Information for Students
You can use the following websites to give you chance to research possible careers and explore ideas about your next step.
It may give you ideas about which subjects to take as different careers sometimes need specific qualifications. We recommend that students consider possible career paths and post 16 subjects early on so that as many options are kept open for successful futures. For some jobs you need to go to university, for others it’s an option. You can also find out about apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships.
www.eclips-online.co.uk This has good, detailed job information sheets on it. Login using: ceesko08 . This is free to access in school, or at home. Start by using Job Groups and the A-Z. You could also try ‘Career Wizard’ to give you some ideas.
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk Although this is largely aimed at adults there is a really good LMI section. (Labour Market Information) which shows which sectors are growing and gives regional job information. Start by looking at Job Profiles.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Use this to look for apprenticeship vacancies – both locally and nationwide. Be careful of closing dates. You apply on line and will need to login and create a password/account. Not all vacancies are advertised on this site, some will appear in the local press, and on company websites.
www.icould.com This is a really good site for seeing things as they really are. You can watch a 5 minute video of people working in a particular industry and find out how they got their job and the training required. There is also some detailed labour market information , which tells you where jobs are available geographically, and what you would earn. Try the BUZZ quiz for ideas.
www.ucas.com The main university application site, but also useful for viewing the range of degrees available and their ‘entry requirements’. Information on degree apprenticeships is also included.
https://targetcareers.co.uk TARGET careers helps young people to make smart decisions about their future. Investigate careers that interest you and decide whether to do an apprenticeship or go to university. There is a full list of UK undergraduate courses and advice on choosing between them, or you can search for apprenticeships with some of the country’s biggest employers.
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk Find out about careers in the NHS
www.informedchoices.ac.uk Guidance on A level choices and Universities.