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Useful Websites – Careers


Career Comp@nion:
Independent and impartial careers information

Take the Buzz Quiz and watch video clips of people talking about their jobs

Careers films/videos showing real people in real jobs

Moving On:
Discover careers and qualifications information



Useful Websites – LMI (Labour Market Information)


LMI for All:
LMI information

Warwick University:
LMI Future Trends

Careers of the Future resource

Bridge GM:
Information on LMI in Greater Manchester


Useful Websites – STEM




Tomorrow’s Engineers:

Tech Future Careers:


Useful Websites – Further Education (Ashton 6th Form College) (Clarendon 6th Form) (Tameside College) (The Manchester College) (Apprenticeships)


Useful Websites – Higher Education


UCAS is useful for researching degree courses and entry requirements at universities

What Uni?:
Search for UK university courses and university and college course reviews

The Complete University Guide:
Includes information on UK university rankings as well as information on studying abroad

Useful graduate careers website which includes information on career options linked to university degree choice and links on to what graduates do

Russell Group Universities:
Informed Choices Guide to making post-16 decisions (Please note that choices of A levels will vary between different departments at universities so always check with the Admissions Tutor at the universities of interest)

Student Finance England:
Apply online for student finance


Useful Websites – Apprenticeships


National Apprenticeship Service:
Apprenticeships is useful for researching vocational career pathways and searching and applying for vacancies

Find an apprenticeship:
Search and apply for apprenticeships in England

Amazing Apprenticeships:
Useful resources from films/webinars to application advice

The Apprenticeship Guide:
Apprenticeship information

Get My First Job:
Search and apply for apprenticeships

All About School Leavers:
Apprenticeship and work information

Future Talent:
Apprenticeship and work information

Not Going to Uni:
Explore apprenticeships and other possible alternatives including Gap Year options

Student Ladder:
Information on school leaver programmes, work placements and application advice

Rate My Apprenticeship:
Explore options, search for opportunities and read apprenticeship reviews

UCAS Career Finder:
Sign up for job alerts and search for Post-18 work and training opportunities


Useful Websites – Employment


Success at School:
Includes useful information about work experience, employability skills and vocational skills

Find a job:
Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs in Great Britain

Agency Central:
Useful for finding a recruitment agency in the local area and those specialising in specific sectors.


Useful Websites – Volunteering


Do It:


National Citizen Service:


National Careers Service – Job Profiles


The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Parents / Carers and students can access online careers information, advice, guidance and much more on this site.


The National Careers Service has job profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs. Each one details the skills and qualifications required, what the job involves, the average salary and what the career prospects are like by referring to labour market information (LMI).


Administrative and clerical:

Alternative therapies:

Animals, plants and land:

Arts, crafts and design:

Catering services:


Education and training:

Environmental sciences:

Financial services:

General and personal services:

Information technology and information management:

Legal services:

Maintenance, service and repair:

Management and planning:

Manufacturing and engineering:

Marketing, selling and advertising:

Medical technology:

Medicine and nursing:

Performing arts, broadcast and media:

Publishing and journalism:

Retail sales and customer service:

Science and research:

Security and uniformed services:

Social services:

Sport, leisure and tourism:

Storage, dispatching and delivery:




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