CareersInc in Your School
Your CareersInc Career Advisers are in school to offer you impartial advice and guidance. Also, your tutors or subject teachers are available to discuss subject choices and support applications for further study.
There are also other staff in school that can help such as a learning manager, mentor, support worker or head of year.
What we do:
- If you are in Year 11 you may have a careers interview with a Careers Adviser to talk about your post-16 and post-18 pathway plans and your long term career choices. These are usually arranged through your learning manager.
- We hold drop in sessions in the Careers Room during lunch and after school. Come and see us if you have any queries about your options or career choice.
- We support enrichments sessions and deliver workshops on a variety of topics including Apprenticeships.
- We support you with applying for university through UCAS.
- We attend options events and parents’ evenings to give you advice about your options and future career choices.
Careers Information in Your School
- Careers resources are available in the Careers Hub including careers publications, sixth form, college and university prospectuses, Apprenticeships information and careers articles.
- We will also post latest news and updates including information about local opportunities and events on the latest news feed on this website.
Find out more about going to a Sixth Form.
- John Leggott College
- North Lindsey College
- Franklin College
- Grimsby Institute
- Bishop Burton College
- Scunthorpe Utd Level 3 Sport – Futsal
- Doncaster Rovers Education Foundation
Find out more about going to college.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Lincs Co op – Amazing PHARMACY, retail and Travel apprenticeships
- Catch Academy – part of North Lindsey College
- HETA– Engineering apprenticeships
- TATA– Engineering apprenticeships
- North Lincolnshire Council
- Kingsway Apprenticeships
Higher education is available through the following the local colleges and these universities (and many more!).
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of Sheffield
- University of Leeds
- Leeds Met University
- Leeds Trinity University
Find out more about Higher Education.
Local Labour Market Information (LMI)
This is a nice newsletter (April 2015) that gives info about the growth areas in jobs in our area.
Science, Engineering and Technology is where it is at for Scunthorpe career-builders.
The Humber Estuary will be home to a new National Wind Power College expected to open at the end of 2016. The region is rapidly developing as a centre for offshore wind power with turbine factories being built on both sides of the estuary. Siemens is converting a Hull Dock into a £210 million “green port”, creating up to a 1,000 jobs. A £450 million “green energy park” in North Killingholme has been granted approval. Andy Dickinson of RES Offshore said “we’ve got the potential to be employing 1,500 wind turbine engineers in Grimsby alone, so there’s a huge skills base that needs building up.”
(BBC Humberside 11/12/2014)
Hornsea Project One, an offshore wind project 64 miles off the coast of Yorkshire is expected to bring up to 2,500 local jobs and investment worth millions of pounds to the UK economy has been given consent by the Government. The project will be made up of three offshore wind farms with a maximum capacity of 1200MW. Once built, it will generate enough electricity to power more than 800,000 homes. (Business Link 11/12/2014)
The go-ahead for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm could lead to 900 green jobs in the region. 400 turbines will be sighted 77 miles off the Yorkshire coast. The project could create up to 4,750 direct and indirect jobs in the Humber, Yorkshire and the North East, and could power up to 2 million homes.
Rolls Royce have opened their Advanced Blade Casting Facility in Rotherham, which when fully operational in 2017 will create around 150 jobs. The 150,000 square foot facility in Rotherham will create some of the most advanced turbine blades which will be used in engines in Rolls Royce’s aerospace division including in many commercial aircraft, such as the new Airbus.
The Humber Gateway is a major engineering development off the east coast that will require engineers, project managers and other supporting roles.
The North Lincolnshire Data Observatory has recent data on North Lincolnshire’s Labour Market
Our region has lots of new opportunities in Engineering – aerospace, food, IT, renewables, check out www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk to explore the possibilities!
Scunthorpe has a long tradition of engineering and the production of resources, most noticeably steel and limestone. Tata Steel is a major local employer and has fantastic opportunities for talented young people. However the halcyon days when 27,000 people were employed there are long gone. Today around 4,500 people are employed there (excluding external contractors).
Alongside steel production Scunthorpe has other areas of industry including engineering, food production, distribution and retailing.
- BOC, a gas company have a plant to the north of Scunthorpe.
- Bell Waste Control, which services the majority of industry in the area.
- NISA Today has its headquarters in the town which deals with distribution.
- Wren Kitchens employs around 350 full-time workers.
- Food production companies include: 2 Sisters (chicken processing plant), Key Country Foods (produces meat products), The Sauce Company (sauces, soups and other foodstuffs for the catering and supermarket sectors).
- Ericsson produces printed circuit boards for the telecommunications industry.
- There are a number of other small and medium firms, mostly involved in manufacturing and light engineering.
- The town has a number of supermarkets and national retailers.
- There are a number of caring facilities and hospitals.
The town has struggled to develop after the downsizing of traditional heavy industry in the 1980s and 1990s, and while the town was made a priority development area in that period no multinationals or blue chips have moved in to fill the gap – as a consequence the local labour force mainly comprises semi-skilled and unskilled labour. In the 2001 census 19.3% of the working age population were economically inactive. (Information via Wikipedia, accessed 21.5.14)
For more labour market information go to Inspiring Yorkshire and Humber