Careers Advice and Guidance
Careers Advice and Guidance at Aston Academy
My name is Sarah Sykes and I am the Careers Adviser at Aston Academy. I have worked for many years as a Careers Adviser in other schools and colleges in Sheffield and am very pleased to have the opportunity to help students here at Aston Academy.
I am based in M19 near to reception. I work every day and will happily welcome any student if they wish to visit me to ask for advice and information about their career plans. I am available every lunchtime from 12:15 pm.
I offer individual guidance appointments to students at key transition points in their school career (typically in Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 and Y13.) I welcome parents/carers to these appointments and will send letters in advance to students’ home addresses to notify interested parties of the date and time scheduled.
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend some useful websites for students and parents/carers to browse in order to help with the sometimes bewildering career decision making process. Please see the websites below:
For helpful careers information about specific jobs, ideas exploration and vocational sectors:
https://careersyandh.co.uk (information about the labour market in Yorkshire and the Humber)
To search and find post 16 courses, colleges, schools and apprenticeship providers:
Apprenticeship information and vacancy details:
www.youthi.org.uk (Rotherham based vacancies)
www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk. (Sheffield based vacancies)
To research university degrees, choices, studying abroad and potential postgraduate careers:
www.astarfuture.co.uk (Studying abroad)
To research STEM related careers:
www.futuremorph.org. (STEM careers)
www.rcs.org (Chemistry related careers)