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CareersInc in your school
Your CareersInc advisers are John and Magda. You can find them in the 6th form library office on, Wednesdays and Fridays.
What we do:
- If you are in Year 11 or the sixth form you may have a careers interview with John or Magda to talk about your post-16 or post-18 pathway plans and your long term career choices. These are usually arranged through your learning manager.
- We hold drop in sessions in the 6th form library office during lunchtimes and enrichment times on the days we are in school. Come and see us if you have any queries about your options or career choice.
- We deliver group work sessions on topics such as Apprenticeships and employment options.
- We provide specialist UCAS advice if you are thinking of going to university.
- We attend options events and learning and pathway days to give you advice about your options and future career choices.
Typically 70% of students from this school progress on to the Ofsted outstanding Post 16 – sixth form. A further 20% are likely to go on to Wakefield College. The other 10% would be likely to go to other colleges or an Apprenticeship. Find out more about going to a sixth form.
Find out more about going to college.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available through the following local training providers:
These websites are worth checking on a daily basis
Another place to look can be on the big national job vacancy sites, which also include local search options.
Examples sites include:
The majority of Outwood Grange Post 16 students progress on to higher education (approx. 80%). Higher education is available through the following local colleges and universities.
Find out more about higher education.
UCAS – course search
SACU-STUDENT – match your A levels to Degrees
Unistats – compare Universities
Local labour market information (LMI)
A large number of businesses in this region employ 10 people or less so students need to have a good range of employability skills including communication, team working skills, ability to work on their own initiative, be a self-starter and be motivated to achieve.
In this region some of the main industries creating jobs are:
- Manufacturing – (research and development, product design, precision engineering, customised manufacturing).
- Business and finance sector – (banks, insurance, law, accountancy, estate agency).
- Creative and digital (graphic design, film, app design).
- Healthcare (care roles, research, precision manufacturing, business, building management).
- Hospitality and tourism (hotels, sport and recreation catering and cultural activities).
- Low carbon industries (wind turbines, solar heat etc).
LMI for these areas can be found below:
Top employers advertising online in 2016
Note: some employers will be missing from the table, because many postings are placed by recruitment agencies, which tend not to name the employer.
|National Health Service||1,351||health||various|
|Wakefield Council||215||local authority||Wakefield|
|Bagnall Hopkins||110||accountancy/admin agency||various|
|Wakefield Housing Ltd||101||housing||various|
|West Yorkshire Police||100||police authority||Wakefield|
|Next||76||retail distribution centre||Castelford/Pontefract|
|Futures Ltd||74||engineering agency||various|
|Euro Pro Operating LLC||67||kitchen appliance retail||Wakefield|
|Care UK||64||health and social care||various|
|Futures Co Uk||56||manufacturing agency||Wakefield|
|Academic Appointments Ltd||54||education agency||Wakefield|
|Exemplar Healthcare UK||54||care homes||Wakefield|
|Tudor Employment||45||manufacturing agency||various|
|Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets||38||supermarkets||various|
|Harrats Group||35||car dealership||Wakefield/Pontefract|
|Agency Drivers Network Ltd||34||agency||various|
Wakefield was once largely dependent on mining and traditional manufacturing industries, but now has a more diverse economy built on urban regeneration, with services and distribution among the main employers.
Key sectors include:
- Logistics and distribution: Wakefield has exploited its ideal transport links to become a key distribution and storage centre, with 9.4% of employment in this sector (4.6% nationwide). There were 2,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2015. Major employers include Asda, Next, Nobert Dentressangle and TK Maxx
- Manufacturing: has 12.7% of employment (19,000 people) compared with 8.1% nation-wide. Major employers in food drink include Coca Cola, Haribo and Warburtons, while Harvard and Rhodes Group are examples of successful engineering companies
- Energy: the next few years will see the construction of a £300 million multi-fuel power plant in Ferrybridge and a £750-million gas-fired power station in Knottingley
- Visitor economy: major attractions include the Hepworth Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
- Wholesale and retail trades:15.4% of employment (13.9% nationwide) and 23,000 jobs.