Other Useful Links

Higher education websites

Ucas.com
Undergraduate course search, links to each university website for full information on undergraduate courses and accurate entry requirements.

Gov.uk/student-finance
Details of student finance

Gov.uk/advanced-learner-loans
24+ Advanced Learning Loan

Prospects.ac.uk
Careers and prospects with a degree in a particular subject. Follow links 'Careers Advice' then 'What Can I Do with my Degree?'

NotGoingToUni.co.uk
Information on apprenticeships and other options

Open.ac.uk
Open University

Unistats.ac.uk
Official data on each university or college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information.

Opendays.com
Open days for universities

TheStudentRoom.co.uk
University advice, revision, jobs etc


Volunteer websites

PoliceCouldYou.co.uk
Information about joining the police force, including special constables

RedCross.org.uk
British Red Cross website showing volunteering options from emergency response to event and community-based first Aid.

SJA.org.uk
How to be a First Aid or other volunteer with the St Johns Ambulance

Do-it.org.uk
National Database of volunteer work. Search for local voluntary opportunities.

Self-employment websites

Greatbusiness.gov.uk
Advice about recruiting and hiring staff, employment law, people management, training, taking on an apprentice and more.

Finding work

RatedPeople.com
If you're a tradesperson, register to find work and become trusted in the community.

JobsGoPublic.com
Find public sector jobs in local government, charities, education and more.

AgencyCentral.co.uk
Find a recruitment agency.

StemGraduates.co.uk
Careers for graduates from Science, IT, Engineering and Maths subjects.

NorthEastJobs.org.uk
North East Jobs advertised public sector vacancies in the North East of England.

General course / careers websites

NationalCareerService.direct.gov.uk
Includes over 700 Job Profiles. Speak to an advisor on 0800 100 900.

icould.com
Comprehensive information on hundreds of careers, including videos.

CareersBox.co.uk
The national online careers film and video library of lots of different careers.

BrightKnowledge.org
One stop shop for careers from school, college or university, with video clips.

Plotr.co.uk/careers
Interactive with lots of careers ideas / information and videos.

Reed.co.uk/average-salary
Average salaries of jobs and numbers employed in jobs 2017.

Training/apprenticeship websites

GetInGoFar.gov.uk
Information about Apprenticeships.

Citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Apply on-line for construction apprenticeships.

TataSteelEurope.com/Careers
Information about apprenticeships at Tata Steel and how to apply.

Heta.co.uk
Engineering and process apprenticeships schemes.

JTLTraining.com
Electrical installation, plumbing, heating and ventilation.

EngineeringConstructionCareers.org.uk
Information on the many jobs, careers and apprenticeships.

NLT-Training.co.uk
NLT Training Services deliver work-based training at all levels of their organisation, from apprenticeships to continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

Kaplan.co.uk/Apprenticeships
Business and accountancy opportunities.

Babcock.co.uk
A wide range of apprenticeships in engineering and other areas.

HitTraining.co.uk
Hospitality industry training and apprenticeships.

A guide book for school governors (PDF); paragraph 6.4.9 covers the duties of the governing body in relation to careers guidance activities.

Transgender Young People - Applying for a Gender Recognition Certicate.

A person over the age of 18 can have their new gender recognised in a formal way by applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate which (in most cases) can be used instead of a birth certificate as proof of identity in the name and gender that they wish to be recognised.

Scotland has an all age careers service provided by skilled advisers who are based in community and partner premises across Scotland.

Their work in schools is increasingly focusing on engaging with young people earlier in their academic life and supporting them through to their entry into sustained employment. They have a greater interaction with industry which enables them to consider projected demand for skills in the future.

Careers services for individuals are shaped by the Scottish Government’s Career Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy: A Framework for Service Redesign and Improvement (PDF).

This aligns with the recommendations of the Commission on Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce (DSYW) (PDF).

In New Zealand they have produced career benchmarks to show progress that young people are making towards their career goals.

Information on the benchmarks and the roadmaps to achieve them can be found here.

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