Quick Links for students

Careers Information

Subject Choices

National Careers Service GCSE or BTEC? – choosing your GCSE’s or BTEC’s
National Careers Service Y11 – Y11, what to do next?
National Careers Service Y12 & Y13 – what to study in Year 12 and Year 13?
National Careers Service Y13 – what to do next?
National Careers Service College – what is a FE college?

Career Information Links

Cascaid Kudos – an inspirational careers tool that inspires young people with their future choices
National Careers Service National Careers Service – Available to citizens living in England, featuring job profiles, skills matching and much more.
Bestcourse4me Best Course 4 Me – Allows you to compare different courses and search for career paths.
Plotr Plotr – An easy and fun to use careers tool, and includes an opportunity finder.
icould Icould – Career ideas, take the Buzz test.
Careers box Careersbox – Free online library showing career related videos, news and information
Barclays Life Skills Barclays Lifeskills – Helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.
Coastal West Sussex jobs Pathway – Careers information website created by students from Sussex
Movingonmagazine Moving On Magazine – Moving On website contains lots of great articles about careers and qualifications, as well as  ‘careerometer’ which allows students to compare wages, working hours and job prospects for different careers that they might be interested in.
Studential Studential – Online student community offering advice on GCSE’s, apprenticeships, gap years and university
Careerpilot Career Pilot – Information on post 16 options and choices
Yourspacewestsussex Your Space – Providing information, advice and guidance to all young people aged 13 to 25.

Thinking About Higher Education?

Ucas UCAS – The University and College Admissions Service allow you to search and apply for higher education courses.
russellgroup Russell Group Universities
Unistats.direct.gov.uk Unistats – all things statistical to do with universities
brightknowledge Bright Knowledge – for information on careers, education and student life
london.ac.uk London University Taster Course Programme – provides insights into degree subjects and student life.
opendays Open Days – University and college open days – directory as well as advice about subjects, universities, a gap year.
whatuni What Uni – has a list of upcoming open days
suttontrust/ The Sutton Trust – organises one week summer schools and residentials for bright students from non-privileged homes to give them a taste of university life.
lnat The National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) – is used by universities to select students for their law courses
ukcat The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) – is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental schools
unipodadvice Oxford Brookes University – guide to choosing a university, choosing the right course, organising finance, writing your personal statement, etc.
brookes Brookes – graduate job ideas
peopleandplanet People and Planet – annual rankings of UK universities, student life, gap years, open days and student finance
ukcoursefinder UK Course finder – from the Morrisby Organisation helps you to find a degree course based on your interests
http://scit HE Map – useful map showing locations of UK universities and HE institutions
theguardian The Guardian – information on courses and university rankings
gooduniguide Good Uni Guide – Online directory of universities and colleges

Student Life and Housing

Studentbeans Student Beans – provides students with offers, discounts, entertainment features, advise and money saving ideas
Unihomeswap Uni Home Swap – offers an alternative to living at home and studying locally.  It helps students find accommodation in a different city in return for offering their own bedroom as a swap

Student Finance

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login Student Finance – sign up to student finance on line
http://studentcalculator.org/ Student Calculator – from Brightside helps you to work out how much money you will have at university and how much you will need

Studying Abroad

http://www.thecomplete
universityguide.co.uk/
The Complete University Guide –  information on studying abroad
http://www.astarfuture.co.uk/ A Star Future – information on studying in Europe and further afield
http://www.studyportals.eu/ Study Portals – Dutch company providing a range of information on undergraduate degrees taught in Europe
http://www.studyin
australia.gov.au/global
Study In Australia – Australian website for international students
http://www.topuniversities.com
/student-info/studying-abroad
Top Universities – information on going to university abroad

Volunteering, Work Experience & Gap Years

https://do-it.org/ Do It – volunteering website, which allows you to search for vacancies close to your postcode.
http://www.gapmedics.co.uk/ Gap Medics – Overseas hospital work experience for 16 – 25 year olds.
http://www.westernsussexhospitals
.nhs.uk/
your-trust/volunteers/
NHS – volunteering and work experience within the NHS
http://www.gap-year.com/ Gap Year – offers an online and printed directory of gap year organisations and opportunities
http://www.yearoutgroup.org/
organisations/
Year Out Group – Includes over 30 gap year organisations that provide opportunities at home and abroad
https://www.gapyear.com/

www.realgap.co.uk/

http://www.statravel.co.uk/
gap-year-travel.htm

Travel Companies  – that offer a booking service covering travel, volunteering and work experience abroad, Gap year (owned by Flight Centre UK ltd), Real Gap (owned by TUI Travel plc)

Apprenticeships

https://www.gov.uk/
further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Apprenticeship.Gov – Apprenticeship website advertising employment vacancies
https://www.gov.uk/government/
uploads/
system/uploads/attachment_data
/file/377513/
A_Parents_Guide_Factsheet
_Oct_2014.pdf
Parent/Carers Guide – to apprenticeships
https://nationalcareersservice.
direct.gov.uk/
youngpeople/Pages/
HigherApprenticeships/
HigherApprenticeships.aspx
National Careers ServiceHigher Level Apprenticeships

Employment Links

http://www.e4s.co.uk/ Employment 4 Students – national database of jobs for students, graduates and for those looking at internships.
http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/
default.aspx
Princes Trust – employability and inspiration for young people.
http://beach.brightonandhovejobs.com/ Brighton & Hove Jobs – employment links and careers information
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
jobs/starting-your-career/career-tasters/
West Sussex – career tasters at West Sussex County Council
http://www.reed.co.uk/ Reed – employment website
http://www.indeed.co.uk/ Indeed – employment website
https://www.hays.co.uk/ Hays – employment website
http://www.monster.co.uk/ Monster – employment website
http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ NHS – careers, clinical and non-clinical
http://www.army.mod.uk/join/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/
careers/role-finder

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/
roles/

Armed Forces – roles and careers information
http://recruit.college.police.uk/Pages/
home.aspx
Police – roles and career information
http://www.milkround.com/ Milk Round – graduate job website
http://about.lovelocaljobs.com/portfolio-item/pathway/ LoveLocal Jobs – Linking schools and local employers

CV’s and Covering Letters

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/Documents/GetAJob-CVs/
StudentGraduateCV.pdf
CV – example of a student CV
https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/cvs/Pages/
writeacoveringletter.aspx
Covering Letter – tips for writing a covering letter
https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/Documents/GetAJob-CVs/
AdvertisedVacancy-Before.pdf
Covering Letter – example of how not to write a covering letter
https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/Documents/GetAJob-CVs/
AdvertisedVacancy-After.pdf
Covering Letter – example of how to write a covering letter
https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/applications/
Pages/default.aspx
Application Forms – tips and examples
https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/applications/
Pages/faqsaboutapplicationforms.aspx
Application Forms – FAQ’s about application forms

Interview Examples

https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/
Pages/default.aspx
Interview – preparing for an interview
https://nationalcareersservice.direct
.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages
/Interviewsdosanddonts.aspx
Interview – do’s and don’ts
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/
top10interviewquestions.aspx
Interview – top 10 interview questions
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/
faqsaboutinterviews.aspx
Interview – FAQ’s about interviews
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.
gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages
/preinterviewchecklist.aspx
Interview – pre interview checklist
http://www.btplc.com/Betterfuture/
ConnectedSociety/Learningandskills
Freeresources/MovingOn/
Furtherresources
/Emery/index.htm
Interview – Emery’s video of interview first time around
http://www.btplc.com/Betterfuture/
ConnectedSociety/Learningandskills
Freeresources/MovingOn/Further
resources/Emery/
interview1_response.htm
Interview – video of experts opinion
http://www.btplc.com/Betterfuture/
ConnectedSociety/Learningandskills
Freeresources/MovingOn/
Furtherresources/Emery/
interview2.htm
Interview – Emery’s video interview, second time around
Interview video Interview – video of experts opinion