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Exploring Careers

Students are encouraged and expected to take responsibility for exploring their own career ideas and options. Here are some good websites that students can use: 

Comprehensive Career and Apprenticeship Websites 


National Apprenticeship Service - The National Apprenticeship Service is a government backed website which shows live apprenticeship vacancies. 

Further and higher education, skills and vocational training - GOV.UK ( 

Barclays Life Skills - helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work   

LifeSkills | Developing work and life skills ( 

National Careers Service - A comprehensive careers website with job profiles. These profiles outline the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. The NCS provides guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job. 

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

16-19 Bursary Fund - Government website providing financial support to young people which may enable them access to help them participate in education and training. 

16 to 19 education: financial support for students - GOV.UK ( 

Icould - Provides useful videos about a wide range of job roles. This resource will help if you a researching different jobs. 

home - icould 

Success at School - National careers website designed for students aged 13-19. Our main aim is to empower and guide young individuals in making well-informed decisions about their future pathways.  

Success at School 

Interested in University 


UCAS - is the higher education admissions service. Their website provides very helpful information for students thinking of applying to higher education.  It also contains information on different options, including apprenticeships if you are considering this route as an alternative. 

UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education 

Informed Choices - What you study at sixth form or college can affect your options at university and your future career.Use informed choices to help you understand which subject choices open up different 


Informed Choices | Informed Choices