Careers at The Bewdley School
Mrs Catherine McDougall is the Strategic Careers Leader at Bewdley, responsible for ensuring the school uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to underpin all things careers and enterprise. Supporting Mrs McDougall is our Careers advisor Mrs Wendy Edwards and Mrs Katie Howard (Sixth Form).
The whole school strategy for 2019: Careers Strategy 2019
Please do get in touch if you would like more information about what we have planned for the students this year, or if you are an organisation wanting to become involved with The Bewdley School Wendy Edwards would be happy to help WED@bewdley.worcs.sch.uk.
The school has opted to us Start Careers Guidance Company to support students in researching suitable career paths – personal accounts for this site enable all students to record their careers activity and collate documents and relevant research. Students can log in using the following website: https://www.startprofile.com/
The website for students, parents & teachers to manage a student’s application into HE.
EDT is an independent registered charity, established in 1984, running schemes to inspire and motivate young people to choose a career in science, engineering and technology(SET).
On-line careers library.
The UK’s most used law careers information resource providing students wth legal careers information.
Sparksite online radio
The online radio site for young people in Wiltshire. Sponsored by Wiltshire Council, this site offers help & advice & radio. Young people can share ideas, music, images and thoughts about their world.
HE employment routes
Totally independent and free to use, bestCourse4me shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.
Plan your future, work & study
For information on careers, qualifications, local further and higher education courses and apprenticeships.
Not going to uni…?
A website featuring a range of apprenticeship and other opportunities aimed at those students who may not wish to continue into Higher Education.
Free. Good for the quick ‘Buzz Quiz’ which generates your strengths and what makes you tick. Lots of short videos in which people discuss what they do and how they got into their line of work
Careers Soft (login available)
JED EXPLORER Database. 56 question quiz. Job groups and fact Sheets.
Study in USA
Students interested in studying at university in USA should check out The Fulbright Commission website which offers awards for study, research, teaching, lecturing or professional development in any academic field.
Video clips of specialist career sectors
Careers in Sport
Careers in Sport guide provides an in-depth analysis of the different career options available in the world of sport.
Parents’ Careers Club
Their Parents’ Careers Club gives information on the options available to your children as they leave school and college
Experiences of HE
This site features students talking honestly about their own uni experiences so that you can make up your own mind
For parents: Information & advice on careers + education choices facing students
Information for parents on post 18 options, the relevant advantages & disadvantages of each route plus associated costs.
Careers video library
Careers4u.tv is a careers video library for the UK with good representation of all skill levels, industries and company size. It is possible to explore many areas of this website without paying the registration fee.
Grant Funds available to students from Wiltshire studying at university
Skuker Education Grant Fund helps students from poorer backgrounds by giving grants of between £500 and £5000 for the duration of a degree course completed within the UK.
Free, widely being recognised as a go to website. Great for advice for students and parents. Includes Plotr Game – personality finding tool that matches personality to careers and job groups
Eclips Online (login available)
Splits jobs into job groups, has an excellent section on Options, and a Careers Wizard, that is designed to help you consider jobs and careers that relate to your qualifications and interests.