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Careers Information

This page aims to bring together a wide range of information to help young people make the right decision regarding their future career path.  There is no right or wrong way, just the one that is right for the individual, and the only way that can be established is through reviewing all the information available and to speaking with trained professionals.

If anyone has any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the 1000 Club Co-ordinator David Lea by email or on 01752 307996.
Reach for Your Future
Plymouth Learning Prospectus               
for ages 11-18 2015-16

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National Careers Service
  • Help to choose or change your career
  • Skills tests, course search, job search advice
  • Personalised help from careers advisors
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Careers South West
Careers South West provides independent and impartial information, advice, guidance and practical help for those aged 13-19.

In certain circumstances we also help those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities up to  the age of 25.   

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Moving On Magazine is an impartial careers publication that provides a wide range of information regarding choices following school. As the cost of university continues to increase, young people and their parents have to think carefully about all options available.

Moving On can help you to decide on the right path for your future.

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What will my degree cost?
Visit the Brightside Online Student Calculator


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Not Going to Uni
Not Going to Uni is one of the premier online sources of apprenticeship recruitment in the UK.

We are committed to getting young people into work, and as part of that we also provide independent careers advice and guidance, as well as 500 video case studies to inspire you in your choice of career.

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What Employers Want
If you are aged 16-25 and looking for a job or want to move on at work, this website will help you. It contains lots of useful information from employers. Find out what skills and qualities employers are looking for, get ideas on how to develop and demonstrate your skills, learn how to impress at interview and much more!

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Opportunities at Plymouth City Council
Since the launch of the Apprenticeship program at Plymouth City Council they have supported over 200 learners offering apprenticeships across 12 frameworks with many having progression routes from Intermediate, to advanced, and even higher levels.

For further information on vacancies how to start your apprenticeships journey with Plymouth City Council please contact us at and follow us on Twitter and look out for the Hash Tag or look up our web page.
Apply for  trainineeships and apprenticeships through training providers
Businesses may also advertise their vacancies through Training Providers that deliver their courses on a regular basis.  It is therefore recommended that you also apply to the training providers that deliver the course you are looking for. 

This Matrix provides full details of all training providers that offer apprenticeships with details of the courses they offer.

This Matrix provides full details of all training providers that offer traineeships with details of the courses they offer.

View City College Plymouth's latest vacancy listing
View Achievement Training's vacancies


SWH Group and Building Plymouth Job Shop

South West Highways Group, working with Building Plymouth and other key partners have set up a Job Shop in Mayflower Street to provide support to people looking to start a career in the construction industry. To find out more click on the image below.


View profiles of successful local apprentices

General Apprenticeship Information

This includes:
  • Be an apprentice – including link to Find an Apprenticeship
  • Traineeships – details about the Traineeship programme and Find a Traineeship
  • Employers and training organisations –guidance including guides for Employers on Apprentice recruitment, Apprenticeship Policy, Apprenticeship changes Age Grants, Frameworks
  • Types of apprenticeships – information job roles
  • Parents and teachers – Parents guide to Apprenticeships & Teachers Handbook and study material
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Quick guide to Apprenticeships in Plymouth

Find an Apprenticeship Service
Find and apply for apprenticeships in England through this site.


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Plymouth Vacancies

Amazing Apprenticeships
Amazing Apprenticeships have created some brilliant, free resources for you and your school, all of which are available at www.amazingapprenticeships.com.

Resources for learners
A guide to apprenticeships - 24 July 2015

How to write a winning apprenticeship application - 23 June 2015

Apprenticeships: school leavers checklist - 24 July 2015

Resources for parents
A parent’s guide to apprenticeships - 24 July 2015

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