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Hello, we’re Careers World... ...and this is Careers World magazine, here to help you decide your next step! With the end of the school year fast approaching it’s an exciting time for school leavers like you, as you take that next step towards your dream career. There are millions of different routes you can take: you could get ahead with an Apprenticeship, get your qualifications paid for with employer funded study, discover a vocational course at college, apply for a uni course and much more. In this issue we will profile some of the biggest sectors in your region and explain how to take the first step to a career in the ones that interest you. We’ll also explore employment trends in your area, take a look at some remarkable true stories of young people who’ve been successful after leaving school and give you a guide to all of the qualifications out there. There’s a lot to sort out before September, so we answer some of the most common questions or concerns you might have in our school leaver problems page.

Throughout this magazine, you’ll see lots of facts and figures about your region and its sectors. We get them from UK National Statistics, various Sector Skills Councils and industry experts. It’s all official stuff, there’s no Wikipedia where we’re involved!

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The perfect place to start, jump straight to any section that appeals or keep turning the pages and get stuck in – It’s time to find your dream career!

The Intro Bits 07

School Leaver Problem Page


There are lots of routes you can take, and lots of potential issues, but after reading our problem page you’ll be ready for anything.


Life Stories Past and present students tell us all about their experiences and how they succeeded.

Qualifications Table See how different qualifications add up, and how they compare.

Careers Insight 17

Hair & Beauty


You could make a career of helping people enjoy themselves.

Get a career that never goes out of style.


Creative, Digital & Media


Exciting, trendy careers for artistic types.


Construction Build a successful career for yourself.

Travel & Hospitality

IT & Telecoms This cutting edge industry isn’t just for geeks.


Imagine a Career We give you a heads-up on the other sectors out there, which we’ll cover in future issues.


Here’s how it works Every term we publish a new issue of Careers World that covers five sectors in detail, giving you a good idea of what a career in these sectors would be like. Don’t worry if the sector you’re keen on isn’t one of the five – you can find a brief overview of all other sectors in the ‘Imagine a career’ article or if you head to We’ll cover five different sectors in detail in the next issue, so look out for us next term. If there is anything else you would like us to cover, or you just want to say hello, drop us an email at We want to make sure we cover everything you need to plan your future! Happy reading, and hope you have a great term.

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Spotlight: Yorkshire & Humber All about your region.


Make money with a tenner? Find out about the Young Enterprise ‘tenner’ campaign, which is all about young people like you becoming business leaders!


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07 Going into sixth form, college, an apprenticeship, university or the world of work? Leaving school is an exciting time but sometimes you might have big decisions or dilemmas along the way, take a look at our problem page to make sure you are prepared...

82% Over

of UK employees are qualified to NVQ 1 and above

Statistics show in the year to July 2012 there were

502,500 Apprenticeship starts in the UK

There are over

2 million students in the UK!

1/3 Around

of UK workers are qualified to NVQ 4 and above

800,000 school leavers and graduates enter the job market each year

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500,000 university places available in the UK each year

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A-Level results day

GCSE results day

New academic year

and training providers have ver specific route you’re taking, most education It’s also important to check the key dates for whate to be available. For have you when know you looming deadlines. Make sure easy to use websites and will warn you of any useless until you actually go and ent dates, so you may have a place but that’s example, many colleges have different enrolm enrol.

In our previous issues we covered some of the common questions you had about which options to take when you leave school and how to apply for them. Now you have a plan it is time to consider some of the problems you may encounter and, more importantly, how to avoid them!

Speak to your school careers advisor

This seems obvious and by this point in the year it is likely that you have already spoken to your school advisor, but even if you know exactly what you’re doing it can’t hurt to get an expert opinion. Your careers advisors are there to help you and going along for a chat may raise issues you hadn’t even thought of.

Consider all the available options

Again at this point you’ve probably explored a few different avenues, or have applied for your dream course, but a back-up plan is always useful. For example, if you don’t get the grades you need to get on your course, is there a different type of qualification you can do to get into the industry you want to? There may be other colleges or providers who offer the same course too and it’s fine to go to open days at different places even if you’ve already applied elsewhere.

Dilemmas, concerns & problems... Here are some of the issues students have with the most common school leaver routes. But if you do a bit of preparation and make use of the resources available there is nothing to worry about!

Think about money

‘Money makes the world go round’ is a cheesy catchphrase - but it’s true. Money is a big issue no matter what route you take: if you’re doing an Apprenticeship, you get paid, but need to consider possible travelling expenses; if you’re doing a further education course the old EMA funding system no longer exists; if you’re going to university you will be in control of your own household budget! Many students get part-time or summer jobs to help fund their studies, could this be an option for you?


Problem: You’ve heard all about Apprenticeships, and would like to do one so you can get paid and qualified, but you can’t find any vacancies.

Ask your friends, relatives, teachers and careers advisors, if they know any local employers or providers who can help you find an Apprenticeship . Alternatively if you have Solution: More and more a part-time job you could young people are interested always ask you r current in Apprenticeships and we employer to take you on as gave you the info on how to an Apprentice ! It sounds apply for an Apprenticeship strange but lots of people in our last issue. Obviously who do Apprenticeships your first port of call should already have jobs, be because of the benefits to the employee and the . uk and the online vacancy employer. You get qualified matching service, which and your employer doesn’t lists all of the available have to pay anything for opportunities. You don’t the training if you’re 18 or have to leave your search under. there though, why not do some networking?

09 A Levels and Sixth Form

College Enrolment

Problem: You’ve got places at several colleges but you’re not sure where to go, or how to enrol. Solution: If you’ve been unsure about what course you want to do, or where you want to do it, you may have places at more than one college, or a place at sixth form and college available. This is completely normal and colleges understand that your situation may have changed since application, especially if you applied for your course in the autumn term of year 11. Once you have decided which course you want to do contact the college(s) you won’t be

Problem: You’re not sure you’ve made the right choices for your A-Levels, and you don’t know whether to stay at your schools sixth form or go elsewhere.

attending and inform them of your decision.

As mentioned in the colleg e enrolment section it is common to have offers from more than one place. Hopefully you will have Solution: After getting you r GCSE results, or just having been to both college and sixth form open days so a change of heart, you you should have a good may want to do different A idea of what both are like. Levels from the ones you It’s really a choice between have previously chosen. the size and independence Sometimes the best thing of a new college, or sixth to do is allow time to adapt form, or staying where you and get used to the course . already know the teachers However if you have the and have friends. There is necessary GCSE grades no set answer about which you should be able to is best, it really depends on change before term starts without any problems. Most what you think is best for your future. schools and colleges don’t

It’s really important that you enrol on your chosen course in time, as enrolment days at colleges can be hectic. Once you have been offered a place most colleges will send you a letter telling you what you need to enrol and when enrolment is. Though each college is different you may need photo identification, references, loan/fee payment information and qualification documents with you when you go to enrol. Most colleges have phone hotlines or email addresses you can contac t if you are unsure about what you need and where you need to go.

UCAS and University

Part-time jobs

provide you with money but it looks good on your CV too - many employers consider workplace experience to be as important as education and qualifications. There are lots of job sites out Solution: There are funding there with part-time roles options available for further for students who need and higher education extra cash, so get your CV through government online, but also consider bursaries and scholarships doing a bit of networking ; however many students or just taking a CV round who don’t qualify for these small local businesses. Lot s still have money worries. of jobs are never actually A popular option for many advertised, there’s no harm students is a part-time or a in asking local businesses summer/temporary job. if they need extra staff and industries like the restauran t Not only will part-time work trade are always looking for alongside your studies new people! Problem: You want to stay in further or higher education, and have an ideal course lined up, but you’re worried about money.

will accept you anyway, especially if you’re just short of the mark.

Problem: You’re worried you won’t get the grades you expected and may have to go through clearing .

Going through Clearing allows you to look at all of the courses that still have places. You may Solution: Every year A use Clearing if you didn’t Level results day is all over receive any offers, missed the news with the clearing your grades or want to process in complete turn down the offers you pandemonium and have received. Through gazillions of disappointed Clearing you can speak students. However in to as many universities reality the process is really and colleges you want, straightforward. If you’re so you can decide what unsuccessful with your course you want to do, but first choice offer, but meet you can only accept one the conditions for your course. Clearing is nothing second choice, you will be to be scared of; thousands accepted there. If you fail of students get places to meet the conditions for through the system every either choice you can get year! Alternatively you can a place through Clearing. always ask your teachers Even if you miss your about repeating your A required grades its worth Levels or even getting them checking if the institutions re-m arked. that offered you places


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Life Stories Angela Bags Design Job at Top UK Agency Ex-Longley Park Sixth Form College student, Angela Burnell has recently bagged a creative role at top UK agency, Vivid. Angela studied for her A Levels at Longley Park Sixth Form College, impressively achieving straight A’s in Art and Design, Graphic Design and Psychology. Angela then went on to higher education, studying for a Degree in Graphic Design at Northumbria University, where she graduated with first-class honours. Following her graduation, Angela took the opportunity to go travelling in France for a month before completing a week’s voluntary work at Vivid. After the team had seen her skills, they were so impressed they simply couldn’t let her go. The agency’s Managing Director, Gerry Arcari commented “We were amazed by Angela’s creative flair. Within a couple of days she was part of the team and, to anyone that didn’t know, could have been with us for years.” Vivid has been ranked as one of the Top 100 agencies outside London consistently for the past three years by RAR, the Recommended Agency Register. The Sheffield-based agency specialises in brand development, web design and build, graphic design and marketing campaigns. 0114 262 5757

Lois wins make up competition Lois Jones, aged 18 from Scarborough, came first in the north east college’s make-up competition. Lois told us: ‘I was delighted to win the make-up competition. The theme was 1960s and my sister was my model.’ Lois is studying NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy at The Academy Hair and Beauty Training College in Scarborough she said ‘I enjoy everything about beauty, at the moment we are doing manicures, facials and eye treatments’. We asked Lois why she chose to study at The Academy: ‘my school recommended The Academy and other students told me it had a good reputation. I went to another college before and I didn’t enjoy it but The Academy tutors are great.’ Each year Academy hair and beauty students are highlighted as amongst the best in the UK. Lindsay Burr MBE, owner of The Academy added: ‘As a British Hairdressing Awards Finalist and a salon owner I appreciate how much practice goes into competition work. Well done Lois this is a great achievement’. What is next for Lois? ‘I have applied to study Level 3 Beauty Therapy also the Nails Services Diploma at The Academy. My goal is to work on cruise ships and travel the world doing beauty therapy.’ Find The Academy in Scarborough and Norton, near Malton. To apply or for more information visit www. Call 01653 699066 or 01723 373138. The Academy was awarded Beacon Status by Ofsted as a result of grade 1 provision in all areas.

13 Dale Dixon, from shyness to shining star At school Dale (17) was struggling with Maths. He admits, “I was extremely shy, my confidence was very low and I had no idea what to do with my life”. “After finishing school I joined the Aspire2work programme because I really needed to get some qualifications to move forward”, Dale explains. His tutor Rebecca remembers when Dale started the course - “He was so shy that he was scared to enter a room with new people. By the end of course he had boosted his confidence, he really enjoyed meeting new people and made quite a few friends ”. Dale did not expect tutors to be so friendly and helpful. “Fantastic” and “phenomenal” were the words Dale used to describe them; “They kept telling me not to give up. I enjoyed everything on the course, even the preparation for exams was really interesting. Tutors never made it boring!” “With the qualification which I really needed I also gained confidence and I really improved my communication skills. All these things helped me to get an apprenticeship with a well known British electrical wholesale company straight away.” At the moment Dale is on a 12 month contract with a guaranteed full-time job on completion. He works there as a Store Assistant, dealing with customers’ queries and managing stock. Dale is very happy and has a clear direction now - “My ultimate ambition is to become the manager of this company. It may take some time, but I am hoping I can do it!” he says with a smile. Dale concludes, “My advice to anyone in the situation that I was in, is to get yourself on the course and don’t miss out - it will definitely change your life!” To find out more about the FREE interesting courses Aspire2work offer for 16-18 year olds call: 01274 829400, visit www. or email

Beauty Therapy Apprenticeships Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy is the largest provider of Beauty Therapy Apprenticeships in the UK, with a job outcome success rate of above 95% Attending the Yorkshire College of Beauty therapy is your foundation for a successful career in the Beauty and Health industry. Study with us and you will learn at an internationally renowned College that provides a passport to jobs worldwide. We believe everybody is entitled to the opportunity to achieve and reach their potential. We ensure this belief is instilled into our Learner’s and treat each Learner as an individual. Salon experience is vital so Learning is based on 1 or 2 days in College and up to 32 hours a week in a Salon Placement. Shannon Burdett ‘After studying my level 2 qualification at another College I chose to further my career at the Yorkshire College of Beauty therapy after hearing such high standards were maintained at all times. I never thought it would be possible to enjoy studying such an intense subject. I have found my Tutors way of teaching has helped me gain the vital knowledge I need to further my career’ Haleema Butt ‘My Experience at the Yorkshire College of Beauty has been amazing from start to finish. With the welcoming staff and high standard of learning, they brought out the Therapist in me! If you want the best start in the beauty Industry join the Yorkshire College of Beauty’ Samantha Schofield ‘I find the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy to be an exciting and interesting place to learn. The Tutors prepare you for work in the Salon placement and you gain great experience. Overall the Yorkshire College of Beauty Therapy is the best place to train to be an exceptional Therapist’ 0113 2509507

An Apprenticeship could be your doorway into the wonderful world of employment. Are you ready to walk through it? Stephen Pearson, Nestlé Why did you join Nestlé and the food manufacturing industry? “When I left school I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do but needed money to save up for University, there was an opening at Nestlé so I took it.” What scheme did you do and why? “I joined on a ‘school leaver scheme’ where I would work for a year and also get a qualification in the form of an NVQ in administration. It also paid a salary that would help fund going to university.” What do you see are the benefits of doing an ‘earn and learn’ type scheme based on your experience? “The benefits of this approach was I could learn about work in a large reputable company that was able to stretch me personally whilst earning money. It also meant I could learn more about future employment options and how I could fit within a company like Nestlé.” What area do you work in, what has your career path looked like? “I did a small stint in Sales but Supply Chain has been my home for the majority of my time here at Nestlé. I have also worked in Customer Service, Demand and Supply Planning and had the opportunity to work with one of our customers, Tesco. I have also been fortunate enough to lead projects such as On Shelf Availability and Supply Chain Implants which are now globally recognised and are part of the Corporate Supply Chain Strategy. However, the best thing I have been empowered to do is lead some fantastic people and learn to flex my style to get the best out of different types of people.” What achievements have you gained? “I finished my A Levels and came straight to Nestlé so academically I have no degree! However what I have proved is that Nestlé have many different ways of finding and nurturing talent. I am proud to have been the first non-Tesco employee to receive a ‘Tesco Values Award’ for ‘Delighting Customers’ which I was awarded at a conference with all our major competitors present. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have been part of Leadership Programs here at Nestle which have helped me personally develop.” What are your career aspirations? “I am not someone who targets a specific role, what I want from my career is to be challenged and to know I am adding value. Nestlé have done a great job with providing me the challenge... The second part is my commitment to the deal and throwing myself into the challenge and hopefully getting results whilst building capability in others along the way!”

Through a tried and tested combination of study and practical on-the-job experience, a Shipley College Apprenticeship supported by a local employer could be your ideal next move. Our current apprentices work for a range of organisations and several have secured permanent contracts at the end of their Apprenticeships, which is a remarkable achievement in such a competitive job market. Just Ask: Lauren, who completed a Childcare Apprenticeship working at Titus Salt School, supporting pupils aged 11-18. She then jumped straight into employment with them, as a Higher Level teaching assistant. Lauren describes her Apprenticeship as “a brilliant experience!” and was equally as enthusiastic about the teaching staff at Shipley College, who she describes as “ace”. Louis, 18, is working for Bradford District Care Trust in the HR Department. Having completed his Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business & Administration, he has recently progressed to the Advanced Apprenticeship. Louis says: “I enjoy going to work to learn instead of being sat in a classroom five days a week but it is hard meeting deadlines for college and I have had to learn to juggle my time efficiently. However the college does also offer a great level of support and advice whenever I need it.” He adds: “I have really enjoyed the Apprenticeship. I would definitely recommend others to consider an Apprenticeship as an option to gain crucial experience while learning.” Irene Angelosanto, Workforce Establishment Co-ordinator at Bradford District Care Trust said: “Louis is gaining valuable skills to take forward into his chosen career. The Apprenticeship offers a solid grounding for future employment.” These are just two of many apprentices now successfully carving out a career that suits their interests. We have vacancies that need filling with dedicated and enthusiastic people like Lauren and Louis. Check the jobs board under the ‘Apprentices’ tab on our website at To apply, email your CV to cv@shipley. or telephone 01274 327307.


If you have creative flair, style and a desire to help people feel relaxed and good about themselves, then you might want to consider a career in hair and beauty…

90% of workers in the sector are female

20.5% of salons have job vacancies


230,000 people are employed in this sector

9% Almost

of employers in this sector are reporting skill shortages - they need you!

Fully trained beauty therapists can earn up to

£20,000 per year

The industry has an annual turnover of £5.25 billion

Olympic Success for Hairdressing Students Laurie & Danielle

run by Podium, in which they had to describe in 50 words why they wanted to be salon juniors.

Two Leeds City College hairdressing students were chosen from hundreds of people who entered a competition to work within the salons at the Athletes Village during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In Laurie’s entry, she said: “Working with the Wella team at the Olympics is the opportunity of a lifetime. My first few months in hairdressing have been fantastic and the experience couldn’t really get any better than working at such a major global event.”

Laurie Wing and Danielle Avery worked in the Athletes Village and Press Centre at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Laurie and Danielle met a host of celebrities, politicians and members of the Royal Family. The salons were also visited by Olympic heroes including Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt. The students described their involvement as: “An amazing experience and one we will never forget.” Laurie and Danielle, who are both studying Level Two Hairdressing at Leeds City College, won their places after entering a competition

While at the Olympic Park, the duo worked with Wella, alongside award winning stylists who have created looks for Chanel, Mulberry and Vivian Westwood. Danielle’s experience was so successful she has been offered a job through one of the stylists to go and work at Organics in London. Danielle is currently relocating to London to embark on a new and exciting future as a stylist. Laurie Wing is returning to her education on Level Three Hairdressing at Leeds

30% Over

of workers in this sector are aged 16-24

35.3% of workers in this sector have Level 2 qualifications

City College. After supporting an Olympic salon stylist on a photo shoot, which will be featured in the Times Magazine, Laurie will be returning to London in the holidays to support the same stylist on regular photo shoots.

We all want to look and feel our best, which is why the UK’s health and beauty sector makes billions each year (and people will always want to look good, so there’ll always be jobs available.) A career in this sector could see you working in a busy salon, a resort spa or even on the set of a fashion shoot. There are many different paths within this sector, depending on your interests. All of them require common skills: creativity, the ability to work on your feet for long hours, good hand-eye co-ordination and up-to-date knowledge of what’s in (and what’s out). Most importantly, you’ll need to be good with people and sensitive to their needs. Here are some of the main areas:

Hairdressing Part of the fast-moving fashion industry, this covers cutting, styling and colouring all types of hair. Hairdressers begin by training in salons and helping customers improve their look. With talent and experience, many hairdressers go on to prepare models, work on magazine shoots, or even style celebrities! The UK hairdressing industry is considered the best in the world, so there’s opportunity to travel internationally for successful hairdressers. Earnings: Training salaries start low (around £10,000), but can increase to around £16,000 with a qualification and experience.

Spa Therapy

Nail Services

Spa tourism in England is worth £1.4bn a year and is one of the fastest growing industries. Similar to beauty therapists, spa therapists give treatments that improve appearance and well-being. They offer a full range of treatments to suit a client’s needs, which may include Indian head massage, aromatherapy, holistic treatments and all aspects of heat and wet treatments (like hydrotherapy, sauna and steam). Some therapists may focus on health and fitness while others on relaxation. Earnings: £12,000 to £14,000 a year.

There are roughly 18,000 businesses that employ nail technicians in the UK. Their job is to improve the appearance and condition of the skin and nails on hands and feet. They offer basic treatments like manicures and pedicures. Nail technicians are also skilled in creative nail art, which includes air brushing designs on the nail. Earnings: £10,000 to £15,000 a year.

Beauty Therapy This covers treatments and services that enhance a client’s appearance and well-being. It can include anything to simple facials and make-up to more complicated electronic treatments to remove unwanted hair or improve body tone. Some of the treatments, like body massage, aid relaxation and help relieve stress. Earnings: £12,000 to £17,000 (with experience) a year.


Get Qualified There are plenty of vocational courses for this sector... Apprenticeships


llege Courses Apprenticeships are the recommend ed A college course can also be a grea route into this sector. You’ll get a t job with route into this sector. To see which an employer and do half of your lear ning colleges have relevant courses in your on the job, and half in the classroo m region check out with a college or training provider. There are Apprenticeships ranging from barbering to spa therapy. Here are the A Levels Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to A Levels can either lead on to univ the sector, all of these result in leve ersity l2 or onto a Foundation Degree. In this qualifications such as NVQs, BTE Cs or industry a lot of your success will Diplomas: be down to your personality and exp • Barbering • Beauty Therapy • erience rather than academic qualifications; Hairdressing • Nail Services but if you’re interested in manage ment or a support role, here are some Advanced Apprenticeships recommended A Level subjects, which Advanced Apprenticeships are could set you in the right direction: equivalent to A Levels, but like • Business Studies • Economics Apprenticeships are advantageous • ICT for practical roles. Advanced Apprenticeships help you become more qualified whilst gaining employment experience. Here are the Apprent iceship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in level 3 qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or Diplomas: • Barbering • Beauty Therapy • Hairdressing • Nail Services • Spa Therapy

Yorkshire & Humber Focus We like to look and feel good in Yorkshire. In fact, the average household spends around £175 a year on hairdressing alone – and that doesn’t take into consideration nail services, beauty therapy and the growing spa therapy industry. This is a fun, vibrant and fashionable industry that puts a big emphasis on staff training.

Foundation Degrees

A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification which com bines academic study with practical han dson experience. Designed jointly by universities, colleges and employe rs, they should give you the right skill s to be ready for employment. They are university-level qualificatio ns and are equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree. A typical fulltime Foundation Degree takes two year s to complete, and are different from Hon ours Degrees as they usually involve lear ning in the workplace as well as at univ ersity or college. A Foundation Degree could be a good step after working in the sector for some time, for example there is a Foundation Degree in salon and business management.

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• 9% of health and beauty in England are here in Yorkshire. • Around 70% of business owners are women. • Leeds and Sheffield have the largest concentrations of salons.

If you want to find a learning provider or course related to this sector head to our useful links pages at the back of this magazine or find out more at

Useful Link – A useful point of contact for all things relating to hair and beauty training.

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From fashion and film to design and new media, it’s all about the creative buzz in this exciting, fast-paced industry. Vocational learning is a great way to get your foot in the door! Creative industries employ over

2 million people in the UK

There are

15,070 design businesses in the UK

The TV industry comprises of over

1,300 businesses

39% of employees in creative media industries are female

Skillz Soft Furnishings Last summer we provided a workshop aimed at engaging NEET young people. It was a free but intensive programme that required the learners to invest a lot of time and dedication to their designs. They worked hard to complete a qualification in ‘Soft Furnishings’ where they learnt a range of skills that supported them throughout the Design & Make process. The young people quickly formed as a united group, and all supported one another in making their products to the best of their ability using the materials and equipment provided. There were some ambitious designs created, but the young people were keen to complete the products and created some great items.

There are over

11,600 publishing companies in the UK The industry contributes

£24.8 billion to the UK economy each year

At the end of the programme they had made, Wall mountable canvases, Small personalised bags with eccentric designs, Cushions & Cushion covers, a Tapestry and some small key rings. All of the young people involved on this programme successfully progressed – Some gaining places at College and one young lady gained a place at Devere Academy. Well Done to all the learners involved! If you think you know someone who would benefit from Skillz, or you want to look round, please contact Skillz Education for further information via:

4th The UK has the

largest gaming industry in the world!

Publishing employs


people in the UK

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Forget the starving artist. If you’re a creative person, there are many ways to have a successful career. This industry covers things that play a big role in our everyday lives, from the television we watch to the websites we click on. Because it’s such an exciting sector, competition for jobs can be high so work experience and on-the-job training is highly recommended. Here are some of the biggest areas within this sector: Film & TV We all know who the actors are, but what about the hundreds of names that scroll by during the end credits? They all perform technical roles that equal a great film: production assistants, camera operators, set designers, lighting technicians, directors, special effects people, etc. This is one part of the sector where there are similar levels of male and female employees. Earnings: Salaries start quite low (£12,000 a year), but can build up with experience and hard work.

Interactive Media Interactive media or ‘new media’ covers any digital product that responds to the user’s action by presenting pop-ups, text, video and sound. Facebook is a perfect example – others include iPhone apps, viral ads and dynamic websites. It’s all things digital, and it’s a fast-paced industry where technology pushes forward each day. Earnings: As with Creative and IT-type roles, salaries are quite high for the industry – you could make between £16,000 and £20,000 a year.

Graphic Design We live in a world of visual messages: websites, billboards, magazines, signs, packaging, etc. A graphic designer uses type (lettering) and images to get information across and make an impact. The wide use of graphic design means you could be working on any variety of projects. Earnings: Salaries start anywhere between £13,000 and £18,000 a year.


Animation Computer Games It’s more than just cartoons – films like Toy Story proved just how profitable animation can be. In addition to films, you’ll find animated content on TV, in films, adverts, websites and computer and video games. Earnings: Between £16,000 and £20,000.

Fashion This stylish industry needs fashion designers to dream up the next hot look, pattern cutters to turn the designs into real clothes, buyers to stock shops with the best trends, managers to make sure everything runs to budget, plus many more hard-working people. Earnings: Starting around £12,000£15,000.

It takes a team of creative types to produce computer games and the industry is one of the fastest growing in the UK – employing 28,000 people across a range of roles! Games development is a very popular career path: artists, animators, graphic artists, designers, computer programmers, audio programmers, testers and production managers are all needed to make a great game. Staff turnover in the industry is low too, meaning most employees spend most of their careers working in the games business. Earnings: Salaries start between £15,000 and £19,000 a year.

Without this industry, the media you’re reading wouldn’t exist. From journalists looking for the big story to book editors crafting an author’s manuscript into a bestseller, this is an industry for people who love the written word. Many publishing companies are small and specialised, focusing on a particular niche type of publishing. Earnings: Starting between £15,000 and £20,000 a year.

Performing Arts It takes years of practice, talent, hard work (and luck) to be a performer, but there are plenty of supporting roles on offer. You could help light the productions, dress the actors in wardrobe or man the ticket booth – all without the risk of stage fright! Earnings: Salaries are between £12,000 and £16,000 a year.


Get Qualified There are plenty of vocational and academic courses in this sector... Apprenticeships

The creative Apprenticeship is a way to get your foot in the door of this exciting industry. You’ll get a job with an employer and do half of your learning on the job, and half in the classroom with a college or training provider. The work experience will give you a real advantage over other candidates. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in level 2 qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or Diplomas: • Creative • Design • Fashion and Textiles • Freelance (Music Practitioner) • Games Testing

Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced Apprenticeships are equivalent to A Levels, but like Apprenticeships are advantageous for practical roles. Advanced Apprenticeships help you become more qualified whilst gaining employment experience. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in level 3 qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or Diplomas: • Creative • Creative and Digital Media • Design • Fashion and Textiles • Freelance (Music Practitioner) • Photo Imaging for Staff Photographers

A Levels

A Levels can either lead to university or a Foundation Degree. Here are some recommended A Level subjects, which could set you in the right direction: • Art and Design • Dance • Drama and Theatre Studies • Fine Art • Graphic Design • History of Art • Media Studies • Music/Music Technology • Performance Studies • Performing Arts • Photography • ThreeDimensional Design

College Courses

A college course can also be a great route into this sector. To see which colleges have relevant courses in your region check out

Foundation Degrees

A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification which combines academic study with practical handson experience. Designed jointly by universities, colleges and employers, they should give you the right skills to be ready for employment. They are university-level qualifications and are equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree. A typical full-time Foundation Degree takes two years to complete, and are different from Honours Degrees as they usually involve learning in the workplace as well as at university or college. They are available in a range of subjects, such as creative writing or animation.

Yorkshire & Humber Focus Quite a lot of people in our region are employed in this industry, and it is growing. If you like the idea of not being tied down to one employer, freelancing is quite common in this industry; around a quarter of workers in this sector here are freelancers. The roles available vary from content production and photo imaging to publishing and computer game production.

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• Over 35,000 people are employed in fashion and textiles in Yorkshire. • Yorkshire and Humber is home to 5% of the UK’s creative, digital and media employees. • The most popular area of the sector here is publishing; over 10,000 people work in publishing in our region.

If you want to find a learning provider or course related to this sector head to our useful links pages at the back of this magazine or find out more at

Useful Links – Great place to search for media courses. – Creative and Cultural Skills. – Work experience placements at BBC.


It’s more than just bricks and mortar. The construction industry is worth billions and builds the world around us, from hospitals and houses to bridges and football stadiums. Be a part of it!

55% 13% Private housing accounts for

of employees in this sector are manual workers

It’s not just for the boys - almost

200,000 women work in this sector too

of construction output Construction contributes


Bethany Wilson, Higher Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering


Supervisory roles can pay as much as

£45,000 a year!

3,000 Over

new construction managers need to be recruited each year

790,000 people working in this sector are self-employed

Construction apprentices earn around

£8,700 in their first year!

surveying, going on site inspections, and data analysis.

Bethany Wilson joined the College in September 2010 when she enrolled on a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Bethany was one of two students who were the first in the UK to complete their level 3 qualification, achieving a double distinction star.

A number of Apprenticeship positions were created during the summer of 2011 when a consortium was formed with seven large civil engineering consultancy companies in partnership with the College.

Her maths lecturer said “Bethany successfully completed all of the modules and showed significant development in her personal study and engineering skills and found her studies to be relevant and helpful at work.”

Bethany was one of ten successful candidates who were shortlisted for the role of Civil Engineering Technician for Halcrow Group, out of a total of 78 candidates who applied. She was offered the position and transferred from her full time course onto an Apprenticeship programme. Bethany’s role as an apprentice Junior Civil Engineering Technician included assisting with preliminary designs, assistance in

Bethany has now progressed onto the new Higher Level Apprenticeship working towards a Level 5 HNC Diploma in Civil Engineering. She has also been promoted to Transport Planning Technician where she completes road layout designs and preliminary design working in areas such as surveying, highway maintenance and transport planning and is enjoying the

extra responsibility awarded to her over this last year. She has also been nominated for the “Apprentice of the Year’ award at the Leeds Apprenticeship Awards. Bethany is a real success story, one of many that follow the same route of finding employment whilst studying at the College. If you are interested in a career in construction and the built environment then please get in touch. Visit: Email: Call: 0845 129 7690

Construction is one of the UK’s biggest industries and turns over billions of pounds a year. This sector is responsible for creating the buildings and structures we rely on – the houses we live in, the motorways we drive across, the stadiums we watch matches in, the bridges we cross, and so on. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of people working together to pull off major construction projects. Whether you like physical outdoor work or drawing technical plans in the office, there is a career path to suit everyone. Here are some of the most popular trades. You can get into all of these areas through a construction Apprenticeship:

Painting & Decorating



Applying the finishing touch to surfaces, like wallpaper, gloss and emulsion; Painter and Decorators can work on construction sites or on commercial and domestic projects. Salary Range: £17,000 to £23,000

There never seems to be a plumber when you need one. Plumbing is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for drinking water systems, the drainage of waste and heating systems. It is one of the most varied roles, you could be working on existing pipe work or installing something new. Salary Range: £16,500 to £35,000

There are two types of plastering roles: Solid Plasterers apply wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors, and Fibrous Plasterers work in workshops to produce ornamental plasterwork as decoration. Salary Range: £17,000 to £28,000


Building surveyors give detailed advice on the construction, design and maintenance of proposed or existing buildings. They have to work out the distances and angles between various points of the construction. This job is vital to making sure the building is secure. Salary Range: £15,000 to £37,000

Bricklaying One of the most popular trades and Apprenticeships, bricklaying is about building and repairing walls, using a range of materials and techniques. It can be really creative work too with you may be called on to produce decorative and interesting effects. Salary Range: £17,000 to £28,000

Building safe working platforms for construction workers to use when working on buildings and other structures. Scaffolders work on a variety of projects, including some very tall buildings. Salary Range: £17,000 to £26,000


Civil Engineering Carpentry & Joinery Civil engineering is about the design and construction of buildings and other important structures like pipelines, bridges, railways and roads. They provide technical support on construction projects to help turn complex designs into reality. Salary Range: £15,000 to £37,000

As timber is so widely used the building and installation of wood products, such as floors, staircases, doors and roof trusses, is vital work. Joiners can work on construction sites and domestic premises – bench joiners work in joiner’s shops on complex wood products. Salary Range: £17,000 to £31,000

Salaries Generally, tradespeople with a Level 2 qualification will earn around £325 a week and those with a Level 3 will earn close to £385 a week. If you choose to do a Construction Apprenticeship, you can expect to earn around £8,700 the first year, £11,600 the next, and £15,350 the third year.


Get Qualified Vocational qualifications are the way to get ahead in this sector... Apprenticeships

This is one of the best ways to get into the industry. The construction Apprenticeship scheme is a two-year programme for a level 2 award. To apply, you’ll need to have found an employer that will sponsor you. Get in touch with your local Construction Skills office for job opportunities and vacancies in your area (see useful links box). Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in level 2 qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or Diplomas:

Construction Building

• Painter and Decorator • Maintenance Operative (repairs, tiling, plastering) • Bricklayer • Craft Mason • Carpenter • Joiner • Woodmachinist

Construction Technical, Supervision and Management • Team Leader Construction Civil Engineering

• Construction Operative • Formworker • Highways Maintenance • Plant Mechanic • Plant Operator • Tunnelling Operative

Construction Specialist

• Scaffolder • Roofer • Roof Tiler • Wall and Floor Tiler • Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter • Floor Layer • Dry Liner • Ceiling Fixer • Partitioner • Mastic Asphalter • Plasterer

• Thatcher • Stone Mason • Insulation Installer

Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced Apprenticeships are equivalent to A Levels, but like Apprenticeships are advantageous for practical roles. Advanced Apprenticeships in construction are a one-year addition to the two-year apprenticeship. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in level 3 qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or Diplomas:

Construction Building

• Bricklayer • Carpenter • Joiner

Construction Technical, Supervision and Management

• Site Technician • Civil Engineering Technician • Work Supervisor

Construction Civil Engineering

• Plant Mechanic

Construction Specialist

• Plasterer • Roofer • Stone Mason • Wall and Floor Tiler

College Courses

A college course can also be a great route into this sector. To see which colleges have relevant courses in your region check out

Yorkshire & Humber Focus While the recession hit the construction industry pretty hard, things are starting to look up. The construction sector is set to grow by 4% each year, so now’s a good time to get qualifications – you’ll be able to hit the ground running and take advantage of the new job opportunities.

A Levels

A Levels can either lead to university or a Foundation Degree. Most employers and universities value practical and scientific subjects; these demonstrate that you would be able to understand how things work. Here are some recommended A Level subjects, which could set you in the right direction: • Biology • Chemistry • Design & Technology • Electronics • Maths • Physics

Foundation Degrees

A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification which combines academic study with practical handson experience. Designed jointly by universities, colleges and employers, they should give you the right skills to be ready for employment. They are university-level qualifications and are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree. A typical full-time Foundation Degree takes two years to complete, and are different from Honours Degrees as they usually involve learning in the workplace as well as at university or college.

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• The construction sector in Yorkshire and Humber requires 1,900 new recruits annually. • Over the next three years, growth should hit 7%. • Bricklayers, labourers and floorers will be in greatest demand.

If you want to find a learning provider or course related to this sector head to our useful links pages at the back of this magazine or find out more at

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Fancy a career where you help people enjoy themselves, with opportunities to travel in the UK and abroad? Then look no further than the travel and hospitality sector… The hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector employs

2,106,600 people across the UK

Tourism supports

2.6 million jobs in the UK

Tourism contributes


338,600 people work in pubs, bars and nightclubs in the UK

£115 billion to the UK economy each year

The average Travel Agent salary is

There are over

per year

the UK

47% of the sector workforce is part-time

More than half of the people in this sector are

70,000 £22,000 restaurants in 16-28 years old

Exciting careers in Travel, Tourism & Aviation begin at Craven College If you’re considering an exciting career in Travel, Tourism or Aviation you can study at Craven College’s Travel & Aviation Academy either at Leeds Bradford International Airport or at the recently launched Academy in Skipton. Ebru Gur did just that and her career has taken off . . . “I have been working in the travel industry on and off since I was 15 and I truly feel that I have found my passion in life. After I left school I got my first actual indepth insight in to the travel and tourism industry when I started my course with Craven College. “My time at Craven College was extremely interesting, fun and motivating because I learnt how to step outside my

comfort zone, how to develop myself and work skills and most importantly I learnt about the industry that I love and have continued to work in. “Craven College also helped me to get my first proper job in the travel industry at Thomas Cook and after four and a half years’ service for them I decided to go on to pastures new with a then up and coming company Jet2holidays! Now a major player in the industry. “The College tutors were very helpful and always made time for me and the other students no matter how busy they were. I really would recommend studying at Craven College as the opportunities that come about from your time there could be endless! I am now Operations Manager at Jet2holidays based at Leeds Bradford Airport.”

Travel, tourism and aviation careers can start at Craven College’s Aviation Academies with Vocational Diplomas in Aviation Operations, International Travel & Tourism, Working in the Holiday Industry and Foundation Degrees in Air Transport Management, Aviation Management & Operations (inc Pilot Studies). For the full list of opportunities and an introduction to our industry partners visit

This is one of the most popular sectors. In our country alone, it employs over 2.1 million people and covers a range of industries from restaurants and hotels to tour operators and nightclubs. People working in this industry arrange our holidays, cook for us in restaurants, serve drinks at the bar, lead our tours, and more. It’s a buzzing, exciting sector with many opportunities to work in the UK and abroad. In fact, businesses in this industry take on close to 15,000 new apprentices each year. Here are some of the major areas in travel & hospitality:


Hotels & Resorts

Bars & Waiting Staff

This is all about professional cooking – for restaurants, takeaways, canteens, pubs, cafes and anywhere else that boasts a menu. It’s an industry that rewards hard work and ambition. As you can imagine the types of cooking you could be doing vary massively depending on where you work, but many chefs who get into the industry with little or no qualifications can be very successful. After all, Jamie Oliver started out as a cooking apprentice. Earnings: Salaries start between £10,000 and £13,000 a year.

It takes a lot of people to run a successful hotel – the receptionists who check in guests, the housekeeper who keeps the sheets crisp, the reservations assistant who makes bookings, the porter who ferries luggage to the room. This industry covers work in hostels, caravan parks and holiday parks too. Service with a smile is key to hotel work as customers expect excellent service and attention from hotel staff. Earnings: Salaries start between £10,000 and £13,000 a year.

We Brits love to go out. This is the perfect industry for people who like to get out there and mingle. Bar and waiting staff work ‘front of house’ in restaurants, pubs and nightclubs and serve customers. It’s all about good customer service…and the tips of course! Employers are always looking for outgoing young people to fill these job roles - bar and waiting staff are the youngest in average age in the entire industry. Earnings: Salaries start between £9,000 and £12,000 a year (plus tips).

Air Cabin Crew

Travel Services

Fancy a career up in the air? These are the people who make sure we’re comfortable and safe during flights. The perks are lots of free travel and a career that’s always on the go. Good customer service, as well as a friendly and reassuring personality are vital in this career; air cabin crew have to ensure travellers are comfortable and be trained in passenger safety. Earnings: Salaries start between £14,000 and £16,000 a year.

These are the travel agents and tour operators who help people book their holidays. They work in both call centres and high street travel agencies (like Thomas Cook, STA Travel), advising people on anything from flight schedules and tour packages to travel insurance and visa information. Good customer service is an essential part of this career. Earnings: Salaries start between £11,000 and £14,000 a year.


Get Qualified There are plenty of different routes into this sector... Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are the recommend ed route into this sector. (It’s how Jam ie Oliver started.) You’ll get a job with an employer and do half of your lear ning on the job, and half in the classroo m with a college or training provider. There are Apprenticeships ranging from catering to air cabin crew. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in leve l2 qualifications such as NVQs, BTE Cs or Diplomas: • Cabin Crew • Cleaning and Sup port Services • Hospitality and Caterin g• Travel Services

Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced Apprenticeships are equ ivalent to A Levels, but like Apprenticeships are advantageous for practical role s. Advanced Apprenticeships help you become more qualified whilst gain ing employment experience. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in leve l3 qualifications such as NVQs, BTE Cs or Diplomas: • Hospitality and Catering • Trav el Services

A Levels

A Levels can either lead to universit y or a Foundation Degree. Most employe rs and universities will value subjects that demonstrate you have solid base level knowledge and would be able to develop skills relevant to the industry. Here are some recommended A Level sub jects, which could set you in the right dire ction: • Design & Technology – Food Technology • Travel and Tourism

College Courses

A college course can also be a grea t route into this sector. To see whic h colleges have relevant courses in your region check out

Foundation Degrees

A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification which com bines academic study with practical han dson experience. Designed jointly by universities, colleges and employe rs, they should give you the right skill s to be ready for employment. They are university-level qualificatio ns and are equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree. A typical fulltime Foundation Degree takes two year s to complete, and are different from Hon ours Degrees as they usually involve lear ning in the workplace as well as at univ ersity or college. You can do a Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Yorkshire & Humber Focus We like to enjoy ourselves in Yorkshire, which is why we have such a thriving travel and hospitality sector. Despite the recession, half of employers are actively recruiting. Another great thing about this sector is that it’s young – more than half of the employees working in our region are between ages 16 and 29.

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• Our region employs 180,800 people in about 15,000 businesses in this sector. • Yorkshire and Humberside has the highest proportion of pubs, bars and nightclubs workers in the UK. • 72% of busineses in this sector are restaurants, pubs or bars.

If you want to find a learning provider or course related to this sector head to our useful links pages at the back of this magazine or find out more at

Useful Link – People 1st are the Sector Skills Council for Travel and Tourism. – UKSP is a guide for careers, skills and training in this sector.

Apprenticeships in: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

accounting, brickwork, business and administration, carpentry and joinery, catering and hospitality, childcare, customer service, engineering fabrication and welding, hairdressing, health and social care, IT users, motor vehicle, plumbing, retail, and team leading and management.

You can: • learn through hands-on experience, • earn a salary, • get paid holidays, • receive fantastic training, and • gain recognised qualifications.


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From mobile phones and satellite TV to broadband and fibre optics, IT & Telecoms is for anyone who wants to work with cutting-edge technology.

3/4 9% IT services firms have a rising turnover, roughly

of Brits now shop online, creating lots of jobs

per year

There are over

143,000 IT & Telecoms workplaces in the UK

The average salary for a full-time IT professional is


Young dad finds fresh start at College Sean Smith sees his IT course at Kirklees College as his last chance. Relieved to have finally found what he feels is the right path for him, the young father of three hopes his course will lead to a career that will provide for his family. Sean, 20 from Lindley initially came to college straight from school to study public services and then went on to do a mechanical Apprenticeship. Realising neither field was for him and following a stint of unemployment, Sean turned to his lifelong passion, computing and IT. Now studying a level 3 Extended Diploma in IT, Sean has found what he should have been doing all along. He said, “I’ve always been interested in

There are


IT and Technology professionals in the UK

8% The IT & Telecoms industry contributes

of the UKs GDP

Despite the recession the demand for IT staff has been rising by

5% each year

The internet is worth an extra

£100 billion to the UK economy

computers and was inspired by my dad. We’d build computer systems together and I’ve always been naturally good at applications. I don’t know why it took me so long to realise the subject was something I should pursue. “The course has been brilliant and I’m predicted really good grades. I have a young family and I want a career that will mean I can look after my family. Juggling my responsibilities is difficult, but I know it will be worth it. I’m loving the course and can’t recommend it enough; in fact my sister is applying for next year.” Sean hopes to go on to university to study a computing degree.

IT & Telecoms are a major part of life – it helps us keep in touch with our friends, stay entertained, conduct business and more. This sector is all about digital technologies and it’s a fast moving area with excellent prospects, whether you’ve got a technical brain or a way with people. This sector can be broken down into two main areas:



uses As you can imagine, almost every organisation and business out there use IT at people million 21 UK, the In ns. computers as part of their daily operatio IT is found banks, and charities to stations power and s hospital work every day! From – systems ion informat in all parts of life. The IT industry is all about computers and them. installing and them selling them, designing them, developing them, making career paths Skilled IT professionals are always in demand. There’s a wide range of working with involve jobs IT of lots r, on offer and many of them are technical – howeve IT: in careers the of some are other people in a team. Here

Web Designer

Software Developer

These designers use a mixture of technical and creative skills to build websites that look good, function well and are user-friendly. Many web designers work independently but those working in companies may be in a team with programmers and other specialists. Salary: starting between £16,000 and £20,000.

These people design computer programmes and applications that help businesses work more effectively, such as bookkeeping software. Working on anything from business applications to games these roles are highly complex and technical. Salary: starting between £20,000 and £26,000.

IT Trainer

Helpdesk Assistant

These people make courses to teach clients how to use computers and different applications. They train people of all abilities and backgrounds and will generally specialise in a particular area, which could be anything from technical training to general use of applications like MS Office. Salary: starting around £18,000.

Offering support to IT users with technical difficulties. This role requires good communication skills and the ability to explain problems clearly, as well as technical knowledge. Salary: starting between £14,000 and £17,000.

Telecoms is a broad term for any technology that transmits information, like phone lines, broadband, TV, mobile phones and satellites. This industry includes internet suppliers, mobile phone companies and the big companies like BT and SKY who offer a wide range of services (phone + broadband + satellite TV) in one package. It’s a growing sector with lots of different career paths. You could be installing fibre optic broadband cables, selling contracts in a call centre or assisting customers in a mobile phone shop. Apprenticeships are a recognised way of progressing through this industry.

Telecoms Technician The people who install, test and repair telecommunication systems like telephone and broadband cabling. This can range from installing home satellite systems to working on communications for large companies and corporations. Salary: starting between £12,000 and £15,000.

Customer Service The people who assist contract holders and users with any enquires, from billing to technical problems. Similarly to helpdesk assistants communication skills are required in order to help people. Salary: starting between £14,000 and £16,000.


Get Qualified There are plenty of vocational and academic routes into this sector... Apprenticeships

If you’re aged 16 or over, you could take an Apprenticeship in IT services & development telecoms. You’ll do half of your learning on the job and half in the classroom with a college or training provider, picking up qualifications along the way. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, both of these result in level 2 qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or Diplomas: • IT and Telecoms Professionals • IT User

Advanced Apprenticeships

A Levels

A Levels can either lead to university or a Foundation Degree. In this industry demonstrating that you’re handy with computers is an obvious advantage; however technical roles may require other skills too. Here are some recommended A Level subjects, which could set you in the right direction: • Computing • Design & Technology – Systems and Control • ICT

College Courses

A college course can also be a great route into this sector. To see which colleges have relevant courses in your region check out

Foundation Degrees

You can also do a foundation degree in Information Technology. A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification which combines academic study with practical hands-on experience. Designed jointly by universities, colleges and employers, they should give you the right skills to be ready for employment.

Advanced Apprenticeships are equivalent to A Levels, but like Apprenticeships are advantageous for practical roles. Advanced Apprenticeships help you become more qualified whilst gaining employment experience. Here are the Apprenticeship frameworks relevant to the sector, all of these result in level 3 They are university-level qualifications qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs or and are equivalent to the first two years Diplomas: of an Honours Degree. A typical full-time • Information and Library Services • IT Foundation Degree takes two years to and Telecoms Professionals • IT User complete, and are different from Honours Degrees as they usually involve learning You can also do a Higher Apprenticeship, in the workplace as well as at university level 4 qualification, in: or college. • ICT Professionals

Yorkshire & Humber Focus Our region has a highly qualified IT & Telecoms workforce. In fact, only 7% of IT & Telecoms professionals aren’t qualified to level 2. So if you want to get into this fast-paced sector, you’ll need your qualifications.

Fast Facts

Useful Links

• There are 5,690 workplaces here in the IT & Telecoms industry. • 91% of which are IT companies and 9% are telecoms companies. • Sector employs 93,000 people in this region – The Sector Skills Council for this industry. – Microsoft UK. – Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). - Big Ambition.

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Armed Forces

Business & Finance

Customer Service & Admin

Britain’s armed forces – the Army, Royal Navy, RAF and MoD – all invest a lot in their personnel to give them an education that’s relevant in the civilian world as well as in the services. They all offer Apprenticeships so recruits can earn nationally recognised trade qualifications alongside their regular training. For example, a cook for the Royal Navy could also complete a chef Apprenticeship. Each organisation offers different schemes, so visit their websites for more details. Salary: Starting around £13,400 the first year, with excellent benefits and progression. Qualifications: The armed forces offer Apprenticeships in many areas, including Engineering, Fitting, Maintenance, Cookery, IT, Admin, Marine Engineering and more.

This sector is about money – saving it, borrowing it, managing it and most of all, making lots more of it. It’s the UK’s most global industry and covers a wide range of services and products that everyone uses like bank accounts, mortgages, pensions, credit cards and insurance. The perk of working with money is that salaries tend to be higher than average. Job roles: Accounts assistant, payroll assistant, admin assistant, bank cashier, trainee accountant. Salary: Starting between £13,000 and £20,000. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Business & Admin and Financial Services; A-level Traineeships; Foundation Degrees.

Any business that wants to be successful has to make its customers happy. From helping a shopper find the right size at Topshop to answering customer queries at a BT call centre, customer service jobs come in all shapes and sizes. Another thing businesses can’t function without is effective admin. Administrators are responsible for running the daily operations of the office. They answer the phone, input data, type up letters and anything else that needs to be done. Since administration and customer service are needed in most organisations, you could work across many different sectors. Job roles: Admin assistant, office junior, personal assistant, customer service representative. Salary: Starting anywhere between £13,000 and £18,000 per year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Customer Service and Business & Admin; Foundation Degree in Customer Service Management.

Environmental & Land-based

Food & Drink

This broad sector offers lots of opportunities to make a difference to the planet, from farming and protecting wildlife to looking after parks and conservation. The main areas within this sector are: Horticulture & landscaping, Agriculture, Animal care, Environmental conservation, and Land-based engineering. Salary: Starting between £12,000 and £18,000. Landscape engineers make between £20,000 and £26,000 a year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships from Animal Care to Agriculture; Foundation Degrees.

Food and drink is one of the largest industries in the UK. This sector is about taking what’s grown by farmers and transforming it into our favourite foods and beverages. It takes a lot of people working together to make this happen, which means loads of career paths on offer. You could be processing ingredients, fixing machines on the production floor, processing meat, baking cakes or testing quality. Job roles: Production operative, bottling operative, baker, warehouse worker. Salary: Starting between £11,000 and £17,000 a year. Qualifications: Food Manufacture Apprenticeships; Foundation Degree in Food & Drink Management.

39 Here are some of the other sectors in your region... Energy & Renewables



This essential sector deals with the utilities we rely on: water, electricity and gas. It also covers waste management and alternative sources of power like nuclear energy, wind power and solar energy. Careers in this sector cover the distribution and supply of gas; the generation and transmission of electricity; the collection and purification of water; the treatment of sewage; and nuclear fuel processing. Apprenticeships are a recognised route into this industry and offer excellent career progression. Job roles: Gas network engineer, gas service technician, wastewater plant worker, process operator, decommissioning operative. Salary: Starting anywhere between £12,000 and £20,000 a year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Gas, Nuclear and Utilities; Foundation Degrees, including Power Distribution.

At the heart of every technological advance is an engineer. Chemical engineers create new fuels to keep vehicles moving; civil engineers design our railways and roads; and aerospace engineers design the most modern aircraft. Engineers use problem solving, creativity and imagination to come up with answers to problems. The main challenge is doing more with less. How can they make something more cheaply, quickly and effectively than ever before? Engineering is one of the most varied sectors out there, with specialist areas like chemical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, marine and defence. Job roles: Maintenance fitter, welder, mechanical engineering technician. Salary: Starting anywhere between £15,000 and £18,000 per year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Engineering; Foundation Degrees.

An entrepreneur is someone who starts their own business or enterprise, they’re the boss! Entrepreneurs are amongst the most successful people in the world but they have to work hard, be very determined and of course have a money making idea. Businesses created by entrepreneurs are vital to the UK’s economy. Job roles/Salary/Qualifications: All of these things depend on the individual. The beauty of creating your own business is that you don’t need any special qualifications. You might need some help in setting up a business though so head to to see what’s out there to support young entrepreneurs.

Health & Social Care


If you’ve got a big heart and want to work with people, then a career in Health and Social Care could be for you. This sector is about helping people live healthy, full lives. Health care covers careers in medicine (nurses, physiotherapists, dental nurses, etc) while social care is about supporting people with special needs. Most people in this sector work for the NHS while the rest are employed by private practices. Because healthcare is an essential part of our society, there’ll always be jobs on offer for qualified people. In fact, this is one sector that continues to thrive during recessions. Job roles: Care assistant, nursing assistant, dental nurse, porter. Salary: Starting between £13,000 and £16,000 a year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships and Foundation degrees in Health and Social Care.

From the cars on the motorway to the clothes in your wardrobe, many of the things we rely on have been manufactured. This sector is all about making things on a massive scale: cars, TVs, clothes, aeroplanes, fuel… it’s a very important industry. There are many career paths in the sector, from operating machinery that makes plastics or testing the quality of finished engine parts. Job roles: Production and process engineers, technicians, maintenance engineers, welders and machine setters. Salary: Starting between £13,000 and £18,000 a year. Qualifications: Manufacturing Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees.

Are you looking for a rewarding, long-term career in a growing sector? An Apprenticeship in social care could be the answer – earn while you learn! Social care is a growing sector and one that offers increasing opportunities for progression. Skills for Care’s career pathways e-tool lets you explore where an Apprenticeship in health and social care can lead and see case studies from those who work in the sector. Go to For more information visit:

41 Maritime

Motor Vehicles

Public Services

Maritime basically involves every industry where business takes place in harbours, at ports or on vessels. Marine engineering is also an area in this sector, which has plenty of job opportunities. This involves designing and constructing both ships and equipment to be used at sea or on the water. This sector remains vital to our economy as the sea remains the best way to bring products and materials into the country. Job roles: Commercial sea fishing, marine leisure, maritime search and rescue, merchant navy, ports and harbours. Salary: Starting salary after completing a marine industry apprenticeship can be anywhere between £12,000 and £17,000. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Maritime Occupations and Marine Industry; Foundation Degrees.

This sector deals with all aspects of cars, vans and motorcycles – selling them, fixing them, servicing them and even rescuing stranded drivers. There are lots of career paths on offer, from technical to customer service based roles; maintenance and repair; sales; body and paint operations; roadside assistance; and fitting and selling motor vehicle parts. Job roles: Maintenance and repair technician, sales assistant, fast-fit technician, body repair technician. Salary: Starting between £13,000 and £18,000 per year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicles; Engineering Foundation Degrees (Automotive specific).

In this sector, your work could help other people and improve your local community. Public services are an essential part of our society – education, housing, the police, and the fire service are all services that the government provides for its citizens (that’s you and us). In this sector, you could help organise a community arts programme, work for a housing association or support a teacher in the classroom. Your local council is a large employer in this sector. Contact them directly for job vacancies. Job roles: Classroom assistant, nursery nurse, admin assistant, youth support worker. Salary: Starting between £13,000 and £16,000 a year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees in Public Services.


Sport & Fitness

Transport & Logistics

Retail is about the sale of products and services to consumers (that’s people like you walking around the shops). It covers high street shops, supermarkets, independent shops, large national chains and more. It’s also one of the most fun and young industries out there, with more than one third of the workforce under 25 years old. Whether your strengths are creativity of organisation, there’s a role for you in Retail. The main areas are: store operations, buying, visual merchandising, and management. Job roles: Sales assistant, visual merchandiser, team leader, buyer. Salary: Starting between £12,000 and £18,000 per year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees in Retailing, Employer sponsored traineeships.

Many people think the only way you can get a career in sport is to become a professional athlete or a PE teacher – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. This sector is about promoting health and fitness. For example, exercise and fitness instructors work for gyms and leisure centres and help people stay fit and healthy. Sports coaches teach skills and techniques at all levels, from beginner to professional. Outdoor activity instructors help people enjoy themselves in the great outdoors and operations managers make sure gyms and leisure centres run smoothly. Job roles: Personal trainer, fitness instructor, swimming coach, leisure centre assistant, playworker. Salary: Starting around £12,000 and can rise to £25,000 with experience and qualifications. Qualifications: Apprenticeships in Sports Management, Leadership and Coaching; Foundation Degree in Playworking.

This sector deals with all sorts of vehicles and their different purposes – the cars and motorcycles we drive, the lorries that transport goods, the trains and buses that travel across the country, even the aeroplanes that arrive and depart from our airports. All of these vehicles require skilled mechanics to keep them running, drivers to operate them safely, and organised people behind the scenes keeping everything to schedule. Many jobs involve manual and mechanical skills, however many roles deal with the public, so people skills are important too. Job roles: Vehicle technician, bodywork repairer, rail engineering technician, lorry driver, baggage handler. Salary: Starting between £12,000 and £17,000 a year. Qualifications: Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees.

Start Learning If you want to find a learning provider or course related to any of these sectors head to our useful links pages at the back of this magazine or find out more at

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Key Facts

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West Yorkshire Total population: 2,227,400 People in employment: 1,025,400 Key city: Leeds. Key places: Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield. Key colleges: Bradford College, Calderdale College, Greenhead College, Huddersfield New College, Kirklees College, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building, NEW College (Pontefract), Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College, Shipley College, Wakefield College. Key universities: The University of Bradford, The University of Huddersfield, University of Leeds, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Metropolitan University. Key employers: Leeds City Council, ASDA, British Gas, BT, Yorkshire Bank, Natwest, Barclays, Leeds Teaching Hospital (NHS). Key industries: Financial Services, Creative, Digital & Media, Manufacturing. Useful websites: Did you know? Over 200,000 people work in finance, IT and business activities in the West Midlands.



North Yorkshire

Total population: 500,000 People in employment: 236,100 Key city: Hull Key towns: Grimsby, Scunthorpe. Key colleges: Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Franklin College, Grimsby Institute, Hull College, John Leggott Sixth Form College, North Lindsey College, Wilberforce College, Wyke Sixth Form College. Key university: The University of Hull. Key employers: NHS, Hull City Council, Baxters, Youngs, BAE Systems, Kimberly-Clark, East Riding Council, Corus. Key industries: Energy & Renewables, Transport & Logistics, Manufacturing. Useful websites:,

Total population: 601,200 People in employment: 285,300 Key city: York. Key town: Harrogate. Key colleges: Askham Bryan College, Craven College, Scarborough Sixth Form College, Selby College, York College. Key universities: The University of York, York St John University. Key employers: North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, North Yorkshire Police, Aviva plc, Shepherd Building Group, Grampian Country Pork. Key industries: Leisure & Tourism, Retail, Environment & Land Based. Useful website:

Did you know? Manufacturing employs over 17% of Hull’s workforce.

Did you know? Over 12% of jobs here are tourism related, that’s well above the national average.

South Yorkshire Total population: 1,348,800 People in employment: 590,200 Key city: Sheffield. Key places: Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley. Key colleges: Barnsley College, Dearne Valley College, Doncaster College, Longley Park Sixth Form College, Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, Sheffield College,Sheffield UTC, Thomas Rotherham College. Key universities: The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University. Key employers: Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (NHS), Sheffield Hallam University, HSBC. Key industries: Creative Industries, Manufacturing, Public Services. Useful websites:, Did you know? Over 44,000 students call South Yorkshire home.

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47 Your region is home to some top training providers and employers, you can get into just about any sector here...

Size of the Yorkshire & Humber workforce in each industry - 2,563,000 total Agriculture, forestry and fishing Mining and quarrying Manufacturing Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning Water supply; sewerage & waste management Construction Wholesale and retail trade; repair of vehicles Transportation and storage Accommodation and food service activities Information and communication Financial and insurance activities Real estate activities Professional, scientific and technical activities Administrative and support service activities Public administration and defence Education Human health and social work activities Arts, entertainment and recreation Other service activities

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£465.20 pw/£11.66 ph

Yorkshire & Humber Workforce Qualifications % NVQ Level 4+ NVQ Level 3 Trade Apprenticeships NVQ Level 2

27.5 16.4 4.1 18.6

NVQ Level 1 Other Qualifications No Qualifications

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£503.70 pw

Female Pay

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How much money could you make with a tenner? If someone handed you £10 and said: “go and make some money” what would you do? Invest it in the stock market? Buy a ticket in the EuroMillions Lottery in rollover week? Put a bet on the favourite in the Grand National? Perhaps not. Maybe you would start your own business from scratch. That’s what thousands of young teenagers up and down the country are preparing to do as they rush to sign up for the “Tenner” competition, run by Young Enterprise. They are being lent £10 for the month of May and challenged to make as much money as they can, or as much difference to their local area as possible, or both. But it’s not just about making money, says Young Enterprise Chief Executive Michael Mercieca: “The idea is to see what you can achieve with a tenner, not just by making money but also by making a difference in your local community.” He added: “The Tenner competition’s slogan ‘it’s in your hands’ really encapsulates our philosophy. We don’t tell young people

what to do. Instead we are challenging them to think hard about what they are good at, to make things happen and put their own ideas into practice. It is really amazing how ingenious they can be in using their tenners.”

In 2010, one group of 14 and 15 year olds students led by Vidyuth at Birkdale School, Sheffield set up a business called Fractured Designs. Over the month they made £1,000 providing posters, t-shirts and websites to new local bands and artists, donating 25% to the One Empire charity. Abigale Whiteing from Bolsover School in Derbyshire came up with the idea of customising plain white mugs with bespoke designs. She approached supermarket giant Asda, which donated 200 mugs after hearing what she planned to do and what the competition was about. Orders came flooding in, and Abigale’s business made over £300. Eleven-year-old Scott from Allestree Woodlands School, Derby, overcame huge obstacles to ensure his business, making laminated inserts for Mother’s Day cards was a success. Disaster struck when a local store pulled out of a deal to sell them. Undeterred, he contacted his local radio station, got some publicity and managed to set up shop in his local Sainsbury’s. In just five hours, he made a profit of £540, some of which he donated to the Derby Deaf Children’s Society.

51 So where did this interesting idea come from? Tenner was funded by Social Entrepreneur Oli Barrett in 2007. Oli was once dubbed “The most connected man in Britain” by the influential Wired magazine.

flagship Company Programme under which 26,000 15-19 year olds run a real business for a year.

“Does starting a business always require a big pot of money? No.”

A former Butlins redcoat, his firm, CoSpA, the Co-Sponsorship Agency, helps create social action projects worldwide.

He helped young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain. He spent two years on the Prime Minister’s Council on Social Action and is a co-founder of the Government’s Start Up Britain campaign. Oli started his first business whilst at university giving talks on enterprise in schools. He said: “Returning from one particular school visit, I read a wonderful story about a vicar in Suffolk named Michael Eden. Instead of raising church funds by the traditional method of collecting money from the congregation he gave each of them £10 and asked them to turn it into more. “I loved the idea of the multiplying tenners and I had a hunch that it would work well in schools,” Oli said. Tenner has been through several evolutions since then. It has been known as ‘Tenner Tycoon’, ‘Make your Mark with a Tenner’ and now simply ‘Tenner’. Different names, same idea! But the core has remained attractively simple: teenagers are lent £10 and they run a business for a month to try to make a profit and a difference. Young Enterprise, the UK’s largest enterprise education charity, took over Tenner in November 2012. The 50-year-old charity’s philosophy is “learning by doing.” It helps 225,000 young people a year acquire employability skills that cannot be gained from a purely academic syllabus with help from a network of 5,000 volunteers from 3,500 firms.

Tenner shows that, contrary to popular belief, going into business is an accessible option on life – and that creating a firm does not require a small fortune. The competition has been endorsed by Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson who has contributed a video of himself telling how he built his fledgling business empire by selling from a phone box with a pile of pennies. Sir Richard said: “Does starting a business always require a big pot of money? No. In fact, having substantial financial backing can actually slow or stop you from identifying your business’s problem areas and coming up with ways to fix them. It can be better to start with very little money, since the skills you’ll develop as you overcome the challenges of growing your business will be invaluable.” Meanwhile, Richard Reed co-CEO of Innocent Drinks, also helped to launch this year’s scheme with the support of young people from St. Joseph’s school in Brent. “I set up Innocent with my two closest friends. We wanted a business that made it easy for people to be healthy. We decided to make smoothies,” he said. “And to get started we simply went out and bought some fruit, crushed it up into smoothies and put it into bottles and then took the bottles and sold them from a market stall at a music festival. That’s how we started Innocent. So you can do it to. “All great ideas all great business start from one small little thing. That £10 could be what starts your big business idea.”

These employability skills, hugely in demand from employers, include the ability to work as part of a team, a willingness to demonstrate initiative and original thought, and self-discipline in starting and completing tasks to a deadline. Tenner slots neatly into the charity’s range of programmes as a useful taster for its

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We can help you access training, find employment and have a great time If you’re in Year 11, and want to take on new challenges, learn new skills and make a difference to your community, our National Citizen Service (NCS) programme could be just the thing for you. We’re looking for young people from all backgrounds, and with varying abilities, to help themselves and others as part of our NCS summer programme.

What would you get up to? Getting started: An induction where you will meet the youth workers who will be mentoring you, and other young people on the programme this summer. The great outdoors: A four night stay at Brathay Hall, our beautiful training centre on the shores of Windermere, in the Lake District. You will undertake exciting challenges, on the lake and the land around the Hall and complete leadership and team building exercises. Your home turf: A four night residential closer to home, to develop new skills and knowledge of the local community. Make a difference: Plan a social action project that will make a positive contribution to your community. Celebration: Deliver your social action project into the community. This voluntary work will take place on evenings and weekends over several weeks.

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