The College provides all students with the necessary information and guidance for them to make informed and realistic choices about future career and educational opportunities. All students are encouraged to use the Career’s library, which is incorporated in the Resource Centre. The library has a wide range of up to date information about careers and sixth form education and students may order their own copies of clips information leaflets. In addition to written material we offer a computerised careers guidance system (see below).
Careers guidance is delivered through our CEIAG Days (Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance Days), and from a small input in Year 7, it increases to become a significant part in Years 10, 11 12 and 13. During the Summer Term, Year 10 students have the opportunity to go on a one or two week work experience with local employers which gives them an insight into the world of work. As well as a Work Related Coordinator, we employ a Careers Consultant for one day/week. The LA supports students with statements and those at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).
Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour market information can be overwhelming and confusing. Learning what it is and how to use it can help you find a job.
Labour market information tells you:
What jobs and skills employers are looking for
Which industries are hiring and where they are located
Where to find employers who are hiring
What working conditions are like for specific industries
What education and training you need for specific jobs
What factors can stop you from getting a job
Which job areas are growing in the future and other statistics
Why do I need this information?
Labour market information can help you make a good decision when you want to change jobs or move to a new place. It can help you find out what the labour market is like for that job or that city. For example, if you are a machinist and you move to a town with no factories, you will have a hard time finding a job. Looking at labour market information before you move can help you make a good decision.
Please click on the hyperlink for Career Companion - an online year by year careers guidance system. Please use the following details to gain access: Username: avonvalleystudent / Password: avonvalleystudent.
Below are links to other helpful resources:
Apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - Search for an apprenticeship from a vast amount of employers all over the United Kingdom.
Career Pilot: https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ - Fully interactive careers information website available to every student at Avon Valley College. Students will need to register to gain access to the site. There is information for students and parents on the labour market information for parents and carers to support their children in accessing the correct career path.
Career Pilot also give all information on choices from 14 to 18, including apprenticeships, further education and university level courses and where to study them. It is a one stop shop on everything there is to know about careers for students and parents.