Careers and Work Related Learning Links

NHS - Career resources

As the UK’s biggest employer with 1.7 million staff in more than 350 different roles, the NHS wants to open students’ eyes and minds to the wide range of opportunities that are available to everyone.
https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/

Free Guide To Careers in Law

Download this free Guide to Law from The Lawyer Portal, a crucial read for students aged 14-18 considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, paralegal or chartered legal executive.  

https://www.thelawyerportal.com/free-guides/legal-careers-deciding-on-law/ .

Psychometric Tests

Below are free links for practise psychometric tests, for any job applications or apprenticeship opportunities that require a psychometric test as part of the interview process.

 

https://practicereasoningtests.com/psychometric-tests

https://practicereasoningtests.com/practice-aptitude-tests  

 

General Careers Advice, Support and Guidance for 13-18 Year Olds

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 Adviza

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Adviza aim to inspire young people through high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.

http://www.adviza.org.uk/

 National Careers Service

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

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

 icould

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icould provides career inspiration and information for young people. They show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

http://icould.com

 Success at School

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Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

https://successatschool.org/

 Plotr

 

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Plotr offers information on different job sectors shown through ‘career worlds’, a ‘resource centre’ and an ‘opportunity finder’ which will identify training opportunities around a given post code.

https://www.plotr.co.uk

 Careersbox

 

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Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information

www.careersbox.co.uk

 The Future Morph

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The Future Morph website is designed to show you just some of the amazing and unexpected places that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can take you.

www.futuremorph.org

 Bright Knowledge

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Bright Knowledge and the Student Calculator are designed to help students and young people manage their money and explore education and career options.

www.brightknowledge.org/

Electrical Careers

 

Apprenticeships and careers in the electrical sector.

http://electricalcareers.co.uk/

Neuvoo

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Useful job search website.

neuvoo.co.uk

GoThinkBig

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Bringing you all the new placements, internships, programmes and events to help build your career.

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/opportunities

Creative & Cultural Skills

 

Help and advice for creative careers.

https://www.ccskills.org.uk/

Eduvate

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EU Career opportunities and selection procedures.

https://eduvate.biz/

Barclays Life Skills

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Useful information for parents regarding life skills.

https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/parents/

Post 16 / 18 Careers Guidance and Apprenticeship Opportunities

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UCAS Progress

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Enables young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales.

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses

Gov.uk

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Information for 14-19 year olds, including apprenticeship vacancies.

https://www.gov.uk/browse/education

Future Talent

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Search and apply for the latest apprenticeships, jobs and courses in the local area.

http://www.future-talent.com/

Not Going to Uni

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This site provides information on the opportunities available after school - for training, employment and sponsored degrees.

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

The Big Choice

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Find jobs for school and college leavers and search through apprenticeships and gain information on scholarships

www.thebigchoice.com/

Careermap

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Careermap is the leading website for 16-24 year olds looking for a pathway into employment.

http://careermap.co.uk/

 Higher Education and Progression to University

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UCAS

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The organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

https://www.ucas.com/

Unistats

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The official website for comparing UK higher education course data. It includes official data on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.

https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/

UK Course Finder

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A good site to look at you have no idea what you might like to study. It has a subject’s interest questionnaire which provides degree subject suggestions based on your answers. You'll then be able to search for university courses relating to these subjects. You can also search for unis by the number of UCAS points.

http://www.ukcoursefinder.com/

Which? University Guide

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The Which? university guide has lots of information and filters to help you find a course to suit your needs.

http://university.which.co.uk/

The Guardian

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Information on every subject taught at universities in the UK ranked in league tables, also has subject profile information.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

Studential

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Provides in-depth information about choosing and going to university and the application process involved.

https://www.studential.com/

Prospectus

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The UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website.

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/

UniTasterDays

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Provides up to date information on university open days and subject taster days.

http://www.unitasterdays.com/

Local Colleges

Reading College

http://www.reading-college.ac.uk/

Berkshire College of Agriculture

http://www.bca.ac.uk/

Bracknell and Wokingham College

http://www.bracknell.ac.uk/

Farnborough College

http://www.farnborough.ac.uk/

Henley College

http://www.henleycol.ac.uk/henleycollege/home.html

Windsor Forest College Group

https://www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/