‘Don’t panic!’ say advisors as GCSE results published

GCSE results were celebrated at Crossley Heath Grammar School last year
GCSE results were celebrated at Crossley Heath Grammar School last year
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IF you’re picking up your GCSEs tomorrow, don’t fret if the results aren’t what you hoped for.

That’s the message from Calderdale and Kirklees Careers service, who say there are plenty of opporunities in the area no matter what GCSE results you achieve.

Advisors from the service will be on hand tomorrow at schools throughout the area and at the Halifax Connexions Centre to provide support, guidance and advice to help students find the right option for them.

Gerald Hey, chief executive of Calderdale and Kirklees Careers said: “Hopefully you’ll get the grades you want and you can move on to your planned next step, whether that be sixth form, college, apprenticeship or work.

“However if your grades aren’t exactly what you’d hoped for, or if you haven’t got any firm plans yet don’t panic. Whatever your grades are there are still opportunities open to you.”

Advisors will help students look for places in college or sixth form and help explore the courses available.

For those interested in work or training opportunities there are currently over 400 apprenticeship vacancies in West Yorkshire, with careers as varied as digital media, hospitality and catering, business administration, hairdressing, IT, child care and stable work all being advertised in Calderdale this week.

To check out apprenticeship opportunities visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Calderdale & Kirklees Careers also offer a vacancy matching service for school leavers, which can be accessed via their website at www.workabout.org.uk.

People can also receive vacancies via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ckcareers1 or visit the Connexions Centre on 16 Alexandra Street, Halifax for help with applications and writing CVs.

For careers advice, visit the Connexions Centre, 16 Alexandra Street, Halifax, open from 12pm to 5pm Monday and Tuesday and 10am to 5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.