Careers at UTC

At UTC South Durham our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) will:

  • Provide good quality independent and impartial careers advice to students which inspires them and motivates them to fulfil their potential
  • Provide advice and guidance which is in the best interests of the student
  • Contribute to raising achievement; encouraging students to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers 
  • Provide opportunities to work in partnership with employers, training providers, local colleges and others to provide opportunities to inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work
  • Develop enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment
  • Support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity
  • Encourage students to see career development as a life-long process
  • Support students at key transition points

Our contact email is careers@utcsouthdurham.org

Useful links for parents and students:

National Careers Service website

Contains some excellent careers information, including entry routes, skills required and salary. It also gives up to date Labour Market Information.

Free phone National Careers Service for free, impartial careers advice.

Help line number: 0800 100 900

Careersbox - Short films about Apprenticeship schemes and videos from individuals in different job roles/industries

icould – A link to a personality checker called ‘Buzz’. This helps you think about jobs that would suit your personality strengths. Good if you’re not sure which direction to take your career.

Plotr – Good to explore different sectors

Success at School - A good website that helps you explore your career/education options. It holds advice on Career Paths, Employers, Universities, Apprenticeships, Jobs and courses.

LMI Widget - This site allows you to extract labour market data to understand or to answer common questions such as how much do people get paid? Or, what type of person does that job? Or where are the jobs?

My World of Work - Where could my subjects take me?

Use this search to find out. Enter up to six school subjects including Foundation Apprenticeships. We’ll find jobs where your subjects could be useful.

Apprenticeships and Opportunities:

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)

Search and apply for Apprenticeship opportunities

Careerpilot - Information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Who are they for? Will you get paid? What are the benefits of a Traineeship? How do you find a Traineeship? Traineeship Factsheet.

We have a dedicated named Careers Leader here at UTC South Durham, Cherakee Bradely. For support with careers advice and guidance for your child please contact us on: 01325 430 250 or email: careers@utcsouthdurham.org 

Impartial Careers IAG

UTC South Durham provides in-school guidance and independent advice from external consultants, Education Development Trust, to ensure our students receive the impartial advice that they need. We will help our students develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers. We hope that by inspiring every pupil through more real-life contacts with the world of work, they will be able to put in context other areas of their education and increase their motivation to learn. Jonathan Chambers is our named, qualified careers adviser. For additional information about the service provided by Education Development Trust, please see here.