Careers Research

Careers Research

Careers Research Websites

The best place to start your careers research is at the National Careers Service

National Careers Service:  Discover Your Skills

National Careers Service: Explore by Job Category

National Careers service: Find a course


Also, you can use your school careers platform, Unifrog!

Log in to access skills quizzes and careers research:

Compare your options after GCSE: 16+ guide


Listed below are lots more websites to help you in your career research. Divided into sections, we hope you find them useful. 

School Leavers Guides / Magazines

What kind of jobs will be around in the future? Labour Market Information

University and the alternatives UCAS

Careers Ideas and Information iCould

The Uni Guide

A free online careers platform for 11 – 18yr olds START 

Get career smart with Success at School

When researching careers it’s essential to know the training, qualifications and experience you’ll need.  FutureLearnCareers gives all this information, and more!

Get skills, knowledge and confidence for the workplace Barclays Life Skills

Careers Advice for Parents


Start a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

Eckington School’s BeReady Employability Skills Site:



Eckington School 6th Form:




Apprenticeship Information:

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Internships

Apprenticeship general information

The Apprenticeship Guide

Further Education – Apprenticeships

School Leavers Apprenticeships

AMRC Training

Not Going to Uni 



Applications and Interview Information:

National Careers Service getting a Job (skills) 

Barclays Life skills for applications and interviews


Career Ideas 

Step Into the NHS

NHS Careers

Construction Jobs

Ministry of Defence






Local Further Education Colleges

Sheffield College

Chesterfield College


Higher Education and Apprenticeships


Not Going to Uni


Bright Knowledge – Clear articles about different jobs.  Explains typical day, entry requirements, pay, best and worst bits about the job.

Uni Stats – compare and contrast university data to include student satisfaction, employability figures etc


Local Universities

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield University

University of Derby (also operating some sites in Chesterfield)


Job Searches




Also look for recruitment agencies and employers own websites.


Volunteering and work experience  search for volunteering opportunities in your area  conservation volunteering opportunities


Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

For virtual (online) work experience placements, you will need to create an account and apply for opportunities within date deadlines. Please speak to Mrs Moor or Mrs Warren-Armes in school if you would like any help with this.

Speakers 4 Schools offer a wide range of virtual work experience opportunities. Placements have deadlines for applications and usually have specific dates on which the virtual placements run. Please check these dates with your Form Tutor before you apply to ensure you can join the opportunity. Experience > Sign In (

Springpod also offer a wide range of virtual work experience opportunities. Placements have deadlines for applications but can then usually be accessed at your own pace, in your own time. Springpod even provide a certificate of attendance once the placement is completed. Virtual Work Experience Programmes | Meet Springpod

You can also research specific companies to see if they are offering virtual work experience (more and more companies are!).

If you would like to arrange virtual work experience with a family member or relative, please speak to, or email, Mrs Warren-Armes about how to make this happen.


Gap Year Ideas (after Year 13):

Sign up to receive UCAS gap year alerts:


Unpaid Internships (virtual) in a Gap Year:

Unifrog: Special Opportunities: (mostly have to pay for these – be aware of this).

Internships and Work Placements:

Working in a Gap Year:

Signing up with local recruitment agencies for temporary work to get experience. Agencies may specialise in the type of work they can offer you. Check this before you sign up with them.

For example:

Office work:

Office (including legal roles):

Why not start your own business?

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