On behalf of the National Careers Service, Global Solution Services are running CV webinars, along with Interview skills and Job-searching techniques which includes valuable information on LinkedIn and social media searching as well as up to date live job information for all customers every
Tuesday and Thursday which you can book directly on.
GSS are hosting a number of webinars, for more info please see below
National Careers Services also has Telephone Careers support for those who would like to talk to them about Career opportunities as well as a shorter Response Support which will specifically be for anyone who doesn’t quite need a full Careers session but just wants to talk to them about their current situation, ideas on what to do next, a person to talk to about how they are feeling now and what direction they may take when Covid-19 is over.
Thinking about your future? Not sure what you want job you want? The links below can help you navigate through different career pathways and plot a route to help you get the job you want.
Full-time education – school, college or home education
The government has raised the age for all young people in England to stay in education or training until they turn 18. Young people will need to choose one of the following options after they turn 16:14 to 19 education, employment, and skills
part-time education or training if they’re employed, self-employed or volunteering full-time (defined as 20 hours or more a week)
Locally, further information can be obtained from the Quad on 020 8770 5754.
Alternatively, please follow the link here for the 16+ Route Planner released by Surrey County Council for more in-depth guidance.
The Young Enterprise Programme
The Young Enterprise Programme is a year-long enrichment programme for Year 9 – 12 students. The programme enables entrepreneurial students to create and run a student company. Students will plan, design, and then sell their product or service online through the Young Enterprise Market Place and at trade faires.
The programme supports the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career guidance, designed to cater to each student’s needs through personal guidance, and by offering a stable careers programme which allows students to learn from career and labour market information, the link between curriculum learning and careers, experience workplaces and encounters with employers and employees, as well as encountering the benefits of further and higher education.
If you are a school or young person and would like to take part, please contact Michael Anderson on 07500 010 681. For information on 2020’s competition, please see the article here.
Volunteering is a great way to gain vital work experience and develop the skills and behaviours employers are looking for. It also helps build confidence and increases your network of support whilst making a difference to the people and the environment around you.
You can support the NHS through local volunteering opportunities. For further information, please visit their website here.
Community Action Sutton is here to help support, develop and promote the voluntary sector in Sutton. For further information, please visit their website here.
Voltuneer Centre Sutton are here to help you find your perfect volunteering role. For further information, please visit their website here.
London Borough of Sutton Careers
For current vacancies at Sutton Council, please visit the Council website Jobs and careers page here.
The London Enterprise Adviser Network is funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company
and the Greater London Authority.
In Central, South & West London the Network is delivered by Reed in Partnership on behalf
of Team London, the Mayor of London’s volunteering team, and the Careers & Enterprise
The London Enterprise Adviser Network – Expansion into SEND Schools
The London Enterprise Adviser Network (LEAN) matches senior business volunteers with careers leaders in schools and colleges. They work together to embed a careers education into the curriculum. A key part of this is getting businesses into schools and students to experience the workplace. We want all young Londoners, regardless of their circumstances to be aware of the world of work and make informed decisions about their future.
The London Enterprise Adviser Network is part of a national programme, working with over 4000 educational institutions across England. In London we want to contract a specialist organisation to extend the network into London’s SEND schools and make the appropriate adaptations. This contract is due to start in September 2020 for an initial period of 12 months with a value up to £170K. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid19 situation we anticipate the tender process will be live for a (shorter than usual) 2- 3 week period. To compensate for this we will be sending out more detailed information in the coming weeks so you have more information/time to evaluate the opportunity and consider your submission.
The Sutton College Advice Service offers confidential and impartial advice & guidance to help you
plan your future learning and work.
The Advice service can help you with:
♦ career choices, action planning and progression routes.
♦ get advice about new learning options
♦ gain information about Labour Market opportunities.
♦ create and tailor your CV to suitable employment (fees apply if you are not a learner at Sutton
We can also help with advice if your job or career has been affected by the Covid-19 situation too.
Sutton College also provide courses to help craft students take their skills and turn it into a business!
Learn how to cost, price, market, monetise and develop your skills on our Entrepreneur courses.
Courses are free for eligible students
In London, the National Careers Service is delivered by Prospects.
The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people (aged 13 or over) in England.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search and the labour market, delivered by qualified, impartial careers advisers. It can be accessed online, by telephone and face-to-face (for people aged 19 and over).
To book an appointment in Sutton, please call the National Careers Service London Contact Centre on 0203 714 8350.
GSS is a Careers & Training organisation who offer funded support to learners, through National Careers Service delivery, and also Adult Community Learning. They are now delivering a range of 1-2-1 Careers Advice and group Webinars remotely. They have a team of qualified Career Advisors, who can support customers with a range of things including:
CV advice and guidance
Labour Market Information
Exploring and researching job goals and industries
Considering relevant training / development opportunities
Diversifying Job Search methods
Guidance on completing Application Forms
Options following Redundancy
You can find their distance learning opportunities on our page here.
Aim: To work with customers, assessing their training and personal needs. Tackling barriers to employment, understanding their career goals, leading to the development of individual action plans and support programmes to assist them into employment. Pleaseclick here for a handy summary flier.
Individuals must be over the age of 16
Residing in the borough of Sutton
Currently not in any form of employment
The right to work in the UK (must provide evidence)
Love London Working (LLW)
LLW is a training and employment project part funded by the European Social Fund and delivered by a partnership of 13 social housing providers each with a significant presence in London.
The University of York have put together an insightful guide for aspiring senior managers, showing the best practices when writing a career development plan. The guide covers:
Why having a career development plan is important and how it can help a person accelerate and excel in life and their chosen field.
How to craft a career development plan, including practical tips and advice for both employees and managers on writing a plan, setting clear objectives, improving productivity, as well as knowledge transfer and retention.
For managers – how to talk to your employees about their career goals and find learning opportunities, and how to put all these into a career development plan that will help support and achieve these goals.
PLANit Global is an interactive digital careers platform that connects businesses, schools and local people. Nurturing the workforce and management of the future is key to the success of the economy, locally and nationally.
icould provide career inspiration and information for young people showing what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
This site helps school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs
vInspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds. vInspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.
Do-it.org lists over 1 million volunteering opportunities nationally enabling 200,000 people every month to donate their time and build their skills, Do-it ensures that almost 60,000 organisations find the help they need to provide vital services to the community.
Future Talent specifically designed to be a resource for school and college leavers looking for their next step whether that is an apprenticeship, school leaver programme, entry level job, further study, or a sponsored learning programme.