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Page updated September 2017
...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:
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.
Our Career Timeline suggests when to start thinking about your future learning and career plans
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
Page updated November 2016
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).
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Page updated January 2016