Let’s be blunt: you’re in competition with your peers. For university places, for apprenticeships and internships, and for jobs – and you will be for years to come. If you’re better informed and prepared than them, you can and will do better; if they’re better prepared and informed than you, you should worry.
It’s cruel to say it but consider this:
- DBS is enhancing its Careers support for you, with this blog, events to follow, and more personalised support (see the Careers Support Meetings post), while at the same time
- Careers advice services in the UK are being cut heavily for other students, and a ludicrously high 28% of all teens are getting no Careers advice or support
This is an advantage to you over your peers / competitors in other schools around the globe… but only if you USE IT. Come and talk about Careers, and start planning well, and early.