Your career story

Advice and guidance to help you on the way to career progression

 

Your career story

Welcome to the Aspiration Training ‘Your Career Story’ page.

This page has been created to help you in making the first step in your chosen career and supporting you on your journey. We’ve got some useful tips and advice to hopefully guide you on your career path and help you to start your career story.

From some self-reflective questions that you should be asking yourself before choosing a career to what your chosen careers may look like going forward. We have created career pathways for each of the apprenticeship routes that we offer – showing you how you could progress and develop within each of these sectors and roles.

Want to know how to dazzle a prospective employer with your CV? We’ve got you covered. You can find how to improve your CV and ace that interview with our helpful information below.

Still unsure? Read through some of our testimonials from learners that have completed their apprenticeship with us.

Starting your career story

There are lots of different methods you could use when it comes to starting your career story in terms of choosing and planning your career effectively, but an easy way to approach the subject is to use these three simple steps:

Reflecting
Think about what makes you tick from a personality perspective, identifying what you’re curious about, what motivates you, what skills you enjoy developing and using. Being clear about what you don’t enjoy or are less good at also matters to ensure you don’t end up doing work which doesn’t suit you.

Exploring
Find out about different courses and options available, training schemes and jobs you can move on to which you feel attracted towards

Planning
Sort the different options into priority order so you can decide what steps you need to take to move forward effectively.

5 questions to ask yourself when choosing a career

A bit of self-reflection is important, particularly when looking to what career choice is right for you. Here are five key questions that you should be asking yourself before you embark on your career story.

1. What are my interests?

What you enjoy doing in your spare time can give you an insight into the careers that would appeal to you.

2. What are my skills?

You will have skills and strengths more suitable for certain roles. Are you more of a people person or are you good at problem solving. You’ll more than likely enjoy a job if you’re good at it.

3. What salary do you need?

What are your expectations for what you would like to earn? This shouldn’t be the deciding factor, but should help you make the right decision.

4. What training do you need?

Certain careers will need qualifications and training in order to be successful. Think about how much time is need to get those qualifications and what the route to achieve them is, example can you train whilst working but doing an apprenticeship.

5. Are there jobs available in this career?

You should consider the potential of a job being available in the future.

Career pathways

At Aspiration Training, we provide every learner with a career pathway – a plan, with clear, practical steps you can take to achieve the career of your dreams.

Our career pathways show you typical routes through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the career options that may be available for you. Progression is available across a number of levels, meaning, with your hard work and determination, the sky’s the limit.

Explore the pathways below to find out more about the typical job titles associated with each career.

Dental

Childcare

Health and social care

Business admin

Customer service

Helpful resources

We’ve put together some helpful resources to support you on your career journey, whether that is writing a better CV and cover letter, improving your LinkedIn profile or knowing how to impress in that all important interview. Have a look at some of our useful tips and tricks to help you on the way to career success.

If there is something that isn’t included here and you want advice or support on, please do contact us for further information.

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Useful links

 

National Careers Service – For a comprehensive approach, the National Careers Service site has over 800 job profiles. They can look at job families or use the search facility to find out more about careers

Youth Employment UK – Giving advice for young people looking for a job.

UCAS Progress is a great starting point to research post-16 courses and work-based learning.using its searchable database.  

To get some further inspiration,  have a look at these websites, which feature video clips and case studies of people in lots of different careers.

Aspire Wellbeing Hub

Your wellbeing and wellness is affected by almost everything in your life, and a lot of it is in your control. By visiting the hub you have already taken the first step to getting the standard of wellbeing you deserve.

The Aspire Wellbeing Hub has been developed by Aspiration Training to provide you with the information you need. Our aim is to guide you on the road to a better wellbeing and wellness with the help of some excellent resources which can be accessed here.

Testimonials

Want to know what it’s like to be apprentice? Hear what some of our apprentices have to say…

Childcare level 2 apprentice at Windmill City Farm

“I enjoy working with the kids and seeing them develop, which is something you don’t see in the class room.”

Dental nursing level 3 apprentice at Seven Dental

” During my apprenticeship with Aspiration Training I’ve felt fully supported”

Health & social care level 2 & 3 apprentice at Beavers Worcester Limited

“My assessor is the best assessor I could ask for. I can’t imagine doing an apprenticeship with anybody else.”

Shirley Road Pre School – Learner

“Throughout my journey with Aspiration Training, I have learned many essential skills that have helped me not just in the workplace, but also out of the workplace.”

 

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