Careers Links

Good quality careers advice and guidance is a priority in raising young people’s aspirations for working life.

In addition to the opportunities and support we offer in school please follow the links for some useful resources you can access from home:

See where your subjects can take you:

Job and Employment Sector Information

Apprenticeship Information

Information About Employment Trends

Alternatives to Further or Higher Education

Focusing on Higher Education

  • www.ucas.com
    Essential starting point for comprehensive, objective information on higher education, written for students, advisers, teachers and parents
  • www.applytouni.com
    Portal site designed with the student experience in mind, providing a wide range of up to date information on all aspects of applying for a university place, including comprehensive details about the application process itself, completion of personal statements and an interactive map of university locations as well as containing links to its own library of e-magazines; each one concentrating on a different occupational area
  • www.parentadviser.co.uk  
    Aimed at parents/carers of young people facing options Post 18. Emphasis is on higher education, but does give advice on other options.  Parents can register for their newsletter
  • www.prospects.ac.uk
    UK’s official graduate careers website - useful to look forward at what is happening in the graduate careers world, includes careers advice, information on jobs and work experience, postgraduate study, job sectors, student life
  • unistats.direct.gov.uk
    Extensive information for over 31.000 courses in the UK, including student satisfaction ratings, graduate salaries and employment, tuition fees and financial support, and cost of accommodation
  • www.which.co.uk/university
    Produced by Which? Offers information and advice on applying to higher education
  • www.whatuni.com
    Can search potential degree subjects by listing combined A level subjects, also provides comparison information on one page eg. Russell Group, Times ranking, Sponsorship
  • www.unitasterdays.com
    Database of university events for schools and colleges
  • opendays.com
    Calendar of dates

Generating Career and Study Ideas Linked to Subject Areas

Linking Subjects to University Choices

Gap Years

Volunteering

Enterprise

Wider Ranging Information and Advice for Young People

  • www.gov.uk
    Government services, information on finding a job, education and learning
  • www.careersbox.co.uk
    National online careers film and video library. Real people real jobs to help young people, students, teachers, career professionals, influencers.  Includes teacher and parent resources, eg videos and prep for interviews and the interview itself
  • www.talkingjobs.net
    Talking Jobs combines in-depth video case studies with learning materials written to meet outcomes from the National Framework for Careers Education. To help broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes. This resource was built to support school CEIAG activities and one-to-one work with careers professionals. Suitable for Key stage 3 & 4 - Further Education - 6th Form - Adult Education