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What's next after your GCSEs?

An exciting and informative four-day event helping young people across Calderdale find out about careers, apprenticeships, Sixth forms, colleges and universities.

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About Get Organised

You’re in Year 11, what comes next? Work? Education? There are many choices and decisions to make about your future. Our Get Organised event will help arm you with the information you need to make those choices clear to you. This year, Get Organised is going online with a virtual event for Calderdale, developed by Calderdale Council and Leeds Beckett University.

Calderdale is a great place to study, work or set up your own business. We have brought together businesses, apprenticeship schemes, schools, colleges and Universities to help you make an informed choice in order to find your dream job or the perfect career. Find out about the amazing support and information available to young people in Calderdale and come along!

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Our Speakers

Our 30 speakers are from a range of organisations providing information and support to young people and parents in Calderdale and include:

Businesses

Covea, AND Digital, Calderdale MBC and Lloyds

Career support organisations

Employment Hub and C & K Careers

Colleges

Calderdale College, Greenhead College, Huddersfield New College and Kirklees College

Sixth form schools

Trinity Academy, Brighouse High School, The Brooksbank School, The Crossley Heath Grammar School, North Halifax Grammar School, Ravenscliffe High School and Ryburn Valley High School

University

Leeds Beckett University and Go Higher West Yorkshire

What's on?

Introduction to Get Organised 2020

  • Introduction to Career Opportunities in Calderdale

    Parental engagement within careers Hear from head teachers talking about the importance of parental engagement in careers as well as what resources are available to enable this Delivered by the Local Enterprise Partnership

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  • Introduction to Get Organised

    Find out about what options are available Post 16 to help you get a job, find an apprenticeship or go on to study A levels, BTEC and T-Levels. Listen to some top tips about making the most of this years virtual Get Organised event. Delivered by C & K Careers

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  • The Variety of Career Journeys

    Hear from businesses and young people in Calderdale about their different career journeys and get some top tips to help you in your next steps to getting a job, apprentice or further study. Delivered by Employment Hub

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Sixth Form and College

  • Choosing a Sixth Form

    Find out about what Sixth Forms at Brighouse High School, Brooksbank School and Crossely Heath Grammar School can offer students after GCSEs. Videos will provide an introduction, their courses and subjects and what they can offer students. Delivered by Brighouse High School, Brooksbank School and Crossely Heath Grammar School

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  • Choosing a Sixth Form

    Find out about what Sixth Forms at North Halifax Grammar School, Ryburn Valley High School and the Trinity Academy can offer students after GCSEs. Videos will provide an introduction, their courses and subjects and what they can offer students. Delivered by North Halifax Grammar School, Ryburn Valley High School and Trinity Academy

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  • Choosing a College

    Find out about what local Colleges can offer students. Greenhead College, Kirklees College, Huddersfield New College and Calderdale College will provide and introduction to their organisation, their offer and subjects and what they can offer students. Delivered by Greenhead Collge Kirkless College, Huddersfield New College and Calderdale College

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Jobs and Apprenticeships

  • Jobs Fair

    The job fair will showcase current and future vacancies in businesses across Calderdale. Come and find out what skills businesses are looking for. Delivered by Employment Hub.

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  • Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Learn about apprenticeships and how they work. Also hear from some great apprenticeship schemes and programmes that Calderdale Businesses offer and some case studies from apprentices themselves. Delivered by various

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  • Thinking of Starting Your Own Business?

    The adventure programme will present on what is needed to set up your own business and will include video case studies from businesses in Calderdale about their journey to starting up their own business - including top tips. Delivered by Adventure Programme.

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University

  • Find Out About University

    Hear about university as an option for your career journey. Delivered by Go Higher West Yorkshire

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  • Introduction to Degree Apprenticeships

    Hear from Leeds Beckett about how degree apprenticeships work, the benefits and what to do if you are interested. Delivered by Leeds Beckett University.

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  • Overcoming Barriers to University

    What support University can offer to students to support them during their studies. Delivered by Leeds Beckett University.

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Resources

Make the most of your time at the Get Organised event by downloading the action plan to help you prepare for the event, collect information at the event and follow up on key tasks after the event.

Before the event

Take some time to think about what you would like to do and what questions you have? Use this action plan to note down your answers.

During the event

During the event when listening to the presentations. Use the action plan make a note of the information that you have found useful, interesting and helpful. Make a note of the questions you still have.

After the event

Use the action plan to think about what you would like to do now, what questions you still have, how you might find the answer and what support you might need. Follow up on your contacts and follow the links below to get yourself organised for your future.

Seek one to one career advice: C & K careers (This link opens in a new window or tab) and Employment Hub (This link opens in a new window or tab)

Do an online skills assessment to better understand your key skills to help write your CV or answer questions in an interview: National Careers Service CV (This link opens in a new window or tab)

Develop / update your CV: Youth Employment (This link opens in a new window or tab)

Prepare for an interview: National Careers Service Interview (This link opens in a new window or tab)