There are lots of websites out there that can help you think about your career options post sixth form college.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service website gives access to a very wide range of information on career and learning options, career planning tools, CV building tools, interview hints and tips, job profiles and also a free helpline for telephone based advice. Fantastic website with a wealth of information for all ages:
Commission for Employment and Skills
The Commission for Employment and Skills (CES) is a publicly funded industry-led organisation offering guidance on skills and employment issues in the UK. Their main aims are to create more career opportunities for young people and develop more local networks to encourage employers to give more opportunities:
Prospects.ac.uk covers careers advice and job course opportunities to students and graduates. Their site gives great, simple and helpful advice on the various industry sectors, information about self-employment and starting your own business too:
Totaljobs gives advice on all sectors and for all stages of your career:
Career planning tools, fun and insightful tests to see what you might enjoy and be good at. Provides sample CVs, covering letters and job searching tool. Loads of very useful interview advice on how to answer questions and prepare beforehand:
TEDTalks gives inspirational videos from experienced speakers on topics related to finding happiness and success in your working life. Great for people who prefer learning from others through watching and listening as opposed to reading:
MyKindaCrowd is an up and coming crowd sourcing website connecting young people of any background with companies, careers, and their future in society. Companies set real-life challenges and students respond with bright ideas and in turn are rewarded with work experience, internships, prizes and even jobs.
Got a business idea?
The Essential Guide to building and starting up your own business, in association with Vodafone and The Sunday Times is a guide on where to set up, where to raise money and where to study, all part of Ready Business Britain.
Thinking of university?
Check out our post Is university for you?
Interested in an Apprenticeship?
Check out our post Apprenticeships – what are they?
BT Apprenticeship and Graduate Jobs
BT is creating more than 1,000 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs. The majority of the new roles will be in the areas of IT, technology research and engineering, with other training programmes available in business and finance. BT has also pledged to create up to 1500 Vocational Training and Work Experience Placements for Unemployed Youngsters. BT is casting its net across the UK for around 300 top science, technology and business graduates who want to build their careers in the IT and telecom sector, with one of the UK’s leading investors in research and development. Some 730 apprenticeships will also be offered to school and college leavers in the areas of engineering, software design, IT support, finance and logistics.
BT’s Apprenticeship Scheme www.bt4me.co.uk
BT Graduate Scheme www.btgraduates.com