Careers and post-16

On this page you will find links to advice, guidance and information about possible study and careers options for when you leave Passmores at the end of Year 11.

If you have any questions regarding any of these issues please speak to Mrs Kaye in the Learning Resource Centre.

Young People's information on the Directgov website - national support service for careers and education advice for young people

Help and information on career choice

Information on careers in the army.

Information on careers in the Royal Air Force.

Information on careers in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Information on the range of jobs available within the national health service.

Information about jobs on cruise liners. 

Jobseeking and apprenticeships

Register on this website to have access to all apprenticeship vacancies both national and local.

Information on jobs and links to specific occupational websites plus job search techniques.

Lots of information on careers, companies, job search skills and vacancies. 

 Jobs in retail

Higher Education

The official ucas website – university course information, general information on university entrance and links to all UK universities.

Comprehensive information about studying in the USA.

Course research, university and college details.

The September Guarantee is a guarantee of an offer, made by the end of September, of an appropriate place in post-16 education or training for every young person completing compulsory education.

Ensuring that every young person has an offer of a place to progress onto is particularly important as it helps young people make a seamless transition into post-16 learning or employment with training.

The September Guarantee is supported by good quality information, advice and guidance. This can come from a number of sources which include:

  • Teachers
  • Parents and family friends
  • Careers Coordinators and Guidance Advisers
  • On-line and printed information about courses, progression routes and employment routes

What does the Guarantee offer?

The September Guarantee is an offer of a place in one of the following:

  • A school sixth form
  • A college of further education
  • Employment with training to at least level 2
  • An apprenticeship

Very useful links also are:

or more generic information can be found at :