This page contains information and resources on careers, higher education and other options.
Starting to think about your future career path can be overwhelming, but there are a number of great websites that help provide information on a whole range of choices, including: help with choosing your GCSE and A Level subjects; finding a university course; apprenticeships and internships; volunteering and work experience; and insights into specific careers. Browse these website to help decide the right choice for you.
‘The UK’s premier source of Student and School Leaver’s Career and Course Information’
Get Smaart contains a comprehensive selection of ‘career overviews’ – information packs telling you how to get into a whole host of jobs. Also included is a list of ‘city profiles’ to help you choose where you would like to work or study. A dedicated section on gap years has stories from student who have had gap years at home and around the world.
‘Plotr is a revolutionary website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love’.
The main feature of Plotr is ‘The Game’, which asks a series of questions about your interests, personality and experience to give you suggestions on possible career paths (login required). The more you interact with the game, the more information you receive on potential careers.
‘Choose your next steps’
Success at School is an online careers platform that explores different paths to work aimed at students aged 13-19. The site provides information on Career Paths, advice on various aspects of employment and study, news from employers, and the Student Space forum for sharing information. Also included are ’60 second interviews’ with people from a range of career areas.
All About School Leavers helps you make decisions about what you next steps should be after you leave school. Included is a dedicated apprenticeships section. You can find out what your options are with your chosen GCSEs and A Level subjects, and even search alternatives to university. Also includes tips for CVs, applications, and interviews, as well as a dedicated section for parents.
UCAS has a dedicated section to help find career ideas. You can search careers by job family, subject or skills to reveal details on a huge variety of jobs and their requirements. Take the ‘Buzz Quiz’ to match a career to your interests. There is also some information for those interested in starting their own business. Aimed at 16-18 year olds.
‘How your courses could affect your future’
Career Pilot helps you identify your choices at 14+,16+, or 18+. The site looks at routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and contains sections for parents and for advisors. The ‘stories’ section contains videos from both students and people from various careers sharing their experience.