Search for alternative options to university as well as sponsored degrees
National apprenticeship service
The university and college admission service offering advice and guidance for courses for those ages 16 and above
Careers information aimed at 16-24 year olds
Start helps schools and colleges to meet their statutory duties around careers guidance, combining the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised student experience and tracking capabilities to help teachers monitor student progress and engagement.
All other options than full time university courses
www.adzuna.co.uk – search for a comprehensive list of jobs. Has a salary checker to see what people earn on average in different jobs.
https://80000hours.org/ - research and online guide into careers
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ - Find out more about apprenticeships as well as search for vacancies
http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ - Search for vacancies as well as information on different types of apprenticeships (including degree –level apprenticeships)
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - Job profiles, planning tools and more.
http://www.career-test.co.uk/ - Free career test to which matches your personality type to a list of suitable careers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zsnfr82/videos/1 - videos showcasing a variety of different careers
www.inputyouth.co.uk – Job search with information and alternatives, CV building, volunteering, career planning and outside links.
https://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk/ - British government website for finding job vacancies.
www.totaljobs.com – Search for jobs by sector or location, CV builder and checker.
www.indeed.co.uk - Search jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.
www.careersbox.co.uk - Films, News and information on various careers.
www.Icould.com - Videos, stories, news and articles.
www.futuremorph.org - A site to stimulate ideas about what you might do with STEM (Science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects.
www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk - One stop shop for information and resources for careers in engineering.
http://www.wolvesworkbox.com - WorkBox is a unique resource providing everything you need whether you're looking for work, a learner (old or young), already in work, a trainer or business owner. Search for advice and guidance on a wide range of career options, find local sources of advice and training and if you're an employer, find out how apprenticeships can benefit you.
https://practicereasoningtests.com/psychometric-tests/ - some free examples of psychometric tests that you can use if you are invited to an interview that has them as part of the selection process.
https://www.how2become.com/ - How2Become.com is a careers development website where you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to be successful in job interviews.
https://futurelearncareers.today/ - good tool for researching a variety of different careers.
https://www.fintest.io - Fintest offers free sample tests specifically designed for those pursuing a position in the finance industry, including verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, and more. Their site includes employer-specific tests from the industry's biggest names such as KPMG, Goldman Sachs, and HSBC, and also practice tests from widely used publishers in the industry, such as SHL, Korn Ferry, and Watson Glaser.
www.vinspired.com has a database of volunteering opportunities in your area. Make your CV and/or personal statement stand out from the others by undertaking some work experience or volunteering.
www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit - The National Careers Service has put together a number of courses to help you learn new skills. These courses include general skills that apply to all career sectors as well as more specialised skills. They can be accessed here:
www.youthemployment.org.uk/career-personality-tests-free-online - Youth Employment UK also have a Career Personality tests to help you determine what potential jobs may be compatible with your personality and interests.