Careers research can be a valuable way to explore career ideas and discover new career options. Students can use the websites below to check how realistic their career is, find out about qualifications needed, salary information and employment forecasts.
The websites below will be a good place to start career research:
- www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding (look under Job Profiles).
- www.bestcourse4me.com/ an independent and free guide which shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.
- www.careersbox.co.uk/ the national online careers film and video library featuring real people in real jobs to help young people make informed decisions.
- www.future-talent.comalternatives to attending University including apprenticeships, entry level jobs and training courses, which you can research and apply for at the click of a button.
- www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ an information service for careers within the NHS.
- www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teachingfor information on routes into Teaching.
- www.army.mod.uk for information on how to join the British Army.
- www.policecouldyou.co.uk for employment opportunities in the Police Force.
- www.lawsociety.org.uk for information on a career in Law.
- www.russellgroup.ac.uk gives useful information on post 16 subject choices.
- www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ alternative ideas if you are not going to University.
- www.vinspired.com/ & www.volunteeressex.org/ to find volunteering opportunities.
You can do further research on where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects can take you by looking at the websites below: