Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance
Making decisions about your future career means you need to gather as much information to hand as possible. Have a look at the resource links below to get you thinking about your next steps.
Find out from real people what a wide variety of jobs are like through video interviews. The site aims to help draw links between school subjects and jobs. Each video is matched with hard data – such as salary, qualifications and future employment, known as labour market information – bringing together first-hand insight with practical next steps. Other good aspects of the site include the Buzz Quiz helps develop self-awareness and looks at how personality can affect work. The site also contains lots of useful information and articles that cover making GCSE option choices, looking at University as well as revision and study tips.
Careersbox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs. The site has videos from a fantastic array of job sectors including many that you may not have considered or perhaps even heard about. It also has an advice mapping tool that is worth checking out.
Is an excellent portal linked to Startprofile which is a free careers site that you will have the opportunity to explore during PSHE lessons and on Topic Days. You can register as a user and begin to build your careers profile on the platform which is accessible anywhere with an internet connection. One of the many benefits from Startprofile is their employer links which are continually growing and used to ensure the information within the site is continually updated.
- You will develop self awareness and improve understanding of skills, qualities, interests and work preferences
- To consider how suitable you are for careersbased on your characteristics
- To explore a range of jobs and industry sectors related to skills interests and preferences to widen aspirations about future careers
- To access and make use of labour market information to support decision making
Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them. As well as finding out about subjects and how they link to careers you can explore jobs by the sector they are in, get advice on how to complete your CV, how to write applications and explore a wealth of interview tips and techniques.
Success at School
Another great careers site with a wealth of information on careers, what some of the top employers are like to work for and life at University. The website also hosts a popular 60 second interview feature with real-life interview, a comprehensive careers zone with careers grouped into sectors. The site includes lots of helpful information in the advice section on employability skills, work experience, apprenticeships, university and different career paths.
Fast Forward your Career
Another great careers site that asks you lots of questions to refine your career interests then the site makes suggestions for you based on your answers. Alongside the suggestions fastforwardyour career also provides you with labour market information to show you salaries and opportunities near you.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
Youth Employment UK
Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment.
As experts on youth employment and unemployment, they understand the complex landscape facing young people, employers and policy makers.
Youth unemployment aims to actively tackling youth unemployment by:
- Giving young people a voice on the youth employment issues that affect them
- Supporting young people with the skills and careers support they need to progress
- Supporting employers to develop and be recognised for their youth friendly employment practice
- Connecting young people to Youth Friendly Employers
- Providing expert insight across all youth employment policy areas
The Russell Group of Universities are behind this site which aims to help you make informed choices about the subjects you study in order to continue with the degree of your choice.
LMI for All
This website is great for helping you to understand the labour market or what jobs are out there and what qualifications are needed and the salary you could expect to achieve.