Careers – Useful Careers Resources & Websites

Careers Resources – Year 7-13

Students at Urmston Grammar have access to the Careers Library, based in the Learning Resource Centre, at lunch times and after school.

Students also have access to the following Careers Software that Urmston Grammar purchase an annual licence for:

Kudos: http://www.cascaid.co.uk/newkudos/
Kudos is useful for generating career ideas as it matches likes and dislikes to aspects of different careers or careers relating to subjects of interest

eClips: http://www.eclips-online.co.uk/
eClips is useful for researching specific careers or careers relating to subjects of interest

Higher Ideas: https://www.careersoft.co.uk/
Higher Ideas is useful for researching universities and degree courses linked to interests, career ideas or subject choice

Please contact the CEIAG Co-ordinator, Amy Marshall, for the Passwords or students can access these through the UG Intranet (R drive on the Shared Network – Careers Folder)

Useful Websites – Careers

Career Comp@nion: http://www.careercompanion.co.uk/
Independent and impartial careers information

iCould: http://icould.com/
Take the Buzz Quiz and watch video clips of people talking about their jobs

careersbox: http://www.careersbox.co.uk/
Careers films/videos showing real people in real jobs

Moving On: www.movingonmagazine.co.uk
Discover careers and qualifications information

plotr: https://www.plotr.co.uk/
Includes useful articles giving advice about career choices and decisions

Useful Websites – LMI (Labour Market Information)

LMI for All: http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/
LMI information

Warwick University: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ier/ngrf/lmifuturetrends/
LMI Future Trends

UKCES: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/452078/15.01.05._UKCES_Career_Brochure_V13_reduced.pdf
Careers of the Future resource

Career Point: http://careerpoint-gm.co.uk/
Information on LMI in Greater Manchester for students and parents / carers

Useful Websites – STEM

STEMNET: http://www.stemnet.org.uk/

Futuremorph: http://www.futuremorph.org/

Tomorrow’s Engineers: http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

Tech Future Careers: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/tech-future-careers/

Useful Websites – Higher Education

UCAS: www.ucas.com
UCAS is useful for researching degree courses and entry requirements at universities

Which? University: http://university.which.co.uk/
Researching degree courses and useful for advice

UKCourseFinder: http://www.ukcoursefinder.com/
Take the Morrisby Study Interests Questionnaire to help assess which degree courses may be suitable

SACU: http://sacu-student.com/?page_id=2850
Take the Spartan Test to research higher education and career suggestions

Push: http://www.push.co.uk/
Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related

What Uni?: http://www.whatuni.com/
Search for UK university courses and university and college course reviews

Open University: http://www.open.ac.uk/
Explore alternative study options including degrees through distance learning

The Complete University Guide: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/
Includes information on UK university rankings as well as information on studying abroad

Fulbright Commission: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/
Information on studying in the USA

Eunicas: http://www.eunicas.co.uk/
Information on studying in Europe

Open Days: http://www.opendays.com/
Open day directory

Bestcourse4me: http://www.bestcourse4me.com/
Explore what people study and what they go on to do afterwards

Unistats: http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/find-out-more/
Useful for comparing UK higher education degrees including information on student satisfaction, student destinations and how the course is taught

Prospects: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree
Useful graduate careers website which includes information on career options linked to university degree choice and links on to what graduates do

Russell Group Universities: http://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college/
Informed Choices Guide to making post-16 decisions (Please note that choices of A levels will vary between different departments at universities so always check with the Admissions Tutor at the universities of interest)

Student Finance England: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login
Apply online for student finance

Student Calculator (from Brightside): http://studentcalculator.org/
Work out how much money you will have and how much you will need at university

Useful Websites – Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Servicehttps://www.getingofar.gov.uk/
Apprenticeships is useful for researching vocational career pathways and searching and applying for vacancies

Amazing Apprenticeships: http://www.amazingapprenticeships.com/extras/
Useful resources from films/webinars to application advice

What Apprenticeship?: http://www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk/
Online handbook to help choose which apprenticeship may be suitable

The Apprenticeship Guide: http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/
Apprenticeship information

Get My First Job: https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/
Search and apply for apprenticeships

All About School Leavers: http://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/
Apprenticeship and work information

School Leaver Jobs: https://www.schoolleaverjobs.co.uk/
Apprenticeship and work information

Careers World: http://www.careersworld.co.uk/
Information on careers, apprenticeships and opportunities by local area

Future Talent: https://www.future-talent.com/
Apprenticeship and work information

Not Going to Uni: http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Explore apprenticeships and other possible alternatives including Gap Year options

Student Ladder: http://www.studentladder.co.uk/
Information on school leaver programmes, work placements and application advice

Rate My Apprenticeship: http://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/
Explore options, search for opportunities and read apprenticeship reviews

UCAS Career Finder: https://careerfinder.ucas.com/
Sign up for job alerts and search for Post-18 work and training opportunities

Useful Websites – Employment

Success at School: https://successatschool.org/
Includes useful information about work experience, employability skills and vocational skills

JobCentre Plus: https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch
Search for employment opportunities

Agency Central: http://www.agencycentral.co.uk/
Useful for finding a recruitment agency in the local area and those specialising in specific sectors.

Useful Websites – Gap Year

The Year in Industry: http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry

Gap Year: http://www.gap-year.com/
Online and printed directory of Gap Year organisations and opportunities

Year Out Group: http://www.yearoutgroup.org/
Explore volunteering, culture, languages, expeditions, courses and work placements at home and abroad

Useful Websites – Volunteering

Do It: https://do-it.org/

vInspired: https://www.vinspired.com/

National Citizen Service: http://www.ncsyes.co.uk

National Careers Service – Job Profiles

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

Parents / Carers and students can access online careers information, advice, guidance and much more on this site.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

The National Careers Service has job profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs. Each one details the skills and qualifications required, what the job involves, the average salary and what the career prospects are like by referring to labour market information (LMI).

Administrative and clerical: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/pages/Adminandclerical.aspx

Alternative therapies: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/alternativetherapies.aspx

Animals, plants and land: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/animalsplantsandland.aspx

Arts, crafts and design: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/artscraftsdesign.aspx

Catering services: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/cateringservices.aspx

Construction: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/construction.aspx

Education and training: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/educationandtraining.aspx

Environmental sciences: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/environmentalsciences.aspx

Financial services: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/financialservices.aspx

General and personal services: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/generalandpersonalservices.aspx

Information technology and information management: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/infotechandinfomanagement.aspx

Legal services: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/legalservices.aspx

Maintenance, service and repair: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/maintenanceservandrepair.aspx

Management and planning: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/managementandplanning.aspx

Manufacturing and engineering: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/manufactureandengineering.aspx

Marketing, selling and advertising: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/marketingsellingandadvert.aspx

Medical technology: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/medicaltechnology.aspx

Medicine and nursing: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/medicineandnursing.aspx

Performing arts, broadcast and media: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/perfartsbroadcastandmedia.aspx

Publishing and journalism: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/publishingandjournalism.aspx

Retail sales and customer service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/retailsalesandcustservice.aspx

Science and research: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/scienceandresearch.aspx

Security and uniformed services: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/securityanduniformedserv.aspx

Social services: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/socialservices.aspx

Sport, leisure and tourism: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/sportleisureandtourism.aspx

Storage, dispatching and delivery: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/storagedispatchanddelivery.aspx

Transport: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/transport.aspx

 

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