USEFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS:
National Careers Service website
Contains some excellent careers information, including entry routes, skills required and salary. It also gives up to date Labour Market Information.
Free phone National Careers Service for free, impartial careers advice.
Help line number: 0800 100 900
Careersbox - Short films about Apprenticeship schemes and videos from individuals in different job roles/industries
icould – A link to a personality checker called ‘Buzz’. This helps you think about jobs that would suit your personality strengths. Good if you’re not sure which direction to take your career.
BBC Bitesize Careers - The BBC Bitesize resources page for careers. This resource helps you to think about what subjects lead to what type of careers.
Plotr – Good to explore different sectors
Success at School - A good website that helps you explore your career/education options. It holds advice on Career Paths, Employers, Universities, Apprenticeships, Jobs and courses.
My World of Work - Where could my subjects take me?
Use this search to find out. Enter up to six school subjects including Foundation Apprenticeships. We’ll find jobs where your subjects could be useful.
Start - An online careers learning tool which can be used to explore future career and education options. It can also be used by parents. The registration code for UTC South Durham is 35622. The site includes a range of short three minute videos to help students explore a range of careers.
Prospectus - Useful Careers information website available to search a breadth of careers information