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.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/getajob/Pages/default.aspx

CVs/application forms and job search advice

http://www.careers-gateway.co.uk/jobseek/index.htm

 

Career options by subject

Art & Design
http://www.yourcreativefuture.org Careers information from the Arts Council
Biology
https://www.societyofbiology.org/ The Institute of Biology – detailed information on careers using biology
Chemistry
http://www.rpharms.com/home/home.asp The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain – the regulatory and professional body for pharmacists
http://www.rsc.org The Royal Society of Chemistry
http://www.whynotchemeng.com Careers information about Chemical Engineering
Computing / Information Technology
http://www.e-skills.com 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.
http://www.bcs.org/bcs The British Computer Society (BCS) is the industry body for IT professionals
 http://www.bigambition.co.uk Want to work in IT?
Economics / Business
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/ Search for ‘careers’ on the London Stock Exchange site.
English
http://www.nctj.com The National Council for the Training of Journalists Online
http://www.bookcareers.com Advice for those wishing to pursue a career in publishing
http://www.journalism.co.uk Information about all types of journalism
http://www.whystudyenglish.ac.uk Find out why!
Geography
http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm The Royal Geographical Society
History
http://www.history.org.uk The Historical Association
http://www.museumsassociation.org/ The Museums association – information on Careers in Museums and galleries
Languages
http://www.languageswork.org.uk Lots of information about the true value of learning languages
http://www.omniglot.com/language/careers.htm Knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers – find out more
Maths
http://www.rss.org.uk/careers The Careers pages of the Royal Statistical Society – ideas for careers using Maths
http://plus.maths.org An Internet magazine to introduce readers to the practical applications of Maths
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk 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
http://www.maths-jobs.co.uk Take a look at the careers you can consider using Maths
Music and Creative Arts
www.ccskills.org.uk The Sector Skills Council for Creative and Cultural Skills
www.skillset.org The Sector Skills Council for Creative Media
www.ism.org Incorporated Society of Musicians
www.musiciansunion.org.uk The Musician’s Union
https://www.musicalchairs.info/ Advertisements for jobs in orchestras, opera companies, conservatoires and schools worldwide. Vacancies in performance, teaching and administration.
www.thefms.org Federation of Music Services
http://www.dramauk.co.uk/ Drama UK
Physics
http://www.iop.org Institute of Physics
Psychology
http://www.bps.org.uk/ The British Psychological Society
Science
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ The Meteorological Office
http://www.bwea.com British Wind Energy Association
http://www.scitech.ac.uk/  The Science & Technology Facilities Council
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/viewItem.cfm?cit_id=383034 STEM Careers Website
http://www.bp.com BP web site
http://www.shell.com  Shell jobs and careers pages
http://www.ibms.org The Institute of Biomedical Science
http://www.futuremorph.org/ Ideas about future careers in maths or science
Stem Specific Websites (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/viewItem.cfm?cit_id=383034 STEM Careers Website

 

Career options by occupation

Accountancy & Finance
http://www.icaew.co.uk  Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales
http://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en.html Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants
http://www.aiaworldwide.com/ Association of International Accountants (AIA)
hhttp://www.directions.org.uk/ Link to opportunities and information about careers in finance and law
http://aat.org.uk/ The Association of Accounting Technicians
http://www.cimaglobal.com/ Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Aeronautical Careers
http://www.caa.co.uk  The UK specialist aviation regulator
http://www.raes.org.uk A one stop shop for enquiries relating to the aerospace industry
http://www.nats.co.uk  The National Air Traffic services recruitment site
Architecture
http://www.architecture.com/ Official RIBA site
 

Business

http://www.careers-in-business.com Careers in business
Construction
http://www.cibse.org  Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
http://www.bpec.org.uk The British Plumbing Employers Council
http://www.jtltraining.com/ The principal training provider to the building services industry
Armed Forces
http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/Home/ Ministry of Defence
http://www.rafcareers.com RAF Careers
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/ Royal Navy Careers
http://www.army.mod.uk British Army
Civil Service
http://www.lgjobs.com/ Information and advice on local government careers
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment Civil Service recruitment page
Creative / Arts / Media
http://www.bbc.co.uk/jobs Find out about career opportunities with the BBC
http://www.skillset.org/careers Skillset is the skills council for audio visual industries
http://www.ism.org The Incorporated Society of Musicians
http://www.bpi.co.uk The British record industry’s trade association
http://www.ideasfactory.com Channel 4 web site with numerous ideas for careers in creative areas
http://www.yourcreativefuture.org Loads of useful information in Arts, Design, Fashion and Media. Sponsored by government agencies
http://www.adassoc.org.uk The Advertising Association
http://www.journalism.co.uk Information about all types of journalism
http://www.nctj.com/ National Council for the training of journalists
http://www.getintotheatre.co.uk A useful website for those who want to work in theatre
Engineering
http://www.whynotchemeng.com Discover more about chemical engineering as a career option
http://www.ecitb.org.uk The Engineering Construction industry training board, containing a wide range of information about careers and training in the UK construction industry
http://www.ice.org.uk The Institute of Civil Engineers. Advice and information for those considering a career in civil engineering
http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk An excellent website for future engineers
http://www.engc.org.uk/ The Engineering Council
Environment
http://www.growingcareers.com/ Careers in the environment and with animals
Forensics
http://www.forensic-science-society.org.uk/home Careers in Forensic science
Information Technology / Computing
http://www.bcs.org The British Computer Society. Industry body for IT professionals
Law
http://www.lcan.org.uk/ The Law Careers Advice Network
http://www.legaleducation.org.uk/  Bar council education and training
http://www.liv.ac.uk/law/ Career options with a Law degree
http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/  The Bar Council
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/home.law The Law Society
http://www.thelawyer2b.com Information for future lawyers
Logistics
http://www.careersinlogistics.co.uk/index.html 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
http://www.bma.org.uk/  The British Medical Association web site
http://www.bda.org/  The British Dental Association
http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ NHS Careers
http://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk Opportunities in the National Health Service
http://www.rvc.ac.uk/ The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London
http://medlink-uk.net/  The home for future doctors
http://www.bps.org.uk The British Psychological Society
http://www.cot.org.uk British Association of Occupational Therapists
http://www.rcslt.org The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy
http://www.readmedicine.com Medicine & Dentistry in Europe
http://www.mymedschool.co.uk  Different aspects of applying for medicine
http://www.tasteofmedicine.com/ Information about lots of different healthcare courses
Veterinary Science and Medicine
http://www.rcvs.org.uk  Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
http://www.ibms.org The Institute of Biomedical Science
http://www.ahis.org The Animal Health Information Specialists (UK & Ireland) is a group of library and information professionals working in the area of animal health.
Self Employment
http://www.shell-livewire.org Shell live wire helps 16-30 year olds to start and develop their own business
http://princes-trust.org.uk The Princes Trust offers practical solutions to help young people succeed
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk Government agency to support existing businesses and help to start up new ones
Science
http://www.newscientist.com Provides an important gateway to science career resources
http://www.biochemsoc.org.uk The Biochemical Society click on the ‘education’ link for careers information
http://www.whynotchemeng.com Careers and information for Chemical Engineering
http://www.iop.org Careers and information for Physics
Social Work
http://www.socialworkcareers.co.uk/ Department of Health Social Work recruitment site
Sport / Leisure / Tourism
http://www.jobswithballs.com/ Jobs in the sports and leisure industry
Teaching and Education
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching Education information website
Uniformed Service
http://www.justice.gov.uk/jobs/prisons The Prison Service
http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk The West Yorkshire Fire Service
http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk West Yorkshire Police
http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk  The National Police Recruitment web site
The Featherstone Academy