Careers Resources

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

University

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

Career Quizzes

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

CV Writing

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

Apprenticeships

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

 

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