Whether you are a Year 7 student just starting out, a VI form student at the school, or someone who left school a few years ago, it is never too late to start planning your career.
Listed below are some of the web sites that you can use to help you to decide on a career choice
www.icould.com -providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice
www.careersbox.co.uk – Home to a fantastic library of free careers videos
www.ukfuturetv.com- Wide range of careers, Study choice, Research and Enterprise
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk - Not Going to Uni – the one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs
www.ucas.ac.uk- applying to university, advice for writing personal statements
Gap Years - Skills gained on a well-structured gap year are much in demand from employers. To find out about taking a year out between school and university and to get some ideas on what kind of things you can do, go to http://www.yearoutgroup.org – a responsible gap year company.
www.opendays.com - the university and college open day directory
www.push.co.uk: the leading independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things studentish
www.open.ac.uk – open university courses
www.insidecareers.co.uk – specialists in graduate careers
www.bestcourse4me.com- Careers and study options. Shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.
www.whatuni.com - Find university courses, compare course details, read student university reviews, university profiles and order free prospectuses.
www. unistats.direct.gov.uk- Search, review and compare subjects at UK universities and colleges.
www.independent.co.uk/student/into-university/az-degrees- A-Z description of degree courses
www.thesite.org - TheSite.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. We provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.
www.stridingout.co.uk - Our Step into Business Programme supports young entrepreneurs to explore their ideas and develop their business plan
www.vinspired.com – volunteering opportunities for young people
www.GoThinkBig.co.ukcan help you get the skills and experience you need to help land your dream first job. Get a foot on the career ladder.
www.allaboutcareers.comcontains advice articles, CV and interview tips as well as a jobs board where they advertise on behalf of top employers.
www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk the essential springboard into the job market for school and college leavers. If you're looking for apprenticeships or school leaver programmes
www.talkingjobs.net Interviews and videos from loads of different people working in a variety of careers.
www.milkround.comGreat resource to explore apprenticeships, traineeships and school leaver schemes.
www.movingonmagazine.co.ukOnline and print magazine all about potential choices ater leaving school. Some interesting blogs – check it out!