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Useful Links

Useful Links for Students and Parents

Free Careers Resources

National Careers Service

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
Also free on line chat with a qualified careers adviser

Useful Careers information website available to search a breadth of careers information.

Tomorrow’s Engineers


LMI for All
Research Labour Market Information on particular job roles.

LMI information linked to job openings

My World of Work
Research your subject choices and what jobs you can move into after studying. Also a whole host of careers tools.

Short films about Apprenticeship schemes and videos from individuals in different job roles/industries

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
Full of information on a raft of careers/employability skills/subject links and sector specific information. Good video links to show in class with students

Good to explore different sectors

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.

Apprenticeships and Opportunities

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
Search and apply for Apprenticeship opportunities

Get In Go Far
Apprenticeship information. Tips and news about Apprenticeships

Information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships: Who are they for? Will you get paid? What are the benefits of a Traineeship? How do you find a Traineeship? Traineeship Factsheet.

Not Going To
Opportunities available if you are not going to University. You can also look for Apprenticeships.


Connects people to University, post-Uni studies including teacher training and internships. Find all the information for your next step.


UTC South Durham

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form

Bishop Auckland College
Courses and Apprenticeships

Darlington College
Courses and Apprenticeships

New College Durham
Courses and Apprenticeship

East Durham College
Courses and Apprenticeships

Middlesbrough College
Courses and Apprenticeships

Hartlepool College
Courses and Apprenticeships

Stockton Sixth Form

St Bede’s Sixth Form Stockton

Stockton Riverside College

Carmel Sixth Form

Durham Sixth Form Centre