In a survey for the consumer group Which?, 28% of more than 1,000 UK 18-19 year-old university applicants said they wished they had chosen different subjects, while 41% wished they had considered which subjects would be of most use.
Only half felt well enough informed at school about how the subjects they had studied could affect their choice of degree and university. 30% complained the advice they had received had failed to warn them of the impact choices made at 16 could have on their future prospects.
Which? University has launched an Explorer tool to help 16-year-olds and their teachers explore options.
The West of England Apprenticeship Hub West is now live. The Hub contains all the information you need to know with regards to apprenticeships, including what vacancies are available locally, or a parent or educational organisation requiring more information. http://apprenticeshiphubwest.co.uk/
New UCAS Career Finder Tool
Just released by UCAS is this new career finder tool – see link. This is a searchable database of work and training opportunities, ideal for those exploring options after education, including students currently at school. Use the `Find a job` tab to get a full view of all available opportunities.
Mrs S Wiltshire