Careers Information

FIND OUT MORE

 

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – Careers Advice, CV, Skills builder, course search and more.

www.prospects.ac.uk – what can you do with a degree in specific subject.

www.careersworld.co.uk – jobs board, search by location i.e. West Midlands

www.icould.com – ideas for careers, video clips

www.careersbox.co.uk – careers and options

www.totalprofessions.com – careers information

www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos – enter the licence Code b178qb Includes a Careers quiz, information and links to other support

 

EMPLOYMENT, SCHOOL LEAVER VACANCIES AND APPRENTICESHIPS  

www.notgoingtoni.co.uk – options other than Higher Education following the traditional full time route

www.apprenticeships.org – vacancies and information plus application process

NEW STARTING IN SEPT 2015 – Degree Apprenticeships (may not be on the National apprenticeship website)starting in September 2015 for some – Digital, Automotive Engineering, Banking Relationship Manager and Construction. 100 companies on board in stages. www.techpartership.com – Digital Degree Apprenticeships. John Lewis to be advertised soon on their website, Belfour Beatty Civil Engineering/Construction advertises on www.simplyhired.co.uk , Capgemini ICT. You have to be employed to do this option.

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – vacancies, employer information, careers test

www.future-talent.com – vacancies

www.directions.org.uk – finance related companies

www.businesscasesstudies.co.uk – sponsored degrees

www.jobs.nhs.uk – jobs and apprenticeships. Vacancy application numbers can be capped

www.jobcentreplus.co.uk – job vacancies

www.monster.co.uk – job vacancies

www.indeed.co.uk – job vacancies

You can often register to be informed of relevant vacancies via text or email alerts on the above websites.  Visit weekly

Register with recruitment agencies that may deal with specific job sectors or companies.

Look at local organisations such as Local Authorities and individual companies in a career sector you are interested in – Finance, Engineering, Retail, Health etc.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

www.ucasprogress.com – local college courses

HIGHER EDUCATION

www.ucas.com – researching options in HE and applying

www.opendays.com – dates and contacts for open at HE learning providers

www.unistats.com – compare institutions and subjects

www.ukcoursefinder.com – includes a questionnaire if you are undecided on what to do, course and points filter.

www.whatuni.com – student reviews

www.open.ac.uk – distance learning – Open University

www.unifrog – code needed to access

 

In the reference section in the library

Degree Course Offers – Brian Heaps Entry information for HE courses. A useful starting point.

The 100 most popular employers for School Leavers 2015

STUDYING ABROAD

www.fullbright.co.uk – studying in the USA

www.astarfuture.co.uk – studying in Europe, Australia, USA and other countries

www.britishcouncil.org/Erasmus – study in Europe as part f your degree

www.topuniversities.com – university ratings

www.studyoptions.com – studying in Australia & New Zealand

www.learnabroad.ie – search courses by country

www.careerseurope.co.uk – “Venture” tool kit for those wanting to stud or work in Europe

www.learnabroad.com – search courses abroad and look for scholarships

 

STUDENT FINANCE

Sponsored Degrees and Scholarships

http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/blog/sponsored-degrees-uk

www.studentladder.co.uk

Scholarships

www.whatuni.com/scholarships

Finance

www.gov.uk/studentfinance – information and guidance for students on finance. Includes an online calculator

www.slc.co.uk – Student Loans Company

www.scholorship-search.org.uk – search for scholarships available

www.moneysavingexpert.com/family – Information on tuition fees, grants, loans,

www.studentcashpoint.co.uk – information on grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships

 

GAP YEAR

www.yearoutgroup.org – general starting point to explore ideas

www.seasonworkers.com – summer jobs and ski resort jobs

www.statravel.co.uk – travel around the world tickets

www.anyworkanywhere.com – casual jobs world wide

www.jobsabroadbulletin.co.uk – jobs, volunteering opportunities overseas

www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry – opportunities for after Level 3 to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths within careers

 

VOLUNTEERING

www.do-it.org – search what is on offer in your local area

www.bvsc.org.- volunteering opportunities with in Birmingham.  Mostly for over 18’s

www.csv.org.uk – national opportunities

www.vso.org.uk – opportunities overseas

 

ENTERPRISE

www.princestrust.org.uk – support to set up enterprises and grants

www.shell-livewire.org – information to help young entrepreneurs set up in business

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