Careers Research Websites
The best place to start your careers research is at the National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
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
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
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:
Applications and Interview Information:
ROYAL NAVY: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers
Local Further Education Colleges
Higher Education and Apprenticeships
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
University of Derby (also operating some sites in Chesterfield)
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
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
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.
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?