Useful Careers Websites

Career resources for students and parents

The resources below can help students and their parents to start thinking about careers. They cover topics such as choosing a career and different routes into the world of work, as well as providing detailed information on specific careers. They can also help students make decisions about the next steps in their education, such as A level or degree subject choices, whether or not they’ve decided on a career.

Home Learning

Careerpilot are offering online activities for every year group, that meets their needs by age, stage and decisions.  Students can use Careerpilot and each session has been designed so students can do this independently.

Please see links below for each Year Group:

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/753403ce-c54f-40a2-b995-672ab1ddca4b/home-learning-activities-year-7.pdf 

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/8b72f885-7a5c-4a30-9b0b-2cfd78242dd3/home-learning-activities-year-8.pdf

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/263b4522-08a7-4947-ac10-c1a445833a17/home-learning-activities-year-9.pdf

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/4cb449b8-a3e1-434a-b737-8c3b0373d9ac/home-learning-activities-year-10.pdf

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/64b1767d-4680-4d7b-9eb2-a55da85f04c7/home-learning-activities-year-11.pdf

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/6b067592-884f-44c9-a3f6-1e6c3bedf18e/home-learning-activities-year-12.pdf

Amazing Apprenticeships are offering online activities for students.  Please see links below:

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/apprenticeship-quiz/

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/Employer-Logo-Quiz_LAH.pdf

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/Creative-colouring_LAH.pdf

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/Meet-the-apprentice-wordfill_LAH.pdf

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/3-vlog-challenge_LAH.pdf

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/03/Apprenticeship-wordsearch_LAH.pdf

A levels

Choosing subjects for A level

Read up on how to select subjects that leave doors open to careers or degree subjects you might want to pursue – even if you’re not yet sure what you want to do in the future. https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/a-level-choices/315491-what-a-level-subjects-should-i-take

 

University study

Degree subject guides

Find out what it’s like to study different subjects at university, their typical entry requirements, whether they would suit you and what careers they might lead to. https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degree-subject-guides

Choices about university

Get advice on choosing what and where to study for your degree, including how to make choices that are good for your future career. https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/choices-about-uni

Applying for university

Discover how to write a strong UCAS statement, perform well at university interviews or succeed in the Clearing process. https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/applying-for-uni

 

Apprenticeships and sponsored degrees

Alternatives to traditional university study

Get an overview of choices at 18 that combine earning and learning, including apprenticeships of different levels, sponsored degrees and similar programmes. https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/work-v-uni/20-what-are-school-leaver-programmes-apprenticeships-and-sponsored-degrees

Choosing between work and university

Get help weighing up whether traditional university study or taking an apprenticeship, sponsored degree or similar would be the best choice for you. https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/work-v-uni

Career choices

Choosing your career

Start here if you don’t yet have specific careers in mind and want help generating ideas. https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/choosing-your-career

Types of career

Get detailed information on 12 key career areas, including what they involve, the different jobs available, how much they pay, how to get into them and whether they would suit you. https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors

A–Z of jobs

Find job descriptions and information on entry routes for specific jobs with this A–Z. https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions

 

www.sparkcareers.org

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk,

Gap Year Database

Work Experience Ideas

Employability Skills

https://jobs.telegraph.co.uk/careers/

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

www.studentladder.co.uk

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

https://www.jobsretail.co.uk/

 

Specialist Careers IAG

www.ansbury.co.uk

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk/careers.htm

www.careersworld.co.uk/south-west/home

www.studential.com

Career Zones

 

Careers Magazine

http://movingonmagazine.co.uk/

A great source of information about a wide range of careers.

 

Universities

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities

www.ucas.com

www.cam.ac.uk

www.ox.ac.uk

www.unistats.co.uk

www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

www.universitycompare.com

A comprehensive university comparison site, offering students resources, tools, student discounts and university stats and rankings.

www.clearing.co.uk

A website which tells you everything you need to know about Clearing and Adjustment and offers an app which allows you to speak to universities directly.

Please also refer to individual university websites

 

Apprenticeships / Training

AllAboutApprenticeships.co.uk 

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 

Army / Navy / RAF

www.army.mod.uk/join

www.raf.mod.uk/careers

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

Possible career opportunities in the Services:

  • Engineering – Aircraft (Mechanical and Avionics), Workshop, Weapons, Survival Equipment
  • Force Protection – Police, Fire-fighter
  • Medical and Medical Support – Numerous jobs
  • Personnel Support – HR, Legal, Chaplain, Physical Training Instructor, Musician
  • Logistics – Supplier, Mover, Driver, Chef, Caterer

 

Merchant Navy

www.careersatsea.org/

  • Navigation (Deck), Engineering and Electro Technical Officers
  • Support staff who assist Officers
  • Hotel and Catering, Hospitality & Support Services
  • On passenger ferries, cruise liners and super yachts

 

A selection of subject related websites

https://successatschool.org/advice/subjects

What are Vocational Qualifications?

What are Facilitating Subjects?

www.suttontrust.com/students/pathways-to-law/ – Law

www.jobs.nhs.uk – NHS

www.inretail.co.uk – Retail

www.retailchoice.com – Retail

www.childcarejobsdorset.co.uk – Childcare

www.activedorset.org – Sport

www.poole.gov.uk/jobs – General

www.dorsetforyou.com – General

www.bournemouth.gov.uk – General

www.imeche.org – Mechanical Engineering

www.iop.org/tailored/students/ – Physics

www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk – Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ – Engineering

www.itt.co.uk/careers – Travel & Tourism

www.rsc.org/careers/future – Chemistry

www.topuniversities.com/courses/modern-languages/modern-languages-careers – Languages

www.omniglot.com/language/careers.htm – Languages

www.mathscareers.org.uk – Maths

www.plus.maths.org/content/Career – Maths

www.studyreligion.org – Religion/Theology

www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study+Geography/Study/Careers+with+geography.htm – Geography

www.geography.org.uk/resources/careers/ – Geography

www.theunitlist.com – Media

www.econ-jobs.com – Business/Economics

 

Graduate Job Sites

www.gradsouthwest.com

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.targetjobs.co.uk

 

Personal Development

www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk

www.poolevolunteercentre.org.uk

www.vinspired.com

www.poole-lifeboats.org.uk/volunteering.shtm

www.swanagepiertrust.com/default.aspx?p=volunteers

www.dorsetyouth.com/volunteering

www.ncsyes.co.uk – National Citizen Service

 

If you would like an appointment with our Ansbury Careers Adviser, please email Mrs Beale mbeale@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

(Page last updated February 2017)