Denefield School Library
The library offers a good stock of books, which can be borrowed by students. There are titles on everything from applying for a Saturday job to apprenticeships to preparing for a job interview. Part of the collection dedicated to higher education is held in the Sixth Form Study Room, along with university prospectuses. These can also be borrowed with permission from Mrs Levey, Post-16 Student Manager.
Morrisby Profile (Psychometric Assessment) is the foremost careers diagnostic tool available to anyone who wishes to identify the career opportunities most appropriate for them. It uses a series of paper-based tests and a questionnaire, which together assess aptitude and work/study orientated personality and lasts three hours.
Denefield students in Year 11 and above, have the opportunity to take this test in school during one of the annual sessions, which are usually held early in the autumn term. The cost of the Morrisby package, which includes detailed one-to-one feedback of the personal report, is approximately £100. There is a bursary available to fund Morrisby places for those students who are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.
Employment Rights for Young People
Adviza offer a live helpline service for young people aged 13-19 and their parents/carers for advice on careers, choices, qualifications, college and university, apprenticeships and job opportunities.
eCLIPS is an easy to use, high quality online resource which contains lots of information leaflets on study skills, jobs, careers and lifestyle topics. eCLIPS leaflets can be printed, saved, and emailed. Try the career wizard to find your ideal area of employment. The generic password for all Denefield students is RG31 6XY.
Elevate Me is the place for 16-24 year olds in Reading to get help, advice and support on employment, work experience, volunteering and mentoring.
icould is the place to take the Buzz Quiz and discover your strengths and what makes you tick.
My World of Work provides support for students and parents/carers in finding relevant careers information.
Pathway CTM provides awareness of the paths available for school-leavers as an alternative to university, preparing them for the application process, making young people 'job ready'. The generic password for all Denefield students is path19.
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
TARGETcareers is available to help students to explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships.
UCAS is the website to look for higher education course information and careers advice and information about finance and support. UCAS are also the company who manage university applications.
Which? University helps students to research different universities and courses. This link is also useful for students thinking about GCSE options and future education and career pathways.
Applying for jobs
All About School Leavers - Latest jobs, the best advice and information on every career path you could possibly pursue.
Get My First Job - Offers a whole new way to start your life in work. It's more than a search tool. It's the first step to getting what you want out of life.
Reed - Careers advice from UK’s leading job site.
Total Jobs - One of the biggest job sites in the UK. With thousands of vacancies and expert career advice, this is the perfect place to start a job search.