GENERAL ADVICE AND INFORMATION
All students will have important decisions to make during their time at school – whether it is year 8 options, year 10 work experience, post-16 or post-18 choices.
We encourage you to be aspirational and remain open to the world of possibilities when considering your career path. You will have opportunities to explore different career paths, be inspired and understand the skills, qualifications and experiences you would need to be successful in that career.
The following resources will help you to understand the range of opportunities available to you in today’s economy and how to acquire the skills and qualifications you need to succeed in the workplaces of the future.
www.unifrog.org/ Unifrog is an online platform that supports students with impartial guidance on a full range of career options. It is a one-stop-shop where students can easily explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their next best steps.
All students have a log in for Unifrog. Passwords can be reset on the sign in page. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot access your Unifrog account.
www.icanbea.org.uk - is a local website covering businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk. Explore career ideas and opportunities. Find employers, vacancies and job ideas. Play the careers wizard. Every week, companies are added that can offer opportunities, information or experiences to students and job seekers. Students can sign up to receive information from businesses that they “like” on the site.
https://icould.com/ Free and simple to use, the site features over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path and how different factors have shaped their choices. This website has a number of videos showcasing careers linked to both sectors and subjects. The Buzz Quiz is a short personality quiz based on Myers-Briggs, linking results to recommended careers for consideration.
www.thesource.me.uk – this Suffolk website has a range of information for young people including information about apprenticeships and careers. There is a handy CV building tool which is free to use. The Source provides information and advice in areas such as learning, work, health, relationships, housing, money, leisure and transport.
www.thesource.me.uk/my-work/yojo/ Yojo is an app for searching and applying for live traineeships and apprenticeship jobs from 10 industry sectors. It puts the world of work in your pocket, so you can focus on the future even when you’re on the move. Key features include: CV Builder, Practice interview skills with the Interview Quiz, Careers Advice and support, Live Apprenticeship Vacancies, Apply Direct from Your Phone!
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice. Search under job profiles to find out about careers – ones you know about and ones you don’t know about!
https://nationalcareersweek.com/ National Careers Week (NCW) is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. Our aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance to help support young people develop awareness and excitement about their future pathways.
https://learnliveuk.com/channel/ Learn Live seeks to inspire the next generation through engaging and interactive live broadcasts. Learn Live have worked successfully with companies like The BBC, Balfour Beatty, Gatwick Airport, National Apprenticeship Service, Lancashire LEP, Network Rail, IBM, Health Education England and the NHS.
Careers & Coffee is live on YouTube 12:30 – 13:00 every Tuesday & Thursday. Virtual Q&As sessions with employers and local leaders from across East Anglia which give you an opportunity to learn about the world of work. Previous guests include: Non-Executive Director of the FA Premier League, Kevin Beeston, Clare Friel, Managing Director of La Vida Media and Co-Founder of Construction Anglia, and His Honour, Judge Rupert Overbury.
Thinking about what you want from life? And how to get it? Youth Employment UK is here to help you develop your skills, provide careers support and tools to fulfil your potential. You can build your careers confidence with free training or find out about different routes in to careers you are interested in.
www.careerpilot.org.uk Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place. All the information and tools you need to explore your future career
www.careersbox.co.uk careers films on the web. video based job profile information and skills explorer tool.
www.push.co.uk/students.html If you’re serious about thinking about your next steps, this is exactly the right place to do it. Here at Push we make sure we’ve got all the latest know how and know what to help pupils make informed decisions about their future after school or college.
www.successatschool.org Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Pupils can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers.
www.britishscienceweek.org/ British Science Week is a ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year’s theme is Connections!
Teen Tech Innovation Days at Home are live virtual sessions that offer students insight into world class science and technology organisations and the opportunities that lie within them. You can ask questions and develop your own solutions to global challenges and learn more about different careers.
https://nationalapprenticeshipweek.co.uk/, Throughout National Apprenticeships Week, top employers and organisations come together to showcase their opportunities to thousands of attendees, who are actively seeking an apprenticeship.
www.milkround.com/school-leavers/ Opportunities and advice on employment and apprenticeships for school and college leavers
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk - National website for information on apprenticeship training, here you can find an apprenticeship and register to receive vacancy updates. Apprenticeships are now being offered at higher and degree levels, we have found that different apprenticeships are offered at different times of the year for a late summer or September start.
www.thestudentroom.co.uk/ The Student Room is the UK's largest online student community. Here you will find discussions and advice on revision, personal statements, careers, preparing for sixth form, and ideas on what to do next.
www.ucas.com – UCAS is not just for your university application, find out about money matters, apprenticeships, careers quiz and advice on applying and what university courses are on offer.
www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/apprenticeships-uk/degree-apprenticeships - this page gives information about degree apprenticeships. A degree apprenticeship enables you to gain a full undergraduate or master’s degree while you work
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Explore alternative options to University. This is a national website which has details of apprenticeships and sponsored degrees.
https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/ - Russell Group universities new website to help students make choices about their sixth form and post-16 options. 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 subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities
www.whatuni.com Find courses at top universities. Free, trusted advice to help you decide which university is best for you. The UK's biggest student reviews site.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ Prospects for graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers. We guide millions of students to find their right choice. Find out which areas you could access after a particular degree. Match your skills and personality to over 400 job profiles.
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