Useful Websites

Careers – Useful Websites 

Connexions Birmingham
http://www.connexions-bs.co.uk/
Use the career planning section to help you decide what to do in future!
Or view job opportunities and apprenticeships. Also find out about volunteering!
Get info on how to do your CV or prepare for an Interview.

*Beyond 16 Booklethttp://www.connexions-bs.co.uk/medialibrary/b162013.pdf

UCAS Progress
https://www.ucasprogress.com/
Searchable database of courses and work-based learning

National Careers Service
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx
Use the job profiles to find out about different careers. These include sources of information and regulatory bodies for the relevant profession.

The National Apprenticeship Service
http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/
You don’t have to go to university! The NAS has been designed to increase the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and provide a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners.

icould
http://icould.com/
icould is about inspiration, encouragement and discovery. The idea is to help you make the most of your potential and talent, by showing how others have used theirs.

Careers 1-2-3
http://www.123test.com/career-test/
What career best fits your personality? This free career test can give you an insight into your career personality.

Careersbox
http://www.careersbox.co.uk/index.php
Careers films on the web for a wide range of careers.

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/skillsexplorer/
Skills Explorer is a FREE new way for students to connect with the extensive and Careersbox library of world-of-work and job profile films and videos.

The Guardian Careers
http://careers.guardian.co.uk/

All About Careers
http://www.allaboutcareers.com/
AllAboutCareers is a careers information website for everyone who wants to find out more about graduate schemes, apprenticeships and internships in a range of job sectors.

Marketing
http://www.getin2marketing.com/

Future Morph
http://www.futuremorph.org/
Future Morph is the Science Council’s website designed to provide information for young people, their parents and teachers about careers available from studying science and maths.

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/search?term=careers
Careers resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Engineering
http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/home.cfm

Accountancy and Finance Careers
http://careers.icaew.com/

Maths Careers
www.mathscareers.org.uk/

Careers in the NHS
http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/index.shtml
The updated NHS website http://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/ offers case studies and videos on the range of career options in the NHS.

Pharmaceutical Careers
http://careers.abpi.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

General Medical Council
http://www.gmc-uk.org/

British Medical Association
http://bma.org.uk/

Physics – your guide to Physics on the web
http://www.physics.org/careers
http://www.iop.org/publications/iop/2012/file_57522.pdf

Society of Biology
http://www.societyofbiology.org/home

Institute of Zoology
http://www.zsl.org/science

Royal Society of Chemistry
http://www.rsc.org/

British Psychological Society
http://www.bps.org.uk/

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
http://www.csp.org.uk/

e-skills UK
http://www.eskills.com/
e-skills UK is the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

Social Work Careers
http://www.basw.co.uk/social-work-careers/

Creative Careers
http://www.skillset.org/careers/
Skillset Careers provides specialist careers information for the creative industries.

National Council for the Training of Journalists
http://www.nctj.com/

Law
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk
http://www.lawcareers.net
http://www.law.ac.uk/futurelawyers/(Future Lawyers Network)

Royal Institute of British Architects
http://www.architecture.com/

Prospects
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/
Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. We publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website.

Open Doors Media
http://www.careersworld.co.uk/west-midlands/home
 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

UCAS
http://www.ucas.com/
UCAS – Applying for Universities and colleges in the UK

Russell Group Universities
http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media/informed-choices/InformedChoices-latest.pdf
A Russell Group guide to making decisions about post-16 choices. If you are uncertain about which AS level subjects to choose then this guide may help you make your decision.

Student Finance England
http://www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk/

The Guardian University Guide
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide
The Guardian’s university guide

UNISTATS
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/
Includes official data for undergraduate courses 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.

Which? University
http://university.which.co.uk/
The free & independent way to search & compare UK degree courses & universities from Which? – find the best one for you, with insider tips from unis & students.

The Complete University Guide
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

Best course 4 me
http://www.bestcourse4me.com/
One of the most important questions when choosing what to study, where to study it – and even whether to study it – is ‘Will I get a job at the end?’ Another important question is ‘What will I earn?’ bestCourse4me is here to answer those questions.

Alternatively ~ You may feel that University is not the option for you:

Not going to Uni
http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Find out about apprenticeships, distant learning courses, gap year, sponsored degrees or employment opportunities.

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteering made easy
http://www.do-it.org.uk/

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is for young people aged 14-24 and offers a chance to gain Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
www.theaward.org

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council offers local volunteering opportunities
www.bvsc.org

Community Service Volunteers, offering a range of volunteering opportunities for all ages
www.csv.org.uk

Vinspired is the national youth volunteering programme for 16-25 year olds
www.vinspired.com

Volunteering England
www.volunteering.org.uk/iwanttovolunteer/where-do-i-start

The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives. You can apply for funding to get a small business off the ground or other worthwhile enterprise.
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/default.aspx

 

You can also contact local charities and community organisations.