A job or career
Where can I look for further information on jobs and careers?
Job sector information
In 'Level Up!' you will find information about a range of job sectors. The Level Up! information will tell you the basics about the job sector including, what it is like, key facts about the job market in the UK and the South West, how you can get in, types of jobs, case studies and useful links.
icould is a website with lots of videos showing different career sectors.
If you want detailed information about a particular job then the National Careers Service site provides ‘Job Profiles’ will give you lots of information about a specific job and also show you related jobs – some of which you will not have heard about before – so exploring this site is a good way to expand your knowledge and options.
plotr has: information about different job worlds; employer profiles; an opportunity finder; a resource centre.
Each job sector has a Sector Skills Council. Their job is to reduce skills gaps and also to work with people in education to develop qualifications that meet the needs of employers.
If you need more details about a job sector you can find out which Sector Skills Council is responsible for the job sector you are interested in by following this link, which shows all 22 Skills Sector Councils and the employment areas they cover.
The Sector Skills Council’s websites often provide detailed information on the qualifications they are looking for and also the opportunities available in that sector.
Careers World provides information on job sectors and has some job and apprenticeship vacancies. Also has SW region facts and contacts.
Skills Explorer from Careerbox is a fast and easy way you can match your skills against selected careers from the Careersbox library (you will need to be able to view videos) giving you an individual report based on your personal skills. Skills Explorer also links students up with local colleges and national opportunities for jobs and training.
Career Camel is a site for students, graduates and school leavers offering jobs, internships, advice and courses.
The site also offers an online CV Builder
MyKindaCrowd is a site showing challenges set by employers where you can win prizes, such as cash or a work placement. You can also make links with companies you are interested in.