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What would you like to do?


Whatever stage you are at in your education, there are always important decisions coming up about the choices and plans you need to make about your future.

This section gives you the opportunity to explore your career ideas and consider the choices and pathways available to you. It will also support you in your next steps with helpful advice about local opportunities. Get Careers Savy this Autumn by visiting this link

Look out for your CareersInc adviser in school for more help and advice when you need it!

Your Careers Adviser can talk through the various options available to you and help you plan your careers pathway. Your Adviser has the skills to discuss your interest and abilities as well as your skills , interests and talents and help you come to a careers decision and then enable you to move forward to succeed  in your career goal. The Careers Adviser has information on handouts, websites and local knowledge of employers  colleges and training providers which is continually updated.

In school there is a the LRC which has Careers Resources. Also the LRC Manager posts Apprenticeship Vacancies on a weekly basis as well as other employment and careers news. So check out the LRC for up to date news on careers and vacancies.

CareersInc Adviser in school – Ann Ritchie

When she is in school –  Wednesdays

Where  –Careers Room next to the Medical Room in the Sixth Form Block

How to contact  – through your VMG Tutor or see Mrs Atherley Learning Manager .

  • What we do:     
      • Careers interviews
      • Attend Parent’s Evenings
      • Drop in appointments Thursdays 12:50-1:20 in Careers Room.
      • Support enrichment
      • Support students applying through UCAS Progress
      • Help with College applications.

    Information and Support for Applying for Apprenticeships


Parents and carers

If you need any help or advice on your son or daughter’s career pathway, please make  contact through the VMG Tutor.

Resources in library

  • Careers publications
  • College and 6th form guides
  • University Prospectuses
  • Training provider leaflets
  • Apprenticeship vacancies

What are your options?

  • Stay in full time education – Sixth Form or College.
  • Do an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • get a full time job and study part time.

If you aren’t sure of the above options then it is important to get all the information on these options and then speak to your Careers Adviser or VMG Tutor who can look at the options and discuss them with you.

 Local sixth forms

The majority of  Yr 11’s at Ripon Outwood will progress to the Sixth Form .

Others transfer to Sixth Forms in Harrogate and Boroughbridge.


Harrogate College  www.harrogate.ac.uk

Leeds College of Art  www.leeds-art.ac.uk

Leeds College of Building  www.lcb.ac.uk

Leeds College of Music www.lcm.ac.uk 

Askham Bryan College www.askham-bryan.ac.uk

York College www.yorkcollege.ac.uk



Leeds University www.leeds.ac.uk

Leeds Metropolitan University www.leedsmet.ac.uk

Leeds Trinity University www.leedstrinity.ac.uk

York University www.york.ac.uk

Huddersfield University www.hud.ac.uk

Teeside University

University of Durham

University of Northumbria

Newcastle University


Local Labour Market Information (LMI)

Local key industry sectors

Hot jobs to look out for in this area

Local industrial and business parks






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