Welcome to the GCSE and A‑Level area of our Skills London hub. Here, we share content that helps with the decisions you’ll be making next, as well as top tips for interviews, the world of work and further education or university.
Mind has a wealth of resources available for young people, from information on wellbeing through to understanding a mental health diagnosis. There are also tips on how to boost confidence and self-esteem, as well as on how to support a friend who is struggling with how they are feeling.
Accenture is a global consultancy business focused on innovation and next-generation technology to meet current and future living and working challenges.
Don’t give up
If at first you don’t succeed… this blog is an excellent exploration of how to take feedback and keep moving towards your dream role. Kurtis Scarratt discusses his path into Accenture and what he focuses on now, from the day job opportunities to getting involved in wider initiatives close to his heart.
Mind has a wealth of resources available for young people, from information on wellbeing to understanding a mental health diagnosis. There are also tips on boosting confidence and self-esteem and supporting a friend who is struggling with how they are feeling.
Accenture partnered with Skills London 2020 to deliver a live training event on skills-based interview techniques. This is now available on demand and can be accessed here.
What career would suit you?
The National Careers Service skills assessment is a good place to start in helping students think about the type of work they might want to do in the future. Their assessment takes five-10 mins to complete online.
We’ve got some great career tips from Google employees, thanks to the short videos they made in partnership with Camden Council.
How do you decide what to do?
From the importance of discovering what you don’t like doing, to learning about different jobs’ responsibilities from your friends and older relatives, this video showcases some helpful tips from Google employees on exploring the options to find roles that suit you.
Yes, even Google employees have faced some tough interviews! In this video, you can hear the Google team share their experiences of difficult (and funny) interviews and the importance of being yourself, asking questions, and letting your inner confidence shine through.
Wondering what to expect from your career journey? According to these Google employees, you should expect the unexpected. In this video, the team shares the career journeys that have led them to their roles today. Key insights are to make yourself visible, be adaptable to change, and keep your options open.
From having more fun, to asking more questions, the Google team talks about the advice they’d give to their younger selves in this video. They discuss the importance of not comparing yourself to friends, not having everything planned out and searching for a role that fulfills you.
What do you wish you’d known when you started out?
In this video, the team at Google talk about the key values that have helped them build the careers they love. They talk about how helpful it is to get to know your colleagues, to not be afraid to ask for advice, and to be open to different routes to getting the skills you need.