Careers Research

Careers Research

Careers Research Websites

The best place to start your careers research is at the National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

National Careers Service:  Discover Your Skills

National Careers Service: Explore by Job Category

National Careers service: Find a course

 

Also, you can use your Unifrog log in to access skills quizzes and careers research:  https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in

 

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   https://careermap.co.uk/live-careermags/

Decisionz e-zine (local careers advice and information) Decisionz Magazine

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

Careers Planner   

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

Careersbox

Start a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)  https://www.unifrog.org/student/moocs/topics

Eckington School’s BeReady Employability Skills Site:  https://learn.bereadygroup.org/

 

 

Eckington School 6th Form:

Prospectus

https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer

 

 

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

RAF:   https://www.raf.mod.uk/RECRUITMENT

ROYAL NAVY:  https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

ARMY:    https://apply.army.mod.uk/

AMRC

 

Local Further Education Colleges

Sheffield College

Chesterfield College

 

Higher Education and Apprenticeships

UCAS

Not Going to Uni

AMRC

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

Indeed

Fish4jobs

Jobsite

Also look for recruitment agencies and employers own websites.

 

Volunteering and work experience

https://do-it.org/  search for volunteering opportunities in your area

https://www.tcv.org.uk/  conservation volunteering opportunities

https://vinspired.com/

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/894117-volunteering-for-teens

 

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 (s4snextgen.org)

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: https://www.ucas.com/updates

https://www.ucas.com/alternatives/gap-year/gap-years-ideas-and-things-think-about

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/gap-year

 

Unpaid Internships (virtual) in a Gap Year: https://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk

Unifrog: Special Opportunities: https://www.unifrog.org/student/opportunity/start (mostly have to pay for these – be aware of this).

Internships and Work Placements: https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-18/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: https://www.office-angels.com/jobseekers/about-us

Office (including legal roles): https://www.suerossrecruitment.co.uk/

Why not start your own business?

https://entrepreneurhandbook.co.uk/100-business-ideas-start-today/

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