Careers and Employment

Throughout their time with us at William de Ferrers, it is important that students begin to think about their options when they leave the school.  In a competitive job market and with new jobs being created within our economy regularly, it is important students continue to inform themselves of their options once they leave William de Ferrers.
When applying for a job, there are many things to consider. These may include:
  • Role - your first step should be to consider the type of job you'd like to do.  Would you like to work in an office, or do something more hands-on? Would you prefer a creative or analytical role?
  • Industry - once you have decided on a role, think about the industry you would like to work in.  Many roles are transferable between industries, for example there are a wide variety of businesses who have a marketing, HR & finance department.
  • Hours - would you like to work full-time or part-time?  Do you have commitments that require flexible working, or term-time only?
  • Location - do you want to be within walking distance?  Can you drive to work?  How long are you willing to travel for each day - including traffic delays?
The National Careers Service gives you job profiles for a wide range of careers options students might be interested in. Information is also provided on where to look for vacancies, what to include on your CV and how to write covering letters. Students can also complete a skills check which will link their skills, interests and motivations to potential careers. Advisors can be contacted seven days a week between 8am-10pm on 0800 100 900 to discuss career options.
Prospects aims to guide students to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities.  On top of advice regarding career options and job profiles, students can also access information regarding how to improve their CV, where to begin their career search and how to calm their interview nerves and succeed in their job interviews. 
All About School Leavers -
All About School Leavers aims to help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them.  On this website students will find everything from current apprenticeships and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news and advice to help guide them on their career journey. 
Job Search Websites
The following links are all a good starting point for students who may wish to begin their search for their next steps post-18.