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 library 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 website.
Find out more about going to a Sixth Form.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available through the following local training providers:
Find out more about Apprenticeships or Search for Vacancies.
Find out more about Higher Education.
Local Labour Market Information (LMI)
The Barnsley area’s economy was formerly based on coal and glass-making. Only one glass-maker rmains, the Ardagh Glass Group. Since the decline of these industries the area has moved towards a service economy. The western part of the borough is predominantly rural, and includes the market town of Penistone. Recent regeneration deveopments have included the transport interchange, a cultural centre in the old Civic Hall, the Digital Media Centre, and new offices and apartments throughout the town centre.Barnsley has a three year plan to create 39,000 new jobs and 1,600 new businesses.
Key sectors include:
- Advanced manufacturing and engineering: employs over 15% of the workforce, 12,000 jobs. Employers include Galpharm, Koyo, Kostal, Laserweb, Melett, Qualter Hall, Sash UK.
- Business and professional services: employs 8,000, over 10% of the workforce. Includes many small businesses such as accountants and bookkeepers, business coaching, HR services, printers. Supported by Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre. The HSBC data centre is located in Barnsley.
- Creative and Digital: Barnsley Digital Media Centre, CandIT Media, Cutting Technologies, DM Squared, IT Desk.
- Construction: Amco Construction, Carillion plc, Premier Construction. Construction represents 15% of Barnsley businesses an dhas had employment growth nine times the regional average since 2009.
- Logistics: employs 5,000, 6.4% of all employment. Employers include ASOS (online retail), Aldi, Norbert Dentressangle, Seymoor Transport. Logistics in Barnsley had a 29.5% increase since 2009.
- Renewables: employers include EDF Energy Renewables, Pennine Heat Pumps Ltd, Regional Energy, Renewable Energy Centre.
- Visitor economy: attractions include Cannon Hall Park, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wentworth Castle Gardens, Wortley Hall and Gardens.
Top employers advertising online in 2016
Note: some employers will be missing from the table, because many postings are placed by recruitment agencies, which tend not to name the employer.
|National Health Service||624||health||Barnsley|
|CRA Consultants||29||legal/financial agency||Barnsley|
|Exemplar Healthcare||29||care homes||Barnsley|
|Pentagon Motor Holdings Ltd||25||car dealership||Barnsley|
|The Construction Jo UK||23||construction agency||Barnsley|
|Voyage Care||23||care homes||Barnsley|
|The Bannatyne Group||21||health clubs||Barnsley|
|Horizon Community College||17||education||Barnsley|
|Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre||17||education||Barnsley|
|16 Resourcing Ltd||16||manufacturing agency||Barnsley|
|Barnsley MBC||16||local authority||Barnsley|
Sheffield’s reputation for steel production dates from the 19th century, and the Advanced Manufacturing Park continues the city’s tradition of innovation today. After a period of decline in manufacturing employment coinciding with the closure of the area’s mines, Sheffield is now undergoing a strong revival. Recent developments include the City Lofts Tower, the Moor redevelopment, the New Retail Quarter, and the recently completed Winter Gardens, Peace Gardens and Millennium Galleries. In recent years there has been strong employment growth in business services, retail, real estate and software consulting services.
Key sectors include:
- Advanced manufacturing and engineering: supported by such world class resources as the Advanced Manufacturing Reserarch Centre, major employers include AES Steel, ATI Allvac, Boeing, Davy Markham, Doncasters Group, Firth Rickson, Gripple, JRI Orthopaedics, Outokumpu Stainless, Rolls Royce, Sheffield Forgmasters, Siemens, Swann Morton and Tata Steel. 23,000 people are employed in manufacturing, which is now showing strong recovery after the recession
- Creative and digital industries: Sheffield has become as major centre for IT Services, being home to several global IT industry operators, broadband company Plusnet and one of HSBC’s global IT centres. IT and telecoms employment stands at 8,000.
- Financial, professional and business services:
- Financial services: Sheffield is home to a global HSBC IT centre as well as major operations of Banco Santander, Aviva, HBOS, RBS and Nationwide. 10,000 people are employed in financial services.
- Professional, scientific and technical services: employs 19,000 people. Employers include BHP Chartered Accountants, Irwin Mitchell, DLA Piper and Naborro
- Business administation and other services: Employs 19,000 people. Employers include BT call centre, Capita, Sky call centre.
- Healthcare technologies: Sheffield is one of the largest centres for orthopaedic, medical device and instrumentation companies in the UK including Braun Medical Ltd, Orchid Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Solutions, JRI Orthopaedics, Symmetry Medical and Swann Morton.
- Energy, environmental and low carbon technologies: Sheffield is home to several companies providing engieering products to sectors including offshore wind and renewables, carbon capture and storage, oil and gas markets and the UK nuclear sector. R and D facilities include Siemens Wind Power Research Centre, Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre, and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
- Retail employs 26,000, and warehousing a further 11,000. A major new retail quarter for Sheffield city centre is already under development.