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Careers Links and Resources

Useful Web sites

Students are advised to regularly check individual websites for the most up-to-date information on courses and entry requirements. The following websites are useful sources of information for students in all year groups as they progress through the process of researching choices and decision making.

www.ucas.com

The official universities and colleges admissions website. This site contains official information for students and parents on all undergraduate courses, course search, advice guides and videos and much more! Students use Apply and Track to make and monitor their online applications.

www.ucasprogress.com

Search, compare and research courses at school, academies, colleges and training providers in your local area

www.ucas.com/ucas/conservatoires

Where and how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate performance-based courses studied at conservatoires

www.gov.uk/student-finance

Information on student finance tuition fees, maintenance loans. Disabled student funding etc. and how to apply
 

https://www.whatuni.com/

Whatuni.com helps prospective students compare Universities and Courses, with comprehensive data and handy University Comparison Tool Helping people find the course that is right for them, whatever stage they are in life.

www.ukcoursefinder.com

Helps identify and search and research courses linked to a student’s interests and ability.

www.prospects.ac.uk

This graduate website is also a fantastic resource for sixth form students considering university courses. Start with the options with your subject section to research the type of careers that different degrees can lead on to. If you’re unsure what you would like to do when you graduate, you may find this website useful. Prospects can provide you with job insights (such as where your degree could lead) and information on writing CVs and Cover Letters. Plus, you can search for graduate jobs & postgraduate courses.

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/

Get help with choosing a career, example CVs and covering letters, practise interviews        on-line, aptitude tests and careers related to your degree subject. Take free aptitude tests with our partner Graduates First 

www.unifrog.org/

Assists students to choose the best Universities and Apprenticeships for themselves – looks at pathways, opportunities and how to apply for a range of options

www.which.co.uk/university

An independent site from Which? To help students make informed choices. You can refine searches by subject, location, interests etc. and it includes data on graduate salaries, number of applicants receiving offers, advice on how to complete your personal statements and much more.

www.applytouni.com

Includes information on university choices and applications, league tables, student finance and examples of personal statements.

www.bestcourse4me.co.uk

An independent site which demonstrates the links between what people study and their jobs and earnings afterwards.

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

Independent UK university league tables and advice on university and subject choices, student finance, careers and preparing to go

www.unistats.com

The official website for comparing higher education, courses and data

www.prospectusfinder.com

Provides a quick way to order printed prospectuses or view on-line versions

www.studentladder.co.uk/

Where GCSE, A Level and university students share academic and social knowledge: from study help, to choosing a university, careers, and student life, internships and placements schemes.

www.studenthut.com

Website covering all aspects of student life where you can look at university reviews, student offers, jobs and guides in one place! 

 

www.brightknowledge.org

Guide to careers, education and student life

www.studential.com

Information about GCSE’s, apprenticeships, options, university and the army

www.opendays.com

A calendar of university open days and how to book your attendance

www.moneysavingexpert.com/students

A sixth formers’ guide explaining how student finance works- tips for budgeting and making your student loan go further

www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk

Search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries on this comprehensive database.

www.push.co.uk

Independent guide to UK universities, open days, gap years, student life and finance.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

For students who are not planning to apply to university, this is the one stop site for apprenticeships, volunteering, gap years, distance learning and jobs

www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry.../admissions-tests

Some universities require you to sit an admissions test as part of the application process – discover the different types of assessment on this site for medical school, law and Cambridge Admission Tests

www.ukcat.ac.uk

Details of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test for admission to some dental and medical schools.

www.themedicalportal.com

Get into Medicine with free guides and expert prep for UKCAT, BMAT & Interview. The Medic Portal is partnered with the Royal Society of Medicine.

http://thestudentlawyer.com/

Useful advice for students considering a career in law

www.lnat.ac.uk

Details of the national admissions test required by some law schools as part of their undergraduate law admissions process.

www.parentadviser.co.uk

Advice for parents on the range of post-18 options.

http://www.milkround.com

Providing expert careers advice for School Leavers and students alike, Milkround has information on career options and job applications as well as advertising student internships and graduate jobs.
 

 GAP YEAR or Voluntary work

The following websites contain useful ideas for gap year/voluntary opportunities:

www.gapyear.com

 Is a community for backpackers and gap year travellers. Search for trip advice, travel inspiration, jobs, tours and volunteering ideas.

www.prospects.ac.uk/gap_year.htm

www.outreachinternational.co.uk

www.vinspired.com

The UK's leading youth volunteering charity providing 14-30 year olds with volunteering and social action opportunities. Young people can learn new skills and get involved in their local communities.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-of-the-future

This is a government sponsored LMI web site that provides downloadable resources and worksheets

 

Careers Related Web Sites

https://successatschool.org

 Provides clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers – advice for year groups 7 – 12+

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices

Guidance from the Russell Group of UK universities aimed at year 11 students making appropriate post-16 subject choices for a wide variety of university courses.

http://www.plotr.co.uk/

 Investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area.

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

Video based job profile information and skills explorer tool.

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/skillsexplorer/

Skills explorer is a new way for students to connect with the extensive and Careersbox library of world of work and job profile films and videos.

http://www.icould.com/

 Aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality profile quiz.

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

The National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships – you can search for current vacancies in all levels of apprenticeships and apply

https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/

This site helps young people understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work.  Also contains a parental advice section.

http://purepotential.org/

Free careers advice and guidance

http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Plan your study, need advice on your post 14, 16, and 18 choices? This site provides useful advice and guidance

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work – includes job profiles, making applications, LMI (Labour Market Information)

https://jobs.telegraph.co.uk/careers/

Information on various carers topics including looking at different careers sectors, interview tips etc.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/

Explore careers and how to get in - with or without a degree.

http://www.123test.com/career-test/

Careers 1-2-3- looks at what career best fits your personality - This free career test can give you an insight into your career personality

http://www.futuremorph.org/

Research STEM Careers – also useful tips on job hunting, CV writing etc.

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

Interview tips, CV templates, job profiles etc.                                                                                        A nationwide education charity providing opportunities for young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

http://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

Looks at career paths, job skills, advice pages on preparing for interviews, CV writing, how to write a covering letter, apprenticeships etc.