different careers in different sectors. The clips are of real people who are in those jobs telling you what they entail and what sort of skills you need.

Magna Mundi

The following site offers CV help and advice for students who are looking towards applying to university.

Welcome to MagnaMundi - Your future starts here

Building a great CV to launch your future career takes time and early planning.

With MagnaMundi, you can start building your CV by archiving key documents in a secure multimedia format for future use. Create your own profile and build this step-by-step throughout your education. When the time comes to launch your career you can present your interactive multimedia online profile to employers via your own individual web-link. We also provide a free on-line competency log for you to record and analyse your key achievements as they happen. Subsequently we can help you develop a profile best suited to your career needs.

All members will have access to the Internship & Work Experience Portal, connecting you with opportunities both locally and nationally.

We will support you with a selection of articles written by graduates who have recently started their new careers, providing an insight into their working life-style and suggestions on accumulating key skills relevant to the workplace.

Registration is free and simple - start building your MagnaMundi profile today!

Please click here to view a demonstration profile of MagnaMundi