Woodkirk Academy reopens to students on Monday 15 April

Student Resources

In addition to the Careers support available in school, there are a number of interactive resources available online for you to access at home.

Job Explorer Database (JED) has information on over 850 jobs, that’s over 2500 different career titles! Jed offers over 340 high quality video case studies, pictures, quizzes, 'top tens', career facts of the day, and text, and the quizzes only take minutes to do!

MyDirections is a 24/7 personal careers platform. It has been designed to help young people plan their future by exploring multiple career options, stimulating discussions and ultimately making good informed choices that are the best for them.

START – Careers Information for Leeds offers lots of local information and can help you to make choices by exploring Career options, creating your CV, helping you to prepare for interviews and directs you to where you can apply for opportunities such as Apprenticeships and Work Experience.

Unifrog is an award-winning online platform which offers a Personality quiz and an Interests quiz, this can help you to narrow down what Career would suit you based on the answers that you provided.

Springpod can help you to research pathways, careers and employers. You can find virtual work experience and degree taster programmes, along with information on university open days, search apprenticeship options and watch career information videos and /or listen to career related podcasts.

The National Career Service has lots of information relating to Careers, you can search for a particular job e.g. Animal Care Worker or by sector, e.g. Engineering. You can explore the different options available, the skills required, the day to day tasks and progression routes available once working in your chosen area.

Success at School: Careers advice for schools and students is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

REED - A guide to starting your career - student salary guide this shows your potential earnings per industry, for example you may decide to work as an Accountant, click on the link and select Accountancy and see what your salary could be, and if there are any work benefits included.

REED - Top 10 Competency Based Interview Questions do you know what Competency based questions are? Take a look on this link to ‘swot’ up on your communication skills in preparation for an interview!

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. Please see the following links:

The National Literacy Trust have some great resources with support and example documents, such as Career podcasts, creating a CV, Job Interview skills, and creating presentations, to name a few. 

Find An Apprenticeship     Apprenticeships     UCAS Apprenticeships   

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/    Apprenticeship Levels Explained    Apprenticeship Quiz

Amazing Apprenticeships - Students has fantastic resources for all ages - Help with CV, Interview skills, researching T-Levels, Apprenticeship options, financial help and preparing for your first day at work.

The Sutton Trust have information on summer school programmes available for Year 12 students relating to degree-level apprenticeships and universities within the UK.

Thinking about Uni? Take a look at Discover Uni, this link will help you to search and compare undergraduate courses available in the UK.

UCAS have a career advice section which could help you find your dream job! And for a A-Z list of all Universities available in the UK, UCAS - Explore Uni's, and on The Uni Guide.

Not sure about University, take a look at https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Here are the local colleges in your area, take a look around these websites.

Wakefield College           Leeds College of Building           Leeds City College - Park Lane

Elliott Hudson                 Bradford College                         Askham Bryan College

For other colleges in the UK - AOC Colleges in the UK

Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) has a fantastic booklet online that help you with your next career steps.

Barclays Life Skills Hub has been designed to encourage you to develop your employability skills. The hub will guide you through interactive activities, films and tools to develop life skills needed to support your future in today’s changing world. Students aged 14+ can register and access the hub using the link provided.

Do you need more help writing a CV? 

You can email the Careers team for support and guidance.

National Careers Service CV Section         REED CV Template         Live Career - Build a CV          

Do you have amazing Employability Skills?

In a competitive job market, employability skills can give you the edge! Employers look for these important skills when interviewing potential applicants, and they are not usually listed on the job description. Click on Employability Skills to see how you can stand out from the crowd. Also, check out the links below.

Target careers - Employability Skills              Indeed - Top 10 Employability Skills

If you are interested in a Career in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths, take a look at these amazing resources, there are also videos you can watch!

STEM Learning             Go Construct              STEM Careers            STEM Career Videos

Explore LMI data – LMI For All on here you can use the Skillsometer.

This can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You select emoji’s that shows how you feel against statements. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. This is what it looks like -

Try the Careerometer too. You can explore and compare information about occupations, it will help you to learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and it will provide a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected. Here is what this one looks like- 


And, if you would like to look for jobs based on your interests, try the Career Wizard, or to look at different job roles, click here.