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 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 is useful for researching specific careers or careers relating to subjects of interest

Higher Ideas
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:
Independent and impartial careers information

Take the Buzz Quiz and watch video clips of people talking about their jobs

Careers films/videos showing real people in real jobs

Discover careers and qualifications information

Useful Websites – LMI (Labour Market Information)

LMI for All:
LMI information

Warwick University:
LMI Future Trends

Careers of the Future resource

Bridge GM:
Information on LMI in Greater Manchester

Useful Websites – STEM



Tomorrow’s Engineers:

Tech Future Careers:

Useful Websites – Higher Education
UCAS is useful for researching degree courses and entry requirements at universities

Which? University:
Researching degree courses and useful for advice

Take the Morrisby Study Interests Questionnaire to help assess which degree courses may be suitable

Take the Spartan Test to research higher education and career suggestions

Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related

What Uni?:
Search for UK university courses and university and college course reviews

Uni Compare:
Information on applying to university in the UK

Open University:
Explore alternative study options including degrees through distance learning

The Complete University Guide:
Includes information on UK university rankings as well as information on studying abroad

Fulbright Commission:
Information on studying in the USA

Study Options:
Information on studying in Australia or New Zealand

Information on studying in Europe

Open Days:
Open day directory

Explore what people study and what they go on to do afterwards

Useful for comparing UK higher education degrees including information on student satisfaction, student destinations and how the course is taught

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:
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:
Apply online for student finance

Student Calculator (from Brightside):
Work out how much money you will have and how much you will need at university

Useful Websites – Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships is useful for researching vocational career pathways and searching and applying for vacancies

Find an apprenticeship:
Search and apply for apprenticeships in England

Amazing Apprenticeships:
Useful resources from films/webinars to application advice

The Apprenticeship Guide:
Apprenticeship information

Get My First Job:
Search and apply for apprenticeships

All About School Leavers:
Apprenticeship and work information

Future Talent:
Apprenticeship and work information

Not Going to Uni:
Explore apprenticeships and other possible alternatives including Gap Year options

Student Ladder:
Information on school leaver programmes, work placements and application advice

Rate My Apprenticeship:
Explore options, search for opportunities and read apprenticeship reviews

UCAS Career Finder:
Sign up for job alerts and search for Post-18 work and training opportunities

Useful Websites – Employment

Success at School:
Includes useful information about work experience, employability skills and vocational skills

Find a job:
Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs in Great Britain

Agency Central:
Useful for finding a recruitment agency in the local area and those specialising in specific sectors.

Useful Websites – Gap Year

The Year in Industry:

Gap Year:
Online and printed directory of Gap Year organisations and opportunities

Year Out Group:
Explore volunteering, culture, languages, expeditions, courses and work placements at home and abroad

Includes useful advice on taking a gap year and the benefits of volunteering abroad

Useful Websites – Volunteering

Do It:


National Citizen Service

National Careers Service – Job Profiles

The 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.

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:

Alternative therapies:

Animals, plants and land:

Arts, crafts and design:

Catering services:


Education and training:

Environmental sciences:

Financial services:

General and personal services:

Information technology and information management:

Legal services:

Maintenance, service and repair:

Management and planning:

Manufacturing and engineering:

Marketing, selling and advertising:

Medical technology:

Medicine and nursing:

Performing arts, broadcast and media:

Publishing and journalism:

Retail sales and customer service:

Science and research:

Security and uniformed services:

Social services:

Sport, leisure and tourism:

Storage, dispatching and delivery: