Career Research Links

Here are some excellent resources to help students to research careers, next steps, apprenticeships and school leaver programmes.

Apprenticeship Guide offering a guide to apprenticeships in England.

All About Careers offers free advice and guidance to young people interested in a range of careers. Also suitable for students, graduates and school leavers seeking internships, placements and graduate jobs. They also have websites for law careersfinance careersapprenticeships and school leaver programmes.

Cambridge Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer academically able students in Year 12 (or equivalent) the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at the University. Useful whether or not you plan to apply to Cambridge.

Careers Advice in Surrey offers comprehensive information on apprenticeships.

Career Boss offers guides on specific career roles outlining skills and attributes.

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related films, news, and information.

CareerMap is the leading website for 15-25 year olds looking for a pathway into Apprenticeships and early career opportunities.

Careermag offers a complete guide to apprenticeships, courses and university opportunities along with useful articles offering education and career advice.

Careermag: Your resource in finding the right post-16 option for you

FutureLearn offer a diverse range of free massive open online course (MOOCs) in partnership with over 170 world-class universities, institutions and industry leaders, creating world-class courses to help support career choices.

Finito Education is passionate about helping first-time job hunters make the transition from education to employment. Learn from the employability experts about the global job market and how to beat the competition with this new insightful publication

icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people.

What you study at sixth form or college can affect your options at university and your future career. Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.

Career-experience programmes for students who aspire to work in investment banking, law, medicine, engineering, politics, and journalism.

Headstart has been established for more than 23 years as a charitable trust providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.

JobCentreGuide an independent guide to JobCentre Plus services, online job searching, CV preparation, and interview technique. They aim to provide you with all the information you’ll need to help you find a rewarding job.

LMI for All (Labour Market Information), here you can find out where to get more information and intelligence of the UK labour market.

The Medic Portal in partnership with The Royal Society of Medicine for aspiring medics.

MyBigCareer aim is to provide free one-to-one career guidance to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and to break down barriers to social mobility. Advice is delivered by professionally qualified advisers volunteering from within the independent sector.

MyKindaFuture is an award winning Social Enterprise that exists to give every young person equal power and opportunity to kickstart their career and shape their future. They work with a large network of schools, colleges and universities to connect students to employers who are looking for their next generation of talent.

The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people in England. Launched in April 2012, it brings together elements of previous publicly funded careers services for adults and young people. Its explore careers section is particularly useful to gain an understanding of what a job involves and whether its right for you.

Parental Guidance will give you some of the advice and information you need to support young people during their transition to adult working life. You will find up-to-the-minute and well-researched articles by the country’s leading careers writer.

Prospects are owned by the registered charity Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), providing information to guide and inspire career choices throughout the student journey. Particularly useful for showing what careers degrees can lead to.

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities, which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Student Ladder provides information on work placements, graduate schemes and internship opportunities for 16-24 year olds. Application advice on CVs and interviews alongside information, guidance, and advice from GCSE through to graduation.

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

UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression.

For long term Gap ideas there are several websites to explore.

Participation in ‘out of school’ volunteering, clubs and societies are always good.  In addition, demonstrating involvement with diverse groups of people and what you have learned from the experiences is impressive in personal statements and future job interviews.

For further information, or if you are business that would like to engage with us in delivering our Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), please contact Mrs Joanne Hawkins by email or by phone 01932 582577