All About Careers
Information website for young people aged 16-24 with detailed information across 24 industry sectors.
Not Going to Uni
Apprenticeship & vocational training guide.
National Careers Service
If you require help and advice on creating a C.V. this site has an excellent C>V> Builder for students 16 and above and excellent advice for under 16 year olds.
eCLIPS is an easy-to-use online careers resource that provides regularly updated information on over 1,000 jobs and careers.
With clear and impartial descriptions of jobs, entry requirements and training options, as well as useful links and contact details for further exploration, eCLIPS provides users with all the information they need on the careers that interest them. There’s also help for users looking for career ideas, with leaflets providing a broad overview of career areas, and a helpful Career Wizard tool.
There is information on jobs that relate directly to school and college subjects as well as general leaflets on a range of topics related to career choice, education, work and training.
JED – Job Explorer Database
Interactive multimedia careers resource Explore over 830 jobs (over 2200 career titles), with pictures, videos, quizzes, shortlists and text. Accessible, easy-to-read essential job information. Further in-depth information for entry qualifications, training, work experience and opportunities. Over 3,200 pictures and 300 high-quality wide-screen videos. Quizzes to suggest where to start looking. Text-to-speech to read text aloud from any page. Save your shortlists, quiz results and job ideas to print out, add to your achievement record and resume from later. Includes First Jed – a simplified version of Jed for younger students and special educational needs. One subscription covers your whole site and permits use by your students from home too. Free evaluation available to try before you buy. Updated every year and purchased as an annual site licence. Jed can be used from the internet or installed from the DVD.
School Leaver Jobs
University does not have to be the only option for students with high aspirations. There are now a wide variety of apprenticeships available with excellent careers prospects.
SchoolleaverJobs.co.uk have over 3,000 apprenticeships with some of the largest companies recruiting through this site (British Gas, Boots, BT, Garmin & NHS). School leavers can apply directly from the website and their application is delivered immediately to the recruiter via email. This site has a careers advice area giving hints and tips on the careers process from C.V writing to interview techniques. The direct link to this section is http://www.schoolleaversjobs.co.uk/careers advice . Take a look at this link for good impartial, independent careers advice that will help you make a successful application for the job or apprenticeship of your choice.
Check out the National Apprenticeship website (also see apprenticeship tab). You can register for an account and they will send you up to date information on vacancies in your area and sector choice.
Also look at: - The Apprenticeship Guide www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk
This guide is an online resource designed to give as much information as possible on Apprenticeships. This website is a comprehensive listing of all Apprenticeship frameworks currently available in England and is updated annually.
www.ucas.com This website give valuable information for students after GCSE and onward for University placements, funding and clearing information.