Careers Advice

Head of Careers at DGS is Mr George sgeorge@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk. The school also has an independent Careers Adviser from Adviza, Angela, who is based in school, in the Croft, on Wednesdays and Fridays. She can be contacted via:

Mob: 07827 947326
Email: angelawalker@adviza.org.uk

Useful Websites You Can Visit

www.eclips-online.co.uk
Information on your option choices at 13, 16 & 18 and on over 1000 jobs and careers. Suitable for years 7-13.
Log in 0X11 7aj

E-Clips - How to get Job Ideas

Use the Careers Wizard to get suggestions of which jobs may suit you. Browse the job groups

Search the leaflets relating to more general career areas such as ‘outdoors work’ and ‘work with people’. Search for jobs which relate to your favourite school subjects e.g. maths, languages …

Look at the ‘related leaflets’ section to find out about other jobs which relate to your current job ideas

E-Clips - Suggested Leaflets for Different Key Stages

  •  Key Stage 3: Planning your Future, Options after Year 8 - an Overview, Study Skills …
  • Key Stage 4: Choices at 16, Qualifications- a guide, Apprenticeships, Looking for part time work …
  • Key Stage 5: Choices at 18, Employment, UCAS Personal Statement, A Year Out, Higher Education

www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Local and national Apprenticeships and Traineeships, including a search facility for finding Apprenticeship opportunities to match your needs

www.oxme.info
Useful careers information provided by Oxfordshire County Council for young people aged 8-19, including job and apprenticeship vacancies in Oxfordshire.

www.ucas.com
The website for researching university courses, entry requirements, writing personal statements and more. Now also includes information on options after GCSEs

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk
An innovative website aimed at pupils who are not planning on going to university and want to know about alternatives.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Aimed at people of all ages, this website is dedicated to helping you get the advice you need for future skills, careers, work and life choices. 0800 100 900, they will call you back if on a mobile.

www.adviza.org.uk/who-am-i/young-person
Lots of information and careers resources for young people including information about options at key stages, applying to college and university, taking a GAP year, studying abroad, writing a CV and preparing for interviews and finding work or an apprenticeship

www.whatemployerswant.org
Lots of useful information from employers. Find out what skills and qualities employers are looking for, get ideas on how to develop and demonstrate your skills, learn how to impress at interview and more!

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