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Page updated September 2017


Beginning to think about yourself and your future?

Young person thinking of the futureIt isn’t too soon to start...

...learning new skills and about the world of work. The sooner you start the more you'll be ready to make decisions in the future about your learning and career plans – the career you choose will affect:

  • your lifestyle and income
  • your outlook on life
  • the friends you make

Careers lessons and information in school, as well as help and advice from your careers adviser will help you get ready to make these decisions.


You Are Amazing

Check out Kirklees and what it has to offer. See how your career ideas might change, what jobs are likely to be on offer in Kirklees in the future, what skills you'll need and how to get them.

Think about how you've changed, your ideas about jobs have changed and how you might start to think about jobs and careers now you're older. All jobs are for everyone, so it's not too soon to get thinking and planning. Watch the 'Amazing' video or read it (78kb PDF). Also available on our You Tube channel.

Career timeline CKOur Career Timeline suggests when to start thinking about your future learning and career plans 
(58kb PDF).

Get started on your career journey with the job profiles on the National Career Service website

Struggling to understand some of the 'careers' words and phrases, check out our Careers Jargon Buster
(118kb PDF).

Page updated November 2016

Starting school

Young people starting schoolSecondary school may seem a big step.

Most Year 7s feel nervous, some are just better at hiding it than others.

To help you with the move to your new school, most high schools and academies have transition days – days when you visit your new school, meet your new teachers and start to make new friends.

It will probably take some of you a bit longer than others to settle in, find your way around all the buildings and get used to having a teacher for each subject. If you are worried, talk to your form teacher or head of year, they'll do their best to help.

    Travelling to school, learning new subjects and busy corridors, can be a big change.

    Use this Metro journey planner to find out which bus you will need to get to school from your home (you will need both your home address and your school address).

    The internet will be an important part of your learning, so make sure you stay safe online:

    Don't post private information online

    Don't share your password

    Make sure you use the privacy settings on the sites you use

    Only talk to people you know and DON'T meet up with people you meet online

    If you are worried, tell an adult

    Page updated January 2016

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
C & K Careers Ltd
78 John William Street

T: 01484 225500
F: 08724 464511
Text: Info, followed by your message to 07786 202804