Career resources

A Careers Event at King Edward’s School, Birmingham on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

As a parent, you want to help your child make the best possible choices for their future.

One of the most important decisions your son will make is about his career. Explore our career resources to help you support your child in making informed decisions about his future.

The school provides all students with access to their own account on Unifrog. This is a fantastic resource for supporting students with their careers questions: learning about different jobs and sectors, labour market information, and the various pathways available, including Degree Apprenticeships and Gap Year experiences. 

Through Unifrog students can develop better awareness of their own personality, skills and interests. They can also learn about myriad career opportunities as well as all of the courses offered by universities and higher education providers in the UK, Europe, the US and globally. There are also webinars, MOOCs (online courses), podcasts, virtual events and special opportunities for them to apply for and take part in. 

Unifrog will capture a student’s ongoing careers research, activities, work experience, skills used and will store any favourites added. Students can log in to their Unifrog account from home and share it with parents.

In Year 11 Student Work Experience Placements are logged on Unifrog with employers, parents and students able to exchange and check Health and Safety and other placement details such as dress-code, arrival times and daily schedule. Unifrog will also capture individual feedback from the work experience provider.

Springpod includes access to virtual work experience and ‘spotlights’ into academic subjects. Registration is free.

Independent UK university league tables and rankings, overall and by subject.

Search for courses, universities, degree apprenticeships and careers. UCAS is used in Sixth Form to apply for higher education places.

Download the free UCAS Parent and Career Guide to Applying to University 2023 guide. This guide contains everything you need to support a young person with their options and decision-making, and help them through the UCAS application process.

Prospects is for university students, but it is a great resource for all young people wanting to learn about graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers. This resource also contains helpful job profiles for thousands of job roles.

The Good University Guide from The Times and Sunday Times provides you with everything you need to know about the UK’s top universities to help you and your child make the most informed choice about where and what to study.

(N.B. One month free subscription)

BBC Bitesize is a great resource for exploring jobs and careers

Find out more details about the Degree Apprenticeships 2023 Programme:

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Find out more about university:

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Please note, resources and opportunities are posted on your child’s year group Google Classrooms. In addition, parents of Middle and Upper School students are emailed Career Resources Updates twice a year.

We benefit enormously from having links with parents, employers and higher education institutions. 

We are always looking for work experience placements, shadowing, industry visits, mentoring advice and visiting speakers. 

If you, or your employer, can offer any careers support to our students, please email: careers@kes.org.uk.

 

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