Future Steps - Into Careers

At Outwood Post 16 Centre Hemsworth we recognise that all students require expert advice in planning their future and we are proud to have professionally qualified staff to support students in making the right choices for later life. We work in partnership with Progress Careers to provide guidance from qualified and experienced advisors. All students within Post 16 will be provided with opportunities for one-to-one guidance sessions with a member of the Progress Careers Team.

Progress Careers provide a menu of careers information, individual advice and guidance services for students, including:

  • One-to-one impartial guidance
  • Personal coaching, including how to write a CV and practice interview techniques
  • Support for both students and their parents/carers on key transition and option choices
  • Careers information and advice on all available options, including apprenticeships, work-based learning and traditional pathways at both 16 and 18+
  • Support following exam results, to help students decide on what to do next

For enquiries relating to careers, please contact enquiries@hemsworth.outwood.com.

Choices you could consider at 18

The choices you make will be affected by many things like your financial situation, interests, your attitude to study, your qualifications, the job market, etc. Another big factor is the job or career you have in mind. Post 16 study is the time to really get into the detail about which job sectors you are interested in, what sort of opportunities they offer and what qualifications they are looking for. Find out more about Job Sectors.

Options include:

  • Doing a higher education level course - either full-time, part-time, or by distance learning, at a university or a college.
  • Doing an Advanced, Higher or Degree Apprenticeship;
  • Getting a job that offers training;
  • Doing a course at a Further Education College
  • Taking a year out (a gap year)

Getting advice and support from those who know you or your Progress Careers Adviser is very important, as is finding out about the different employment options available to you and the qualifications and skills you need for a particular career.

Higher Education

If you have Level 3 qualifications like A Levels, Advanced Apprenticeship, BTEC Level 3, etc. you could explore higher level study. If you haven’t, but would be interested in higher level study later, there are lots of ways in, through Access Courses and through study alongside work.

Outwood Post 16 Centre Hemsworth work in partnership with the following Universities:

  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Huddersfield University

Go Higher West Yorkshire


Go Higher West Yorkshire is a consortium of HE providers in our local area, working together to ensure that higher education in all its forms is open to all who can benefit, regardless of background.  The core aim of the partnership is to connect partners to improve access to, success in and progression from higher education, for those from under-represented groups.

We do this by:

  • Directly delivering and coordinating collaborative activity with those from under-represented groups and/or their key influencers, to improve access, success and progression, and seeking funding to deliver this activity.
  • Facilitating the sharing of learning and good practice across the partnership, relating to access, success and progression.
  • Undertaking research into and evaluating our work, and supporting partners to evaluate their own access, success and progression work.
  • Bringing partners together for useful meetings and events, and connecting partners with relevant external stakeholders.
  • Underpinning our work with a communications plan.

Go Higher West Yorkshire is part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students. The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Our aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.

For more information, click here: https://www.gohigherwestyorks.ac.uk/