Useful Websites

Useful Websites for Career Planning

Career exploration

Website: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov  Details: NCS - Telephone: 0800 100 900 Details: Career guidance website and help line 

Website: www.careerpilot.org.uk Details:  Help with post 16 career options and access to a free skills check

Website: www.mycareersspringboard.org Details: Access to a free skills check

 

Pathway to university

Website: www.ucas.com Details: UCAS - Organisation responsible for managing applications to Higher Education courses 

Website: www.prospects.ac.uk Details: overview of graduate opportunities

Website: www.russellgroup.ac.uk Details: Informed Choices booklet helps identify the A-level subjects and BTEC L3 courses required for degree entry at top-rated universities in the UK

Website: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/universities/choosing-the-right-university/teaching-excellence-framework-(tef)/ Details: Teaching Excellence Framework provides information on teaching provision and student outcomes at Higher Education Institutions in the UK

Website: www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/dec/18/university-research-excellence-framework-2014-full-rankings Details: Research Excellence Framework results presented by The Guardian. REF assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Website: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ Details: guide to the top-rated degrees in the UK

Website: www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018 Details: world ranking of universities

 

Pathway to study abroad opportunities

Website: www.fulbright.org.uk   Details: Fulbright Commission - studying in the USA

Website: www.astarfuture.co.uk   Details: A Star Future - study opportunities outside of the UK

 

Pathway to apprenticeships and job opportunities

Website: www.notgoingtouni.co.uk  Details: Jobs, training and college options for those that may not go to university 

Website: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk  Details of local and national apprenticeships

Website: www.essexesb.co.uk   Details: Keep up with current and future skills trends across Essex 

Website: www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk   Details: Help, support and opportunities for young people finding their first job

Website: https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch   Details: The job search website for Jobcentre Plus

 

Pathway to Gap Year opportunities

Website:  www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  Details: useful government information for travelling outside of the UK

Website: www.kayavolunteer.com  Details: Kaya Responsible Travel - a range of sustainable volunteer and internship placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America 

Website: www.projects-abroad.co.uk   Details: Projects Abroad- placements in 28 different countries ranging from volunteering with children, conservation work and internships

Website: www.raleighinternational.org  Details: Rayleigh International- they use young volunteers for projects that have a positive impact locally and globally

Website: www.conservationafrica.net/  Details: African Experience - Conservation placements in zoos and wildlife reserves

Website: www.podvolunteer.org  Details: Pod Volunteer - placements with animals; building and community; conservation; childcare; education

Website: www.sportlived.co.uk  Details: Sport Lived – placements in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa 

 

Pathway to clubs, societies, and volunteering

 Website: www.vinspired.com   Details: Connects 14- 25 year olds with volunteering opportunities in England 

Website: www.libraries.essex.gov.uk/volunteering-with-libraries/  Details: Essex Libraries Summer Reading Challenge – recruitment opens 24thMarch, 2018

Website: www.volunteering.org.uk/  Details:  Volunteering in England

Website: www.csv.org.uk/volunteering Community Service Volunteers

Website: www.volunteeressex.org/ Details: Volunteering in Essex

Website: www.dofe.org/ Details: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Bronze, Silver, and Gold standards