Useful Career Links
Useful links for students/parents/carers:
http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/ Careers Writers Association information for parents on CEIAG
http://www.careersadviceforparents.org: A website for parents and carers designed by an experienced, independent career development professional
http://www.plotr.co.uk is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers. It is built around a game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.
http://www.futuremorph.org/ is a website designed to show 14 – 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to.
https://www.brightknowledge.org/ this site and the Student Calculator are designed to help pupils and young people manage their money and explore education and career options.
http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ Choices at 14, 16 and 18, exploring different job sectors and how study and work can be combined at the same time – even to university level. However, specific information on colleges concentrates on South West England.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship: This website has details of all apprenticeships nationwide. Filters can be used to select industry and location.
http://www.youthoria.org: A website for 11 to 19 year olds in Cambridgeshire with useful information on careers and learning. There are details of local apprenticeships under the “Home” tab of this site.
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk Careers information for the NHS.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk: This website for England is currently being redesigned but there is still information about a wide range of jobs and careers, including 800 Job Profiles, a Skills Health Check and Find A Course.. However, very poor quality and dull website at present with inadequate search function. The Skills Development Scotland website is much better at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/ , but obviously some of the information relates to the Scottish scene and is less relevant.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk This is the national site for almost all apprenticeship applications nationwide. You need to register a free account with them, which allows you to search and apply to any apprenticeships that are suited to you.
https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ A government website promoting apprenticeships.
www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk information on apprenticeships with advice to help school leavers take decisions on their career choice.
www.RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk Provides peer-to-peer information on apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, degree apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, gap year schemes and work experience. It includes some information on current job opportunities, cover letter advice and 3 different advice Hubs for students, schools and parents.
http://www.careersbox.co.uk/ Free online library of careers related film, news and information. Case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice Essential information on careers for graduates. Includes “What can I do with my degree” and information on Applying to University and Alternatives to University. The most comprehensive website for university students/graduates/postgraduates.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mailer&utm_source=2016-05-06-New-job-profiles-2017 The section of the “prospects” website with accurate and well-researched job profiles produced for students in Higher Education, which would be relevant for students considering applying for university/college degree courses.
http://www.rsc.org/careers/future/career-options This Royal Society of Chemistry website is a good example of the type of information available from professional/specialist organisations.
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/careers Another example of a professional body’s information, on careers in geology.
https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/degreein.htm A good example of information from a University Careers Service showing the skills and career options from its various degree courses.
http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/current_projects_what_do_graduates_do.htm Allows downloads of the annual publication “What Do Graduates Do” and also “destination” data for wide range of subjects. Useful both for individual students and for staff providing input on Higher Education courses and outcomes.
www.which.co.uk/University Mainly for students going on to ‘A’ levels, a free and independent website designed to help students make more informed decisions about their higher education choices. Includes advice on; A Levels choices, Career prospects, GCSE choice and university and Student finance.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk aimed at students considering not going to university, covering apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
http://icould.com Free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice. Includes the Buzz Quiz which helps you to recognise a preferred way of behaviour using your personality. Links also with http://website.u-explore.com/ which provides a comprehensive CEIAG service to students, parents and schools.
www.healthcareers.nhs.uk Information service about the range of 350 or so careers available in health. Contains a Looking for a job page and Explore roles pages also have links to websites that advertise vacancies.
https://successatschool.org/ For young people exploring careers and search for the employers, current jobs, courses and advice.