Careers Newsletter: February 2024
Careers Spotlight: Drone Pilot
Being paid to fly a drone sounds like a dream job for many people, especially when typical salaries for drone pilots are about £35,000. With projected growth of about 15% each year for the next six to seven years, the commercial drone industry is one of the fastest growing and most in demand sectors world wide
So how do you become a drone pilot?
If you want to learn more about working as a drone pilot click on the links below
Boosting your CV
In this section we have looked at how boost your CV. A good CV will get you noticed and invited for an interview, but no further. The key to a successful interview lies in soft skills.
What are soft skills?
Soft skills relate to how you work. Soft skills include interpersonal (people) skills, communication skills, listening skills, time management, and empathy, among others. They are among the top skills employers seek in the candidates they hire, because soft skills are important for just about every job.
Over the next few editions of the careers newsletter we will look at different soft skills and how you can improve them
Help for Parents and Carers
We firmly believe that parents and carers have a pivotal role to play when it comes to helping students make decisions about the future. That said, it can be hard to know where to find up to date information that is relevant and helpful. With this in mind we are pleased to announce the launch of the 'Careers Guidance for Parents' section of the academy's website. Here you will find the answers to commonly asked questions and find links to helpful websites if you need further information about specific topics.
The new section can be found in the Learning and Curriculum section of the website or by following the link below
Apprenticeships Guide for Parents
To celebrate the start National Apprenticeship Week, the National Audit Office are launching a brand new Apprenticeships Guide for parents and carers – and it’s free for you to download now. The new digital guide is packed full of vital information to help you guide your child as they decide whether an apprenticeship could be for them. The guide contains insider insights from employers, interviews with today’s apprentices – and in-depth information about apprenticeship programmes across 17 industries.
To download a copy of the guide please click on the link below
Careers in Hertfordshire: Construction
Hertfordshire has a booming construction industry. The 11 councils which make up Hertfordshire are planning to deliver 100,000 new homes by 2031, and plans are underway to invest into transport, infrastructure, schools, healthcare and more. With a spurt of new job opportunities set to arise from major development zones across the region (such as Hemel Garden Communities and Harlow and Gilston Garden Town), as well as projects needed to support construction’s role in reducing carbon emissions, it’s an exciting time to be working in the sector.