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Useful Career Websites

Plume Academy – Year 10 into Year 11 Transitional Challenge

Useful websites

 

Careers Research:

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – lots of career information.  Go to Job Profiles section to research career ideas.

www.icould.com – careers explained including real life career journeys to help with choices. Also includes other useful career and progression ideas.

www.careerswales.com – lots of useful careers and research information. Look under Tools and Resources, then Job information for information on career families, specific jobs and careers linked to subjects.

 www.ucas.com – UCAS – holds all Higher Education course information.  You can research courses and entry requirements.

www.russellgroup.ac.uk  - The Russell Group represents Britain’s leading universities – this website gives some useful information on post 16 subject choices – look under students and then click on school and college in the UK.

www.university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices - helps with A level choices

www.bestcourse4me.com –looks at career and study options.

 

Post 16 options:

Plume College – www.plume.essex.sch.uk – click on enter College website, then apply on line and then College prospectus

Chelmsford College –  www.chelmsford.ac.uk

Colchester Institute and the College at Braintree –www.colchester.ac.uk

Colchester 6th Form College - www.colchsfc.ac.uk

Writtle College –– www.writtle.ac.uk

South Essex College – www.southessex.ac.uk

 

Apprenticeships:

www.getingofar.gov.uk and www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch . These are the national sites for apprenticeships and they include current information on apprenticeships and vacancies.

 

There are a host of websites that can help with careers and job information.  Just try typing “Careers” into a search engine and see how many results there are (200 MILLION AND COUNTING!!)

 There are several good sites which can give you access to lots of other specialist sites depending what sort of information you want.

 For example  www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  is good for finding out about jobs and then linking on to specific related site.

Another great site www.careersa-z.co.uk.

 

There are some more sites below as examples.

To think about what A Levels might lead to what careers...have a look at this site:

www.bestcourse4me.com

 

One of the best for all sorts of information, careers in..., personality tests etc

kent.ac.uk/careers

 

Film clips and Interactive Careers Information

A great website for finding out about different careers through interviews and short film clips is www.careersbox.co.uk

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – lots of career information.  Go to Careers Tools /Job Profiles section to research career ideas.

www.careersbox.co.uk – mini videos and general information on different career/vocational areas.

www.plotr.co.uk – a variety of careers information to explore and discover

www.icould.com – careers explained including real life career journeys to help with choices. Also includes other useful career and progression ideas.

www.bestcourse4me.com – helps students at all levels to decide on what course is right for them whether they are looking at degree level or A-levels.

www.careerswales.com – lots of useful careers and research information. Look under Tools and Resources, then Job information for information on career families, specific jobs and careers linked to subjects.

 

www.ucas.com – UCAS – holds all Higher Education course information.  You can research courses and entry requirements.

www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk - search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries for university.

www.getingofar.gov.uk and www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch –the national sites for apprenticeships. They include current information on apprenticeships and vacancies.

www.essex.gov.uk/essexapprentices - information on Apprenticeships in Essex.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Range of information including alternatives to full-time Higher Education.  Lots of apprenticeship and employment opportunities

www.studentladder.co.uk – look under school leaver programmes for the latest vacancies.

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – has many job vacancies and other general information

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk – Hints, tips, support with finding apprenticeships and employment

Other Career Related Websites

 (* some of these links may have changed)

 

Thinking About Working In...

These are only a very small number of the many websites available:

 

AAT - Accountancy - The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK's largest professional body offering qualifications and NVQs in Accounting.

 

www.btplc.com/Careercentre/ - The website gives lots of information on the different opportunities available at BT from apprenticeships to MBA graduate entry

 

www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/home - Defence, links to the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force

 

http://www.lantra.co.uk/ - Key website for finding out about apprenticeships and working in land based industries, e.g. career in floristry, agriculture, fencing, horticulture, land-based engineering, trees and timber etc.

 

www.springboarduk.net/ - Leisure, Tourism and Catering. The website looks at job opportunities in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism

 

http://surgicalcareers.rcseng.ac.uk/ - Medicine & Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons site - careers advice for A Level students.

 

http://www.autocity.org.uk/world-of-work - Motor Industry. The Institute of the Motor Industry have a huge careers resource called Autocity which covers every job imaginable in the motor sector.

 

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ - NHS Careers. Lots of information on the different careers within the NHS.

 

http://content.met.police.uk/Page/Careers - Metropolitan Police. Lots of information on the different careers in Met.

 

http://www.inretail.co.uk/ - Retail. Recruitment website for the retail industry, useful if you're thinking of working in retail

 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ - All you need to know about becoming a Teacher

 

www.getintotheatre.org/ - This site hopes to open your eyes to the huge variety of careers in the industry–and different ways to get there

 

Other Useful Websites

Chelmsford College

Colchester Institute

South Essex College

Sixth Form College, Colchester

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