links4careers

Are you looking for information on careers? Impartial, high quality careers and labour market information can help you decide what pathways might be best for you.

Here are some websites and resources that we think will help you to get started in your research.
Use the drop down buttons to search for websites under the different topics.

Researching jobs and careers

Start www.startprofile.com

career planning | jobs and careers information | labour market information (LMI) | skills matching  

iCould www.icould.com

videos | quizzes | labour market information (LMI) | advice articles

Ucas www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses/find-career-ideas/explore-jobs

what can you do with a subject? | jobs and careers information

Future Finder https://futurefinder.yourlife.org.uk

what can you do with a subject? | A level subjects and careers | labour market information (LMI)

Careerometer https://ideas4careers.co.uk/careerometer

jobs and careers information | labour market information (LMI)

National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

jobs and careers information | earnings | job hunting

Bright Knowledge www.brightknowledge.org

what can you do with a subject? | advice articles

Future Morph www.futuremorph.org

jobs and careers information for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) | videos

Careersbox www.careersbox.co.uk

videos | apprenticeships

Target Careers www.targetcareers.co.uk

jobs and careers information | info and advice for school leavers | opportunities

Careers Gateway www.careers-gateway.co.uk

further links to jobs and careers information

Success at School www.successatschool.org.uk

jobs and careers information | info and advice for school leavers | opportunities

The Guardian www.theguardian.com/careers

info and advice articles | opportunities

Prospects www.prospects.ac.uk 

jobs and careers information (graduate level jobs) | advice articles | skills matching

Explore industries

Explore jobs and careers further with websites from industry experts. Go to page.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships (Gov.UK) www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

apprenticeships | opportunities

Find an Apprenticeship www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

search and apply for apprenticeships

Notgoingtouni www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

apprenticeships | work experience | opportunities | college courses | work | advice articles

Amazing Apprenticeships www.amazingapprenticeships.com

apprenticeships | opportunities | ‘behind the scenes’

Get My First Job www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

apprenticeships | traineeships | opportunities | advice articles | industry guides

UNFM (Uni’s Not for Me) www.unisnotforme.com

apprenticeships | school leaver programmes | gap year | internships | advice articles | industry guides

Rate My Apprenticeship www.ratemyapprenticeship.com

apprenticeships | traineeships | advice articles | work experience | industry guides

Prospects www.prospects.ac.uk

degree apprenticeships | jobs and careers information for graduate level jobs | advice articles | skills matching | work experience | gap year 

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Higher education and university

Which Uni http://university.which.co.uk

search courses | university profiles | advice articles | where can your A levels take you?

UCAS www.ucas.com

search and apply for courses | open days | advice articles

The Student Room www.thestudentroom.co.uk/student-finance

finance advice for uni from Student Finance England

Prospects www.prospects.ac.uk

jobs and careers information for graduate level jobs | advice articles | skills matching | work experience | gap year | degree apprenticeships

What do Graduates Do? https://luminate.prospects.ac.uk

what were graduates doing 6 months after graduating?

Russell Group www.russellgroup.ac.uk

information on the 24 leading UK universities

Opendays.com www.opendays.com

search for university open days

Best Course for Me www.bestcourse4me.com

explore options by career, university, course, subject

Times Higher Education www.timeshighereducation.com

world university rankings | where to study?

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Not going to uni?

Notgoingtouni www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

apprenticeships | work experience | opportunities | college courses | work | advice articles

Ucas www.ucas.com/alternatives-to-university

apprenticeships | traineeships | school leaver programmes | internships | gap year

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Labour market information

Careerometer (LMI for All) https://ideas4careers.co.uk/careerometer

labour market information (LMI) | jobs and careers information | compare earnings | future trends

Career Coach: Nottingham College https://nottinghamcollege.emsicareercoach.co.uk

local labour market information (LMI) for Nottingham city | future trends | jobs and careers information | courses

Career Coach: Derby College https://derby-college.emsicareercoach.co.uk

local labour market information (LMI) for Derby city | future trends | jobs and careers information | courses

Start www.startprofile.com

labour market information (LMI) | career planning | jobs and careers information | careers matching 

iCould www.icould.com

labour market information (LMI) | videos | quizzes | advice articles

Adzuna www.adzuna.co.uk

search for vacancies | local labour market information

Prospects www.prospects.ac.uk

graduate careers | labour market information (LMI) | future trends

What do Graduates Do? https://luminate.prospects.ac.uk

What were graduates doing 6 months after graduating? | graduate trends

Nomis www.nomisweb.co.uk

Official labour market statistics

Post-16 open days and events

For open days and events for colleges accessible from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area please visit https://ideas4careers.co.uk/school-services/careers-information/opendays

Funding, scholarships and bursaries

Also see ‘Money matters’ for financial support and advice in higher education

16-19 Bursary Fund www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide-2018-to-2019-academic-year

financial support to help vulnerable young people or those in financial hardship to stay in education

Hardship funds www.gov.uk/extra-money-pay-university/university-and-college-hardship-funds

information on how to find out if you’re able to apply for financial support for studying at university or college

NHS bursaries www.gov.uk/nhs-bursaries

information on financial support if you’re studying certain NHS medical, dentistry or healthcare courses

Social work bursaries www.gov.uk/social-work-bursaries

financial support for social work students

Teacher training funding www.gov.uk/teacher-training-funding

undergraduates and postgraduates can get help with the costs of their teacher training.

Turn2Us https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk

search for charitable grants and get more information

Childcare grant www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help

financial support for full-time students with children

Which?University www.which.co.uk/extra-funding-university

what types of extra funding are available to help you at university?

The Scholarship Hub www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk

search and apply for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries for university and degree apprenticeships

Uni Grants https://unigrants.co.uk

a range of funding possibilities for undergraduate students

British Council

https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/options/scholarships-financial-support

extra help with funding for international students planning on studying in the UK

Erasmus www.erasmusplus.org.uk

financial support if you are considering studying at a European university

Peterson’s www.petersons.com/college-search/international-students-guide.aspx

international student's guide to US colleges and scholarships

Money matters

Also see ‘Funding, scholarships and bursaries’

National Minimum Wage rates www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

the hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice

Student Finance Calculator www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

estimate student loans or extra student funding

Benefits explained www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/entitlement

a guide to checking your benefits entitlement

Ucas www.ucas.com/undergraduate/student-life/getting-student-support/undergraduate-student-finance-and-support

undergraduate student finance and support

NUS Extra www.apprenticeextra.co.uk

discount card for UK apprentices

Unistats https://unistats.ac.uk

compare earnings after completing a specific degree course (employment and accreditation)

E4S www.e4s.co.uk

search for part-time and temporary work to support your studies

Unitemps www.unitemps.com

recruitment agency specialising in temporary job vacancies, student jobs and internships

Student Job www.studentjob.co.uk

vacancies for students

Money Saving Expert www.moneysavingexpert.com

advice on all things financial including budgeting and best deals

The Money Charity https://themoneycharity.org.uk/work/young-people

a guide to all things student finance and student money related

Save the Student! www.savethestudent.org

banking and budgeting advice for young people

Gap year

Year Out Group www.yearoutgroup.org

international gap year programmes

Bunac www.bunac.org/uk

summer camps in the USA and international work

Camp America www.campamerica.co.uk

summer camp work in the USA

Volunteering Matters https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk

volunteering opportunities in the UK

Raleigh International www.raleighinternational.org

international volunteering programmes

The Year in Industry www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry

high-quality, paid placements for students in their gap year before or during their degree course

Gap Medics www.gapmedics.co.uk

1-8 week medicine, nursing & midwifery placements Africa, Europe and the Caribbean for 16 to 25 year olds

VSO www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/ICS-youth-volunteering

10-12 week volunteering programmes overseas

British Exploring Society www.britishexploring.org

join an expedition in remote or challenging parts of the world

Au Pair in America www.aupairamerica.co.uk

Au Pair programme for America

National Trustwww.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteer

volunteering with the National Trust in Great Britain

TimeBank www.timebank.org.uk/

rewarding volunteering on mentoring projects in the UK

GapForce www.gapforce.org

international gap year programmes and expeditions

Gap Year Guru www.gapguru.com

volunteering, teaching, travel and internship opportunities across Asia, Africa, South America and Europe

Frontier www.frontier.ac.uk

lots of volunteer work programmes abroad including environmental conservation

 

 

CVs, applications and interviews

National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job

interviews | CV advice | job search | networking

Success at School https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/200/Skill-Up:-My-First-CV-Template

first CV template

Ucas www.ucas.com/careers-advice/getting-job

how to write a CV | what skills are employers looking for? | 

Target Careers https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/applications-and-interviews

CV tips for school leavers | school leaver programme interviews and applications

Reed www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/school-leaver-cv-template

school leaver CV template

Assessment Day www.assessmentday.co.uk

practice aptitude tests

Vacancies

Adzuna www.adzuna.co.uk

Find a job www.gov.uk/jobsearch

Find an apprenticeship www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Indeed www.indeed.com

Totaljobs www.totaljobs.com

Get My First Job www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

Rate My Apprenticeship www.ratemyapprenticeship.com

Work experience and volunteering

Do-it www.do-it.org

The Prince's Trust www.princes-trust.org.uk

National Citizen Service www.ncsyes.co.uk

NCS Nottingham www.catch-22.org.uk/services/ncs-nottingham

NCS Ingeus www.ncsingeus.co.uk

Prime (law-related placements) https://primecommitment.co.uk

Special educational needs and disabilities

Access to Work Factsheet www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-factsheet/access-to-work-factsheet-for-customers

extra help if you have special educational needs, disability or a long-term health condition

Benefits explained www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/entitlement

a guide to checking your benefits entitlement

Gov.UK www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help

disabled students support

Disability Confident www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-employers-that-have-signed-up

list of employers who are committed to supporting people with disabilities in work

Quizzes and questionnaires
Parents advice

Parental Guidance www.parentalguidance.org.uk

Careers information and advice for parents from the Careers Writers Association

Careers Advice for Parents and Young People www.careersadviceforparents.org

Choices, learning and training, and getting into work

Amazing Apprenticeships Parents' Resources https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parents-resources

Futuremorph: why science and maths? www.futuremorph.org/parents/why-science-maths

Aims to expose some of the myths that surround science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, and outlines the key facts.

Institute of the Motor Industry www.autocity.org.uk/index.php/parents

Guide for parents on careers in the motor industry

Careers resources for teachers

National Careers Week http://nationalcareersweek.com

free resources for schools | Gatsby Benchmarks | blogs | Key Stage 2, 3 and 4

Pinterest www.pinterest.com/janetcolledge / www.pinterest.com/helenjanota

labour market information (LMI) | infographics | free resources and activities for schools

Amazing Apprenticeships www.amazingapprenticeships.com

apprenticeships resources

Barclays Lifeskills www.barclayslifeskills.com/teachers/lessons

skills | portfolio building

D2N2 Gatsby Benchmark Video Series http://bit.ly/2zTogNe

guidance and good practice around the eight Gatsby Benchmarks

Panjango https://panjango.online/

virtual world of work | activities | careers in the curriculum

Into Film www.intofilm.org/resources/274

introduce students aged 11 to 16 to a range of potential careers in the film industry

STEM Learning www.stem.org.uk

find STEM ambassadors | STEM resources and activities

Cegnet www.cegnet.co.uk/resources/category/teaching-learning

careers activities

The Compass Toolkit www.compasstoolkit.ox.ac.uk

careers activities and lesson plans from Oxford University Widening Participation 

Please note: some industry websites also include resources for schools