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:


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

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

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

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

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

Careers resources for school and college leavers.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Alternative ideas if you are not going to university.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Higher Education

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

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

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

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

For advice and guidance on choosing a university course that’s perfect for your future career.

Sign up for news and advice on applying to university.

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

Advice for parents about career options for their children.

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

An extremely useful funding guide for students considering Higher Education


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

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

Create your profile and start applying for your perfect apprenticeship.

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

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

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

The definitive guide for apprenticeships in England.

CV Information

Create a CV by going to:


For a CV Template go to:


Success at School

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:
National youth volunteering charity
Volunteering opportunities in Essex
Volunteering for not-for-profit organisations
Volunteering in the voluntary sector
National Citizen Service for 15–17 year olds
Conservation volunteering in the community

Job Searching Websites

The government website for job searching




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