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Useful Websites

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools. Adviza is a registered charity that inspires and supports young people and adults to progress in learning and work. We aim to raise people’s aspirations, motivate them to achieve their full potential and support them when they have to make key decisions about their future. The work we do can help transform lives and we never forget it.

The unprecedented global Covid-19 pandemic and its fallout have resulted in significant demand for Adviza’s insight, expertise and support services. Our team is more committed than ever to adapt, learn and support our clients to the very best of our ability during these challenging times. We are proud to lead our regions in education and career support for all. is a free video library source that allows users to search careers they may be interested in and listen first hand to real professionals talk about their journey into that job.

Each video covers what they studied at school, their transitions from school to further education and into working life. What qualifications and skills are needed for their jobs, what a typical day looks like and advice for someone wanting to pursue a similar career.

Click below to view the video library and to learn more from Career Insights.

Plotr is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers.

 Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.

LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.

Plan your study & work.  Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. See the separate navigation link showing subject guides linking to careers. 

Central Governments dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.

Cognitive Ability:  This is an in-depth (and free) information on how to best approach interviews, assessment centres and psychometric tests and a page with free practice tests:

Study & Careers Magazine - March 2020 Issue can be viewed here. 

Study & Careers Magazine