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Website will help A-Level students with future careers

Posted on Wednesday 16th August 2023
Jason Davies newsroom

Students across Staffordshire will be nervously awaiting their A-Level results today (Thursday).

By the end of the day, thousands of young people will know whether they will be going to university, college or entering the word of work.

And, for the first time, a new jobs and careers website: Staffordshire Jobs and Careers will have jobs, training opportunities and access to free 121 support from experts all in one place to help students, even if they have no idea where they are going.

Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Education Jonathan Price said:

“I want to congratulate everyone who receives their A-Level results today, no matter what those results are. Today is a testament to the hard work thousands of students have put in over the last two years, and each and every of them should be proud of their achievements.

“Many will know the next step that they will be taking, but for those who are unsure, our Staffordshire Jobs and Careers website has all of the information and guidance to help them explore and take their next step – whether that’s training, different forms of study including degree-level apprenticeships, or the world of work.”

And, a leading Staffordshire businessman has some words of advice for those who do not get the results they expected.

Jason Davies runs Castletown Distillery in Newcastle-under-Lyme, after previously being a teacher. Jason said:

“If you didn’t get the A-Level results you wanted, there’s no need to panic. I left school with zero qualifications, I did a vocational course and spent 20 years in that profession.

“I went to university in my 30s and actually became a teacher—I taught GCSE and A-Levels for 10 years and now I run my own business. I don’t know what I’ll be doing for my fourth career, but I’m not worried, and neither should you be. Everyone has the ability to succeed no matter what their results.”

For more information, advice and guidance, visit the Staffordshire Jobs and Careers website or contact the experts at Staffordshire Jobs and Careers on StaffsJobsandCareers@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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