Careers & Guidance

Longdean Careers Education and Guidance Co-ordinator is Mrs A Cooke click here to contact her

Careers Websites

Career Websites

This page is available to download here

General Careers Information

www.careerscapeonline.co.uk - information about careers, employment, education and lifestyle. Log onto Kudos using the Longdean license code – goodgoal.

www.youthconnexions.org.uk  – excellent source of careers information.

wwwwww.plotr.co.uk –discover and explore exciting careers

www.careercompanion.co.uk – careers information

www.cascaidwww.icould.com - take the Buzz test to find suitable careers for your personality type

www.careersbox.co.uk - explore videos on a wide range of careers

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk > Job Profiles – explore the profiles of over 800 careers

www.successatschool.org – explore careers, employers, courses and a wide range of careers advice 

www.mystudentevents.com – find a student event including open days and taster days

Further Education

www.russellgroup.ac.uk > for students > subject choices at school and college – advice on post 16 options

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk > Find a Course – search for a further education course

www.ucas.com > 16-18 choices – use UCAS Progress to search for post-16 courses

Higher Education

www.ucas.com - for university and college Higher Education applications

www.opendays.com – university and college open days

www.university.which.co.uk – what to study, where to go and how to get there

www.unistats.ac.uk – for comparing UK HE course data

www.push.co.uk – a student guide to university and other options

www.prospects.ac.uk > Careers Advice > what can I do with my degree – explore careers from degree subject

www.russellgroup.ac.uk - represents UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research

www.studyineurope.eu – information on HE study in Europe

www.fulbright.co.uk – for opportunities to study in USA

www.gov.uk > Education and learning > Universities and higher education – for information on HE

www.gov.uk > Education and learning > Student finance – for information on finance for HE

Employment, Apprenticeships & Work Experience

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - find apprenticeship vacancies (all levels)

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ - information about apprenticeships including up and coming vacancies

https://careerfinder.ucas.com/ - find vacancies for degree and higher apprenticeships

www.studentladder.co.uk – information on apprenticeships, internships and work experience placements

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – explore alternatives to HE including apprenticeships

www.princes-trust.org.uk > start your own business with the Enterprise programme

www.yini.org.uk - a year in industry (STEM) for students

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk > Help to get a job – including advice for making a CV


www.vinspired.com - volunteering opportunities for 14-25 year olds

www.do-it.org – the UK’s national volunteering database

Gap Year

www.yearoutgroup.org                                )  

www.gapyear.com                         )    A selection of organisations offering gap year opportunities and projects

www.lattitude.org.uk                    )             

Administration, Business and Office Work

www.cipd.co.uk/hr-careers > new to HR and L&D - careers in human resources

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service/about/recruitment - civil service careers

www.pjea.org.uk – be an entrepreneur

Building and Construction

www.architecture.com > Education, CPD and careers > how to become an architect

www.ciat.org > Education & CPD – a career as an architectural technologist

www.citb.co.uk - careers and trades in the building industry

www.goconstruct.org - careers in the construction and built environment industry

www.ciob.org > Education - careers in construction management

www.engineeringconstructioncareers.org.uk - careers in construction engineering

www.rics.org > Find out more > careers - careers in surveying

Catering and Hospitality

www.careerscope.uk.net - careers in catering, hospitality, leisure and tourism

www.caterer.com > career tools - Job profiles and advice about working in the industry

www.hospitalityguild.co.uk > a career in hospitality – download the “Check into Hospitality Careers Guide”


www.thetechpartnership.com > students - digital and technology careers

www.bubble-jobs.co.uk > get into digital – digital careers

www.nextgenskillsacademy.com – specialist courses and apprenticeships in games, animation and VFX

Design, Art and Crafts and other creative careers

www.creativeskillset.org – creative careers including animation, games, fashion, photography, VFX

www.ccskills.org.uk/careers > Careers advice > Industry insights - including crafts, design, visual, sound

www.the-nhtg.org.uk > training – careers in traditional crafts


www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching - careers in teaching


www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk – careers in engineering

www.wisecampaign.org.uk – campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering

www.semta.org.uk > Career pathways – careers in engineering, manufacturing and technology

www.autocity.org.uk > world of work - careers in the motor industry, including motor mechanics

www.careersinaerospace.com - careers in aerospace and space engineering

www.myoilandgascareer.com - careers in oil and gas

www.whynotchemeng.com - careers in chemical engineering

www.ice.org.uk > what is civil engineering

Environment, Animals and Plants

www.lantra.co.uk > Careers > Industries – careers in animal, environmental and land based industries

www.horticulture.org.uk/grow-careers/- careers in horticulture 

www.bealandscapearchitect.com - careers in landscaping

www.rcvs.org.uk - explore careers in veterinary work

www.brightcrop.org.uk - careers in farming and food supply

Financial Services

www.insidecareers.co.uk> career sectors – explore careers in all financial services

www.discoverrisk.co.uk – accountancy, insurance and actuarial careers

www.careers.icaew.com – careers in chartered accountancy


www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk - NHS careers website for young people

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk - detailed information on all careers in the NHS

www.collegeofparamedics.co.uk – how to become a paramedic

Languages, Information and Culture

www.ccskills.org.uk/careers > Careers advice > Industry insights - including working with literature and heritage

www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk > Resources - Search for careers for information on working in languages

www.cilip.org.uk > Careers - careers working with information or in libraries

www.history.org.uk > Student > 16-18 or > Student > undergraduate – for an interest in History

www.museumsassociation.org/careers - careers in museums

www.discoveranthropology.org.uk > career paths – careers with an anthropology degree

Legal and Political Services

www.lawcareers.net – careers in the legal profession

lwww.primecommitment.co.uk > for students – find work experience in the legal profession

www.skillsforjustice-cp.com – careers in the justice system, including courts, probation, youth justice

www.parliament.uk > about parliament > jobs – careers in Parliament

Leisure, Sport and Tourism

www.careers-in-sport.co.uk > careers – explore careers in sport

www.skillsactive.com > Individual - for information on training and apprenticeships in sport

www.takeoffintravel.co.uk > Digital edition – digital magazine about careers in travel, tourism and aviation

Manufacturing and Production

www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk > Insights – manufacturing of the future

www.tastycareers.org.uk - careers in the food and drink industry

www.tastesuccess.co.uk - careers in the food and drink industry including food science and technology

Marketing and Advertising

www.theadmission.co.uk - careers in advertising

www.creativeskillset.org - creative careers including advertising and marketing

www.cim.co.uk > more > get into marketing – careers in marketing

Media, Print and Publishing

www.creativeskillset.org - creative careers including publishing, radio, TV, film

https://www.publishers.org.uk > careers in publishing

www.nctj.com > Careers in journalism – for information on careers in journalism

www.bbc.co.uk/careers                                               ) careers in media including apprenticeships, trainee schemes

www.careers.channel4.com/4talent       ) and work experience

www.careers.sky.com/earlycareers        )

Performing Arts

www.ccskills.org.uk/careers > Careers advice > Industry insights – including theatre, music, sound production

www.cdmt.org.uk - careers and training in dance, teaching dance and musical theatre

www.ucas.com/conservatoires - for where to study

Personal Services (including hairdressing and beauty)

www.habia.org > Careers - careers in hair, beauty, nails and spa therapy including apprenticeships

www.vtct.org.uk > Learners - careers in beauty therapy, hairdressing, barbering

Retail and Customer Services

www.cipsibuy.com - careers in buying and merchandising

www.tastycareers.org.uk > Careers - including careers in food retail and buying

www.britishdisplaysociety.co.uk – careers in visual merchandising

Science, Mathematics and Statistics

www.futuremorph.org > my future finder - careers using maths and science

www.sciencecareerpathways.com > A-Z of roles – explore a range of science based careers

www.wisecampaign.org.uk – campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering

www.rsb.org.uk > Careers & CPD - careers using biology

www.rsc.org/careers/future - careers using chemistry

www.iop.org > Careers - careers using physics

www.mathscareers.org.uk – careers using maths

www.rgs.org > our work > schools and education > Careers and further study – careers using Geography

www.skillsforjustice-cp.com - careers in forensic science

www.careers.abpi.org.uk - careers in the pharmaceutical industry

Security and Armed Forces

www.policecouldyou.co.uk – careers in the Police

www.fireservice.co.uk > Recruitment – information on how to join the fire service

www.skillsforjustice-cp.com - Police and law enforcement, fire and rescue, custodial care

www.army.mod.uk > Joining the Army > Careers in the Army – explore careers in the Army

www.raf.mod.uk > RAF Careers – explore careers in the RAF

www.royalnavy.mod.uk > Careers – explore careers in the Navy including Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary

www.mi5.gov.uk > Careers – explore careers at MI5

www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk - apprenticeships and training in private security sector

Social Work and Counselling Services

www.skillsforcare.org.uk > Careers in care – careers in social care

www.basw.co.uk > Resources >Become a social worker - careers in social work

www.bps.org.uk > for the public > Become a psychologist – careers in Psychology

www.bacp.co.uk>Careers – careers in counselling and psychotherapy

www.cache.org.uk > our qualifications – information on training in care, early years, play work, teaching support

www.nya.org.uk > About Youth Work>Careers in youth work – information about careers and training in youth work

Transport and Logistics

www.careersthatmove.co.uk - careers in passenger transport

www.careersinaerospace.com - careers in aerospace and aviation

www.balpa.org > become a pilot - download The Inside Track for all the information on becoming a pilot

www.flying-start.org - how to become a pilot including information on sponsorship

www.careersatsea.org – explore careers in the Merchant Navy

Longdean School is not responsible for the content or reliability of the external websites in this leaflet and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Websites are accessible at the time of production. This list is not exhaustive – other websites are available.                                                                 July 2018

Careers Info Booklet

The Longdean School Careers Booklet is avilable to download here

Career Links

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