Careers advice for South Tyneside A-level students

Students get their exam results.
Students get their exam results.

Students across South Tyneside are being given advice on their next steps once they receive their A-level results tomorrow.

For many the results will play a critical role in shaping the course of their lives and the National Careers Service is highlighting various options.

The service said apprenticeships offer a real alternative to university for those who want to earn and learn whilst gaining a qualification.

There are, on average, 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities listed on ‘Find An Apprenticeship’ every month.

Degree apprenticeships are also now available in sectors such as automotive, banking, digital industries, chartered surveying, aerospace and the nuclear industry.

These Level 6 apprenticeships enable young people to gain an employer-funded bachelor’s degree whilst securing hands-on workplace experience.

Whether young people achieve the grades they hope for or not, many will be undecided about their next step and searching for careers advice during the exam results period.

The National Careers Service is hosting a live Q&A with an adviser on Twitter (@NationalCareers) from 11 am to 1pm and on Facebook (@NationalCareersService) from 7 pm to 9pm both before and after the A-Level and next week’s GCSE results day – August 16 to 18 for A-Levels and August 23, 24, 25 and 30 for GCSEs.

Young people searching for an apprenticeship should visit www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
UCAS is hosting an exam results helpline 0808 100 8000 from August 17 to August 31.