The world of work is a fast paced and ever changing environment. It is therefore vital that you are fully informed and prepared for making choices regarding your next steps after Monkseaton High School – whether that be at post-16 or post-18. We aim to support you so that the transition from school to the real world is as smooth and uncomplicated as it can be.
Personal Guidance Meetings
All students in year 11 will have a scheduled 1:1 appointment to discuss future intentions and careers. Your appointment will be passed on to you via your tutor. However, any student that wishes to have a 1:1 personal guidance meeting can do so on request.
To book your 1:1 guidance meeting to talk about careers and future destinations contact Angela Towes at any time (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop into the careers hub in the front atrium area of school.
MHS careers programme – the careers programme overview can be viewed by clicking the link on the careers homepage.
Please note: the programme is subject to change as new activities and events are confirmed.
UCAS Tariff Points
If you are considering going on to higher education after your Sixth Form studies you may need to calculate your UCAS points to check you meet the entry requirements for your course. Click here for a guide to help you calculate your potential UCAS points based on your results.
Throughout your time at Monkseaton High School you will have the opportunity to undertake two, one week long work placements. The first is in the summer term of year 10 and the second is in the summer term of year 12. Work experience is a fantastic way to gain an insight into career paths you have an interest in and develop a range of transferable skills such as communication, team working, leadership, organisation and many more.
Work Experience Dates:
Work experience is back for 2021-22! This will take place in the summer term - exact dates TBC.
MHS Alumni -
To find out what ex-MHS students have gone on to do you can;
- View the Careers Video Hub
- Read the alumni biographies on the Sixth Form Hub
Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour Market Information (LMI) is the name for facts and figures about jobs and employment. The information is used to give an overall picture of the past, present and future of work. The labour market is the term used to describe the amount of people working and looking for work, and the amount of jobs (https://icould.com/stories/using-lmi-careers-decisions/: accessed 06/05/2021). Understanding the job opportunities available in our local area and further afield can help to shape the choices you make in relation to GCSEs and A Levels.
Our region is home to a huge variety of businesses and organisations, which means you have a lot of choice when it comes to your career path. There are certain areas of industry where the North East performs strongly, and which we believe are likely to grow in the future, based on what we know at the moment. In the North East, the sectors that we expect to grow in the future are:
To find out more and compare information about careers you may be interested in use the 'careerometer' below.
Click on the card(s), search for the job(s)/career(s) you are interested in and look at the job roles and responsibilities, average annual salary, weekly working hours and if it is an area of growth moving forwards!
Click on the image to read more about these sectors
Useful links for careers advice and guidance:
Useful links for apprenticeships:
Useful links for university and UCAS applications:
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