Studies show that parents and carers are the biggest influencer on their child’s career decisions. This could be quite a daunting prospect, but we are here to help. We want to offer parents as much support as possible when it comes to your child’s career pathway and post 16 choice. We will publish regular parent support guides on social media and if you have any questions about post 16 destinations, entry requirements and careers in different subjects, please do not hesitate to contact our career lead Kate Winder ([email protected]).

Careers Advice – All of our Year 11 students are given a careers guidance interview with our Connexions service. If you would like to attend the appointment, or wish to speak to our careers advisors Connexions about a question to have relating to your own employment status, please email [email protected].

LMI (Labour Market Information) – In order for your child to make informed decisions about their future career, it is important to be aware of LMI. LMI relates to information regarding the various growth industries in our region. We provide LMI information in assemblies, lessons and events in order for pupils to get a better awareness of where the opportunities might be once they leave education.

The four largest growth sectors in the North East are:

To find out more about LMI visit the following website

Year 11 – If your child is in Year 11, they need to begin researching, exploring and eventually deciding on what they will do after they leave John Spence. This leaflet briefly outlines the options.

Useful links:

Career and Job information:

Parents and Carers eBook – The Unifrog platform is a great resource for parents and students to explore careers, next steps, and to log events. It also has resources to help build CVs. – This handy widget helps you to compare pay, working ours and local opportunities of a huge range of different jobs and careers. – This is the government website that you can use to search different careers. It will tell you average pay, skills/qualifications required, and lots more. – This is another useful website that showcases different careers through short videos and interactive resources – This website offers videos and documentaries on different industry sectors. Great if you prefer watching to reading!

Local College and Sixth forms:

Tynemet College –
South Shields Marine School –
Newcastle Sixth Form –
Newcastle College –
Connexions –
Kirkley Hall –

Apprenticeships information:

Guide to apprenticeships

Supporting adults to get into work

You’ve heard of our Connexions Service providing careers advice to young people in school, but did you know there’s support for all adults in North Tyneside too? Whether you are looking to find a job that fits around your family commitments, gain new skills, or simply gain a better understanding of local opportunities, your North Tyneside Council Employment and Skills Team can help.

  • Ono-to-one confidential, local appointments (face to face, by phone or video call)
  • Links with local employers and exclusive opportunities
  • Help with job searching, application forms, CV writing and job interview skills
  • Support into training and volunteering opportunities
  • Help with your confidence, health, and wellbeing
  • Advice on housing, money, and debt management
  • Digital skills support and much more!

Get support from the North of Tyne Working Homes Team – Wallsend, North Tyneside West or North Shields.

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