“The college place a strong emphasis on supporting pupils' aspirations and career destinations. Pupils receive excellent advice from staff, impartial advisers and local employers, including, for example, Siemens and Lindum Construction” – Ofsted, 2019
At Lincoln UTC each student has an entitlement to receive a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme delivered by experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff.
The CEIAG programme is supported by a number of partners that include Siemens, the University of Lincoln, parents and the local business community. Students themselves are central to an effective programme and other professionals including industry leaders, teachers and independent, impartial careers advisers also make a vital contribution to ensuring that students develop the skills toolkit they need to make well-informed realistic decisions that will enable them to achieve their full potential in the future.
The underpinning ethos of Lincoln UTC is to prepare students for the current and emerging demands of employers both within this region and nationally. A quality careers service is relevant to both the service users and the labour market it inhabits. Lincoln UTC fulfills this in our unique educational offer, and the UTC careers service is the keystone for our vision of 100% employment, education or training (EET) for our students.
Lincoln UTC careers advice and guidance is led by the Vice Principal. The careers service combines professionally trained careers advisers with professional business networking and relationship building skills to co-ordinate a multifaceted and flexible service for all. Students in each year group participate in activities that will inform their career choices in the future and as part of the careers curriculum.
Lincoln UTC Student Careers Entitlement can be found here.
Useful websites relating to Careers and Higher Education can be found below:
Click “Tools and Resources” Click on “Career Search.” This database provides a detailed description of hundreds of jobs, including qualifications, training routes, skills and qualities for entry. Also try the “Ideas Quiz” for career ideas which may suit you.
Click on Job Profiles
Careers info by sector, plus personality quiz.
Careers info by sector.
Clear articles about different jobs. Explains typical day, entry requirements, pay and best & worst bits about jobs.
Find suitable universities and course
Compare and contrast university data to include student satisfaction, employability figures etc. for each course.
Also look for recruitment agencies and employers own websites.
Volunteering & work experience
Search for opportunities in your local area.
Conservation volunteering opportunities.
Higher Education Websites
A more student-style course generator.
On line aptitude test costing around £20 stating what occupations might suit candidate.
Choosing and comparing universities and courses
The official website for information about universities and for applying to courses. Lots of information which in some areas can make it not very user friendly.
Information about choosing courses from GCSE onwards. Degree finder, course information & student feedback.
Course finder which enables you to search for foundation degrees, post graduate degrees & diplomas.
Government website comparing data from all undergraduate HE courses. Very useful for comparing courses at different universities.
Help with personal statements
General advice on applications + a really good section on personal statements including real examples on dozens of subjects.
Where you apply for student finance.
Some good advice and articles about finance and debt.
Search for scholarships for your university/subject etc.
Everything you need to know about studying abroad.
(Fulbright commission) – Information on studying in the USA.
Opportunities to study/work in Europe as part of your degree.
Everything you need to know about taking a gap year at home or abroad.
Find out how to plan a Year Out and choose a programme which best suits your needs and aspirations. Hot links to 35 of the main gap year organisations.
Overseas voluntary projects with a large number of placements worldwide.
Admissions tests for Medicine.
Admissions test for Law.
Other websites with university/ graduate info
The official graduate careers website. To see what kinds of careers particular degree subjects lead to, follow links to ‘careers advice’ and ‘options with your subject’.
Useful info provided by the ‘Russell Group’ of 24 universities. The downloadable ‘Informed Choices’ booklet is very good for Y11 students making post 16 choices.
Research into graduate careers, including the ‘What do graduates do?’ downloadable publication.