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Useful Careers Advice websites for Students and Parents / Guardians

Coloma follows the ‘Baker Clause’ and supports students to understand the full range of education and training options schools and colleges offer to set students on the path enabling them to progress in education and work. That means Coloma staff must act impartially and not show bias towards any route, be that academic or technical. As such, Coloma promotes a full range of technical options. All pupils are aware of the benefits of apprenticeships, BTECs / T Levels and can consider them, alongside academic options e.g. A Levels, when making decisions about their next steps.

  The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to:

·         help you with careers decisions and planning

·         support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals

·         motivate you to implement your plan of action

·         enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

  Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.
  Plotr is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love.

It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.

  LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.
  icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.
  Plan your study & work.  Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.
  Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
  The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.
  Central Government’s dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies here.

Top Apprenticeship Employers:

Apprenticeships a students guide:

Apprenticeships a parents guide:

  NCTO champion the voluntary sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations. They work to help voluntary organisations and volunteers make the biggest difference they can. They connect organisations with the people, partners and resources they need to make the biggest difference.


  The Year in Industry (YINI) are the UK’s leading student placement experts. We provide high-quality, paid placements for students in their gap year before or during their degree course.



Parents and Guardians might also want to take a look at Parent Adviser and Careers Advice for Parents, as they have lots of hints and tips on how best to support your child when they’re making decisions about their future career.



Links to Industry & Sector Specific Websites

Jobs and Careers in the Arts, Music, Media, Film or Creative Industries 4Talent

Creative Choices

Jobs and Careers in the Business and Finance sector Become an Actuary


Jobs and Careers in Construction, Property and Land Management CITB

Be A Landscape Architect

Property Needs You

Jobs and Careers in Digital Media My First Job in Film


Jobs and Careers in the Health and Care sectors Step into the NHS

Medical Careers

Think Care Careers

Social Work

Occupational Therapist


Jobs and Careers for Historians Careers in History

History Jobs

Jobs and Careers in Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Hospitality Guild



Jobs and Careers in Law Prime

all about law



Jobs and Careers in Logistics delivering your future


Jobs and Careers in the Merchant Navy or Armed Services Careers at sea



Royal Air Force 

Jobs and Careers within the Motor Industry Autocity
Jobs and Careers in Passenger Transport and Travel Careers That Move
Jobs and Careers in the Power / Energy industries think power sector

my Oil and Gas Career

Jobs and Careers in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering) Stemettes

Engineer Girl

Careers in Maths

Future Morph

Tomorrows Engineers

A Future in Chemistry

careers in aerospace