▪ National Careers Service: Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources
Over 800 job profiles telling you what a job involves and how to get into it. Help with CVs and interview advice.
▪ Start Profile
Careers site for 11-24 year old students. Create a personal profile to help identify jobs and training that will suit you. Explore jobs to find out what you could do. Explore different qualifications and training routes. Use an interactive map to find colleges, universities and training providers near you
▪ www.planitplus.net Helps you match your subjects with possible careers, has a course-matching page to aid you in identifying courses relevant to your career interests.
This website is designed for people already at university, but it contains useful information for younger students too. One useful section is the "Careers Advice" section. Choose your likely degree subjects (one at a time) and the website will give you ideas of graduate jobs you could consider. You can also find out about the skills you will develop from studying a specific subject.
▪ Success at School: Careers advice for schools and students
Useful careers guidance and careers zone focused on different jobs, what to study and how to get there.
▪ TARGETcareers UK | careers help and advice for school leavers
A guide to potential career paths, choosing the most appropriate A level subjects and which careers require specific degrees or A levels.
▪ School leavers Archives
A career resource hub targeted at school and college leavers aged 16 to 18. Lots of information about careers, universities and apprenticeship options and associated support and guidance.
▪ Talking Jobs
An online video player that delivers a series of career case studies.
Push Talks are unique to any other school talk you've ever seen. They use comedy and storytelling to relate their deep expertise on higher and further education, careers, skills and employability.
icould gives you the inside story of how careers work. The icould storytellers relate their real-life career journeys. There are over a thousand easy to search, varied and unique career videos as well as hundreds of written articles. There are also quizzes to support your search and provide suggestions.
Watch videos of people talking about a wide variety of job roles.
My Career Springboard is a FREE careers guidance tool for school & college students.
▪ Parental Guidance from The Careers Writers Association - Home
Careers information, advice and guidance from the Career Writers Association.
▪ Career Alchemy - Your Potential Inspired By Purpose Useful resources around guiding your teen to choose their future career path, the available learning and training and how to get into work.
▪ Future Morph: Home Career information relating to science and maths, broken down into age categories for students with additional support for parents, teachers and careers staff.
Mechanical, Engineering or Construction:
Quarrying gives us the rock, sand and gravel we need for places to live, work and play. Are you mapping out your future? If so, you might like to take a closer look at an industry many of us take for granted and the careers there are. Look beneath the surface and you will find a vibrant, high tech and environmentally responsible industry that offers a host of exciting and rewarding challenges.
View useful information on careers and apprenticeships in the motor industry.
EDT (Engineering Development Trust) is the largest provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment activities for UK youth. It provides opportunities for 11-21 year olds to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised courses. They develop partnerships, build links between education and industry and help organisations reach talent and connect with young engineers and scientists across the UK.
▪ Tomorrow's Engineers Week
Provides advice on what is engineering, things to consider and approaches to take in developing the skills required to become an engineer.
▪ www.goconstruct.org Considering a career in construction? Explore and use the online tools to find out what a career in construction can offer you, whether you’re starting out or considering a career change.
▪ Home | Housebuilding Careers
Guidance and job roles in house building such as bricklaying, carpentry, quantity surveying, sales advisor, roofer and others. Describes typical tasks, earning potential, qualifications and career path.
▪ My Oil and Gas Career
This site is aiming to be the careers information site for the oil and gas industry. The site is owned and managed by OPITO, the skills body for the oil and gas sector that also offer training courses and details on apprenticeships and training providers.
▪ IT Career Paths | Deep Dive Descriptions of the Hottest Tech Jobs
An American site that provides IT career path options and skills requirements.
▪ Accelerating tech careers with industry-accredited programmes
Interested in a career in IT? Tech Partnership Degrees unites employers and universities and provides details of courses and placement opportunities for students.
▪ https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/careers/typical-roles Guidance around typical roles available in the cyber / security areas of IT.
▪ Resources for teachers, parents and guardians | ULaw
Previously the College of Law, now the University of Law. Future Lawyers Network is a resource to help current and prospective law students become successful modern lawyers. With expert advice and insight, they aim to help you understand the legal market, prepare you for interviews and manage the early stages of your career.
View information about careers in law, apprenticeships and entry routes.
▪ Career advice
There are a wide variety of career options in the legal profession, the law society site looks at why you should choose a career in law, what your career choices are and how to progress.
Apprenticeships, a blog, quizzes and lots of information for aspiring lawyers
Science and the Environment:
▪ Careers with physics
Institute of Physics for ideas and advice on careers using physics.
▪ Work experience
The Department of Physics at Oxford University offers a limited number of work placements for Year 10 to Year 13.
▪ Chemistry career options | RSC Education
Royal Society of Chemistry for ideas and careers using chemistry.
▪ Careers & CPD
Royal Society of Biology for ideas and careers using biology.
Find out more about working in a wide range of areas, from forecasting, observations, technology and engineering to marketing, business development or finance. Find out about the benefits and rewards you can get if you work for the Met Office.
If you are looking for a career in social research this site provides general advice on who social researchers work for, training, qualifications needed and where to job search.
▪ GreenJobs, Environmental Jobs and Renewable Energy Jobs in the UK
A green jobs recruitment agency with lists of jobs in a variety of industries. Media and Entertainment:
Everything you could possibly want to know about working for the BBC. It includes types of careers, details about work experience and internships, access to its careers hub and current vacancies.
▪ Early Careers - Sky.
Early careers opportunities with Sky from work experience to apprenticeships and graduate programmes.
▪ National Council for the Training of Journalists - Home
The National Council for the training of journalists. Psychology:
▪ Careers in Psychology
Although this is a US site, it explains in detail what different types of psychology is and why it is popular and a growth area not just in the US but the UK too. There are a number of UK universities offering these types of courses.
Provides information including ‘Discovering Psychology’ and ‘Becoming a Psychologist’. Medicine and Health:
Insight into over 350 potential careers to apply for within the NHS.
▪ Health Careers
Search careers within the NHS. There is much more than just doctors and nurses and you can compare roles, their characteristics and requirements.
▪ The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) |
Health and Care Professions Council covering Health, Psychological and Social Work careers.
▪ Medical Schools Council: Home
This website has lots of useful information about medical school. If you look under Studying Medicine, Resources for students and teachers, you will find information about entry requirements, different medical schools and UKCAT and BMAT.
Creative / Drama / Acting:
▪ ScreenSkills: Careers, jobs and skills training in film, TV, VFX, animation and games ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills charity for the screen industries. The website provides insight, career development and other opportunities to help grow and sustain the skilled and inclusive workforce which is the foundation stone of the UK's global screen success.
▪ Creative & Cultural Skills
View careers information on the creative and cultural industries. It includes craft, cultural heritage, design, libraries & archives, literature, music, theatre & dance, visual arts, advertising, animation, computer games, fashion, film, interactive media, photo imaging, publishing, radio, technical facilities and TV.
Today over 40,000 performers appear in Spotlight, including actors and actresses, child artists, presenters, dancers and stunt artists. As the industry's leading casting resource, Spotlight is used by most TV, Film, Radio and Theatrical companies throughout the UK, and many worldwide. Our clients range from BBC, Sky and Channel 4 through to small production companies and individual casting directors.
▪ Advice for actors, backstage & creative theatre careers
Careers advice and insight from industry professionals.
▪ Federation of Drama Schools: Home
The Federation of Drama Schools is a group of institutions that provide conservatoire style vocational training for those who want to be professional performers, theatre makers and technical theatre practitioners. Food and Hospitality:
Discover careers in the food and drink industry.
▪ Get Into Teaching
Look at up to date information about getting into the teaching profession. If you are interested in this career, this website is a must for you. You'll find out about the different training routes and what a career in teaching has to offer. Land-Based, Vets and Animal / Animal Care:
▪ Lifelong learning - Professionals
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons – gives a good overview of how to become a vet or veterinary nurse.
RSPCA website gives lots of facts about jobs in animal care and how to become an inspector.
▪ Careers in Zoos and Aquariums | AZA
Association of zoos and aquariums, details on the careers available and resources to help find them.
See the land-based and environmental careers. Explores Agriculture, Animal Care, Animal Technology, Aquaculture, Environmental Conservation, Equine, Farriery, Fencing, Fisheries Management, Floristry, Game & Wildlife Management, Land-based engineering, Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Turf, Production Horticulture, Trees & Timber and Veterinary Activities.
▪ Careers in Horseracing
There are many different types of jobs in the horse racing industry. This website has case studies, details about the jobs, what’s involved in the jobs, qualifications and advice. Maths, Statistics and Accountancy:
Use this resource which shows the range of careers where mathematics plays a significant role.
▪ RSS - Career development
A career in statistics is a rewarding and often exciting career. If you are forward thinking, IT-savvy, interested in finding practical solutions to problems in the society and the world we live in and you enjoy working with numbers and people, this could be the career for you. The RSS’s Careers in Statistics provides all you need to know about being a professional statistician.
EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms.
▪ KPMG Graduate programmes
KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory services, Technology and Business Services.
▪ Careers with PwC
A professional services firm that specialise in accounting, Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory services.
▪ Career in finance
Accountancy training company that provides vocational qualifications as an alternative to A Levels.
Working in housing is not just about the building - it’s about making a positive difference to people’s lives, their communities and their life chances by providing them with a decent home and environment in which to live. Over 150,000 people are estimated to work in the affordable housing industry in the UK. A career in housing is exciting and can provide an incredible variety of options. Put simply - if you want to make a positive difference, working in housing is for you!
Fashion and Photography:
▪ BoF Careers | jobs | Choose from 1,970 live vacancies
The business of fashions site is dedicated to professionals in the fashion sector and promotes career opportunities.
▪ Fashion and Textile Museum
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting-edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring this world. The Academy also runs courses for creative students and businesses.
▪ Fashion Internships & Jobs | Fashion Work Placements & Castings
A recruitment site for fashion related work placements jobs and internships (mostly in London).
▪ Top 10 Careers in the Fashion Industry Sustainable fashion and digital innovations in the fashion industry.
▪ Lyst - Your World of Fashion
Article describing how to get jobs in Fashion.
Travel and Tourism / Working Abroad:
▪ Com Laude
Gives contact information for Thomas Cook and you can search the wide range of career opportunities that the company offers.
▪ TUI Careers UK – Building tomorrow's travel
This website gives information on Apprenticeships and graduate careers in the travel and tourism industry including, Digital Marketing, Retail, Finance and Engineering.
▪ Hays Travel Careers
Recruitment information and apprenticeships for Hays Travel.
▪ British Airways - Emerging Talent
Information on British Airways jobs and details of when you need to apply to do work experience.
This gives details of Flybe careers and work experience placements.
Operations control, Engineering and Technology roles working for EasyJet as a graduate or apprentice.
Intelligence, Security and Services:
MI5, MI6 and GCHQ offer a range of training, development and career opportunities for school leavers and graduates. Find out more about what it's like to work for the secret services, what they do and what they can offer you. Many roles from IT and Technical to English Language or Language Specialists, Administrative, Software Engineering and Cyber Security.
The site offers general information on joining the police force in the UK. It also details opportunities to get into an apprenticeship with the Police, what the entry level requirements are. If you require information about Hampshire Constabulary, then visit www.hampshire.police.uk and select Apply or Register.
Skills for Justice is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable workforce across the UK’s Justice, Fire and Rescue, Local Government and Armed Forces sectors.
▪ https://apply.army.mod.uk/ www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers www.raf.mod.uk/careers Explore careers in the armed forces.
Volunteering and Work Experience:
▪ www.do-it.org.uk Explore and apply for volunteering opportunities in your area.
Volunteering opportunities in Hampshire including Countryside, Libraries, Community and Living, Education and Learning.
▪ vInspired - Leaders in youth volunteer opportunities
Lots of useful information on finding a voluntary work placement.
Online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30.
Detailed information and help for anyone thinking of becoming self-employed.
Advice on Disability Rights.
▪ NCS | No We Can | National Citizen Service
If you are 15 to 17 and looking to get the most out of your summer, join the National Citizen Service for a great experience! Meet new people, make life-long friends and gain new skills for your CV.
Worldwide and European Study:
▪ Study at university in Australia or New Zealand with Study Options
Study Options is a free, independent, expert service for people looking to study in Australia and New Zealand. The official representative of Australian and New Zealand universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland. The site supports the application process.
The US-UK Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) fosters mutual cultural understanding through educational exchanges between the US and the UK.
This site explores courses in overseas universities. Detailing courses available in popular overseas locations as well as discussing important issues such as finance, accommodation and visa requirements. It includes information on scholarships.
▪ Study in Europe, Australia, Asia, USA
A Star Future Ltd provides information about international higher education opportunities to students, parents and advisors, including; choosing the right university and course, the application process, entry requirements, financial information, tuition fees, the cost of living. It offers an online service as well as giving presentations in schools.
The site is easy to use and would be suitable for EBP’s clients to use on their own to find out general information about; admission requirements, grading systems, tuition fees etc. There is also a series of articles giving tips and advice on student life abroad. For students who want to study entirely in English, Study in Europe provides a database of programmes taught in English.
European Commission of Education and Training is a useful resource for practitioners to gain an awareness of current and future trends. Comprehensive industry sector and equal opportunities information is available by country which can be compared to the UK.
Eunicas is an independent application support service. Want to study abroad? this is the website for you. Find out where you can study and what courses are on offer.
Guidance associated with all your options from Universities to the points required, conservatoires, and exploring career options and the requirements. Includes an Open Days finder for Universities.
Clear information on university courses including a nationwide course search.
This site provides up to date information on student finance, fees & help available.
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, this site is aimed at all students considering A-levels and university options.
▪ Complete University Guide - University Rankings, Guides and Courses
University league tables online, alongside a wide range of information on topics including universities, courses, preparing for university and careers.
▪ Top Universities | Worldwide university rankings, guides & events
Information about worldwide universities and top tips for student life.
The official website for comparing UK higher education course data. It includes official data on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.
▪ The Uni Guide: Find and Compare the Best University & Degree Courses
The free & independent way to search & compare UK degree courses & universities from Which? – find the best one for you, with insider tips. Useful section to calculate living costs in different areas.
One of the most important questions when choosing what to study, where to study it - and even whether to study it - is 'Will I get a job at the end?' Another important question is 'What will I earn?' Grows is here to answer those questions. BC4me is independent.
A useful website answering all your questions about applying to Uni, clearing, courses, fees, finance, personal statements, Uni guides, Uni league tables and open days.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships:
▪ www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk and www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or www.gov.uk/find-traineeship
The National Government sponsored website for information on apprenticeships, traineeships and the vacancies database and option to apply online.
▪ GetMyFirstJob | Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, Work Experience & Graduate Jobs
Apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities and matching site.
▪ Vehicle Repair Apprenticeships
Thatcham provide apprenticeships in vehicle body repair – Panel, Paint, Fitter, Vehicle Damage Repair Assessor and Customer Service.
Remit Training delivers structured Apprenticeship programmes in the Motor, IT, Business, Food, Hospitality and Health and Social Care industries across the UK.
▪ Start your engineering career with SETA
Find out more about an engineering apprenticeship. The UK is crying out for more skilled engineers. Review the successful case studies of the rich and famous.
It's full of information on what Apprenticeships you can study, how you apply, who offers the Apprenticeships schemes, and much, much more. Have a look at the industry sectors to decide and see what’s on offer.
Many apprenticeship offerings, jobs and training options, along with videos focused on apprenticeship experiences and roles in a variety of companies.
Damar Training is a specialist provider of legal apprentice recruitment and training.
▪ CITB Jobs
CITB is about helping people decide whether working in construction is right for them. It brings together all the information you'll need to choose a rewarding and exciting career in the industry, tells you how you can apply for an apprenticeship and what working in construction is really like.
The Sector Skills Council for the hair and beauty industry, Habia has the latest information and guidance on training and qualifications.
▪ Considering a career in hospitality?
HIT Training – The hospitality industry requires staff at all levels and at HIT we can provide you with the skills needed for a job in this varied sector. Not just chefs, bar staff and waiters, there are jobs in sales and marketing, banqueting and conferences, events and functions and outside catering sporting events.
JTL, the leading training provider to the building services engineering sectors, works with 3,500 businesses and supports 9,700 apprentices.
Job and Apprenticeship Vacancies:
UK wide job and apprenticeship search engine for school leavers.
Information is available on all the alternatives to university. Includes distance learning, apprenticeships, foundation degrees, getting a job, gap years and vocational training.
Future-talent.com is designed to show you the alternatives to going to university. Apprenticeships, internships, courses, training and gap years. Predominantly a job board but also a mix of information and case studies related to the sectors that you may be interested in pursuing.
Labour Market Information:
Articles written by career professionals with links to resources that will help you identify current and future trends.