This page will highlight some of the most reliable and useful sources which provide impartial advice and guidance every step of the way. However, don’t forget about those close to you parents/siblings/relatives are all great sources of information and advice, as well as your tutor, teachers and the VI Form students.
Skills to Succeed Academy: An online package that unpicks the world of work, employability skills and applying for jobs in the future. Particularity useful for students who have no idea what they would like to do in the future, the programme is broken into short, focused modules or units. Full access details are here.
High quality web-based resources that students and parents should take a look at include:
Unifrog (see also separate tab) is a fantastic resource, that allows students to compare university courses and apprenticeships in the same place. Information is up to date, including the latest employment/destination data. *log in is required to use this system*
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial fully-qualified careers advisor.
My Career Springboard is an impartial careers information package, you create an online account that helps you navigate your choices and careers pathway. You get a personalised noticeboard and you can do ‘personality tests’ that matches careers which might best suit your interests and traits.
http://www.ucas.com/progress This website will be launched nationally in September 2014 and is primarily aimed at choices after GCSE. However, it contains a range of resources students will find useful when considering their options such as Careers quizzes.
http://icould.com/ This website has lots of videos you can explore by employment sector or life theme
https://www.startprofile.com/ This is a careers site aimed at 11-24 year olds, with useful content in ‘Career Worlds’
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/ This is a good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends
http://www.careersbox.co.uk/ This is a free online library of careers related films, news and information
http://www.careers4u.tv/ This site contains videos on lots of different jobs, and students talking about apprenticeships, university and jobs
http://www.getting-in.com/ This site has a comprehensive overview of universities, courses and apprenticeships
The Success at School website also has a useful careers page, looking at roles in different sectors of the economy.
These resources are primarily for pre-16 students, although not exclusively so. Further online resources to support Post 16 students can be accessed here.