Career Related Links

Careers Related Links

Subject Choices

 

National Careers Service

GCSE or BTEC? – choosing your GCSE’s or BTEC’s

National Careers Service

Y11 – Y11, what to do next?

National Careers Service

Y12 & Y13 – what to study in Year 12 and Year 13?

National Careers Service

Y13 – what to do next?

National Careers Service

College – what is a FE college?

 

 

Career Information Links

 

Cascaid

Kudos – an inspirational careers tool that inspires young people with their future choices

National Careers Service

National Careers Service - Available to citizens living in England, featuring job profiles, skills matching and much more.

Bestcourse4me

Best Course 4 Me - Allows you to compare different courses and search for career paths.

Plotr

Plotr - An easy and fun to use careers tool, and includes an opportunity finder.

icould

Icould - Career ideas, take the Buzz test.

Careers box

Careersbox - Free online library showing career related videos, news and information

Barclays Life Skills

Barclays Lifeskills - Helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.

Coastal West Sussex jobs

Pathway - Careers information website created by students from Sussex

Movingonmagazine

Moving On Magazine - Moving On website contains lots of great articles about careers and qualifications, as well as  ‘careerometer’ which allows students to compare wages, working hours and job prospects for different careers that they might be interested in.

Studential

Studential - Online student community offering advice on GCSE’s, apprenticeships, gap years and university

Careerpilot

Career Pilot - Information on post 16 options and choices

Yourspacewestsussex

Your Space - Providing information, advice and guidance to all young people aged 13 to 25.

 

 

Thinking About Higher Education?

 

Ucas

UCAS - The University and College Admissions Service allow you to search and apply for higher education courses.

russellgroup

Russell Group Universities

Unistats.direct.gov.uk

Unistats - all things statistical to do with universities

brightknowledge

Bright Knowledge - for information on careers, education and student life

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/

 

Student Room –  the place to go to chat to other students, find out what is trending, tips on revision and courses

london.ac.uk

London University Taster Course Programme – provides insights into degree subjects and student life.

opendays

Open Days - University and college open days – directory as well as advice about subjects, universities, a gap year.

whatuni

What Uni - has a list of upcoming open days

suttontrust/

The Sutton Trust – organises one week summer schools and residentials for bright students from non-privileged homes to give them a taste of university life.

lnat

The National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) - is used by universities to select students for their law courses

ukcat

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) - is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental schools

unipodadvice

Oxford Brookes University - guide to choosing a university, choosing the right course, organising finance, writing your personal statement, etc.

brookes

Brookes - graduate job ideas

peopleandplanet

People and Planet – annual rankings of UK universities, student life, gap years, open days and student finance

ukcoursefinder

UK Course finder - from the Morrisby Organisation helps you to find a degree course based on your interests

http://scit

HE Map – useful map showing locations of UK universities and HE institutions

theguardian

The Guardian - information on courses and university rankings

gooduniguide

Good Uni Guide - Online directory of universities and colleges

 

Student Life and Housing

 

Studentbeans

Student Beans - provides students with offers, discounts, entertainment features, advise and money saving ideas

Unihomeswap

Uni Home Swap - offers an alternative to living at home and studying locally.  It helps students find accommodation in a different city in return for offering their own bedroom as a swap

 

 

Student Finance

 

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login

Student Finance - sign up to student finance on line

http://studentcalculator.org/

Student Calculator – from Brightside helps you to work out how much money you will have at university and how much you will need

 

 

Studying Abroad

 

http://www.thecomplete
universityguide.co.uk/

The Complete University Guide -  information on studying abroad

http://www.astarfuture.co.uk/

A Star Future - information on studying in Europe and further afield

http://www.studyportals.eu/

Study Portals - Dutch company providing a range of information on undergraduate degrees taught in Europe

http://www.studyin
australia.gov.au/global

Study In Australia - Australian website for international students

http://www.topuniversities.com
/student-info/studying-abroad

Top Universities - information on going to university abroad

 

 

Volunteering, Work Experience & Gap Years

 

https://do-it.org/

Do It - volunteering website, which allows you to search for vacancies close to your postcode.

http://www.gapmedics.co.uk/

Gap Medics - Overseas hospital work experience for 16 – 25 year olds.

http://www.westernsussexhospitals
.nhs.uk/
your-trust/volunteers/

NHS - volunteering and work experience within the NHS

http://www.gap-year.com/

Gap Year - offers an online and printed directory of gap year organisations and opportunities

http://www.yearoutgroup.org/
organisations/

Year Out Group - Includes over 30 gap year organisations that provide opportunities at home and abroad

https://www.gapyear.com/   

www.realgap.co.uk/

http://www.statravel.co.uk/
gap-year-travel.htm

Travel Companies  - that offer a booking service covering travel, volunteering and work experience abroad, Gap year (owned by Flight Centre UK ltd), Real Gap (owned by TUI Travel plc)

 

 

Apprenticeships

 

https://www.gov.uk/
further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Apprenticeship.Gov - Apprenticeship website advertising employment vacancies

http://www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com/

Apprenticeships in Sussex – local opportunities for apprenticeships in Sussex

https://nationalcareersservice.
direct.gov.uk/
youngpeople/Pages/
HigherApprenticeships/
HigherApprenticeships.aspx

National Careers Service - Higher Level Apprenticeships

 

 

Employment Links

 

http://www.e4s.co.uk/

Employment 4 Students - national database of jobs for students, graduates and for those looking at internships.

http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/
default.aspx

Princes Trust - employability and inspiration for young people.  

http://beach.brightonandhovejobs.com/

Brighton & Hove Jobs - employment links and careers information

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
jobs/starting-your-career/career-tasters/

West Sussex - career tasters at West Sussex County Council

http://www.reed.co.uk/

Reed - employment website

http://www.indeed.co.uk/

Indeed - employment website

https://www.hays.co.uk/

Hays – employment website

http://www.monster.co.uk/

Monster – employment website

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/

NHS - careers, clinical and non-clinical

http://www.army.mod.uk/join/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/
careers/role-finder

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/
roles/

Armed Forces – roles and careers information

http://recruit.college.police.uk/Pages/
home.aspx

Police – roles and career information

http://www.milkround.com/

Milk Round – graduate job website

http://about.lovelocaljobs.com/portfolio-item/pathway/

LoveLocal Jobs - Linking schools and local employers

http://www.job-centre-vacancies.co.uk/jobcentre-plus/

 

Job Centre  _ helpful advice on gaining employment

 

 

CV’s and Covering Letters

 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/Documents/GetAJob-CVs/
StudentGraduateCV.pdf

CV - example of a student CV

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/cvs/Pages/
writeacoveringletter.aspx

Covering Letter – tips for writing a covering letter

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/Documents/GetAJob-CVs/
AdvertisedVacancy-Before.pdf

Covering Letter – example of how not to write a covering letter

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/Documents/GetAJob-CVs/
AdvertisedVacancy-After.pdf

Covering Letter – example of how to write a covering letter

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/applications/
Pages/default.aspx

Application Forms – tips and examples

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/applications/
Pages/faqsaboutapplicationforms.aspx

Application Forms – FAQ’s about application forms

 

 

Interview Examples

 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/
Pages/default.aspx

Interview – preparing for an interview

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages
/Interviewsdosanddonts.aspx

Interview – do’s and don’ts

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/
top10interviewquestions.aspx

Interview – top 10 interview questions

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/
faqsaboutinterviews.aspx

Interview – FAQ’s about interviews

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages
/preinterviewchecklist.aspx

Interview – pre interview checklist

http://www.btplc.com/Betterfuture/
ConnectedSociety/Learningandskills
Freeresources/MovingOn/
Furtherresources
/Emery/index.htm

Interview – Emery’s video of interview first time around

http://www.btplc.com/Betterfuture/
ConnectedSociety/Learningandskills
Freeresources/MovingOn/Further
resources/Emery/
interview1_response.htm

Interview – video of experts opinion

http://www.btplc.com/Betterfuture/
ConnectedSociety/Learningandskills
Freeresources/MovingOn/
Furtherresources/Emery/
interview2.htm

Interview – Emery’s video interview, second time around

Interview video

Interview – video of experts opinion