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    Useful Careers Websites

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    National Careers & Apprenticeship Services

    nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.

    https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships – the National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. Also advertises current vacancies.

    Other websites

    www.icould.com – aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality profile quiz.

    www.startprofile.com – investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area.

    www.careersbox.co.uk – video based job profile information and skills explorer tool.

    www.successatschool.org – gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers.

    www.how2become.com – offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors. Also offers the purchase of resources, compiled in conjunction with professionals working in these fields, designed to enable you to achieve your dream career or course. A selection of these books and online psychometric testing access have been supplied to the School by How2Become.

    www.careerswales.com – a good general careers website and job profile database.

    www.fasttomato.com – an interactive careers website to help with ‘careers matching’ programme to help with career choice (log in for a free guest pass).

    www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – opportunities that exist outside of university.

    www.ucas.com – information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study.

    www.russellgroup.ac.uk – represents 24 leading universities, source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.

    www.prospects.ac.uk – find out which areas you could access after a particular degree.

    MyCareerSpringboard.org – Springboard is for students. It is divided into two main sections: the Career Test and the Career Exploration Tool. In tandem, these two interactive tools allow students to find some career inspiration and gain an insight into their different career options.

    www.jobapplications.co.uk – this site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site.

    jobs.telegraph.co.uk/careers – lots of information about specific sectors as well as advice on how to create a CV and prepare for interviews.

    www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – displays current apprenticeship and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and gives career journey advice.

    www.allAboutApprenticeships.co.uk – gives live apprenticeship vacancies, organised by sector or area. Also offers plenty of advice on making applications.

    https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-join/entryoptions/soldier-junior-entry/afc-harrogate – if you’re 16 or 17, you’ll start your Army training at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate. 98% of soldiers enrol on an apprenticeship, making the Army one of the largest apprenticeship programmes in the UK. Find out more details via this link.
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    USEFUL WEBSITES
    APPRENTICESHIPS

    Get In Go Far - official apprenticeships site

    Apprenticeship Guide - what they are, if they are for you and how you can get one

    Apprenticeships - search and apply for vacancies

    Future Talent - advertises apprenticeships and other alternative routes to uni

    GetMyFirstJob - once registered they will help you find an apprenticeship

    JOBS

    Universal Jobmatch - find a job on this Goverment site

    Indeed - online job search site

    Monster - online job search site

    CAREER QUIZZES

    Buzz Test - short test that analyses your personality to see which job might suit you

    University of Kent - quick test that analyses your skills and gives examples of jobs that you may like. More suitable for older students

    What's working for you? - fun work personality test

    UKSP Careers quiz - quick quiz that tells you which careers in hospitality/leisure/travel/tourism would suit you


    CAREER VIDEOS

    Careersbox - free online library of careers related film, news and information

    Careers4u - videos on loads on different jobs and students talking about apprenticeships, uni, jobs etc

    icould - videos of people in different occupations describing what they do


    FINANCE

    Student Finance - official site for applications

    Care To Learn - help pay for childcare costs if you are studying and under 20

    Student Cash Point - guide to finding financial support (bursaries/awards etc) to assist with the cost of uni


    GAP YEARS

    Gap Force - How does a gap year bridge the gap between education and employment

    Gap Year - official government information on gap year travel

    Gapyear.com - commercial site giving information and ideas

    Year in Industry - offers internships to undergraduates and HE students in Engineering, Business, Marketing and IT


    INTERVIEWS

    National Careers Service - interview advice from what to wear to answering difficult questions

    Cheat Sheet - guide by Monster on how to prepare for and ace interviews


    JOB PROFILES

    For current, impartial and trusted information on over 1,000 jobs and lifestyle topics, login to eCLIPS

    National Careers Service - job profiles plus job seeking advice for adults and young people


    PARENTS & CARERS

    Parent Adviser - advice for parents/carers about career options for their children


    SELF EMPLOYMENT

    Livewire - support, information and advice for 16-30 year olds wanting to set up their own business

    The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme - support for unemployed young people age 18-30 to determine if their business ideas are viable and whether self employment is right for them


    STUDENT/PART-TIME JOBS

    Natives - ski and seasonal jobs at home and abroad

    Thebigchoice - part-time/temp/summer/seasonal jobs for students

    Studentjob - part-time jobs and internships

    E4S - part-time, holiday, seasonal, temporary, festival and gap year jobs at home and abroad

    Just Student Jobs - part-time, holiday, seasonal, temporary, festival and gap year jobs at home and abroad

    Your Rights at Work - Citizens Advice Bureau guide to working whilst studying, young people's employment rights, minimum wage and working conditions


    STUDYING ABROAD

    Erasmus - enables uni students to study abroad as part of their degree

    Fulbright - offers scholarships and exchange programmes to UK students wanting to study in the US

    Study in Europe - guide to studying in Europe

    Hot Courses Abroad - search for thousands of courses abroad

    Studee - study abroad programs

    Study in Finland - guide to studying in Finland

    Study USA - studying in the US


    STUDENT SITES

    The Student Room - online student community - help with revision, statements, applying to uni etc


    UNIVERSITY

    UCAS - official site where you can search and apply for your degree

    Complete University Guide - does what it says on the tin

    Bestcourse4me - shows link between your course and the kind of jobs you can get/money you can earn

    Unistats - search, review and compare courses and universities; reviews by students

    Studential - university guide written by graduates. Includes examples of thousands of real-life personal statements broken down by subject

    Which?University - what to study, where to go and how to get there

    Open Days - search open days at unis

    Push - independent and brutally honest site about life at uni

    Prospects - helps students consider what they can do after their degree. Includes free psychometric test to determine suitable degrees.


    NOT GOING TO UNI

    Notgoingtouni - search and apply for apprenticeships, jobs and sponsored degrees


    VOLUNTEERING

    Vinspired - volunteering guide for 14-24 year olds. Search and apply for opportunities

    Do It - national volunteering site, search for current opportunities


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    All About Careers - guide on how to get work experience

    Student Ladder - lists companies that offer work experience

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    INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC JOBS

    Accountancy
    ICAEW - info on entry routes, training and opportunities in accountancy
    Accountancy Glossary - great resource for students compiled by a firm of chartered accountants

    Aerospace

    Careers in Aerospace - a website for young people to explore the opportunities in aerospace

    Animal, Land-Based and Environment Jobs
    Lantra - info on apprenticeships, college and uni courses and careers
    Vetsure - info on how to become a vet

    Armed Forces
    Before you sign up - pros and cons of joining the armed forces

    Creative Careers
    Creative choices - about careers in the creative industries
    Creative Skillset - guide to careers in screen-based creative industries
    Ideastap - supports people through funding, jobs, and other opportunities

    Electrical and Engineering
    Gradcracker - guide to careers for Science, Engineering and Technology graduates
    Tomorrow's Engineers - information about careers in the engineering sector

    Health, Social and Personal Care
    Step into the NHS - information on the wide range of jobs in the NHS
    Health Careers - jobs in the health sector
    Health Careers You Tube channel
    London Beauty Training Academy - how to become a beauty therapist
    London Hairdressing Academy - information on becoming a hairdresser

    Hospitality/Leisure/Tourism
    Careers That Move - information on jobs in the transport and travel industry
    Hospitality Guild - information on careers in hospitality. Includes a careers quiz which tells you which roles would suit you best
    Tasty Careers - careers in the food and drink sector
    CruiseShipJobs - information on working on cruise ships and job search
    CareerScope - information on jobs in hospitality, tourism and leisure

    Digital/Web
    Bubblejobs - explains all the different kind of jobs in this ever-expanding sector; you can search for jobs too
    How to Become A Web Developer - all you need to know about beoming a web developer

    Law
    All About Law - guide to degrees and careers in Law
    LNAT - guide to the test you may have to take to gain entry onto a Law degree
    LawCareers - comprehensive guide to becoming a lawyer

    Logistics
    Truck Drivers - everything you need to know about becoming a truck driver

    Mechanics
    Autocity - careers in the motor industry including apprenticeship vacancies

    Media TV & Communications
    My First Job In Film - includes a jobs/internship/work experience board
    Pinewood Studios - creative courses and training

    Medicine
    A Taste of Medicine - good guide if you're considering a career in medicine
    BMAT - find out about one of the tests for entry onto a medical/dentistry degree
    UKCAT - is the other test you may have to take for entry onto medical/dentistry degree
    Medlink - four day course at Nottingham Uni for 6th formers on getting into Medicine
    Gap Medics - medical work experience abroad during school holidays/gap year

    Music
    Careers in Music - a US website giving information on over 100 music careers

    Podiatry
    Careers in Podiatry- information on entry requirements, course finders, salary expectations and useful blog posts

    Procurement
    Careers in Procurement - information on job roles, qualifications, salary and apprenticeships

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
    Future Morph - careers that studying STEM can lead to
    Maths Careers - helps you choose your routes to a maths career
    Cogent - A-Z of careers in science
    Grad Cracker - about careers for STEM graduates
    WOOP - events and work placements in Berkshire

    Sport
    Careers in Sport - information on careers in the sports industry

    Theatre
    Get into Theatre - information on careers in the theatre and how to get in

    * This is not a list of recommended sites but a guide to help direct you to useful sources of information
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