Careers (Year 11)

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PAST STUDENTS OF THE GATEWAY ACADEMY. Exam certificates from 2016 and earlier will be destroyed on 1 September 2018.

Many past students have still not collected their GCSE/BTEC exam certificates. As a result of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018, we will only be keeping GCSE/BTEC exam certificates for two years after students leave the Gateway Academy.

If you want your certificates, and have not already collected them, come to the Gateway Academy reception between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday (during term time) in person. Someone else can collect them on your behalf if they bring with them a signed letter from yourself, authorising them to do so.

If you ever need your certificates (and many employers like to see them) it is very expensive for you to get replacements from the Examining Boards. If you are in touch with any other past students, please let them know!


The Gateway Academy brings you an extensive help site here on anything you need to know about Careers, College, Information, Advice and Guidance...


Want to gain some handy tips on your college interview? Click here to download the latest help and advice from Frank.

Looking for a job? Click on the image below to find out how to get a job in Essex.

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Click on the image below to help and support your child with their choices...

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Click on the image below to make informed choices about university...

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To download a handy guide to your next steps when you leave school, click on the image below...

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Colleges

College Open Events

You can visit the local colleges by clicking on the name of the college you would like to visit below:


Apprenticeships


Want a Saturday job? Download the Work Permit form here and get Mrs McLaughlin to sign this before you send back to your employer. If you are not sure if you are allowed to work, visit the Thurrock Council website to find out the rules and regulations before you undertake any work. 


Raising Participation Age (RPA)

Click here to find out how this affects you!


Thurrock Careers (Formerly Youth & Connexions)

Frank is in the Gateway Academy every day (including some school holidays) and is available:

  • 9am–5pm Monday to Thursday
  • 9am–4.30pm Friday

Frank can be contacted by the following methods:

Download My Careers - My Directions Booklet

Mob: 07823 326024
Email: frank.thompson@theglc.org.uk


How to make a good impression at interview

Download the latest Youth & Connexions leaflets for more information on:

CVs and Applications
Employment
It's Your Choice
Parents & Carers
Post 14 Options
Post 16 Options
Preparing for Exams
Preparing for Interviews


Key Stage 4 Options for 2018-21 - click here to view the process and see what options you can take!


Here are some good websites to give you more information:

Work based learning:
www.apprenticeships.org.uk
www.education.gov.uk (formerly LSC)

Further Education:
www.ucasprogress.com
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Going to University:
www.ucas.com

Help writing your CV:
www.businessballs.com

Careers:
www.fasttomato.com
www.targetcareers.co.uk
www.munstor.com
www.targetjobs.co.uk
www.samlearning.com

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