Useful Websites

Useful Websites

Connexions Birmingham
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 Booklet

UCAS Progress
Searchable database of courses and work-based learning

National Careers Service
Use the job profiles to find out about different careers. These include sources of information and regulatory bodies for the relevant profession.

National Careers Week
‘In the future I want to be a’…. Frames can be downloaded:
Target Careers Resources:

The National Apprenticeship Service
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 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
What career best fits your personality? This free career test can give you an insight into your career personality.

Careers films on the web for a wide range of careers.
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

All About Careers
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.


Future Morph
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
Careers resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Accountancy and Finance Careers

Maths Careers

Careers in the NHS
The updated NHS website offers case studies and videos on the range of career options in the NHS.

Pharmaceutical Careers

General Medical Council

British Medical Association

Physics – your guide to Physics on the web

Society of Biology

Institute of Zoology

Royal Society of Chemistry

British Psychological Society

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

e-skills UK
e-skills UK is the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership

Social Work Careers

Creative Careers
Skillset Careers provides specialist careers information for the creative industries.

National Council for the Training of Journalists

Law Lawyers Network)

Royal Institute of British Architects

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

TheBigChoice | Youth Career Network, the fastest growing youth career network, we have hundreds of student and graduate employers eagerly waiting to network with you. Create an account today and connect with the very latest student and graduate companies.

National Apprenticeship Scheme

Rate My Apprenticeship




UCAS – Applying for Universities and colleges in the UK

Russell Group Universities
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

The Guardian University Guide
The Guardian’s university guide

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
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

Best course 4 me
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
Find out about apprenticeships, distant learning courses, gap year, sponsored degrees or employment opportunities.




Volunteering made easy

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

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council offers local volunteering opportunities

Community Service Volunteers, offering a range of volunteering opportunities for all ages

Vinspired is the national youth volunteering programme for 16-25 year olds

Volunteering England

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.


You can also contact local charities and community organisations.