Are you looking for information on careers and the world of work? 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 will help you to explore different topics and kick-start your research.


Amazing Apprenticeships

apprenticeships | opportunities | ‘behind the scenes’

Apprenticeships (Gov.UK)

apprenticeships | opportunities

Find an Apprenticeship

search and apply for apprenticeships

Get My First Job

apprenticeships | traineeships | opportunities | advice articles | industry guides

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies


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


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

Rate My Apprenticeship

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

Careers resources for teachers

Advancing Access

CPD resources and events for teachers and advisers | support progression to leading universities

Amazing Apprenticeships

apprenticeships resources

Barclays Lifeskills

skills | portfolio building

D2N2 Gatsby Benchmark Video Series

guidance and good practice | Gatsby Benchmarks

Into Film

free resources for schools | careers in the film industry

National Careers Week

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


virtual world of work | activities | careers in the curriculum


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


live streamed broadcasts from employers and careers experts

STEM Learning

find STEM ambassadors | STEM resources and activities

The Compass Toolkit

careers activities and lesson plans for young carers

The WOW Show |

online channel | recordings of live shows from The WOW Show

WorldSkills Careers Advice Toolkit

free resources for schools | employability skills and careers information

Please note: some industry websites also include resources for schools

CVs, applications and interviews

Assessment Day

practice aptitude tests

National Careers Service

interviews | CV advice | job search | networking


school leaver CV template

Success at School

first CV template

Target Careers

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


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

Explore industries

Explore jobs and careers further with websites from industry experts. Click here to visit page.

Funding, scholarships and bursaries

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

16-19 Bursary Fund

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

British Council

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


grants to help remove the material barriers to education, training or wellbeing | support for care leavers

Childcare grant

financial support for full-time students with children

Hardship funds

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

Helena Kennedy Foundation

bursaries | work shadowing placements | e-mentoring

NHS bursaries

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


international student's guide to US colleges and scholarships

Social work bursaries

financial support for social work students

Teacher training funding

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

The Scholarship Hub

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

Turing Scheme (replaces Erasmus)

financial support if you are considering studying at a European university


search for charitable grants and get more information


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

Gap year

Au Pair in America

Au Pair programme for America

British Exploring Society

join an expedition in remote or challenging parts of the world


summer camps in the USA and international work

Camp America

summer camp work in the USA


international gap year programmes and expeditions

National Trust

volunteering with the National Trust in Great Britain

The Year in Industry

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

Volunteering Matters

volunteering opportunities in the UK

Year Out Group

international gap year programmes

Higher education and university

Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP)

supporting high achieving individuals from low income backgrounds to go to uni


official information for finding and comparing uni courses

Helena Kennedy Foundation

provides bursaries and support to disadvantaged FE students for higher education

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Medical Schools Council

information on medical school including entry requirements

search for university open days


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

Russell Group

information on the 24 leading UK universities

Sutton Trust

supporting young people from less advantaged backgrounds to access leading universities and careers through a range of programmes and summer schools

The Student Room

finance advice for uni from Student Finance England

The Uni Guide

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

Times Higher Education

world university rankings | where to study?


search and apply for courses | open days | advice articles

Uni Taster Days

watch 'on demand' video subject guides

Universities and colleges virtual tours | UCAS

take a virtual tour around lots of university and college campuses

What do Graduates Do?

what are graduates doing 6 months after graduating?

Zero Gravity

double your chances of achieving a top university offer — and the grades to meet it — by connecting with a mentor once a week

Labour market information


search for vacancies | local labour market information

Career Coach: Derby College

local labour market information for the Derby College region linking to courses at Derby College

Careerometer (LMI for All)

labour market information | jobs and careers information | compare earnings | future trends


labour market information | videos | quizzes | advice articles


official labour market statistics


graduate careers | labour market information | future trends


labour market information | career planning | jobs and careers information | careers matching

Start in D2N2

what are the key sectors in Derby, Nottingham, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire? | labour market information for D2N2

What do Graduates Do?

what are graduates doing 6 months after graduating? | graduate trends

Money matters

Also see ‘Funding, scholarships and bursaries’

Benefits explained

a guide to checking your benefits entitlement


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

Money Saving Expert

advice on all things financial including budgeting and best deals

National Minimum Wage rates

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

NUS Extra

discount card for UK apprentices

Save the Student!

banking and budgeting advice for young people

Student Finance Calculator

estimate student loans or extra student funding

Student Job

vacancies for students

The Money Charity

a guide to all things student finance and student money related


undergraduate student finance and support


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

Not going to uni?

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies


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

Prince's Trust

platform that supports young people into education, employment and enterprise

Shell Livewire

providing support to young people wanting to set up their own business


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

Youth Employment UK

all the information you need to look for your first role in the workplace

Parents and carers advice

Amazing Apprenticeships Parents' Resources

resources for parents to help support young people in making informed career choices

Institute of the Motor Industry

guide for parents on careers in the motor industry

Into University

provide a quiet, safe and stimulating classroom environment for disadvantaged children and young people

Parental Guidance

careers information and advice for parents from the Careers Writers Association

Post-16 open days and events

For open days and events for colleges accessible from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area please visit



quiz that helps to identify strengths and weaknesses

Future Finder

potential career paths based on qualifications and traits

iCould Buzz Quiz (via UCAS)

possible career paths matched to personality and courses studied

Sacu Spartan Test

in-depth database providing guidance on degrees, apprenticeships and future jobs matched to your interests


professional development toolkit | employability builder | CV writing

Sector quizzes

A Question of Care

quiz to see if a career in care could be for you

Adult Social Care

quiz to see if a career in adult care could be for you

Chartered Surveyors Training Trust

designed to identify careers of interest that you may not have considered

Find your health career

identify careers in the NHS suited to your interests

Go Construct Career Explorer

find roles in construction suited to you based on your interests, skills and qualifications

Hospitality Guild

hospitality career map visual and information

Step into the NHS - Take the Test

quiz to identify potential career pathways in the NHS, with over 350 roles to choose from

Which landscape career?

view different opportunities in landscaping

Researching jobs and careers

BBC Bitesize Careers

Explore careers through videos, articles and more

Bright Knowledge

what can you do with a subject? | advice articles


jobs and careers information | labour market information


videos | quizzes | labour market information | advice articles

National Careers Service

jobs and careers information | earnings | job hunting


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


career planning | jobs and careers information | labour market information | skills matching

Success at School

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

Target Careers

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

The Guardian

info and advice articles | opportunities


helping you find your dream job | jobs and careers information

Skills development

Barclays Lifeskills

interactive tools, films and activities for young people

National Careers Week |

help with identifying your skills and qualities which will help when you come to apply for courses or jobs in the future

Skills & Careers Activities Booklet For Young People | Youth Employment UK

ideas for boosting your skills and thinking about your career ideas

Skills Builder

short activities to help young people build their skills

Start home learning activities

build your profile and explore your future

Special educational needs and disabilities

Access to Work Factsheet

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

Benefits explained

a guide to checking your benefits entitlement

Disability Confident

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


connecting employers with disabled talent


disabled students support

Supported Internships

information about supported internships

Summer schools and internship programmes

Summer schools and internship programmes are open for applications for a short time each year; please check to see if you are eligible to apply. You can also find out about university summer schools around the UK on individual websites. 

Aspiring Professionals Programme

KPMG Vacation Programmes

Medical Schools (MSC)

Nuffield Research Placements

PWC School and College Leaver Programmes

RVC (pre-vet summer school)

RZSS (research and conservation in a zoo setting)

Sutton Trust



Find a job

Find an apprenticeship

Get My First Job


Rate My Apprenticeship


Work experience and volunteering


volunteering opportunities

National Citizen Service

a range of experience opportunities to strengthen skills


law-related placements

Prince's Trust

platform that supports young people into education, employment and enterprise