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.

Researching jobs and careers


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

BBC Bitesize Careers

Explore careers through videos, articles and more  


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


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


helping you find your dream job | jobs and careers information


jobs and careers information | labour market information (LMI)

National Careers Service

jobs and careers information | earnings | job hunting

Bright Knowledge

what can you do with a subject? | advice articles

Target Careers

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

Success at School

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

The Guardian

info and advice articles | opportunities

Explore industries

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


Apprenticeships (Gov.UK)

apprenticeships | opportunities

Find an Apprenticeship

search and apply for apprenticeships


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

Amazing Apprenticeships

apprenticeships | opportunities | ‘behind the scenes’

Student Apprenticeship Guide

interactive guide about apprenticeships for Years 12 and 13

Get My First Job

apprenticeships | traineeships | opportunities | advice articles | industry guides

Rate My Apprenticeship

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


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

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Higher education and university


search and apply for courses | open days | advice articles

The Uni Guide

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

Universities and colleges virtual tours | UCAS

take a virtual tour around lots of university and college campuses

The Student Room

finance advice for uni from Student Finance England


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

What do Graduates Do?

what are graduates doing 6 months after graduating?

Russell Group

information on the 24 leading UK universities

search for university open days


official information for finding and comparing uni courses

Times Higher Education

world university rankings | where to study?

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Medical Schools Council

information on medical school including entry requirements  

Uni Taster Days

watch 'on demand' video subject guides

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

Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP)

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

Sutton Trust

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

Helena Kennedy Foundation

provides bursaries and support to disadvantaged FE students for higher education

Not going to uni?


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


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

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

guide to higher and degree apprenticeships | latest vacancies

Get Hired (Prince's Trust)

recruitment platform for young people

Looking for Work careers booklet

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

Shell Livewire

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

Labour market information

Careerometer (LMI for All)

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

Start in D2N2

What are the key sectors in Derby, Nottingham, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire? Labour market information for D2N2

Career Coach: Nottingham College

local labour market information (LMI) for the Nottingham area linking to courses at Nottingham College 

Career Coach: Derby College

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

Career Coach: Chesterfield College

local labour market information (LMI) for the Chesterfield area  linking to courses at Chesterfield College


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


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


search for vacancies | local labour market information


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

What do Graduates Do?

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


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

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

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

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

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.


search for charitable grants and get more information

Childcare grant

financial support for full-time students with children


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

The Scholarship Hub

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

British Council

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

Turing Scheme (replaces Erasmus)

financial support if you are considering studying at a European university


international student's guide to US colleges and scholarships

Helena Kennedy Foundation

bursaries | work shadowing placements | e-mentoring


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

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. 

Sutton Trust

Aspiring Professionals Programme

Medical Schools (MSC)

Nuffield Research Placements

PWC School and College Leaver Programmes 

KPMG Vacation Programmes

RZSS (research and conservation in a zoo setting)

Money matters

Also see ‘Funding, scholarships and bursaries’

National Minimum Wage rates

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

Student Finance Calculator

estimate student loans or extra student funding

Benefits explained

a guide to checking your benefits entitlement


undergraduate student finance and support

NUS Extra

discount card for UK apprentices


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


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

Student Job

vacancies for students

Money Saving Expert

advice on all things financial including budgeting and best deals

The Money Charity

a guide to all things student finance and student money related

Save the Student!

banking and budgeting advice for young people

Gap year

Year Out Group

international gap year programmes


summer camps in the USA and international work

Camp America

summer camp work in the USA

Volunteering Matters

volunteering opportunities in the UK

Raleigh International

international volunteering programmes

The Year in Industry

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


10-12 week volunteering programmes overseas

British Exploring Society

join an expedition in remote or challenging parts of the world

Au Pair in America

Au Pair programme for America

National Trust

volunteering with the National Trust in Great Britain


rewarding volunteering on mentoring projects in the UK


international gap year programmes and expeditions

Skills development

Skills Builder

short activities to help young people build their skills

Launch Yourself Booklet (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

Barclays Lifeskills

interactive tools, films and activities for young people

Start home learning activities

build your profile and explore your future

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

ideas for boosting your skills and thinking about your career ideas

CVs, applications and interviews

National Careers Service 

interviews | CV advice | job search | networking

Success at School

first CV template


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

Target Careers

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


school leaver CV template

Assessment Day

practice aptitude tests



Find a job

Find an apprenticeship



Get My First Job

Rate My Apprenticeship

Work experience and volunteering


The Prince's Trust

National Citizen Service

Prime (law-related placements)

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


disabled students support

Disability Confident

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

Supported Internships

information about supported internships


Connecting employers with disabled talent

Parents and carers advice

Parental Guidance

careers information and advice for parents from the Careers Writers Association

Amazing Apprenticeships Parents' Resources

Into University

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

Institute of the Motor Industry

guide for parents on careers in the motor industry

Careers resources for teachers

National Careers Week

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

Pinterest /

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

Amazing Apprenticeships

apprenticeships resources

Barclays Lifeskills

skills | portfolio building

WorldSkills Careers Advice Toolkit

guide with lessons to support young people with employability skills and careers information

D2N2 Gatsby Benchmark Video Series

guidance and good practice around the eight Gatsby Benchmarks


virtual world of work | activities | careers in the curriculum

The WOW Show

recordings of live shows with Q & A from The WOW Show


watch live streamed broadcasts from employers and careers experts

Into Film

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

STEM Learning

find STEM ambassadors | STEM resources and activities


careers activities

The Compass Toolkit

careers activities and lesson plans from Oxford University Widening Participation 

Advancing Access

provides a variety of CPD resourcesonline events and offline conferences for teachers and advisers to help them support students’ progression to leading universities

Please note: some industry websites also include resources for schools