Do Your Own Research

Do your own career research – check out these websites!

We would like to support all our students and parents and carers to better understand different qualifications, career pathways and the world of work to gain independence in making choices about their future. To do this, we help students explore where they can find impartial, accurate careers information and how to use this information to assist them decide what pathways might best suit 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.

Relevant General sites

Explore careers | National Careers Service

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The Buzz Quiz is a must in finding out how your personality and interests link to different career paths. There are also lots of videos where students can gain an insight into different job roles.

Job profiles |

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

Success at School: Careers advice for schools and students

Information and advice for all students and parents,  including tips and articles about GCSEs, A-levels, college, apprenticeships, university and work.

FutureLearn: Online Courses and Degrees from Top Universities

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


Not Going To Uni: Apprenticeships & Work Experience in the UK

This website highlights the different options available to students that aren’t interested in going to university and how they can find these opportunities.

The Apprenticeship Guide

A comprehensive guide to apprenticeships, including the different levels, how they work and how to find them.

Amazing Apprenticeships -

Another comprehensive guide to apprenticeships, including free student resources.

Student Ladder -

A very well laid out website, showcasing apprenticeship opportunities across a wide variety of industries


UCAS has a section specifically for researching apprenticeships, both degree and general.

This link advertises current apprenticeship opportunities, both degree and general.

University & Degree Apprenticeships


UCAS is a must website to visit for anyone contemplating study at university. This website provides information on courses, universities and colleges and apprenticeships. It outlines everything students/parents/carers need to know about applying for an undergraduate university or college course. There is an option to chat to students. It also advertises open days for universities and colleges.

Student Ladder -

A very well laid out website, showcasing degree apprenticeship opportunities across a wide variety of industries

Find and Compare the Best University & Degree Courses – The Uni Guide

This website has information, tips and advice from current and former university students.


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