CareersInc in Your School
Your CareersInc Advisers are Paula & Rebecca. We look forward to seeing you in the Careers Room (In the LRC).
What we do:
- 1-2-1 Career Interviews. You can request an appointment via Miss Roper or Miss Tapper.
- We deliver group work and assemblies to prepare you to make decisions about post-16 pathways.
- We attend options events and parents evenings to give you advice about your options and future career choices.
- Drop in and see us at break time and lunch time.
- Any questions please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Information in your school
- Coming Up….Careers Fair, Wednesday 18th October, 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
- Information, including latest news and updates, is posted on the plasma screens and noticeboards around school.
- We will also post latest news and updates including information about local opportunities and events on the latest news feed on this website
- Look out for our fantastic posters around school, which give you an idea about careers linked to your favourite subjects.
A number of Sheffield Schools have their own Sixth Form. You can find out about what they offer by looking on their websites or searching on www.ucasprogress.com/search
We have 2 Sixth Form Colleges nearby
Find out more about going to a sixth form.
Find out more about going to college.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Here are some places to search for Apprenticeships & Traineeships locally:
- National Apprenticeship Site
- Skills Made Easy
- Sheffield4Jobs Hub
- Sheffield Futures Vacancies
- Rotherham Vacancies
Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available through a number of local training providers, including:
Ask your CareersInc Adviser about the work areas different Training Providers can offer.
Higher Education is available through the following local colleges and universities.
Find out more about higher education.
Local labour market information (LMI)
Sheffield City Region has a diverse economy which consists of Sheffield city itself, important towns and market towns and a significant rural economy. Over 1.8 million people live in the City region and it provides about 700,000 jobs.
The City region includes Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire from the East Midlands. It is close to the important economic areas of Leeds, The Humber, Manchester, Nottingham and Derby.
There are many important employment centres located across the area, the largest being Sheffield in the west and Doncaster in the east.
The City Region’s economy is worth more than £24.7 billion pounds per year and contains approximately 55,000 businesses.
Sheffield City Region is well known for high quality, innovative products that are exported around the globe.
The area’s economy has transformed over the last twenty years from being dominated by more traditional manufacturing and mining to a wider range of contemporary economic sectors.
Sheffield City region has agreed a ‘City Deal’ with government with £4 million funding for an Apprenticeship and Skills Hub which will help to provide 4,000 apprentices and 2,000 training opportunities over the next three years.
The specific skills needed within these sectors are vital. Examples of skills required across all types of businesses are: IT software, technical and practical skills, management skills, research and development, commercial and project management skills.
Important skills and sectors in this area:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Financial and business services
- Healthcare technologies
- Low carbon
- Sport, leisure and tourism
A wide range of general and specific skills are needed to work in all of these sectors. The following basic skills are essential in all sectors such as:
- Communication skills
- Team work Skills
- Information technology skills
- Good reading and writing skills
It’s important to bear in mind that skills demands can vary within the same sector – for example, in retail some jobs might require digital skills to work in online retail.
Also, call centres across a variety of sectors including IT and health provide opportunities for specialisation and progression. In the low carbon sector, installation and technical skills are required along with general construction skills in order to fulfil programmes to refit and refurbish houses as part of the Green Deal.
There remains a high demand for entry level employment in logistics, catering and process manufacturing. However, progression is possible and high level skills are required in these sectors, for example to use data and ‘apps’ to manage national and international activity.
In some areas there are specific shortages in engineering, particularly fabrication and welding.
Individuals may like to fully research each sector to find out exactly which skills are required.
Which are the main areas of growth?
Future skills needs are likely to be developments and progressions of current needs. There will be increasing requirements for information technology skills and advanced technological skills in manufacturing, design and construction. Health, financial and business areas will demand more applied skills. As customer focussed businesses such as retail, healthcare and leisure grow, better customer service skills will be needed.
Business and finance will demand a high proportion of graduates because of the need in all sectors for business skills such as HR, procurement, finance, sales and management.
Small businesses in general will require ever increasing financial and business development management skills.
The growth of ‘telehealth’ businesses strongly relies on the availability of digital and creative skills as well as graduate level nursing and technical healthcare skills.
The logistics sector will maintain a high demand for drivers and transport operatives.
Advanced manufacturing, low carbon and construction sectors will require scientists, engineers and technicians with training or transferable knowledge for nuclear and renewable energy, energy efficiency measures and building refitting.
There will be a continued need to replace retiring workers in all sectors with people with equivalent and additional skills.