Useful Links

https://www.apprenticeships.org.uk This is the national site for apprenticeship information and applications. You’ll need to register an account with them (it’s free!).
https://www.ucasprogress.com This is a great site for finding out where the local post-16 learning opportunities are. You can search by course, subject or even provider. You could use it to find out if a particular college offers a particular A Level or BTEC, or to locate the nearest learning provider offering a course you’re interested in.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk This site contains lots of useful information and plenty of careers advice, including how to choose careers. It also points you to other online and telephone-based careers resources.
https://www.icould.com This is a really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do, and might help career planning or help you think in a different direction? It also has great video clips and other careers tools to help young people decide.
https://www.careersbox.co.uk Visit this site to see short videos of lots of people talking about their career, what brought them into it and what the job is really like.
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk As the name suggests, if you’re not thinking about university after Level 3 qualifications then take a look at this site. Not only is it packed with advice about options and opportunities, but it also carries live vacancies.
https://www.nationalcareerservice.direct.gov.uk The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeships This site allows you to search online for current apprenticeship vacancies with a link to online applications.
https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer, with over 1.3 million employees.

Lots of career areas have sites that belong to their industry bodies – for example, if you want to find out more about careers in Psychology then go to https://www.bps.co.uk. If it’s Law, then go to https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk, if it’s health or medicine careers then look no further than https://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk, for Teaching visit https://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching, or for Journalism try the well-named https://www.journalism.co.uk. Google is your friend!