So here you are, you have just completed all your GCSE’s, you have just finished school and you are anxiously waiting to pick up your results to see how well you’ve done. But for now you are enjoying your time off away from all that revision and you are preparing for your next step. The decision.
Ever since you started school, decisions were made for you. Things like being told which class to go to, where to sit, what to wear and so on, but now you have finished and you are starting to prepare for adult life by making your own decisions career choices. This article is here so that you can get a good understanding what your choices are and how you choose them.
First things first is to find out what options you have once you have finished school. There are a few different options from going to college and completing your A levels to starting a Pre-Apprenticeship or a Apprenticeship to gain the qualifications and experience you need for your future career. Each option has its different benefits so it is a good idea to have an understanding of what career path you want to go down.
So, what options do I have?
College or Six form
The first option and probably the most obvious one as it is the most popular would be going to a college or six form to do a higher qualification such as an A – level or BTEC. If you are not sure which college or six form is for you then I would highly suggest visiting a few open days whenever you can to get a first hand look into what they are like.
Apprenticeship or Pre-Apprenticeship
An Apprenticeship or Pre-Apprenticeship is an option that more and more people are starting to take up after they have finished school. These are really good if you want a real experience in the field of your choice while learning at the same time. If you fancy being taught in the traditional style of school, then an Apprenticeship or Pre-Apprenticeship could be the right path for you. do some research in your surrounding area where you can start an Apprenticeship, and what courses are on offer.
Getting a job
Now this option is for the person who doesn’t wish to continue with education and desires to find a proper wage with your first taste of working in a professional environment. This is the perfect way to gain real experience and build up your CV. There are loads of different ways to find jobs now a days from job searching websites like indeed to social media sites like Linkedin. You can even find a job by popping into the business of your choice and handing in a physical copy of your CV.
If you have any question about how to get write your CV we have a fantastic blog on our website with all the tips and tricks you need to better your chances of landing that job.
A lot of people think that making your career choice at 16 is the biggest decisions of your life. it’s not. You are still young and have plenty of time to change your mind if you wish to change career path, if you would like to go to school you can. If you would like to leave and find a job, you can. don’t get into the mindset that this is the only chance you have.
It is always a good idea to make a plan and try to think ahead. Ask yourself questions like, Where will I be in 5 years? If you have a plan and an understanding how you want to get their the choice will soon become clear. So don’t worry.