Resources

Here is a selection of websites to help you get started with your research.

Please note I have no connections to theses sites and am not responsible for the content. They are simply sites I have found useful in the past.

Exploring ideas

www.allaboutcareers.com

www.careerpilot.org.uk

www.careergirls.org profiles and videos of women in a wide range of careers (American site)

https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/ simple quiz to help you discover some of your strengths, get some suggestions for careers areas that might interest you and see which celebrities share your personality type

www.16personalities.com nice personality test with some careers suggestions

http://sacu-student.com/ Includes some useful tool s to explore careers ideas, the Explore Tools and the Spartan Test are particularly useful.

www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm discover what different subjects could lead to, aimed at university students but the suggestions can be useful inspiration for younger students too

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/506/Work-Experience-Ideas How to find work experience

www.do-it.org.uk/ volunteering

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/508/What-are-my-GCSE-options%3F Information on GCSE options choices

www.allaboutcareers.com/careers-advice/interview-tips Tips for interviews

www.allaboutcareers.com/careers-advice/work-placements Tips on finding work experience

 

Apprenticeships

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk Information about apprenticeships, includes a vacancies database

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

www.ucas.com/apprenticeships-in-england

 

University

www.ucas.com the official application service, lots of great guides and a useful degree course search

www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm discover what subjects could lead to

http://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer get suggestions for degrees by A-level choices

http://mystudentevents.com/ open days, taster days, summer schools etc.

www.opendays.com/

http://university.which.co.uk/

www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk scholarship opportunities in the UK

www.gov.uk/student-finance student finance information

www.moneysavingexpert.com/students student finance information

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students information from the Russell Group universities

 

Gap Year(s)

www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/alternatives-higher-education/gap-years-οΎ–-ideas-and-things-think-about  Gap years

www.independentgapadvice.org Information on gap years

https://yearoutgroup.org/  Gap year info, including a list of approved providers meeting certain standards

www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry

 

Study Abroad

www.fulbright.org.uk/ study in the USA

www.studyoptions.com/  Study in Australia and New Zealand

www.educanada.ca Study in Canada

www.studyineurope.eu

www.erasmusplus.org.uk  Erasmus+ offers exciting opportunities to study, work, volunteer, teach and train in Europe

www.astarfuture.co.uk/ studying in Europe

www.studyinholland.co.uk

www.studyinbelgium.be/en

www.swissuniversities.ch/en/higher-education-area/studying/studying-in-switzerland/

www.study-in.de/en/ study in Germany

www.studyinindia.gov.in

www.studyabroad.com

www.thestudentworld.com/

 

Healthcare

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/

www.csp.org.uk Physiotherapy

www.collegeofparamedics.co.uk/how_to_become_a_paramedic

www.bda.org/students/careers-education/ Dentistry

 http://careersinpodiatry.com

www.rcpath.org/discover-pathology/i-want-a-career-studying.html pathology careers

www.coronersociety.org.uk/faqs/

http://radiographycareers.co.uk/

www.bma.org.uk/advice/career/studying-medicine/becoming-a-doctor Information on the training and career of doctors from the British Medical Association

www.themedicportal.com/application-guide/ Information on applying for a medical degree

www.bmat.org.uk  BMAT admissions test (often required for medical degrees and similar courses)

www.ukcat.ac.uk UKCAT admissions test (often required for medical degrees and similar courses)

www.ehcareers.org/ Environmental health

www.bna.org.uk/about/neuroscience-careers.html

 

Education and Care

www.aquestionofcare.org.uk Careers helping people get the most out of each day and achieve what they want in life

www.workingwithkids.co.uk/

www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/ information from the association for childcare and early years

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

www.futureteachingscholars.com scholarship opportunities for future Maths or Physics teachers

https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/become-an-early-years-teacher

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/choosing-your-career/385899-im-interested-in-careers-working-with-children-what-jobs-can-i-do

www.basw.co.uk/social-work-careers/

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/nursing/roles-nursing/childrens-nurse

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/Explore-roles/wider-healthcare-team/roles-wider-healthcare-team/corporate-services/health-play-staff Health Play Staff

www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/teaching-assistant

www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/career-path/teaching-special-educational-needs special needs teaching

 

Engineering and Sciences

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

http://i-want-to-study-engineering.org/ a websites that helps you to compete for engineering degrees

www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry

 www.iop.org/careers  Institute of Physics

www.ras.org.uk/education-and-careers careers in astronomy

www.futuremorph.org careers with maths and sciences

www.sciencecouncil.org/10-types-scientist

www.mathscareers.org.uk

www.biochemistry.org/Education/Careers.aspx Biochemistry careers

https://careers.ibms.org/home  biomedical science careers

https://microbiologysociety.org/careers.html microbiology careers

www.bna.org.uk/careers/ neuroscience careers

www.rsc.org/careers/future/  Chemistry Careers

www.marinecareers.net/

http://www.csofs.org/Resource-packs forensics careers

 

Environment / Geography / Animals / Plants

www.lantra.co.uk/Careers Discover careers in the land-based & environmental sector

www.trees.org.uk/Careers  careers in arboriculture

www.careerwithanimals.co.uk

www.mba.ac.uk/careers marine biology careers

www.apbc.org.uk   animal behaviour

https://biaza.org.uk/careers zoo careers - includes a link to a careers guide

www.rcvs.org.uk/education  vet and veterinary nursing

www.navp.co.uk veterinary physiotherapy

www.careersinracing.com/

www.rgs.org/geography/studying-geography-and-careers/careers/  Royal Geographical society

www.geography.org.uk/Student-guidance studying geography

www.marinecareers.net/

www.botany.org/bsa/careers/ (American)

www.nerc.ac.uk Natural Environment Research Council

www.talentsourcenetwork.co.uk/  Careers in the Energy sector

http://noc.ac.uk/ National Oceanography Centre

www.myoilandgascareer.com/  

 

Sport

www.sportsengineering.org/

www.bases.org.uk/spage-students-careers_centre.html  information for careers around sport and exercise science

www.careers-in-sport.co.uk

www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/training/work-experience/

www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/

 

Cars

www.autocity.org.uk/  career opportunities in the retail motor industry

www.the-mia.com/Motorsports-Careers

 

Construction and Property

www.goconstruct.org/ careers in the construction industry, includes a personality quiz

http://careers.ecitb.org.uk/ Engineering Construction

www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers

www.ice.org.uk/  civil engineering

www.istructe.org/education-and-careers careers in structural engineering

http://housebuildingcareers.org.uk/

https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors/construction-and-property/68-what-types-of-jobs-and-employers-are-there-in-property careers in property

 

Aeronautical related

www.careersinaerospace.com

www.balpa.org/Becoming-a-pilot   British Airline Pilots Association

www.bafuturepilot.com  BA pilot careers

www.airleague.co.uk scholarships etc. and behind the scene events of aviation industry

www.gliding.co.uk cost effective way to get flying and build skills

www.aviationskillspartnership.com pathways into aviation

www.pilotcareernews.com/live/london/ Pilot Training Exhibition

www.nats.aero/careers/ air traffic controller

www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency

 

Digital

www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal information on getting into the digital industries

www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/careers   careers in cyber security

http://excitingcareers.bcs.org IT / Computing careers from social media to animation or programmer

www.thetechpartnership.com/tech-future-careers/  find out about tech roles and companies

www.nextgenskillsacademy.com/ games and special effects

www.screenskills.com/education-training Careers in TV, Film, Animation and Games

 

Design / Performing Arts

www.getintotheatre.org

www.rsc.org.uk/jobs-and-careers/careers-guidance   Theatre careers, includes some downloadable guides

www.creative-choices.co.uk

http://creativeskillset.org

http://getintomusic.org/

www.careersinmusic.co.uk

http://getintodesign.org

http://getintojewellery.org

www.onedanceuk.org/resource/guide-careers-dance/ careers in dance 

www.bpi.co.uk British Recording Industry

www.bbc.co.uk/careers/home

https://open4.channel4.com/  interactive course designed to help you to understand television programmes are made and what working in the industry might be like

www.screenskills.com/education-training Careers in TV, Film, Animation and Games

www.myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk

http://guru.bafta.org/ inspirational career advice from the very best in film, games and television

 

Public Services

www.army.mod.uk/join/

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/

www.raf.mod.uk/careers/

www.mi5.gov.uk/

www.sis.gov.uk/ MI6

www.gchq-careers.co.uk Government communications HQ

www.careersinbritishintelligence.co.uk

www.policecouldyou.co.uk/

www.fireservice.co.uk/recruitment

www.careersatsea.org/     

http://britishmarine.co.uk/Careers   work in the marine industry

 

Legal

www.cilex.org.uk a work based route into a law career

www.lawcareers.net

www.allaboutlaw.co.uk

www.lawcareers.net/Starting-Out/Law-Apprenticeships-Guide

https://youngbarhub.com/ find out what is involved in being a barrister

www.lawtonslaw.co.uk/resources/how-to-become-a-criminal-solicitor/ Career as a criminal solicitor

www.theiop.org/  The Institute of Paralegals

 

Business

http://whystudyeconomics.ac.uk/

www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/qualifications/areas-of-accountancy.html  accountancy

www.icaew.com/en/about-icaew/what-is-chartered-accountancy   accountancy

www.discoverrisk.co.uk/ careers in insurance

www.startupdonut.co.uk/ setting up a business

 

Humanities / Social Science related

www.bps.org.uk/public/become-psychologist   British Psychological Society

www.bacp.co.uk/careers/careers-home/  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/psychological-therapies

www.britsoc.co.uk/what-is-sociology/  careers in sociology

www.afterenglish.ac.uk/

www.parliament.uk/about/working/

www.history.org.uk/resources/public_resource_2914_76.html Careers in history

http://getintoheritage.org

www.nctj.com  National council for the training of journalists

www.journalism.co.uk/

 

Hospitality and Travel

http://careerscope.uk.net/ Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism

www.careersthatmove.co.uk/

http://takeoffintravel.co.uk/

www.hospitalityguild.co.uk/A-Career-in-Hospitality

www.cclcareers.com/ careers on cruise ships (by carnival)

http://tastycareers.org.uk/

www.tastesuccess.co.uk/

 

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