Careers and Education Information, Advice and Guidance

Every young person in Oxfordshire has the right to information and guidance about learning and career choices
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If you are at school, college, or sixth form, your place of learning must provide you with information, advice and guidance.

If you are electively home educated (EHE) your parents or carers should provide information, advice, and guidance as part of your learning programme. 

If you're aged 16+ you can download this Post-16 booklet to explore your learning options.

Take Action: You can also contact the National Careers Service and get careers information, advice, and guidance at local open days, job fairs and events

Not in learning?

If you are not at school or college, you are still able to get support. Contact the EET Support Service if you are aged 16-18 and not in employment, education or training.

You can also get some support right here:

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Posted by Sophie White
Posted ago
I am in Year 12 and now not sure of my choices .I originally wanted to be a nurse but my grades are lower so now not sure what to do .Any advice pls

Hi Sophie, thanks for your enquiry. If you're in Y12 at school, someone at your school should be able to provide you with information and guidance about careers in healthcare, so please ask at school. In the meantime, here are some links to information that may help with your job-search.

Nursing is a brilliant work area with very high demand, and lots of different and varied jobs. The best place to start looking and find out about requirements is on the NHS Careers Website. While one route into nursing is via studying nursing at university, there are also other routes like apprenticeships and traineeships. These may require fewer qualifications, and depend more on the passion and capabilities of the individual.

There are also other careers within the health area, such as being a Healthcare Assistant and Maternity Support Worker and which are available to people with fewer qualifications. You can find information about these jobs, including what qualifications they need, on the National Careers Service website.

Finally, you may wish get a look at the sort of jobs being advertised now - is the NHS job finder and gives you a good overview of jobs available within the NHS. There are also jobs in private care homes, and home care - you can find some of them advertised here.

The important things is not to become discouraged. Many people choose to do extra work to improve grades, but having other plans ready (different job roles, or applying for an apprenticeship, for example) as back up plans can also be very useful.

I wish you all the best - and don't forget that doing volunteering or work experience in your chosen job area can also be very useful, as it demonstrates both your determination and that you can manage the work.

Posted by Anna Jones
Posted ago
The Museum of Natural History currently has a Collections and Outreach Apprenticeship vacancy (deadline 20th March) This is a scheme aimed at non-graduates living in the UK. We would like to circulate to Oxfordshire secondary schools and profile through the OXME Careers and Education Information, Advice and Guidance service Please can you advise on the best person to contact/approach to do this Thank you very much Anna

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