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Apprenticeships

Gov.uk helps you to search for apprenticeships in England.

Find an apprenticeship - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

UCAS has everything you need to know about apprenticeships from careers quizzes to searching current vacancies.

Apprenticeships | UCAS

 

Careers advice

Career Pilot provides expert information for 11-19 year olds, including GCSE and Post 16 option choices, careers, wellbeing, money matters and work experience. Find out what careers your subjects might lead to or find a potential career based on what is important to you – your strengths and values.

Careerpilot : Plan your future work & study

 

National Careers Service provides careers information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions about learning, training and work at all stages of your career.

Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service

 

NHS Health Careers provides information and advice about the many different careers available within the NHS. Videos, real-life stories, quizzes and other resources will help you explore different roles and understand how to apply.

Health Careers |

See also: Step into the NHS | help young people discover NHS careers

 

Not Going to Uni showcases the alternative to the standard university route after school. They provide awareness of lots of different careers and fantastic alternatives to university. They advertise lots of nationally available apprenticeships and school leavers job roles.

Not Going To Uni: Apprenticeships & Work Experience in the UK

 

Success at School is a place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

Success at School: Careers advice for schools and students

 

TARGET Careers provides lots of information and advice about the range of options available to school leavers and support with writing your CV, applying for jobs and so on. There is advice about choosing your A levels, university and apprenticeships, taking a gap year and deciding on a career.

TARGETcareers UK | careers help and advice for school leavers

 

GoCompare has put together a report that reveals the riskiest jobs in the UK, seeing how dangerous each industry is and how much it costs the business. They've analysed average salaries across the UK to find out how much you can earn if you choose to work in one of the top five riskiest professions.

GoCompare - UK's Riskiest Jobs Report

 

Training and courses

Future Learn hundreds of free online courses, often provided by universities or higher education providers, to help you develop your knowledge and skills whether that is academic or for a hobby. Great if you want to decide if a career or degree programme are right for you and will also help you to show your knowledge and commitment when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, or university.

FutureLearn: Online Courses and Degrees from Top Universities

 

University

UCAS is the UKs university application platform but also provides lots of useful information, quizzes, advice etc. to help you with your decision about whether to apply for university, which course, and which university. UCAS also has information about apprenticeships and other routes.

UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education

 

Which Uni Guide helps students to make more informed decisions about their higher education (including university) choices. The Uni Guide is free and contains unbiased university advice, interactive tools and key stats to give you the confidence in your decisions.

Find and Compare the Best University & Degree Courses – The Uni Guide

 

Work Experience

The Army offers a five-day residential work experiences focused on developing teamwork, leadership, confidence and resilience for students aged 14-18. 

Work Experience - British Army Jobs (mod.uk)

 

BSMS Virtual Medical Work Experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. You will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues that doctors face.

BSMS Virtual Work Experience (thinkific.com)

 

Speakers for Schools offer a range of virtual work experience opportunities for young people.

Virtual Work Experience | VWEX | Speakers for Schools