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 work with Brigg Sixth Form, John Leggott College, North Lindsey College, Bishop Burton and Grimsby Institute to help you with your college applications.
- We work with smaller providers such as Access to Music and the UTC.
- We love apprenticeships! We work with local companies and training providers to give you access to exciting apprenticeship opportunities.
- Universities are a great option for some students and you can expect to work with them from Y8 onwards.
- You can expect to meet some great local employers and colleges in regular Career Cafes.
- We regularly update the career noticeboard and the Academy’s Twitter with opportunities and important dates.
- Our workshops can be very helpful; we have had experts from industry come in to share their experience with you and have supported apprentices to make their applications.
- You are welcome to drop-in to the Careers Office on Fridays during dinner-time break and at 2.30pm to get help with any quick queries.
- We will be at Open Evenings and have a Results Day Service in August – wherever we think that our help will be useful!
Further Education Colleges Locally
Students from Melior Academy typically choose to explore the following post sixteen providers. You are welcome to access and information on all the relevant courses available at each.
- Brigg Sixth Form
- Bishop Burton
- Doncaster Collegiate Sixth Form
- Franklin College
- Grimsby Institute
- Humber UTC
- John Leggott College
- Lincoln College
- Lincoln Access to Music
- North Lindsey College
- South Axholme Sixth Form Academy
- Wyke College
- Scunthorpe Utd Level 3 Sport – Futsal
- Doncaster Rovers Education Foundation
Find out more about going to college.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Lincs Co-Op – Retail, Pharmacy and Travel apprenticeships
- HETA – Engineering Apprenticeships
- NLT is a local training provider
- JTL – Electrical Apprenticeships
- North Lincolnshire Council
- Kingsway Consulting (based at North Lindsey).
Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available through the following local training providers:
These websites are worth checking on a daily basis
Another place to look can be on the big national job vacancy sites, which also include local search options.
Examples sites include:
It is a good idea to investigate whether university is a good choice for you. Many students from Vale progress on to Regional universities, some of which are listed below. However there is nothing stopping your from looking at universities across the UK, or indeed the globe!
- University of Hull
- Leeds Trinity University
- Sheffield University
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of Leeds
- Leeds Metropolitan University
- University of Bradford
- University of York
- The University Centre at Scunthorpe may be suitable for those wanting to have a small commute
Find out more about Higher Education.
Local Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour Market Information (LMI) tells you about the types of jobs that people do in the local area. It might tell you about planned changes and developments which can help you to decide which courses, qualifications and careers are right for you.
The North Lincolnshire Data Observatory has recent data on North Lincolnshire’s Labour Market
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.
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 Humber Gateway is a major engineering development off the east coast that will require engineers, project managers and other supporting roles.
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 visit Inspiring Yorkshire and Humber