Careers Advice and Guidance

The following links are designed to help students access career information and advice on further and higher

Applications and Interview Guide

Information and guidance website covering job applications, how to approach employers, CV and letter examples etc.

CVs/application forms and job search advice


Career options by subject

Art & Design Careers information from the Arts Council
Biology The Institute of Biology – detailed information on careers using biology
Chemistry The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain – the regulatory and professional body for pharmacists The Royal Society of Chemistry Careers information about Chemical Engineering
Computing / Information Technology e-skills UK acts as the voice of employers on IT to create the skills environment that businesses need to be productive and competitive. Lots of information about careers in IT. The British Computer Society (BCS) is the industry body for IT professionals Want to work in IT?
Economics / Business Search for ‘careers’ on the London Stock Exchange site.
English The National Council for the Training of Journalists Online Advice for those wishing to pursue a career in publishing Information about all types of journalism Find out why!
Geography The Royal Geographical Society
History The Historical Association The Museums association – information on Careers in Museums and galleries
Languages Lots of information about the true value of learning languages Knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers – find out more
Maths The Careers pages of the Royal Statistical Society – ideas for careers using Maths An Internet magazine to introduce readers to the practical applications of Maths The Council for Mathematical Science (CMS) – a unique resource for young people of all ages interested in finding out about careers and opportunities that an education in Maths can present Take a look at the careers you can consider using Maths
Music and Creative Arts The Sector Skills Council for Creative and Cultural Skills The Sector Skills Council for Creative Media Incorporated Society of Musicians The Musician’s Union Advertisements for jobs in orchestras, opera companies, conservatoires and schools worldwide. Vacancies in performance, teaching and administration. Federation of Music Services Drama UK
Physics Institute of Physics
Psychology The British Psychological Society
Science The Meteorological Office British Wind Energy Association  The Science & Technology Facilities Council STEM Careers Website BP web site  Shell jobs and careers pages The Institute of Biomedical Science Ideas about future careers in maths or science
Stem Specific Websites (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) STEM Careers Website


Career options by occupation

Accountancy & Finance  Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants Association of International Accountants (AIA)
h Link to opportunities and information about careers in finance and law The Association of Accounting Technicians Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Aeronautical Careers  The UK specialist aviation regulator A one stop shop for enquiries relating to the aerospace industry  The National Air Traffic services recruitment site
Architecture Official RIBA site

Business Careers in business
Construction  Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers The British Plumbing Employers Council The principal training provider to the building services industry
Armed Forces Ministry of Defence RAF Careers Royal Navy Careers British Army
Civil Service Information and advice on local government careers Civil Service recruitment page
Creative / Arts / Media Find out about career opportunities with the BBC Skillset is the skills council for audio visual industries The Incorporated Society of Musicians The British record industry’s trade association Channel 4 web site with numerous ideas for careers in creative areas Loads of useful information in Arts, Design, Fashion and Media. Sponsored by government agencies The Advertising Association Information about all types of journalism National Council for the training of journalists A useful website for those who want to work in theatre
Engineering Discover more about chemical engineering as a career option The Engineering Construction industry training board, containing a wide range of information about careers and training in the UK construction industry The Institute of Civil Engineers. Advice and information for those considering a career in civil engineering An excellent website for future engineers The Engineering Council
Environment Careers in the environment and with animals
Forensics Careers in Forensic science
Information Technology / Computing The British Computer Society. Industry body for IT professionals
Law The Law Careers Advice Network  Bar council education and training Career options with a Law degree  The Bar Council The Law Society Information for future lawyers
Logistics Careers in Logistics is the first dedicated website in the UK for Logistic jobs and careers. They supply lots of invaluable advice and information about careers, training and funding as well as the industry itself.
Medicine & Health Professions  The British Medical Association web site  The British Dental Association NHS Careers Opportunities in the National Health Service The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London  The home for future doctors The British Psychological Society British Association of Occupational Therapists The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy Medicine & Dentistry in Europe  Different aspects of applying for medicine Information about lots of different healthcare courses
Veterinary Science and Medicine  Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons The Institute of Biomedical Science The Animal Health Information Specialists (UK & Ireland) is a group of library and information professionals working in the area of animal health.
Self Employment Shell live wire helps 16-30 year olds to start and develop their own business The Princes Trust offers practical solutions to help young people succeed Government agency to support existing businesses and help to start up new ones
Science Provides an important gateway to science career resources The Biochemical Society click on the ‘education’ link for careers information Careers and information for Chemical Engineering Careers and information for Physics
Social Work Department of Health Social Work recruitment site
Sport / Leisure / Tourism Jobs in the sports and leisure industry
Teaching and Education Education information website
Uniformed Service The Prison Service The West Yorkshire Fire Service West Yorkshire Police  The National Police Recruitment web site
The Featherstone Academy