Websites and resources for general careers advice
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ – This has useful tools that will help you to choose a career and give you career suggestions and create a CV. You can also talk to an adviser for free on 0800 100900.
www.careerpilot.org.uk – This is a great website giving lots of information about all the different options available for future work and study in the South West. Students can search for different careers by sector or subject www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-sectors. The site also has pre-16 and post-16 skills quizzes.
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/ – Lots of information about apprenticeships including a search tool for apprenticeship vacancies both nationally or locally.
https://guest.startprofile.com/ – This offers information on different job sectors shown through ‘career worlds’, a ‘resource centre’ and an ‘opportunity finder’ which will identify training opportunities around a given post code.
www.icould.com – This is a great website for exploring different careers by watching films about what it’s like to work in a wide variety of jobs.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – This provides information on the opportunities available after school – for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.
www.reed.co.uk – create a CV and find jobs.
https://sacu-student.com/ – This provides careers information about UCAS degree courses, FE Courses, the best career websites, apprenticeships, job vacancies and labour market information. The site includes a careers quiz.
www.swindon.gov.uk/optionsat16 – This is produced by Swindon Borough Council and provides details of all post 16 options in the Swindon area.
https://ideas4careers.co.uk/school-services/careerometer/ – Search for and learn about the salaries, hours per week, whether the numbers of jobs are increasing / decreasing and further information on the specific job.
https://discoveruni.org.uk/is-uni-for-me/ – Provides information that can help you decide if university is the right choice for you, find out more about what it is like, and about different ways to get a higher education qualification.
Graduate Careers and University Advice
www.ucas.com – UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Not only do UCAS process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, but they also help students to find the right course. You can now also apply for degree level apprenticeships through UCAS.
www.prospects.ac.uk – This is all about graduate jobs and is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. You can see what jobs different degree subjects can lead to and search actual graduate vacancies.
www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide – The Guardian University Guide has information on every subject taught at universities in the UK ranked in league tables, also has subject profile information.
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables – University league tables.
www.whatuni.com – A good site for comparing University courses and ordering prospectuses.
www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk – Search for University scholarships, grants and bursaries.
www.opendays.com – Details of university open days.
www.gapyear.com – Information and advice about gap years.
www.campamerica.co.uk – Job opportunities in America – temporary and summer jobs.
https://do-it.org/ – Volunteering opportunities.
www.volunteering.org.uk – Volunteering opportunities.