Careers

Careers

Career pathways are very different now to how they were even just a few years ago, and many people now change their careers more than once in their lifetime.

A number of factors can help you choose your first, or your next career, such as skills, what are your strengths and weaknesses?; values, what is important to you in a career, or in an employer?; style, what kind of workplace are you looking for? And interests, what subjects or activities interest you?

You can begin your career, or retrain for a new career, using a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, which is a government backed programme to specifically help people to train or retrain.

Many websites are available to help advise you on your career choices, but it is often those jobs that excite you, or interest you the most that will give you the most satisfaction. Remember though, if you choose, or have chosen the wrong career, you can change! Talking to people who are in careers that you may be interested in is often a great way of gaining an insight of what it is like to work in that field.

Here are a few careers that could be an option for you if you decide to learn with us, but more information is available in each of the individual course descriptions.

Many career pathways can be followed from undertaking a business related course. Business skills are a key attribute in most areas of work. The business world is also known for having good pathways to work your way up the ladder to a fulfilling career.

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Working with children is challenging but incredibly fulfilling. Being a key part of a young person’s development carries responsibilities that are very different from most other careers. You are likely to be asked to do a work placement if you train to work in this field.

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To have a successful career in this role, you should have an interest in health and well-being. You interpersonal skills should be good, as you will be talking to people almost all the time so effective communication skills are crucial.

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Having an interest in helping people is the biggest requirement for a career in health care, and despite the name, you would not have to train as a doctor or nurse to work in this area, one which has a multitude of opportunities in different job roles.

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Being able to sell things is not the only skill needed to work in the retail sector, as there are many roles in this sector that do not involve selling, and can bring in other skills that you may not ordinarily relate to a job in retail.

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Any of us with children will know that Teaching assistants play a crucial role in our education system. They support the formal learning process by ensuring young people are learning in an enjoyable and safe way. This can also lead to more formal teaching role.

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If you have a real interest in computers and the internet, this is a possible career for you. Coding and design are the two key skills required in this sector, and communication skills in order to liaise with clients and understand their requirements is also important.

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