Virtual Careers Library
Welcome to the Virtual Careers Library, here you’ll find a range of useful website links that will help you find some answers to your education and career questions.
The Connexions website is designed specifically for young people aged 13-19 years (up to 25 years with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) and offers free online impartial information, advice and guidance on a number of aspects of life, including careers, work, money and learning. As well as blogs, events, latest news and videos the website offers an interactive ‘live chat’ facility which gives young people the opportunity to speak to trained advisors via their computer. The live chat operates every Tuesday and Thursday 1.30pm – 5.30pm or call on 01384 811400.
The UCAS website allows you to search Universities and Colleges and the courses they offer. You can also complete applications for courses and track your progress.
Search, review and compare subjects at UK universities and colleges. Unistats is the official website to help you make an informed choice when deciding which UK University or college to apply to. It includes the results of the latest National Student Survey.
Not going to university
Notgoingtouni.co.uk is a website full of information about other paths to lead other than going to university. From apprenticeships to debt free learning, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there.
Find out about all the different types of apprenticeship available here and how to apply.
Find out more about university, jobs, careers, work experience and volunteering. You can also call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 for free, independent advice about future options and next steps
Job Explorer Database
The Job Explorer database otherwise known as JED is designed for year 9 students to begin their exploration of the world of work and to find suitable careers that will match their likes and dislikes. Year 9 students will be given their individual passwords by their tutor.
Careerscape is packed with information on careers, employment, education and training options. You’ll also find UCAS and FE courses plus career videos and case studies.
In school you can access Dream Job, our interactive interview simulation software, and Talking Job to find out from real people what working in their profession is really like. To access Dream Job and Talking Jobs please go to the K-drive, work related learning, then your year group.
Kudos is an advanced online careers guidance site that allows you explore possible careers and plan your next steps. You can also access KUDOS via the Connexions website.
The Careersbox website offers over 300 videos providing you with information on different jobs.
Find out about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today, there is bound to be something for everyone.
So, you’ve decided you want to take a gap year but you’re unsure what you want to do. You will find everything you need to know here about choosing and planning a gap year in the UK and abroad.
Need some ideas for the future? Some inspiration on what kind of career might be right for you? Just want to find out what’s out there? icould can help you discover what you could do and how you could get there.
National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Have a look here if you are a disabled young person who wants information about the various options and choices in education, training, volunteering and work post sixteen.
At the BBC website you can find information about revision and exam skills and how to de stress before that big exam. Lots of other information is available like how to write the perfect CV and interview tips. Have a look!
Look here to find a huge amount of information regarding one of the largest employers in the UK, the NHS. The National Health Service offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 300 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.