Help and support
Help with choosing
See below for free websites which will help you explore your choices and make an informed decision about your future career options
General Careers Advice for 13- 19 year olds
The National Careers Service website website contains over 750 job profiles, and each of them gives you the essential information you need on what the job involves and how to get into it. The site also has a job market information section about the job situation in your local area and you can also talk to an adviser.
plotr offers information on different job sectors shown through ‘career worlds’, a ‘resource centre’ and an ‘opportunity finder’ which will identify training opportunities around a given post code.
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information
The Future Morph website is designed to show you just some of the amazing and unexpected places that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can take you.
Bright Knowledge and the Student Calculator are designed to help students and young people manage their money and explore education and career options.
Post 16/18 training opportunities
Apprenticeships on the gov.uk website provides information about Apprenticeships including vacancies.
Careers World provides information on job sectors and has some job and apprenticeship vacancies. Also has Yorkshire and Humber region facts and contacts.
Visit future-talent.com to search and apply for the latest apprenticeships, jobs and courses in your area (not all Apprenticeships are on this site). The site also provides advice and information about alternatives to University.
notgoingtouni provides information on the opportunities available after school - for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.
Information on progression to university
UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Not only do UCAS process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, but they also help students to find the right course
Unistats is the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. It includes official data on each university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.
UK Course Finder is a good site to look at you have no idea what you might like to study. It has a subject’s interest questionnaire which provides degree subject suggestions based on your answers. You'll then be able to search for university courses relating to these subjects. You can also search for unis by the number of UCAS points
Getting in offers revision materials for both GCSE and A Level and lots of information about choosing and applying for university, including when open days take place, the process of applying and lots of sample personal statements.
The Which? university guide has lots of information and filters to help you find a course to suit your needs.
The Guardian University Guide has information on every subject taught at universities in the UK ranked in league tables, also has subject profile information.
Studential.com provides in-depth information about choosing and going to university and the application process involved.
Best Course 4 Me (and their free app) is a good site to help planning a future degree. Users can identify A level subjects and see what degrees people usually go on to do, see what careers people progress on to from different degrees, etc.
Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website
Studentparent.org to get information on funding and a checklist to help you plan for university.