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Careers Guidance Activities for Year 11

You can start using your free time to research further into your career options and build up your skills and experiences to prepare for the world of work.


If you need any further advice about your next steps, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy Aspirations/ Careers lead Zoe Harris by clicking here

Virtual Work Experience

Improve your chances of gaining a job, apprenticeship or university course in the future, by taking place in virtual work experience. These opportunities will help you to stand out from the crowd. Search a wide range of opportunities and sign up now with:




It’s not too late to apply for NCS! Gain valuable experience that will really boost your CV and personal statements for the future. NCS combines fun team building outdoor activities and a voluntary project that helps improve your local community. Get ready to meet a bunch of new mates, learn life lessons, skills and hacks, get your voice out there, and push yourself to new the best way possible! 

                                                                                Careers Expo

The Black Country Careers Expo will give you access to a wide range of careers advice and information, all under one virtual roof. With a fantastic mix of local and national organisations, you can visit all of the online exhibitors and watch a collection of helpful pre-recorded videos. There will also be a live vacancies section for those searching for apprenticeships. Sign up here 



Start Profile

Start Profile is a great place to begin your careers research.

Start has lots to explore, but now would be a good time to work through some of the modules. In the ‘My Profile’ section, find the ‘My Activities’ section at the top and click on ‘See all modules and activities’. You can choose any modules you feel will help you the most, but the modules we would recommend for you are:

  • Exploring My Future- Employer Spotlights-The Future Workplace
  • Improving My Employability- Understanding Employability Skills
  • Home Learning- Selling Yourself
  • Home Learning- How to Build an Enterprise
  • Home Learning- Personal Values


                                               Career Insight Videos and Webinars

 The Learn Live channel has lots of videos that introduce you to different careers within the Black Country. Keep scrolling down to find the videos at the bottom of the page.


Black Country Skills Factory Advice

The My Choices Booklet has advice for anyone still considering their next steps.

There is also a Resource Hub with lots of useful advice and guidance.


                                                Labour Market Information

Wondering what jobs are available in your area and how the world of work is changing? This Labour Market Information Guide summarises the key changes in the Black Country.



School Careers Website

Our own School Careers Website is filled with useful resources to explore. Although you are yet to begin your next steps after year 11, thinking ahead now can ensure you are fully prepared for your future career. Take a look at our Careers Links page which includes advice on University and Apprenticeships.

If you need any further advice about your next steps, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy Aspirations/ Careers lead Zoe Harris by clicking here