Welcome to CCS Careers

The Careers Office is based near the Library and is staffed by Miss Baldwin, the School’s Careers Co-ordinator. Through the Careers Office, we can offer you a range of opportunities to plan and research your future study/employment options.

Upcoming Events/News

Are you in Year 11? Thinking of attending Wickersley Sixth Form? Check out their key dates for the next open evening event!

Rotherham College is holding an Open Event –

Town Centre Campus, Wentworth Building, Eastwood Lane, Rotherham, S65 1EG
Saturday 14th January 2017

At our Open Event you will be able to:
*Book on to a taster session
*Discuss your future career options
*Visit our professional work environments
*Meet our industry experienced tutors
*Gain insight into what our courses offer
*Learn about the financial support on offer
*Discuss your future options in our Careers Lounge

For more information please call 01709 722777

Check out the following pages for upcoming dates.

Are you interested in an apprenticeship? Check vacancies and register for e-mail updates

Our Services

      • 1-1 Careers interviews
      • Drop-in sessions
      • Events, workshops, talks and off-site visits
      • CV support
      • Apprenticeship and job search support
      • Regular updates on news and events through our website
      • Virtual Careers Advice – information and advice by e-mail
      • A range of printed and electronic careers resources available in the Careers office

If you have any questions or would like any information about planning your career and future options, please call into the office or e-mail



Thinking of looking for a job when you have finished sixth form? There are some schemes aimed specifically at school leavers who have finished their A levels, or others who look for school leavers generally.

It is worth checking the websites of individual organisations to see if they offer such schemes. Don’t forget about apprenticeships as an option – this would allow you work and continue to study at the same time. Some employers even offer the opportunity for apprentices to pursue university qualifications whilst working at the same time.

Self-employment is also an option to consider, and there is lots of help available to young people wishing to start their own business.

Useful Employment Links:


  • Apprenticeships are a great option if you want to earn and learn at the same time.
  • Apprenticeships combine employment with ‘on-the-job’ training to enable you to learn new skills and gain qualifications whilst also developing your workplace skills and earning a wage.
  • Apprenticeships can cover a whole range of sectors including accountancy, animal care, web design, customer service, hairdressing, engineering, plumbing and many more!

Useful Links for Apprenticeships:


Voluntary work can be a great way to gain skills and experience in a particular area of work, meet new people and contribute to the local community. Voluntary opportunities exist in many different areas of work – there is sure to be one to suit you! Please be aware that some voluntary roles may have a minimum age requirement.

Useful Links for Volunteering:


Lots of people choose to continue their education at university once they have completed their A levels.  All university applications are made through UCAS, and you can search through thousands of course choices on the UCAS website.

Useful University Links:

Gap Year

A gap year between sixth form and university can be used to gain work experience, do voluntary work, travel, or a combination of all three! If you are unsure of what you want to study at university, a gap year can also give you some more time to research your options and make a decision.

Useful Links for Gap Year:

3aaa Apprenticeships

Check out the latest 3aaa Apprenticeship opportunities. Form more information contact the careers office.

Dearne Valley College’s Latest Apprenticeship Vacancies!
* Current DVC*
Apprenticeship Vacancies
Business Administration
Business Administration (Level 2) Company: Adria Glass
Location:  Wombwell
Closing Date:  3rd February 2017

Click Here to Apply
To support in all aspects of running a busy office.
Business Administration (Level 2) x 2 vacancies Company: Rawmarsh Community School
Location:  Rawmarsh, Rotherham
Closing Date:  10th February 2017

Click Here to Apply
To support the Administration teams in all aspects of the business.
Business Administration (Level 2)  Company: Willow Academy
Location:  Doncaster
Closing Date:  28th January 2017

Click here to Apply
An excellent opportunity to work in a busy office in a large primary school. The position would offer the successful candidate the necessary experience to enable them to apply for the role of Administrative Assistant or Customer Service Assistant.
Tiling (Level 2)
Company:  DJ Hirst & Son
Location:   Huddersfield
Closing Date:  3rd February 2017

Click Here to Apply
A great opportunity has arisen to work for a well established family business in West Yorkshire that work on both private and commercial contracts.
Teaching & Education
Teaching Assistant  / Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Level 2) Company:  Tinsley Meadows School
Location: Tinsley
Closing Date:  27th January 2017

Click Here to Apply
To support the teaching staff to provide support in the classroom through reading, writing and activities.
Teaching Assistant  / Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Level 2) Company:  St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Location: Rawmarsh, Rotherham
Closing Date:  27th January 2017

Click Here to Apply
To support teaching staff in the classroom to develop and nurture the children of St Josephs catholic primary school. Supporting with reading, writing and other classroom activities.
Teaching Assistant  / Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Level 2) Company: Woodsetts Junior & Infants School
Location: Woodsetts, Rotherham
Closing Date:  3rd February 2017

Click Here to Apply
A fantastic opportunity to work in a busy and friendly school, with lots going on. We are looking for a highly efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable Teaching Assistant to work in our school to give general classroom learning support to our Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.
* To apply for any of these vacancies, click on the ‘Click here to apply’ button which will you take you to the National Apprenticeship Service application. For those without a link, please contact Dearne Valley College’s Apprenticeship team on the details below:*
DVC Apprenticeship Team

T: 01709 513147
E: businessdevelopment@dearne-coll.ac.uk
W: www.dearne-coll.ac.uk
Do you know of someone who is looking for, or may consider an Apprenticeship?  Send us a contact email address and we will keep them regularly updated with our latest vacancies and Apprenticeship opportunities!