Making decisions about your future career means you need to gather as much information as possible. Have a look at the resource links below to get you thinking about your next steps. Click the logos to go to the websites!
Xello is our new Careers Platform that you can access both in and out of school.
Use Xello to explore the numerous pathways available to you. You can explore routes that include further education, higher education, and apprenticeships. Please see below for login details.
Xello login page: https://login.xello.co.uk/
Student username: School email address
Student password: Your school network login password
|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.
Through Startprofile, you will be able to:
Develop self awareness and improve understanding of skills, qualities, interests and work preferences
Consider how suitable you are for careers based on your characteristics
Explore a range of jobs and industry sectors related to skills interests and preferences to widen aspirations about future careers
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.
Another great careers site with a wealth of information, 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.
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 fast forward your career also provides you with labour market information to show you salaries and opportunities near you.
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 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.
It aims to help you make informed choices about the subjects you study in order to continue with the degree of your choice.
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.
How2Become.com is the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview.