In this section we have advice and information on everything you need to help your students make school leaver decisions. We’ve included an overview of all their options – Intermediate Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees – so you can give them as well-rounded advice as possible.
We have information on who offers apprenticeships, what levels they’re available at what qualifications they offer, and how much apprentices are paid. You’ll also find information on sponsored degrees – school leaver schemes that focus on the fact that recruits will get a degree as part of the programme. As well as studying at university, students are often regarded as permanent employees of the company and receive a salary. We also help you understand school leaver programmes; work and training schemes that, although are similar to apprenticeships, have their own set of advantages.
We also have advice on how schools can work with employers. Our School & College Leaver Careers Market 2016 Annual Research Report told us that 74.8% of careers advisers said they want to speak to school leaver employers about work shadowing, insight events, office visits and talks/workshops in schools.
Hearing from and engaging with those already out in the world of work is a great way for young people to learn first-hand about opportunities, inspiring them in a different way to classroom learning. This is why working with external bodies should form part of any schools’ careers guidance strategy. This section aims to help you engage effectively with employers – from high profile, international brands to local businesses – to deliver diverse, engaging and (most importantly) useful careers guidance to your students.