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Darrick Wood School recognises the importance of providing students with careers education and advice to prepare them for life beyond school and to give them the skills they need for successful careers development. Pupils will be given the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills as well as providing access to a range of resources to allow them to consider a wide-range of options for their future.

Careers guidance is focused on delivering independent advice through the use of resources available within: the Careers and Sixth Form libraries; PSHE lessons; online material; and, impartial advice supplied by Careers Bromley.

Students are also provided with the opportunity to experience working life through work placements in Year 10 and Year 12. The Work Experience programme is designed to give young people a better insight into the world of work and to acquaint them with the key skills necessary to succeed in adult working life. Work experience placements are an excellent opportunity for pupils to learn and develop many transferable skills that will benefit them in the future.

Below are some links to useful external agencies:

National Careers Service

National Careers Service

All young people and their parents can access free impartial advice (online, by phone or email) from experienced advisers at the National Careers Service from 8.00am to 10.00pm seven days a week.

Get in go far

Get in go far

A guide to Apprenticeships from Gov.uk – find out what an Apprenticeship can do for you.

UCAS

UCAS

At the heart of connecting people to Higher Education.

Plotr

Plotr

Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.

Not going to Uni

Not going to Uni

Not Going to Uni – the one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

icould

icould

icould provides career inspiration and information for young people and shows what is possible in work and offers different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

University.which

University.which

What to study, where to go and how to get there.