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Higher Education

At Bourne Academy, we support students throughout their journey into Higher Education. We have university visits built in to their time at school and offer workshops for parents and students guiding them through the process.

Universities

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities

www.ucas.com

www.cam.ac.uk

www.ox.ac.uk

www.unistats.co.uk

www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

Please also refer to individual university websites

 

Higher Level Apprenticeships / Training

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 

Army / Navy / RAF

www.army.mod.uk/join

www.raf.mod.uk/careers

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

Possible career opportunities in the Services:

  • Engineering – Aircraft (Mechanical and Avionics), Workshop, Weapons, Survival Equipment
  • Force Protection – Police, Fire-fighter
  • Medical and Medical Support – Numerous jobs
  • Personnel Support – HR, Legal, Chaplain, Physical Training Instructor, Musician
  • Logistics – Supplier, Mover, Driver, Chef, Caterer

 

Merchant Navy

www.careersatsea.org/index.php

  • Navigation (Deck), Engineering and Electro Technical Officers
  • Support staff who assist Officers
  • Hotel and Catering, Hospitality & Support Services
  • On passenger ferries, cruise liners and super yachts

 

A selection of subject related websites

Why study… Maths, English, Science, History etc?

What are Vocational Qualifications?

What are Facilitating Subjects?

www.suttontrust.com/students/pathways-to-law/ – Law

www.jobs.nhs.uk – NHS

www.inretail.co.uk – Retail

www.retailchoice.com – Retail

www.imeche.org – Mechanical Engineering

www.iop.org/tailored/students/ – Physics

www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk – Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ – Engineering

www.itt.co.uk/careers – Travel & Tourism

www.rsc.org/careers/future – Chemistry

www.topuniversities.com/courses/modern-languages/modern-languages-careers – Languages

www.omniglot.com/language/careers.htm – Languages

www.mathscareers.org.uk – Maths

www.plus.maths.org/content/Career – Maths

www.studyreligion.org – Religion/Theology

www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study+Geography/Study/Careers+with+geography.htm – Geography

www.geography.org.uk/resources/careers/ – Geography

www.theunitlist.com – Media

www.econ-jobs.com – Business/Economics

Graduate Job Sites

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.targetjobs.co.uk

Ambitious Futures – Guide to getting a Top Uni place

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C

Advanced

3

2 A level passes

Higher

4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

 

For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

Search for Apprenticeship Vacancies: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/