Below are a wide range of links to career websites focusing on post 16, apprenticeships, universities and specialist sites for careers in specific professions e.g. medicine, veterinary, aerospace, STEM, law, hospitality and catering and many more.
Online Careers Resources
https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk The site that The Priory school subscribes to. Comprehensive resource. Use your personal log in. Request your access codes from Paul if you have lost your details issued in year 9. Great for finding out which jobs are growing and shrinking, and how much you might get paid!
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk A free site with lots of useful job profiles and careers advice, (including a 1:1 web chat service). Has information about jobs which are in demand and might increase in the future.
https://icould.com Check out thousands of career videos to help you on your career journey. You can also self assess your ‘personality type’ here as well.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk Great for students who are considering university in the future. Links degree courses to career ideas.
https://www.gothinkbig.co.uk/Register for work experience in big brand companies to boost your CV
https://targetcareers.co.uk/ Help school leavers make decisions about their future. Explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships and get help applying successfully.
https://www.studential.com/ Covers A-Levels, Apprenticeship, Degrees, Post Graduates, gap years, personal statements and studying in US
Barclay’s Life Skills https://barclayslifeskills.com/ Support with employability skills
Student Roomhttps://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/ Online student community – help with revisions, statements, applying to Uni.
Websites aimed at parents
https://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/ Information to support your child’s career decisions
https://do-it.org/National volunteering website
Post 16 providers (local)
Shrewsbury Colleges Group www.scg.ac.uk
William Brookes 6th Formwww.williambrookes.com/sixth-form
North Shropshire College www.nsc.ac.uk
Thomas Telford Schoolwww.ttsonline.net
Haberdashers’ Adams www.adamsgs.uk
Telford College www.telfordcollege.ac.uk
Shrewsbury School www.shrewsbury.org.uk
Shrewsbury Girls High School www.shrewsburyhigh.gdst.net
Concord College www.concordcollegeuk.com
Ellesmere College www.ellesmere.com
Oswestry School www.oswestryschool.org.uk
Moreton Hall www.moretonhall.org
Reaseheath College www.reaseheath.ac.uk
Apprenticeships – local training providers
Shrewsbury College Apprenticeships www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships
Telford College Apprenticeships www.telfordcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeship-vacancies
North Shropshire College Apprenticeships www.nsc.ac.uk
County Training www.ctapprenticeships.co.uk
Juniper Training www.junipertraining.co.uk
Cadcoe – Telford www.cadcoe.com
MCMT (Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology) Bridgnorth and Shrewsburywww.mcmt.co.uk
SBC Training www.sbc-training.co.uk
ProVQ Apprentice – Shrewsbury email@example.com
Cross Bar Coaching www.crossbarcoaching.com
Apprenticeship and non-university routes
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ Site dedicated to apprenticeships, distance learning, foundation degrees, gap years, voluntary work and sponsored degrees.
https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/ Latest School leaver programmes and apprenticeship schemes
https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk A new way to find Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, Work Experience and Graduate opportunities.
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/. Essential to register if looking for apprenticeships
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ apprenticeship Information
https://www.studentladder.co.uk/School leaver Programmes and Sponsored Degrees
Higher education (university)
https://www.gov.uk/student-financeStudent Finance information
https://www.ucas.com/Manage applications to UK full time University Courses. Features many useful articles around Careers and Education.
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/Impartial information on the best universities, colleges and degree courses.
https://studee.com/Focuses on finding, applying and enrolling at universities abroad.
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/Independent UK university rankings, course information and expert advice for every student
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/Search, review and compare courses
https://www.opendays.com/ Search for open days at Unis
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/degree-courses/ Provides a subject and degree courses guide for popular university areas of study.
https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/Want to go to Uni but unsure on what course to do?
https://oxfordandcambridgeoutreach.co.uk/webinarsUseful guidance on application process, support resources and details of open days, recommended for those considering applying for Oxbridge
https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/step/about-step/Various selection tests for some Oxbridge courses. Step test is for some Cambridge and Warwick courses.
Labour Market Information
Career specific websites
www.How2Become.com - the UK’s Leading Careers Specialists to help you pass your career selection process the easy way
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.ukCareers in the NHS aimed at KS3
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/Careers in the NHS aimed at KS4
www.generationmedics.org.ukCareers in medicine
www.jobs.sath.nhs.uk/ NHS apprenticeships in Telford and Shrewsbury
www.tasteofmedicine.comGuide to getting into medicine
www.admissionstesting.orgEntry tests for medical and dentistry
medlink-uk.net 4 day course for routes into medicine
www.gapmedics.comMedical work experience abroad in the holidays/gap year.
www.wanttobeadoctor.co.ukLeeds University widening access to Medicine
www.medical-interviews.co.uk/interview-questions-medical-school-interviews.aspxMedical School interview questions
https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/bmat/preparing-for-bmat/practice-papers/ Lots of practice online papers.
www.careersinpodiatry.comCareers in podiatry
https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/Help and advice on how and why to get into teaching
http://beforeyousignup.info/ Pros and cons of joining the armed forces
https://careers.icaew.com/find-your-route/school-leaver-programmeInfo on entry routes, training and opportunities in accountancy
https://www.vetsure.com/pet-information/latest-pet-news/become-veterinary-surgeon-career-guide/Information on how to become a vet
https://www.careersinaerospace.com/To explore opportunities in aerospace
Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering (STEM)
https://tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/Careers in the engineering sector
https://www.stem.org.uk/STEM Learning- lots of resources and activities
https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/ Helps choose your routes to a Maths Career
http://www.sciencecareerpathways.com/home/Careers opportunities working within the Science based industries.
Digital / web careers
https://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/Explains different kinds of careers in Digital/Web sector
https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/A guide to degrees and careers in Law
https://lnat.ac.uk/Guide to the test you may have to take to gain entry onto a Law degree. Every year Shrewsbury School run LNAT master classes. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.lawcareers.net/Guide to becoming a Lawyer.
https://www.careersinmusic.com/A useful website on careers in music
https://www.ccskills.org.uk/Careers advice on working in the creative industries. Includes jobs/internship/work experience aboard
https://careers.channel4.com/4talent Opportunities to begin and develop your career in the media industry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/en/collections/get-in BBC entry and work experience schemes in engineering, journalism and production.
Hospitality and travel and tourism
https://tastycareers.org.uk/Careers in the food and drink sector
https://ciltuk.org.uk/Jobs in the transport and travel industry
https://careerscope.uk.net/Careers info on jobs in hospitality, tourism and leisure
https://cruise.jobs/Information on jobs on cruise ships.
http://www.careersatsea.org/From ferries to container ships – careers in the Merchant Navy