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Useful Information and websites

General careers information & advice:

These websites give a good insight into the different careers available, and some also have advice on the application process e.g. CV writing, interview skills. Some of these websites require you to register in order to take quizzes that narrow down potential areas of interest specific to you.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.barclayslifeskills.com

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/   (also includes information on how to find work experience)

www.icould.com

www.allaboutcareers.com

www.ucas.com

 

Other support sites:

www.ychertfordshire.org (has links to many other resources and advice)

www.mogolistings.org (information on what is going on in local area)

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.ncsyes.co.uk

 

Looking at all 18+ options:

www.push.co.uk 

www.thebigchoice.com

 

Local colleges/UTC’s

www.westherts.ac.uk

www.oaklands.ac.uk

www.watfordutc.org

www.elstreeutc.co.uk

 

University options

www.ucas.com

www.university.which.co.uk

https://unistats.ac.uk/

www.bestcourse4me.com

www.whatuni.com

www.opendays.com

www.russellgroup.ac.uk

www.applytouni.com

www.prospects.ac.uk

https://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers-advice

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

 

University admission tests

www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers

www.ukcat.ac.uk

 

Student finance

https://university.which.co.uk/advice/student-finance

www.gov.uk/student-finance

www.prospects.ac.uk

 

Apprenticeship options

Which guide to apprenticeships

https://university.which.co.uk/teachers/introduce-higher-education-options/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships-guide-download

www.getingofar.gov.uk

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.amazingapprenticeships.com

www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

 

Studying abroad options

www.fulbright.org.uk

www.astarfuture.co.uk

www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/studying-overseas

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2016

https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/studying-overseas/what-erasmus

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/students/studying-abroad_en

 

Gap year options (please note that some volunteering projects operate at a cost)

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry 

www.skiworld.co.uk/recruitment

www.campamerica.co.uk

www.raleighinternational.org

www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

www.yearoutgroup.org

www.projecttrust.org.uk

https://lattitude.org.uk/

https://lovetheoceans.org/get-involved/volunteering/

https://blueventures.org/

 

Looking for employment

www.ychertfordshire.org/careers/additional-places-to-look-for-job-vacancies

www.ychertfordshire.org/careers/jobs-apprenticeships

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

www.gov.uk/jobsearch

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk