DESC Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Service


A Career

A career is all about building up skills through various employment opportunities alongside other learning or training. Careers should be thought about in the long-term and are about learning, gaining experience, building connections, and putting yourself in the right position to be able to progress (eg a promotion or pay rise). All the jobs you have in your lifetime and other experiences that you may have through personal interests, hobbies and volunteering influence your career path.

Career paths are not usually a straight line from A to B, if it were that simple we would find it much easier to make decisions. Careers challenge you to keep learning new skills and adapting this in turn keeps you interested and motivated in the role you are doing.


Isle of Man Learning Pathways and Careers Education Provision


Please note that the above captures Island, not individual school, provision and is subject to ongoing changes and development work across schools and UCM.

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