Future Steps - Into Careers

At Outwood Post 16 Centre Easingwold we recognise that all students require expert advice in planning their future and we are proud to have professionally qualified staff to support students in making the right choices for later life. We work in partnership with Progress Careers to provide guidance from qualified and experienced advisors. All students within Post 16 will be provided with opportunities for one-to-one guidance sessions with a member of the Progress Careers Team.

Progress Careers provide a menu of careers information, individual advice and guidance services for students, including:

  • One-to-one impartial guidance
  • Personal coaching, including how to write a CV and practice interview techniques
  • Support for both students and their parents/carers on key transition and option choices
  • Careers information and advice on all available options, including apprenticeships, work-based learning and traditional pathways at both 16 and 18+
  • Support following exam results, to help students decide on what to do next

Students, parents/carers and staff can access our careers information site, including local apprenticeship opportunities, and hints & tips regarding careers:

Careers Portal

For enquiries relating to careers, please contact enquiries@easingwold.outwood.com.

Choices you could consider at 18

The choices you make will be affected by many things like your financial situation, interests, your attitude to study, your qualifications, the job market, etc. Another big factor is the job or career you have in mind. Post 16 study is the time to really get into the detail about which job sectors you are interested in, what sort of opportunities they offer and what qualifications they are looking for. Find out more about Job Sectors.

Options include:

  • Doing a higher education level course - either full-time, part-time, or by distance learning, at a university or a college.
  • Doing an Advanced, Higher or Degree Apprenticeship;
  • Getting a job that offers training;
  • Doing a course at a Further Education College
  • Taking a year out (a gap year)

Getting advice and support from those who know you or your Progress Careers Adviser is very important, as is finding out about the different employment options available to you and the qualifications and skills you need for a particular career.

Higher Education

If you have Level 3 qualifications like A Levels, Advanced Apprenticeship, BTEC Level 3, etc. you could explore higher level study. If you haven’t, but would be interested in higher level study later, there are lots of ways in, through Access Courses and through study alongside work.

Outwood Post 16 Centre Easingwold work in partnership with the following Universities:

  • University of Oxford 
  • University of Cambridge 
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of York