Careers

How can you access career support and advice for your option choices?

Here at Haverfordwest High we provide two main ways to access support for your option choices in findings out about a future career.


  1. Careers Wales.

1.1. Speak to someone about your choices:

Careers Wales offer a one to one Careers Guidance Service to pupils. You can contact our Careers Advisers via email to book an appointment. These appointments might be in person or by phone. Our Careers Adviser is Rachel Watson, please contact r.watson@haverfordwesthigh.co.uk

1.2. Visit: Careers Wales website.

There is also plenty of advice and guidance about Careers in Wales on their website including: job information, a career planner, and a webchat facility. Visit: Careers Wales; phone Careers Wales on 0800 028 4844 Monday to Thursday: 8am to 8pm, Friday: 9am to 4:30pm

Calls can take up to 30 minutes or, request a callback. Alternatively, why not try a Webchat Chat to an adviser using instant messaging? Available Monday to Thursday: 8am to 8pm, Friday: 9am to 4:30pm

  1. Unifrog: do some online investigating

In Year 9 many of you may have already made use of this opportunity to explore careers during form time. Do watch the video below for more information about making the most of Unifrog.


To log in you will need to go to Unifrog.org select "sign in" and enter your school email address. Use the password sent by Unifrog in October 2021 (check your spam folder too) or if you are unable to find it or have forgotten your password you should just press "Forgotten Password" and an email will be sent to you.


Once in Unifrog there are two pathways to explore your future career:

1.If you have no idea, you can take the "Personality" or "Interests" quiz.

2. If you already have a subject or a career that you are interested in, you could find out more about the qualifications and skills you need, or even start a free online course. Use the "Careers Library" and the "Subject Library".


Video Unifrog: How to get the most out of this Careers Search Tool.


Who else can help you to make a choice?

*Subject Teacher

*Head of Year

*Form Tutor

*P.S.E Teacher

*Learning/Support Coach

*Parents /Guardians

*Family and Friends


Keeping your Options Open

If you are still struggling to make a choice try and keep your options open and develop the skills you need for the future in any of the subjects below:

Humanities:

  • Communication

  • Research, analytical and critical thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Ability to work independently


Modern foreign languages:

  • Communication (reading, writing & speaking)

  • Assessing and interpreting information

  • Cultural knowledge

  • Presentation and preciseness in your work


Arts:

  • Creativity

  • Focus

  • Perseverance

  • Self-discipline


Design and technology:

  • Technical ability

  • Problem solving

  • Communication skills

  • Creativity


Wishing you the best of luck with your choices and studies next year.


Kind regards,


Miss Allen.



To see some helpful advice from Careers Wales please click here