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Welcome to this trial campaign which is run by the Good Careers Guide and supported by the National Apprenticeship Service. We think that by saying thank you to schools, teachers or advisers who have helped you into an apprenticeship and an interesting career we will encourage them to put more students forward.
Please click the button below to be taken to our search page to find your particular school. Click on the “Say thank you” button at the bottom of the Summary tab for your school and fill in the short form that appears.
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For nearly 30 years the Good Schools Guide has provided trusted help and advice to parents, helping them with one of the most important questions they face - choosing the right school for their child. The Good Careers Guide (GCG) is a natural development of that help, aimed particularly at young people making decisions about their futures.
GCG Aviator is an experimental platform that we are using to explore how careers information may be viewed as a network rather than a set of hierarchies.
Interested in maths and science? Enjoy problem solving? For those for whom adventure and living away from home are more attractive options than staying on at school after GCSEs, RAF engineering apprenticeships offer outstanding training in an exceptionally supportive environment.
The RAF is not so much a career as a way of life. Discipline and teamwork are key. Apprentices are expected to ‘speak up’ and are told ‘you have a right to respond.’ On the front line they must have the confidence to flag up problems. Lives could depend on it.
The RAF offers around 1500 apprenticeships each year in a…
Regular soldiers provide the main body of personnel for one of the world’s elite fighting forces and serve a variety of important functions. They could be fighting in combat zones or providing peacekeeping and humanitarian services around the world. You name it, the Army does it.
The Army provides excellent training, apprenticeships and qualifications in more than 200 roles that are highly transferrable to the civilian workplace.
They may wear the same uniform, but there isn’t a singular ‘Army-type’, although most share crucial characteristics – adaptability and initiative, consideration and compassion, loyalty and commitment.
The rewards are good, the ‘family’ lifestyle…
The Royal Navy offers opportunities that you simply can’t get elsewhere – from policing the world’s oceans and preventing conflict to delivering humanitarian aid and safeguarding trade routes, no two days are the same.
Progression is excellent - good sailors can achieve several promotions within five years. They gain qualifications that are recognized in the civilian workplace and, providing they have the appropriate academic qualifications, they can do a university degree at no cost to themselves.
A Navy career is ‘a lifestyle, not a job,’ while a sub-lieutenant (Commissioned Officer) who had worked his way up the ranks (or rates, as…