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Careers Resources

Denefield 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.

Unifrog

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with excellent careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, Denefield will now be using Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students will have access to this excellent website as we will be rolling it out across the school, starting with Sixth Form.

Unifrog brings into one place every undergraduate university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This makes it easy for students to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore exciting opportunities further afield by looking at English-taught undergraduate programmes available in Europe and the USA.

Additionally, the platform helps students successfully apply for these opportunities by using Unifrog to write their personal statement, applications and CVs and guiding them through the process, allowing teachers to give live feedback.

Satchel One (Show my Homework) noticeboard

All relevant information received in school, relating to further education and careers, is published on the homework site/app noticeboard under a ‘Careers Information’ banner. This is to ensure that information can be shared in a timely manner and all year groups that would benefit from the information can be copied in.

Online resources

Employment Rights for Young People

Adviza offer a live helpline service for young people aged 13 to19 and their parents/carers for advice on careers, choices, qualifications, college and university, apprenticeships and job opportunities.

Career Corner - Words for Life. Activities and resources that will help you to boost your skills and imagine your next steps.

Elevate Me is the place for 16 to 24 year olds in Reading to get help, advice and support on employment, work experience, volunteering and mentoring.

At FutureLearnCareers, you will find a career that matches your education and skills. Their mission is to help everyone fulfil their potential in a changing world and explore which new job could be the right fit for them.

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. 

National Careers Service Careers Guidance e-pack.

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.

Life Skills - Use interactive tools and resources to write your CV, prepare for interviews and understand your finances.

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