Useful Websites

In order for you to do your own research, we have compiled a list of websites, which may be of use to you:

CAREERS INFORMATION and ADVICE

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding.

 

whatsyourthing.org.uk

Find out about working in some of the growing sectors across Essex and get tips and advice from our experts.

 

barclayslifeskills.com

Helps young people to understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into the world of work.

 

careersbox.co.uk

The national online careers film and video library featuring real people in real jobs to help young people make informed decisions.

 

icould.com

Provides career inspiration and information for young people.  Access over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, practical tips, insight and advice.

 

milkround.com

Careers resources for school and college leavers.

 

studentladder.co.uk

For information on over 2,500 work placements, graduate schemes and internships for 16-24 year olds.

 

careerpilot.org.uk

Plan your route, build your profile, find a provider and search job sectors. For A Levels, vocational qualifications, apprenticeships and more.

 

successatschool.org

The place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

 

careerswales.com

Search under tools then resources, and job information where you will find an A-Z list on each individual career option.

 

careercamel.com

Addresses the needs of young people in today’s job market. Gives students an understanding of what a career entails and how to go on to secure employment.

 

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk

For information on where your qualifications can take you and latest job information.

 

AllAboutCareers.com

A careers information site for 16-24 year olds looking for graduate schemes, graduate jobs, apprenticeships, placements & internships.

 

My World of Work

Learn more about yourself, explore your options and find the career that’s right for you.

 

thebigchoice.com

Look for graduate jobs, student jobs, school leaver jobs and work placements.

 

future-talent.com

Alternatives to attending university including apprenticeships, entry level jobs and training courses.

 

notgoingtouni.co.uk

Alternative ideas if you are not going to university.

 

ucasprogress.com

Find out about all the post-16 education and training options before you search for courses and make your applications.

 

ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses/find-career-ideas/explore-jobs

The website that enables you to explore jobs linked to school subjects, by job families and by your skills.

 

ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/find-career-ideas/buzz-quiz

The UCAS ‘buzz’ quiz which can help you with career ideas.

 

suttontrust.com

The Sutton Trust is an educational charity in the United Kingdom which aims to improve social mobility and address educational disadvantage.

 

shaw-trust.org.uk

The national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.

 

princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people

Gives you the skills, tools, training and confidence you need to secure the job you want.

Higher Education

ucas.com

Provides information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression into Higher Education.

 

prospects.ac.uk

Information and advice about work experience, internship opportunities postgraduate study and graduate careers, including job profiles and “What can I do with my degree?”

 

purepotential.org

Provides free university and career advice to students from state schools and colleges across the UK, empowering them to make informed choices about their future university and career decisions.

 

whatuni.com

Whatuni helps students find universities and courses using comprehensive data and a handy university comparison tool.

 

university.which.co.uk

The free & independent way to search & compare UK degree courses & universities.

 

applytouni.com

Sign up for news and advice on applying to university.

 

mystudentevents.com

Finds open days, taster days & events. Search 100s of university & college open days and study events across the UK.

 

parentadviser.co.uk

Advice for parents about career options for their children.

 

unistats.ac.uk

The official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college courses from across the UK.

 

savethestudent.org

An extremely useful funding guide for students considering Higher Education.

APPRENTICESHIPS

gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

The government website which enables you to search and apply online for apprenticeship opportunities.

 

gov.uk/find-traineeship

The government website which enables you to search and apply online for traineeships.

 

theaimgroup.co.uk

Create your profile and start applying for your perfect apprenticeship.

 

apprenticeships.qa.com

For an apprenticeship in Technology, Project Management or Business then look at QA Apprenticeships.

 

getmyfirstjob.co.uk

Specialises in the recruitment of apprentices, so register your details on the site.

 

ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk

The UK’s leading job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships.

 

apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

The definitive guide for apprenticeships in England.

CV Information

Create a CV by going to:
barclayslifeskills.com

 

For a CV Template go to:
reed.co.uk

 

Success at School
successatschool.org

Volunteering/Work Experience

To help with future applications and to show your interest in your career goal, you may want to consider volunteering and/or work experience. Here are some examples but try local charities and organisations as well:

 

vinspired.com
National youth volunteering charity

 

volunteeressex.org
Volunteering opportunities in Essex

 

do-it.org
Volunteering for not-for-profit organisations

 

ncvo.org.uk
Volunteering in the voluntary sector

 

ncsyes.co.uk/summer
National Citizen Service for 15–17 year olds

 

tcv.org.uk/eastern/tcv-essex
Conservation volunteering in the community

Job Searching Websites

The government website for job searching
gov.uk/jobsearch

 

Indeed
indeed.co.uk

 

Total Jobs
totaljobs.com

 

Reed
reed.co.uk

 

Monster
monster.co.uk

 

Fish4Jobs
fish4.co.uk

 

Essex Live
essexlive.news