Careers Websites and Further Information for students

Through Big Picture lessons, Careers Interviews, Careers related Super Learning Days, National Careers Week events, Careers and World of Work themed assemblies, students in Years 7-11 are encouraged to take responsibility for their future choices and to start research and plan for their future. This is through Career Planning when students develop the skills of:

Self-Awareness = where am I now?
Career Exploration = where do I want to be?
Career Management = how do I get there?

Students are encouraged to use a range of websites to develop their knowledge and understanding, links to these suggested websites are below and in the attached PowerPoint presentation.

Careers website and National careers week info

Information about careers

An excellent range of job and employment sector profiles

Science, technology, engineering and maths careers

Online magazine distributed to schools

Explore career videos, take the Buzz Quizz, focus on subjects

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

Information about local employment trends, Shape Your Future newsletter

Compare information about different career areas and employment trends

Information about career scetors, advice about work and university options and information for parents

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

Study Options

This helps identify which A Levels choices provide open options for students

Overview of alternatives to Higher Education

Starting point for comprehensive, objective information

One of many websites available to research taking a Gap Year

Apprenticeship Information

Advice on apprenticeships, applying to university, studying at college and the world of work

Information on apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Resources

Researching University Courses

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

Includes official data for undergraduate courses on each university and college’s satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students

Offers information and advice on applying to higher education

Database of university events for schools and colleges

Calendar of dates

Guidance on applying for finance to support university life


Information on volunteering


Enterprise resources

Information on enterprise