Year 13 thinking of employment

Thinking about employmentComing to the end of your A level, T level or BTEC diploma course and not sure university is for you?

Find out about your options, talk to your careers adviser.

  • Login and search careersinfo logo for information on your ideas, check out Job trends for info on skills needed and facts about the job market, and take a look at JobFAQS, our guide to finding a job or training for A level, T level and BTEC Level 3 leavers:

JobFAQs 2021 front cover JobFAQS 2021 - a guide to job hunting for level 3 leavers - includes a vacancy directory.

Also check Recruitline Vacancies Logo for additional apprenticeships not included in the booklet. If any new government initiatives are announced, they will also be listed on the Recruitline Vacancies page. 

Case Study


Half way through sixth form, Callum decided to do an apprenticeship, he explains why here

Remember,  everyone's career journey is different

  • Check out the latest Recruitline Vacancies Logo 220win Calderdale and Kirklees, also keep checking the Recruitline page for government announcements about support for young people looking for work during COVID, as well as 2021 vacancies with early closing dates. See what other vacancies are available if you're Not Going to UniSee also The Big Choice for vacancies aimed at students and UCAS Careerfinder for over 18s



Adam talks to Lorna about choosing your options after Year 11. He advises you to think about what suits you and your skills and abilities. Listen to what Adam suggests or read it (141kb PDF). See the full interview with Adam on our YouTube Channel
Adam recently won the Lord Barnby Award for the most promising young person employed in the West Yorkshire textile industry, presented on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen by the Textile Centre of Excellence.


 Check out what local apprentices think about apprenticeships

Case Study

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Olivia answers questions here and in our JobFAQS 2019 booklet, on why she chose to do a degree apprenticeship with IBM

Timing is important. Not sure when to start?

Our Year 13 'considering employment' calendar will help you start planning and make sure you don't miss out (67kb PDF).
Careers Calendar Year 13 considering employment 

IMPORTANT! If you are thinking about leaving school/college, see your careers adviser first.

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Page updated February 2019

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