Useful Careers, Information & Guidance Online Resources
As a student it is important to have opportunities to access impartial on-line resources to help you develop your aspirations, reflect and evaluate your own goals and use information obtained to help make decisions about possible options and career paths. Please see below information that will direct you to these online resources.
The National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
An online tool to help you narrow down your career choices. Years 7 through to 13 all have access to this paid resource and have used it during their VFPD sessions.
Website that gives you free access to more than a thousand videos related to different curriculum subjects of people telling their personal careers stories in their own words including information on Labour Market Information (LMI) e.g. average salary, skills & qualification.
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Lots of helpful advice in the advice section on employability skills, work experience, apprenticeships, university and different career paths.
At Work Ready we believe that everyone deserves access to high quality skills and employability training in order to help them fulfil their potential and succeed. Our mission is to bridge the skills gap in the marketplace and develop the ‘soft skills’ and employability of students across the UK so they can secure their dream roles.
Students have been given their username and passwords to this online resource.
How2Become.com is the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development website. From their website, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview. Since 2005 they have been helping people to secure their dream job. Now it’s your turn. They are the UK’s largest and most successful career information/development specialists. They have now been online for over 14 years and have won numerous awards in the process.
Organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. They also provide innovative online tools which make it easier for students, and higher education institutions (HEIs) to manage applications and offers. There is also a parents section where parents can find all the information needed to support you with your choices and application.
bC4me is independent, free and shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.
Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates and provides an extensive graduate careers website.
Careers & Progression Information Including Labour Market Information
What is Labour Market Information?
Want to know which career areas are growing and which are declining? LMI websites can help you to compare different career areas by looking at their predicted growth/decline rates, average salaries, working hours etc – all to help you make an informed decision. Click on the document below for more helpful websites including websites for different career sectors! – Labour Market Information – useful LMI resources.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-of-the-future A helpful publication to help you with researching your future careers – Careers of The Future!
The Cog platform has been inspired by Birmingham City Council and developed for the young people of Birmingham and their future employers to help bring them together more easily. Birmingham City Council has it's own dedicated team of experienced recruitment account managers that are always looking to link and work with local businesses to understand their workforce requirements.
LMI for All is an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
(your local online Area Prospectus) (replaces www.youchoose14-19.co.uk) Explore and compare thousands of courses at hundreds of schools, colleges and work-based learning providers. Resources to help you make decision
So what is an apprenticeship – A way to earn and learn at the same time.
If you are thinking of not going to University – then the ‘notgoingtouni’ team are here to help you find the options that work for you and they can give advice, inspiration and tools to make an informed decision about your future.
Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.