If you know the broad area you want to work in, you may find some useful info here…

NHS/MEDICAL CAREERS

Step into the NHS www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk
Aimed at 14-19 year olds, has a personal quiz which suggests roles in the NHS suited to you.
NHS Careers www.healthcareers.nhs.uk
This site has detailed information and case studies for over 300 different careers available in the NHS.  It also has a course finder which enables you to search for degree and other registered courses.
NHS Medical Careers www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk
This site has an online planning tool to help you decide what roles may be best suited to you.  Aimed at degree level or higher.
NHS Bursaries www.nhsba.nhs.uk
Information about funding on NHS courses
Gap Medics www.gapmedics.co.uk
Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements abroad for 16-25 year old students who are interested in applying to medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery.
British Assoc of Occupational Therapists andCollege of Occupational Therapists

www.cot.co.uk/become-ot

 

Information, booklet and video clip about what Occupational Therapists do and where they work, advice about getting onto a course and about placements.

 

SCIENCE

Future Morph www.futuremorph.org
Future Morph is the Science Council’s careers website designed to provide information for young people, their parents and teachers about the jobs available using science and maths.
Institute of Physics www.iop.org
The Professional Institute for Physics; provides career ideas related to physics, plus information about studying physics at degree level.
Royal Institute of Chemistry www.rsc.org
The professional institute for Chemistry website provides sector and careers information, news and developments in this sector.
Cogent www.sciencecareerpathways.com/a-z-of-roles
Cogent SSC is the employer-led, strategic skills body for the science industries this website provides an A-Z list of careers within the science industry.
Smallpeice Trust http://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/course-category/momentum/
Charity which provides short residential courses in science, technology and engineering subjects to year 9-12 students and promotes careers in engineering.

 

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

www.autocity.org.uk

Created by the Institute of the Motor Industry it is aimed at young people interested in working in the motor industry sector.  This website features over 150 different careers including information, course search and Apprenticeships.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Construction Industry Training Board www.citb.co.uk/careers-in-construction/
The sector skills council and industry training board for construction offers news, advice and information about careers and training in construction and built environment.  There is a useful A-Z careers listing which details a range of specialist roles within this sector along with a progression route, case studies and career trends and forecast information for each role.

 

ENGINEERING

Tomorrow’s Engineers  www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk
Learn about the variety of different careers available in engineering.
Institute of Mechanical Engineers www.imeche.org
Information about the mechanical engineering sector, including details on scholarships and awards.
Institute of Civil Engineering www.ice.org.uk
Information about the civil engineering sector.  The Education section has information for students including scholarships, fun facts, work experience and how to become a civil engineer.

 

AEROSPACE

Careers in Aerospace www.careersinaerospace.com
Created by The Royal Aeronautical Society and ADS Group (Advancing UK Aerospace, Defence and Security industries). This website aims to provide impartial information, advice and guidance on aerospace, aviation and defence career pathways and entry routes.  There are resources for job seekers including CV and skills advice, company listings for job search and information about competitions, scholarships and events.

 

LAND-BASED AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS

Lantra www.lantra.co.uk
Contains information about different land-based and environmental careers and courses.  News, events and updates, and job vacancies.
Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management www.cieem.net/students-careers
Information for students wishing to study ecology.  Advice about how to choose a course, what to do in your gap year and your CV.

 

CONSERVATION AND ZOOLOGY

British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums www.biaza.org.uk/careers
This website provides up to date news and information, details of events, a course search facility, careers information, vacancies in conservation and zoology and a list of zoos and aquariums who offer work experience.

 

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Get in to Heritage www.getintoheritage.org
This website provides information about the wide range of careers in the heritage industry including conservation, museums and archaeology.  There are case studies, job opportunities and events and activities.  

 

MATHEMATICS

Maths Careers  www.mathscareers.org.uk
This website is managed by the Institute of Maths and its applications, find out about the range of careers available in maths.
Institute of Maths and its applications www.ima.org.uk/student.cfm
The IMA produce a newsletter aimed at 16+ students who are interested in studying or a career related to maths.
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries www.actuaries.org.uk/become-actuary
If you are good with numbers and like solving problems, you might wish to consider a career as an actuary.  The IFoA website provides information about what an actuary does and the entry routes plus case studies, there is a Find an Actuary section if you wish to make contact with an actuary or search for actuary companies.

 

SPORT

Careers in Sport www.careers-in-sport.co.uk
For inspiration – provides an in-depth analysis of the different career options available in the world of sport.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity www.cimspa.co.uk
News, information, events, careers and a course finder for this sector.
The British Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences www.bases.org.uk
The professional body for sport and exercise.  This website contains sector information, developments and news, a course search, careers information and advertised vacancies.

 

HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, TOURISM

UKSP www.uksp.co.uk
UKSP has information about careers, jobs, qualifications, employers and training providers in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.

 

TEACHING

Teaching Agency www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
Information about how to become a teacher, the training, work and pay.

 

COMPUTING and IT

The Big Ambition (part of E Skills) www.bigambition.co.uk
For inspiration to help 14-19 year olds make informed choices in digital media and technology-related degrees and careers.
Tech Partnership www.thetechpartnership.com
The Tech Partnership is the network of employers working to create skills for the UK’s digital economy, a useful website if you are considering a career in this area.
Chartered Institute of IT www.bcs.org Scroll down to “key topics”
The professional Institute for IT provides information and careers advice on work experience, assessment centres, CV writing and interviews as well as information and leaflets about a wide range of IT careers.
Smallpeice Trust http://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/course-category/momentum/
Charity which provides short residential courses in science, technology and engineering subjects to year 9-12 students and promotes careers in engineering.

 

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES:

Creative skillset www.creativeskillset.org
Creative Skillset is the industry body that supports skills and training for people and businesses.  Find information about qualifications and jobs within the creative sector and read about real life stories.
Creative choices www.creative-choices.co.uk
For information and advice about the creative industry this website provides case studies, information and opportunities of how to gain experience and training and advertises events and vacancies within this sector.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

UKPArts www.ukperformingarts.co.uk
Information about studying and working in the acting, music, dance, musical theatre, management and technical areas of the performing arts industry.  Search for courses and read case studies about people working in these areas.
National Youth Theatre www.nyt.org.uk
For 14-21 year olds, the National Youth Theatre provides the opportunity to audition for a two-week intensive acting course during August.  Auditions take place around the country including Bristol during January and February and include a workshop.  After completing the course you become a member of the NYT and are able to audition to perform in the many shows which run each year.
National Youth Music Theatre www.nymt.org.uk
For 10-23 year olds, the National Youth Music Theatre hold annual auditions around the country including Bristol during January and February for four major productions in the summer.  Auditions form an all-day workshop comprising of singing, acting and dancing.  NYMT also offer residential courses.
See Drama UK in the post 18 course section www.dramauk.co.uk

 

LANGUAGES

These web links provide information about the careers using modern foreign languages and the skills developed, a wide range of courses are available to study at university with the option to study alongside another subject. https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/modernlanguages.htm
https://www.brightknowledge.org/knowledge-bank/modern-languages
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/modern-languages
http://www.topuniversities.com/courses/modern-languages/guide
https://www.gchq-careers.co.uk/index.html

 

LAW

www.lawcareers.net

 

If you are interested in a career in law this website has information about the range of different careers available, how you train, work experience, case studies and more.

 

THE ARMED FORCES

Information about the range of different careers in each branch of the armed forces.  These websites include information about entry routes and requirements and the sponsorships available.
The RAF www.raf.mod.uk/careers
Royal Navy / Royal Marines www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers
The Army                              www.army.mod.uk/careers

 

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