News for students, parents and carers

So we can keep you and our staff safe, we have stopped face to face contact and our careers advisers are now offering advice and support over the phone and online to students and their parents and carers.

We've launched our new Chat service ...

... offering you different ways to get in touch. We’ll support you to figure out your next steps, so whatever is on your mind, get information, advice, support and guidance via our Chat service. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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Want to talk to a careers advisers from one of our centres?

  • Huddersfield - 01484 213855

  • Dewsbury - 01924 683911

  • Halifax - 01422 754300

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Latest information

  • Chat newsletter issue 1Catch up with what's happening in the world of careers, read issue 5 of Chat, our newsletter for you (62kb PDF) - New 25 September 2020

  • Leeds Manufacturing Festival, throughout October - regular events aimed at young people interested in manufacturing and business-related careers in the sector - New 28 September 2020
  • Autumn NCS (National Citizen Service) Programme -17 September 2020
    The programme is free to all students in Year 11 and 12, and young people not in education, employment or training aged between 16 and 18. It will include outdoor activities, opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people and finishes with a social action project that will help your local community. It will take place over October half term and the social action hours will take plave over weekends and evenings. I would appreciate if we can have a presence in school to promote this but understand if external visitors are limited due to the current situation. If you are interested contact our Chat service - see details above

  • The School Support Programme is being run by Brathay Trust from September to December, in partnership with NCS (National Citizen Service), Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Education (500kb PDF) - 17 September 2020
    It supports all schools and pupils in Year 11 and Year 12 with their transitioning back to school in the new academic year, at no cost to the school. The programme focuses on seven core areas, which can be tailored and are flexible in meeting the needs of your school, the areas are:
    - Post-COVID socialisation
    - Citizenship/British values
    - Health and wellbeing
    - Preparation for school return
    - Careers and progression guidance
    - Employability
    - Skills for independent living
    Interested schools should complete the schools support enquiry form and send it to
    E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Word 202kb PDF)

  • Kirklees Primary Care Network is looking for volunteers to meet, greet and direct people in Batley, Birstall and Dewsbury to winter flu vaccination sessions (338kb JPG). Can you offer a minimum of four hours a week over 13 weeks from September? To apply, text, email or phone Sam at Batley & Birstall Community Anchor Team T: 07928 890796
    E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - new 3 September 2020

  • involved.UK - is a new government Instagram site; it is a tool to let 13 to 25 year olds have a say in their future, designed by young people. The site will help government decision making on policies and services for young people. The youth steering group for involved.UK is looking for new members, the closing date to apply is 12 July - 6 July 2020

  • What are you most worried about during lockdown? Have your say on our Vote at the bottom of ckcareersonline home page - 4 May 2020

  • C&K Labour Market & Careers News for Calderdale and Kirklees, issue 51, July 2020, (443kb PDF) - 14 July 2020

  • Careers in allied health professions free webinars covering art, drama, music, speech, and physiotherapies, dietitian, podiatrist, ragiographer and more for Y6 up to Y13 - 1 May 2020

  • Check out our Careers website and resources page - checked 1 September 2020

  • Need information, support and advice about coronavirus or other things you're worried about? - checked 1 September 2020
  • Careers story and advice from Bejay, a 24 year old entrepreneur on the Careers & Enterprise Company Work It YouTube channel - checked 1 September 2020

  • BBC bitesize - support and resources for primary, secondary and sixth form post 16 students - checked 1 September 2020

    Online Classroom - subject lessons for year groups from reception to Y10 from Oak National Academy - checked 1 September 2020 ,planning more for the autumn term

    See also the government's Skills Toolkit - free online digital and numeracy courses - checked 1 September 2020

    The Open University offers free short courses across a range of subjects for those of you who want to explore subjects, do a short course and get evidence to show it - checked 1 September 2020

    MSE’s Academy of Money - new free course from the Open University and MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to give you the skills and knowledge to manage your finances - checked 1 September 2020

  • Fusion Housing's community learning is now online, courses cover a range of topics, including cooking, nutrition, and health and wellbeing. You must be 19 years or over, live in Kirklees, unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week to join a course.
    If you have a laptop,a tablet or a smart phone, and you want to join a course contact 01484 532280 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see Fusion workshops and courses at the bottom of the Works Better page on the Fusion website - checked 1 September 2020

  • WEA (Workers Educational Association) is offering a range of courses and taster courses, in lots of subjects from art, English, maths, English for other language speakers, community, health, history, languages, writing, sciences and more. See Live online learning - checked 1 September 2020

  • Updated government guidance on working safely W: www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 - checked 1 September 2020

  • The National Careers Service is holding Live Q&As every Wednesday 6pm to 9pm on Twittersee also see its Facebook page for other events - checked 1 September 2020

  • Want to [re]boot your career? - online digital courses to boost your skills offered by Leeds Trinity University and West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. For anyone over 18, employed or furloughed and living in Calderdale, Kirklees, Bradford, Craven, Harrogate, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York - checked 1 September 2020

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street
Huddersfield
HD1 2LR

T: 01484 242000 - general enquiries

T: 01484 213856 - Chat service, speak to a careers adviser