People to talk to

There are many sources of careers information available including:

  • National Careers Service has lots of resources for English students on how to prepare for jobs and other applications.
  • Careers Scotland is a similar careers resource for people in Scotland.
  • Careers Wales includes a jobs database, hints on applications, a CV builder and an e-portfolio
  • Careers Service Northern Ireland provides the same service backed up by video clips of some jobs
  • NGRF –LMI Futures. This site provides very detailed labour market information provided by Sector Skills Councils. Though primarily designed for career guidance professionals, it can be a useful resource for students as well.
  • Sector Skills Councils These are employer-led bodies that cover one of 25 specific sectors across the UK. Their job includes reducing skills gaps and shortages and therefore most have a careers section on their websites.
  • iCould Inspirational videos that take you through people’s career stories.
  • Careers Box This is a new site with videos of people and more profiles are added all the time.
  • National Database of Accredited Qualifications Use this site to find out what qualifications are available, includes the ability to search by sector or a specific job.

Science, technology, engineering and maths-related organisations may have useful information, some websites are given in the PDF below.