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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

Study Overseas - focuses on life and studying in various different countries

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

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

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

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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