Careers tools

Careers Advice in Surrey: https://www.careersadviceinsurrey.co.uk/

Local Surrey County Council website with useful information on all the different options.

National Careers Service:  https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Lots of useful information on the ‘Aged 13-16’ tab including job profiles, points to consider when choosing your subjects to study, and available options including apprenticeships.

icould : http://icould.com/about/

Video stories about lots of different jobs themed in all sorts of ways.  Good to get an idea of the range of jobs out there.  The Career Buzz Quiz is a great way of starting to identify your career skills.

Futuremorph: http://www.futuremorph.org/

Careers website specifically designed to promote careers in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) to young people.

Apprenticeships: http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

An apprenticeship offers a mixture of on and off the job training giving you the skills needed to get ahead in your chosen career. Apprenticeships can be a wide range of employment areas.

Further education colleges often offer Traineeships designed to provide further qualifications, confidence and work-related skills for those wishing to start an apprenticeship.

University choices – UCAS: http://www.ucas.com/

If you are thinking that after you are 18, university might be something you would consider, you can find out what A level and BTEC subjects are required to gain entry onto specific courses on the UCAS (University College Admission System) website. Look on the ‘undergraduate’ tab, then ‘find a course’.  This will allow you to search for specific courses at specific universities and will let you know what the entry requirements are. The websites http://www.ukcoursefinder.com/ and http://www.bestcourse4me.com/ are both linked into the UCAS website.

Barclays Life Skills:  https://barclayslifeskills.com/

A useful website showing films and providing tools to help young people understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work.