Links to Further Careers Information
Further useful information for students, parents and teachers can be found via the weblinks below:
General Careers Advice
http://www.careerpilot.org.uk– This is a great website giving lots of information about all the different options available for future work and study in the South West.
www.workwiltshire.co.uk – Contains useful local labour market information from Wiltshire Council.
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This has useful tools that will help you to choose a career and give you career suggestions and create a CV. You can also talk to an adviser for free on 0800 100900.
www.icould.com – Handy for exploring different careers by watching films about what it’s like to work in various jobs.
www.sacu-student.com – Matches you to HE courses, careers and apprenticeships.
https://swlep.co.uk/programmes-swlep/careers-hub/careers-explorer - Find out about different careers, opportunities in the local job market and information on courses and apprenticeships.
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk – The essential site to research and find apprenticeships.
www.amazingapprenticeships.com – Contains a particularly useful ‘Parents Pack’ and information about employers offering apprenticeships.
www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk – Search here for apprenticeships, traineeships, internships, work experience and jobs.
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – This website has important information on the opportunities available after leaving school – for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.
www.reed.co.uk – create a CV and find jobs here.
www.indeed.co.uk – a job search website.
Graduate Careers and University Advice
www.ucas.com – UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. UCAS process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year and also help students to find the right course for them.
www.prospects.ac.uk – A website focused on graduate jobs. The UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. You can search actual graduate vacancies and see what jobs different degree subjects can lead to.
www.ukcoursefinder.com – This site has a subject’s interest questionnaire and provides degree subject suggestions. Really useful if you are not sure what you want to do next.
www.university.which.co.uk – The Which? University guide is packed with information and has filters to help you find the right course. www.bestcourse4me.com – Users can identify A level subjects and see what degrees people usually go on to do – and then look at and what careers people progress on to from different degree courses.
www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide – The Guardian University Guide has information on every subject taught at universities in the UK. It also ranks universities in league tables.
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables – official university league tables.
www.whatuni.com – A useful site for ordering prospectuses and comparing University courses.
www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk – Search for University scholarships, grants and bursaries here.
www.opendays.com – This site gives useful details of university open days.
Gap Years and Volunteering
www.gapyear.com – information and advice about gap years.
www.campamerica.co.uk – job opportunities in America – including temporary and summer jobs.
www.do-it.org.uk – explore volunteering opportunities.
www.volunteering.org.uk – explore volunteering opportunities.