This has been an unsettling time and you may have found yourself with a bit of time on your hands during lockdown. However, this can be a great opportunity to start thinking about your future. It’s OK if you don’t know what you would like to do with the rest of your life. However, it is a great time to start exploring ideas and preparing for work, further education/training or university.
Here are some useful sites to explore careers, prepare for work or even learn something new!
General Careers Websites
Start Profile – this is a great website to work through to complete various careers related activities
Career Pilot– a wealth of careers information for 11-19-year olds with a focus on South West information. Explore Job profiles under ‘Jobs’ tabs.
BBC Bitesize – lots of information on careers, interviews and CVs
Career Film Clips
Icould Career Videos have a great selection of clips of people talking about their careers, you can search by subject/industry or career.
Careers Box – a website with lots of films about different industries
UCAS is the admissions service for applying to university. You can search for degrees and find out how to write your personal statement and apply to university.
Prospects What Can I Do With My Degree -this is a great website to explore where degrees can lead
The Complete University Guide – a wealth of information on applying to university and also includes league tables
Icould Buzz Quiz is a fun personality quiz to give you career ideas which may suit you
SACU – a quiz to create your own personalised careers cloud
Career Pilot Job Quiz – a quiz to explore careers
As you have a bit of time, it could be a good opportunity to write or update your CV!
The National Careers Service – provides some useful information on how to write a CV
Prospects – is aimed at graduates and has some helpful templates for different types of CVs as well as covering letters
If you are interested in an apprenticeship, start researching what they may involve and how to find one.
Apprenticeships – is the government website providing information on apprenticeships and how to search
UCAS Degree Apprenticeships – provides lots of information and enables you to search for degree apprenticeships
Free Distance Learning Courses
There are several free online courses that you could spend your time working through. You could learn a new skill, expand your knowledge or use it for something extra to write about on your university application!
Future Learn offer free online courses in a whole range of subjects
Open University Free Courses offer 1000 free courses across 8 subjects