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All About School Leavers

AllAboutSchoolLeavers is a tool to help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them.

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

 

Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships website provides resources, information about traineeships and apprenticeships and enables you to search for the latest apprenticeship vacancies.

http://amazingapprenticeships.com/

Apprenticeships

The Government portal for information about apprenticeships, with a linked website to find live vacancies.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

Apprenticeship Resources

The Skills Funding Agency have developed resources to help teachers and careers advisers offer information, advice and guidance to young people, about apprenticeships.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeships-resources-for-teachers-and-advisers

 

Autocity

This site includes numerous resources to help to find out more about career opportunities in the retail motor industry, information provided on work experience and the world of work in the industry. The site includes some useful documents which can be downloaded.

http://www.autocity.org.uk/index.php/schools-teachers-career-advisors/

 

BBC Bitesize 

BBC Bitesize have published some new careers resources including case studies, links between curriculum subjects and the world of work, showing how vocational, apprenticeship and academic pathways can lead to success and information and guidance on skills for work, choosing options, work experience and more.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/careers

 

Black Country Skills Factory

The Black Country Skills Factory has been developed specifically for the Black Country area of the UK but there is a wealth of information that is applicable to all parts of the UK about Careers in Manufacturing.

http://www.manufactureyourfuture.co.uk/

 

Bragfolder 

Bragfolder is a tool that can be used alongside CVs and personal statements to help students develop their portfolio. It is a free service, students just need a computer or their phone to register

https://www.bragfolder.com/

 

Careers at Sea 

This site provides information and guidance on careers at sea, which is part of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB).  The MNTB works right across the UK to champion maritime education, training and skills.  

http://www.careersatsea.org/

Careers sea ambassadors will come out to schools to request a visit, click on the following web link: http://www.careersatsea.org/ambassadors/

 

Careersbox

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information with teaching resources and a separate section for parents. The case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

 

Career Comp@nion

Career Comp@nion is an impartial and mediated review service of Careers, Learning and Support Information websites. It has been designed to help and support people of all ages at life’s key transitions from Year 9 (Age 13-14) pupils in school right through to adults planning for retirement.

http://www.careercompanion.co.uk/

 

Career Connect

Career Connect have developed a range of science, technology, engineering and maths related careers and labour market information resources. The resources include employer films, apprentice films, and web links to other useful resources.

https://www.careerconnect.org.uk/STEM-i247.html

 

Career Development Institute (CDI)

CDI is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of career education; career information, advice and guidance; career coaching, career consultancy and career management.

http://www.thecdi.net/

 

Careers Inspiration

Prospects have launched a new website 'Careers Inspiration' which includes LMI for the whole of the West Midlands and can be drilled down into Birmingham & Solihull.

http://careersinspiration.co.uk/West-Midlands

 

Career Map

CareerMap is a website for 15-19 year olds looking for a pathway into apprenticeships and early career opportunities which incorporates a Google Maps interface.

https://careermap.co.uk/

 

Careers Pilot

Careerpilot is aimed at 13-19 year olds and provides online, impartial information and support on routes into higher level study. The website includes general information on further and higher education and a number of interesting videos.

http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/stories

 

Careers that Move

Careers that move website includes information about the passenger transport and travel industry, the career options available, a career map of the variety of opportunities, a CV masterclass and career stories from within the transport and travel industry.

http://www.careersthatmove.co.uk/A-Career-in-Passenger-Transport-and-Travel 

 

CareerSoft

CareersSoft produces quality independent careers resources.  They offer a range of costed products to schools including primaries. 

http://www.careersoft.co.uk/

 

CASCAID

CASCAID is the leading producer of careers information and guidance solutions; they offer a range of costed products to help young people and adults make better informed decisions about their learning, training and career options.

http://www.cascaid.co.uk

 

Cegnet

Cegnet is a free online community for teachers, careers professionals and supporters of career development to share news and resources.

http://www.cegnet.co.uk/

 

Citrus Saturday

Citrus Saturday is an experiential learning programme developed by UCL (University College London) aimed at teaching entrepreneurship and enterprise skills to young people around the world. 

http://www.citrussaturday.org/about

  

Construction Youth Trust

Construction Youth Trust is a registered charity working with young people to help them access training, education and employment opportunities in the construction industry.

http://www.constructionyouth.org.uk/

 

Countryside Classroom

Countryside Classroom helps teachers to find resources, places to visit and school support relating to the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. The site contains a range of quality assured educational content from hundreds of contributors. Resources can be filtered down by subject area, key stage area and type of resource.

http://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/resources

 

Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative & Cultural Skills website includes resources for anyone interested in a creative career. They promote jobs, advice articles and blogs from practitioners as well as hosting live events for 13-16 year olds.

Click here for Industry Insights

 

Day Job

Dayjob is a fast growing website that assists job seekers by giving them free access to 100’s of professionally designed CV, resume and cover letter templates with the aim of helping young people improve the way they write their CVs, and thereby improve their job prospects.

http://www.dayjob.com/

 

Discover Risk

Discover Risk introduces students to the idea of risk and the various careers involved in risk management.  It provides information on career paths, case studies and a range of employers involved in risk management.

http://www.discoverrisk.co.uk/

 

Discover What Matters

Discover What Matters from Lloyds Banking focuses on young people’s strengths, capabilities and motivations. The programme includes lesson plans for teachers covering Individual Strengths, Career Orientation and Employability Skills.

https://www.workreadyschools.co.uk/lesson/discover-what-matters/

 

Fast Tomato

Fast Tomato provides costed careers guidance programmes for pupils/students to help them explore the many different career opportunities open to them. Using psychometric assessments to highlight each person's interests, attitudes and motivations, Fast Tomato suggests individualised and personally tailored careers and courses.

https://www.fasttomato.com/

 

Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards

Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards provides free, sector-specific careers information for young people through the network of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).

https://fisss.org/sector-skills-council-body/directory-of-sscs/

 

Future Learn

Future Learn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

https://www.futurelearn.com/about-futurelearn

 

Future Morph

Future Morph includes free teaching resources with related curriculum topics, suggested practical activities and assembly materials, as well as interactive games, career profiles and  a resources database linking to external organisations.

http://www.futuremorph.org/teachers/

 

Get my first job

Get my first job is a search tool enabling people to register an account and have access to live vacancies. The website also includes resources for parents.

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

 

Go Construct

The Go Construct website showcases career opportunities available in construction and the built environment. The website includes resources, information for parents, careers advisors and educators; and information on construction ambassadors.

https://www.goconstruct.org/

 

Go Landscape

GoLandscape is a website about careers available in the Landscaping sector.

https://www.golandscape.co.uk/

 

Go Think Big

GoThinkBig.co.uk is an online digital hub from O2 which provides information on work experience opportunities, career advice, contacts and tips to set people up for their dream career. One of the services is ‘Gro Your CV’ which is a free app to help young people turn their skills gained from volunteering into CV speak.

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/

 

Gov UK

GovUK has released useful information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcse-new-grading-scale-factsheets

 

Grow Careers

Grow Careers website is a clear, inspiring source of information for entering into, or progressing within, the horticultural industry. Their mission is to both increase the number of new entrants into the sector, and inform progression and diversification of careers within the industry.

https://www.horticulture.org.uk/grow-careers/ 

 

Health Careers

On Health Careers young people can download a range of different resources such as posters, leaflets and booklets to help with career decisions. There are also resources for teachers and careers advisers.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/  

 

Hiive

Hiive is a professional networking site. It’s a digital community of collaborators from the creative industries all across the UK. Hiive allows professionals, employers and educators to tap into the UK’s collective industry insight.

https://app.hiive.co.uk/how-hiive-was-funded/

  

Icould

Icould includes over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice on careers.  The website also provides free teaching resources.

http://icould.com/

 

Independent Gap Advice

The Independent Gap Advice provides young people with free and impartial information and advice on taking a gap year or shorter break from formal education.  It also encourages and enables young people with disabilities to undertake challenging gap year projects.

http://www.independentgapadvice.org/

 

LMI for All

LMI for All is an online data portal that connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable Labour Market Information.  You can make use of the customisable Careerometer Widget for your school website.

http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/

 

Marks & Spencers Careers

Marks & Spencers have created a website aimed at parents & teachers with information on careers within the retail sector.  Including information on the retail sector and they how you can provide advice to a student who might be interested in finding out more.

https://careers.marksandspencer.com/parentsandteachers

 

Milkround

Milkround is a tool to support students and graduates. The website provides information on hundreds of internships, placements, graduate jobs and schemes; sector insights, videos and links; salary guides for common graduate roles, career event listings and much more.

http://www.milkround.com/

 

My World of Work

Young people can create a 'My World of Work' account to help them discover careers to match their skills, interests, education and experience. If you are in school students can use the subject choices tool to see where their favourite school subjects could take them.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

 

MyCareerSpringboard

MyCareerSpringboard is a free careers guidance tool for school and college students. Created by the team behind AllAboutCareers.com, AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk and AllAboutLaw.co.uk, MyCareerSpringboard is designed to help teachers deliver careers guidance to their students in the most fun, simple and effective way possible.

http://www.mycareerspringboard.org/

 

National Careers Week

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The site includes a wide range of resources for schools to use to help bring careers into the classroom.

http://nationalcareersweek.com/resources-blog-linked/#.WYCO5P4zU2w

 

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website incorporates job profiles, a skills check and a lifelong learning account. A dedicated careers helpline and web chat service is also provided delivered by professionally trained careers advisers who will outline all the career, training and learning options open to young people including apprenticeships.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home

 

Nesta  

Nesta have published a classroom resource designed to equip Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students with the latest information about the changing world of work and the skills that are likely to be in demand in the future.  

https://www.nesta.org.uk/toolkit/future-of-work-lesson/  

Teacher toolkit

 

Nomis

Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, to give free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. The summary pages provide key trend data about a local area.

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/

 

Not Going to Uni

Not Going to Uni is dedicated to helping school and college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university routes such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

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

 

Office for National Statistics Employment Data

This site includes data on people in and out of work covering employment, unemployment, types of work, earnings, working patterns and workplace disputes. The site also signposts you to where you can access local statistics.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket

 

Outstanding Careers

Outstanding Careers is home to the Careers Defender who is a fully qualified teacher with over 15 years experience providing award winning careers education.  Careers Defender acts as a hub for careers learning and provides links to Pinterest boards with free and paid for resources that cover lots of different areas.

 http://www.outstandingcareers.co.uk/

 

Panjango

Panjango is a virtual world of work which maps the curriculum to work related challenges.  It helps young people develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to thrive in life after school - all while enabling them to discover more about careers in a fun and interactive way.

https://www.panjango.online/user/login

 

Property Needs You

Property Needs You is a UK wide initiative that aims to work with young people, parents, teachers and careers advisors to help young people make the most out of the opportunities that the property sector could offer career wise.

http://www.propertyneedsyou.com/ 

 

Prospects

Take a quiz and see which job profiles match your skills and personality.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

 

Rethink Retail

The British Retail Consortium have developed a new website in conjunction with their retail members to showcase the diverse range of retail careers by interviewing the people who are already doing them. 

https://www.rethinkretail.org.uk/

 

RBS Career Kickstart

This site includes a range of resources to help young people with their career decisions.  The resources are split into three age categories: 14-16, 16-18 and 18-21. 

https://www.careerkickstart.rbs.com/resources

 

Seafarers UK

Every year Seafarers UK campaigns for a greater awareness of seafarers and job/career opportunities in maritime seafareres week, held in June. Teachers and schools can request printed and digital materials for use in classrooms and book bags.

https://www.seafarers.uk/campaigning/seafarers-awareness-week/

 

Solihull Council Apprenticeships

Solihull Council have launched a website showcasing the variety of apprenticeship roles within the council. The website includes case studies, videos from current apprentices and local labour market information.

https://socialsolihull.org.uk/apprenticeships/

 

Spark

Spark is a recently launched careers platform which delivers employer engagement using livestream webinars. The programme is free for all registered careers professionals, schools, colleges and individuals regardless of age, aptitude or ability. All users need to do is register an account.

https://www.sparkcareers.org/

 

Success at Schools

Success at School is a national careers platform for secondary students.  Local and national employers share work placements and job opportunities, so students can move directly from researching careers to applying for opportunities.

https://successatschool.org/

 

Target Careers

This site provides information about the Hospitality and Tourism sector, including the range of routes into roles, salary expectations and school leaver options.  

https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors/hospitality-and-travel

 

Ted Talks

TED is a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Students can search for talks from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

https://www.ted.com/

 

The Apprenticeship Guide

The Apprenticeship Guide contains concise summaries of every apprenticeship framework offered in England, plus general careers advice, real life stories, employer advertising, a regional directory of training providers.

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

 

The Female Lead

The Female Lead is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making women’s stories more visible and offering alternative role models. The Female Lead creates a variety of spaces to present these stories including a book of 60 amazing women from around the world, an online and social media presence, and an outreach programme for girls in schools, celebrating female role models who shape the world.

https://www.thefemalelead.com/

 

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL)

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) established in June 2013 is committed to the progression and support of Care Leavers in higher education. Working together NNECL aims to transform the progression of young people in or leaving care into and through further and higher education.

http://nnecl.org/

 

The Student Room

The largest student community in the world - over 1.8m members. Discuss anything - universities, health, lifestyle, relationships & more. The website also includes free university application help and revision tools.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/

 

Tomorrow's Engineers

The Tomorrow's Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to inspire more young people to consider a career in engineering.

https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TomorrowsEngineers

https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/careers-resources-activities/powerpoint-presentation/ - interactive presentation which could be used in an assembly with presenter guidelines 

 

UCAS

The UCAS website provides information for students who are interested in going on to higher education, they have also got a new career finder section on their website and a 16-18 choices section.

https://www.ucas.com/

 

UKCAT Consortium

The UKCAT Consortium is committed to fairness in selection to medicine and dentistry and to the widening participation in medical and dental training of under-represented social groups. This website provides general information and advice regarding the UKCAT test and helpful resources to help candidates prepare.

http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/preparation  

 

Unifrog

The Unifrog website helps students find the right university course or apprenticeship vacancy quickly. For teachers, the website helps them meet their statutory duty to provide independent and impartial careers information.

https://www.unifrog.org/

 

Visit Britain 

English Tourism Week takes place from 30th March to 7th April, this is a good opportunity to promote careers within the Tourism and Hospitality sector. 

https://www.visitbritain.org/english-tourism-week

 

Where the work is

This interactive tool enables users to explore demand for particular occupations and the potential salary benefits and likely levels of competition for these positions. The findings can be shown at UK-wide, national and regional levels, along with local enterprise partnership areas and certain city areas.

http://wheretheworkis.org/

 

Wow I Made That

Wow I Made That is the home of information for apprenticeships, careers and training opportunities for those looking to enter the woodworking manufacturing industry.

https://wowimadethat.bwf.org.uk/

 



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