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Useful careers websites

This page provides numerous useful career related websites which can help students and parents in terms of post 16 choices, further education or work based training. Whether you are looking for fun quizzes, resources for future pathways or courses, a free on-line lesson or wish to explore job roles and Labour Market Information {LMI}, there is something for everyone here!

 

COVID 19 CAREERS HEROES

This website shows the roles of all of the Careers Heroes who have stepped up during the Covid-19 outbreak!

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Career Information - Specific Sectors

 

Services 

 

Volunteering

Warwickshire CAVA - Community & Voluntary Action  https://www.wcava.org.uk/volunteering-individuals

Warwickshire County Council Volunteering - https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/volunteering

Rugby Town Centre - https://www.therugbytown.co.uk/info/5/discovering/10010/volunteer_opportunities/2

 

Explore chosen pathways and courses

https://www.insidesherpa.com/ - A great website to experience a virtual work programme placement and to search job opportunities.

https://www.how2become.com/ - Explores chosen pathways and "how to become."

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/school-college-liaison/resources/heathome/ - This is an excellent website which combines future pathways and courses which can lead to higher education and covers a huge range of subjects.

https://www.unitasterdays.com/search.aspx - This is a directory of useful events and for school groups and individual students.

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/school-college-liaison/resources/post16options/ - This is Loughborough Universities website which has a lot of useful information for students from year 9 and above.

 

Explore job roles and Labour Market Information {LMI}

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/tools/careers-infographics - This is part of Free Radio's website which is a fantastic, colourful and easy to read website for students.

 

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/partner-resources - A brilliant website full of advice and fun activities to explore numerous different careers and look through a range of career related topics, such as stereotyping, career fact or fiction etc.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers - A great website which explores a variety of careers.

 

https://barclayslifeskills.com/young-people/ - A great website with lot of careers activities and advise for students and parents.

 

https://www.ucas.com/careers/buzz-quiz - Discover your strengths and what makes you tick, some jobs you may enjoy and what celebs you're like in this fun quiz!

 

https://career-insights.co.uk/video-library/

This website provides a free video library of interviews with professionals sharing insight into their jobs and career journeys, with a new video added every week. Each interview covers what they studied at school, their transition from school to further education and into working life.  Students are also able to find out what qualifications and skills are needed for their jobs, what a typical day looks like and their advice for someone wanting to pursue a similar career.

 

www.neuvoo.co.uk

This website centralises thousands of jobs available to help people find new career opportunities. A search for "trainee", "school leaver" or "apprentice" will bring up lots of potentially suitable vacancies for pupils.

 

http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

This website has different industry categories from Education, Health and Care, Retail etc.... and you can view a number of recordings from large well known Companies giving Career Advise.

 

www.careermap.co.uk

This website is excellent for searching for jobs under a variety of sectors and you can also look at the latest edition of the Careers Magazine online.

 

schoolleavers.milkround.com

 An excellent website giving a wide range of advice to Post 16 students on further education, jobs, Apprenticeships, Application tips and much more! It also lists the "The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers" with information on each of the Companies.  

 

www.wcg.ac.uk 

The official Warwickshire College Group website with a vast amount of information from Apprenticeships, school leavers advice, A-Levels, subjects and careers etc...

 

www.successatschool.org

A website with a vast amount of information from 60 second interviews with a variety of people from different professions, interview techniques hints and tips, Apprenticeship information and much more!

 

https://adzuna.co.uk 

Adzuna is a search engine for job ads that lists every job, everywhere. Adzuna provide smarter search options and powerful data about the job market, giving you the information you need to take control of your career.

 

https://targetcareers.co.uk 

Target Careers Futurewise helps to support school leavers make decisions about their future. You are able to explore options for Careers, University or Apprenticeships and also get help applying successfully. 

 

Further careers support and guidance websites

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

An excellent website offering support online, over the phone or face to face regarding career choices. It also provides free online support in building your CV and gives useful interview tips.

 

www.nationalcareersweek.com

The official National Careers Week website sponsored by RBS has a huge number of free resources. Definitely worth a look!

 

https://www.hoet.co.uk

Heart of England Training {HOET} has many years experience of delivering high quality vocational training and offers many apprenticeships and courses for students aged 16-19 years old. 

 

www.cwtcov.co.uk

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training has their own website supporting young people in training and development, further education and apprenticeships. An excellent source of advise.

 

www.local.gov.uk/ 

The Local Government Association website gives advise on working for your local Council and the options including Apprenticeships.

 

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

 This website gives you tips on how to write a CV, interviews and Assessment Days, A-Levels and Apprenticeships advise, the latest Apprenticeship jobs. You can even do a free Careers test to see which is the right path for you.

 

www.skill.org.uk 

This website is specifically aimed at young people who have a disability.

 

www.careerconnect.org.uk 

A great website full of careers advise for young people including interview tips, creating a CV, Preparing for Assessments etc....

 

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

This website advertises apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and much more. You can even take the Career Test to guide you in the right direction.

 

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

A great website where students are able to quickly register their details and apply for positions in their preferred location and area of interest. This website advertises a number of Apprenticeships and Training Programmes. 

 

Apprenticeship information

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/02/Parent-Pack-February-2020.pdf - ASK Parents Guide - Please see the latest parent newsletter for apprenticeships

 

www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide 

The Government website which tells you about Apprenticeships, how much you can earn and the different levels of Apprenticeships.

 

www.pet-xi.co.uk/apprenticeships

This is a useful website where you could find many local apprenticeships in all areas and sectors.

 

www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk

This is a fantastic website which offers a vast amount of information on Apprenticeships, Reviews, Jobs and Careers Advice for School and College Leavers. Definitely worth a look!!

 

Careers and Financial Advice

https://mypersonalfinanceskills.org/free-online-financial-education-sessions-2/?utm_campaign=539981_School%20-%20Email%201%20free%20financial%20education&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotmailer&dm_i=4W7Z,BKNH,31HLIK,1BHNN,1

My Personal Finance Skills are offering free online educational sessions such as; staying safe from financial scams, the key elements of a first payslip, planning for your future finances and making decision and taking risks. All sessions include a video and a worksheet.  

 

Free online courses or Psychometric Tests

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/how-to-start-your-career-in-games-development This allows you to do an online course and learn about how to get into game development and how people have progressed in the sector.

 

 https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/creating-your-future - An online course to prepare young people for the changing face of the workplace.

 

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/interviews - This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.

 

https://practicereasoningtests.com/psychometric-tests/ - This website is a complete guide for students in dealing with psychometric tests during interview processes for internships and first full time jobs. 

 

https://practicereasoningtests.com/practice-aptitude-tests- This website offers free practice tests including numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests. 

 

The below 2 websites provide some brilliant activities to prepare students for tests that they may face during the recruitment process in the future. Have a go and test your ability! 

https://psychometric-success.com/aptitude-tests/numerical-aptitude-tests 

 

https://wikijob.co.uk - Wikijob is a fantastic website which offers you free guides on cognitive ability tests. For further links, please visit http://www.wikijob.co.uk/content/aptitude-tests/test-types/deductive-reasoning-tests and https://www.wikijob.co.uk/content/aptitude-tests/test-types/analytical-reasoning-tests

 

Of course, if you already know which route you wish to take, you can go directly to the website of the College, University, Company etc. Remember, there is always someone there to help you!

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