We want to support all our students to better understand different qualifications, career pathways and the world of work and to gain independence in making decisions about their future. To do this, we help students learn where they can find impartial, accurate careers information and how to use this information to help them decide what pathways might be best for them.

We are extremely keen for students, parents and carers to use us for support but also to show an interest in researching career information in their own time – to help with this, we have provided the following links below to help you get started!

Careers

Free careers software that students can use at home and school to explore how their skills and interests can lead them to different job roles and suggested career pathways. Mrs Brennan will give you more information about this later in the year!

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The Buzz Quiz is a fun way of finding out how your personality and interests link to different careers. There are also lots of videos from people in different job roles to watch and learn from!

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Regional careers website with lots of useful information about the local job market – also links directly to the job profiles on the National Careers Service website!

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Information and advice for all students, whatever stage of school they are at, including tips and articles about GCSEs, A-levels, college, apprenticeships, university and work!

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Job Profiles

Containing over 400 extremely detailed job profiles linked to a variety of career areas, all written by qualified careers advisers or people already working in these industries.

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Over 800 profiles on careers from Architect to Zoologist, including useful information on what the work would be like, what pay you could expect and what skills and qualifications you might need to get into these job roles.

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Online tool that helps you to see what new jobs are being created that match your skills, interests and the subjects that you study in school.

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Courses

A national search engine that can help you find courses and apprenticeships in your local area and around the whole of the UK.

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Easy-to-use website with information about all of the different courses available at post-16 and beyond, from Accounting to Photography!

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Information for Leeds young people about learning, training and employment opportunities.

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Free online courses that anyone can sign up to, from top universities and specialist training providers – they have everything from First Aid to Building Design!

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Website breaking down the different options available to students that aren’t interested in going to university and how they can find these opportunities.

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Government website for guidance on all apprenticeship vacancies and applications.

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All you ever need to know about apprenticeships, including what they are, how they work and how to find them.

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Volunteering

National volunteering organisation where individuals can search for opportunities in their area (some roles may require students to be 16+ or 18+).

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Volunteering charity that helps connect young people aged 14-25 with volunteering opportunities in their area.

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Website for Voluntary Action Leeds that gives information on how people in Leeds can get involved with supporting community and charity projects in their local area.

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Voluntary government programme for 15-17 year-olds that combines outdoor activities and adventure with volunteering on community projects.

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Jobs

The UK’s biggest job search engine – can be used to find part-time, temporary and permanent jobs and even Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

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Student job site providing details about up-to-date part-time, temporary, full-time and seasonal jobs for students in all areas around the UK.

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Fantastic resources to help students with everything to do with employability, from managing their money to writing a CV and preparing for a job interview.

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A dedicated search engine that lets you look for traineeships, apprenticeships and jobs using your postcode or career areas you are interested in.

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University

Interactive game from Kings College, London that helps students and parents learn more about university life, finance and career options.

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Independent university comparison website, with information, tips and advice from current and former university students about what university is like.

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Partnership of local Higher Education providers – the website contains lots of useful information about the benefits of going to university.

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Options

A one-stop shop for information on all of the important transition periods in education, including GCSE Options, post-16 and post-18 choices

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