Virtual Careers Library

Welcome to the Virtual Careers Library, here you’ll find a range of useful website links that will help you find some answers to your education and career questions.

Prospects

The Prospects website is designed specifically for young people aged 13-19 years and offers free online impartial information, advice and guidance on a number of aspects of life, including careers, work, money and learning.

www.prospects.co.uk

UCAS

The UCAS website allows you to search Universities and Colleges and the courses they offer. You can also complete applications for courses and track your progress.

www.ucas.ac.uk

Unistats

Search, review and compare subjects at UK universities and colleges. Unistats is the official website to help you make an informed choice when deciding which UK University or college to apply to. It includes the results of the latest National Student Survey.

www.unistats.com

Not going to university

Notgoingtouni.co.uk is a website full of information about other paths to lead other than going to university. From apprenticeships to debt-free learning, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

Find Apprenticeships

Find out about all the different types of apprenticeship available here and how to apply.

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Employment

Find out more about university, jobs, careers, work experience and volunteering. You can also call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 for free, independent advice about future options and next steps

www.directgov.uk

Careersbox

The Careersbox website offers over 300 videos providing you with information on different jobs.

www.careersbox.co.uk

Volunteering

Find out about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today, there is bound to be something for everyone.

www.volunteering.org.uk

Gap Year

So, you've decided you want to take a gap year but you're unsure what you want to do. You will find everything you need to know here about choosing and planning a gap year in the UK and abroad.

www.gapyear.com

www.prospects.ac.uk

icould

Need some ideas for the future? Some inspiration on what kind of career might be right for you? Just want to find out what’s out there? icould can help you discover what you could do and how you could get there.

www.icould.com

National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Have a look here if you are a disabled young person who wants information about the various options and choices in education, training, volunteering and work Post 16.

www.skill.org.uk

BBC

At the BBC website you can find information about revision and exam skills and how to de stress before that big exam. Lots of other information is available like how to write the perfect CV and interview tips.

www.bbc.co.uk/education

NHS Jobs

Look here to find a huge amount of information regarding one of the largest employers in the UK, the NHS. The National Health Service offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 300 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications.

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk