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Your Future

Where am I now? Where do I want to get to? How am I going to get there? The ‘Your Future‘ website will help you answer these questions, navigate your future and steer you through the coming weeks.

‘Your Future’ is the launch of a range of activities to support you in planning for your future. Your Future 2023 provides themed focus relating to decision making, advice and guidance, career goals, next steps, barriers, and target setting. We’re here to help you realise your ambitions.

Launched in line with National Careers Week on Monday 6th March, ‘Your Future 2023’ runs on through to Friday 10th March, and can be used to steer you through the coming weeks towards your progression and will help inform your decisions for next year.

As part of ‘Your Future 2023’ you can get involved in our virtual events. We have scheduled employer talks, mock interviews, planning tools for your next steps and lots of videos from key employers within the district who offer insight into their industry.

We also have various virtual activity provided by Universities and activity from University Centre at Wakefield College and the importance in gaining higher level skills.

Welcome to your future.
Castleford College
Selby College
Wakefield College

Your Future 2023 Events & Activities

We will be hosting a series of events throughout March, check in on a regualr basis as events and activities will be continued to be added and updated.

Monday
6 March, 2023
Tuesday
7 March, 2023
Wednesday
8 March, 2023
Thursday
9 March, 2023
Friday
10 March, 2023
Have you thought of...
Higher Education with Leeds Beckett University & University of Huddersfield
Hosted by Leeds Beckett & Huddersfield Universities
Have you thought of...
Early Careers and Apprenticeships at Engie
Hosted by Engie
Have you thought of...
Work Placement/Volunteering
Benefits of work experience
Have you thought of...
Careers Support
From Wakefield College
Have you thought of...
Spend a day in T Level student Luca’s shoes and Spend a day in T Level student Bandhana’s shoes
National Apprenticeship Subject Snapshots Focus on: Careers in the NHS
Health Careers
Videos on NHS careers
Apprenticeships in the NHS
Let’s find your health career Quiz
Focus on: Engineering
Careercoach: Engineering
Royal Mail: Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships - Hear From our People
The University of Sheffield: A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student
Real engineers - IET Education (theiet.org)
This Is Engineering
Focus on: Careers in Business
National Careers Service: Business and finance
Studying business at university
Apprenticeships in Business
Focus on: Police Recruitment
West Yorkshire Police Recruitment Process
CTD Routes into Policing
Police Officer Recruitment
Let’s Talk HE
Introduction to University
Hosted by University of Huddersfield
Let’s Talk HE
How to choose a university course?
Hosted by University of Warwick
Let’s Talk HE
Preparing to go to University Top Tips
Hosted by University of Hull
Let’s Talk HE
Student Life
Hosted by Leeds Trinity University
Let’s Talk HE
Volunteering with a Mental Health Charity
Hosted by MIND

The Basics of LMI & Career Coach
Careercoach

Careers in...
Art, Performance & Design;
Media, Publishing & information services;
Teaching;
Education and Support
Completing Your Careers Assessment
Careercoach
Careercoach

Careers in...
Business Management;
Marketing and Sales
Careercoach

Careers in...
ICT
Careercoach

Careers in...
Manufacturing and Production
Let’s Talk HE at Wakefield College
Performing Arts
Backstage Academy Vimeo Page
Welcome to Backstage Academy
Introducing BA (Hons) Live Visual Design & Production
Let’s Talk HE at Wakefield College
Computer Science Degree
Let’s Talk HE at Wakefield College
Students’ story Health and Wellbeing Degree
Let’s Talk HE at Wakefield College
at Wakefield College
Contact the Careers team on careers@wakefield.ac.uk.
Get into Teaching - Wakefield College Apprenticeships Prospects Podcasts -
Apprenticeships at Wakefield College
What our Apprentices have to say
HE – How to Apply
UCAS - How and when to apply
Choosing a university
Student life videos
How to write a great personal statement
Careers Drop In Let’s Talk HE
Higher Education Courses
University Centre Wakefield College – Student Experience
Welcome to the University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group
What are the benefits for the volunteer?
What’s it like to volunteer with a British Red Cross shop?
St John Ambulance Cadets Promotional Video

Let’s Talk HE
Why study STEM?
Hosted by Sheffield University

Future Goals – Careers Starters
Let’s Talk HE
Top tips for Student Budgeting
Hosted by The University of York
Let’s Talk HE
Student Finance
Supporting resources
Degree Apprenticeships
Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Hosted by University of Suffolk
Degree Apprenticeships
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships at Morrisons
Hosted by Morrisons
Degree Apprenticeships
Degree Apprenticeships info from UCAS and Sheffield Hallam University
Hosted by UCAS & Sheffield Hallam University
Degree Apprenticeships
How to get into Horticulture
Hosted by Horticulture RHS

Employer Talks
A day in the life of...
Physiotherapy

Routes into early years teaching - An industry perspective

Primary Education at Leeds Trinity University

Employer Talks
A day in the life of...
Working for Life Fitness UK
Employer Talks
Find your career in psychology
The British Psychological Society and Prospects
Employer Talks
A day in the life of a Paramedic and Paramedic Science degree
Paramedic
Apprenticeship
RAF Recruitment & RAF Apprenticeships

Weapon Systems Operator in the RAF
Hosted by RAF
Focus on: Careers in sport
Careers in Sport website
Careers in Sport and Exercise Science webinar
UCAS Sport
National Careers Service: Sport & Leisure
Apprenticeship
Graduate and Apprenticeship Pathways
Hosted by West Yorkshire Police
Student Finance
My Student Finance experience | Jack Edwards
Quick start finance guide
Apprenticeships
Spend a day in apprentice Tamzin’s shoes
Why do a degree apprenticeship?
Apprentice Story - Bradley Longford
Media Jobs

4Skills and ITV Jobs

Let’s Talk HE
Studying Undergraduate Law
Hosted by The School of Law University of Leeds
Let’s Talk HE
Highlights of the Creative Industries Conference
Hosted by University of Sunderland
Let’s Talk HE
Studying Nursing/Midwifery

Let’s Talk HE
BA (Hons) Illustration
Hosted by Leeds Arts University

What to include in a Portfolio
Hosted by University of Arts London

Wider Careers Support
Career Coach
Wider Careers Support
Prospects
Wider Careers Support
National Careers Service
Wider Careers Support
National Apprenticeship Website

Resources

Access careers based resources from a variety of organisations and employers.

Resources
Progression Leaflets

PDF Leaflets showing the progression options from further education course to higher education courses at Wakefield College.

Click to view all our progression leaflets

Resources
Rethinking University Education Guide

Studying with us is a great way to gain a recognised higher education qualification that will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to get ahead in your chosen career.

Resources
Careercoach
(Wakefield & Castleford College

Careercoach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Resources
Careercoach
(Selby College)

Careercoach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Resources
Wakefield Council Skills Video

Watch Claire Elliot from Wakefield Council talk about the Wakefield District skills requirements.