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Careers Advice 2018-10-09T15:54:51+00:00

Useful Careers Advice websites for Students and Parents / Guardians

  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 Governments 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.
  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.