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Useful Advice and Websites

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General Careers Advice for 13-19 year olds

Career Pilot

The Careerpilot website aims to provide 13-19 year olds in the South West with information on the full range of choices  available at 14, 16 and 18, including apprenticeshipscollegehigher level study, etc.

 The website also includes information on twenty job sectors, links to providers in the South West and, if users register  (which is free, on the home page and takes 1 minute) they can save their choices of job sectors, providers and qualifications  in Career Tools. Users can also save their results from the: Profile Builder and HE Skills Map (for post 16 students).

 The new Parent Zone provider parents and carers with answers to career related questions www.careerpilot.org.uk/parent

National Careers Service website 

 The National Careers Service website contains over 750 job profiles, and each of them gives you the essential information  you need on what the job involves and how to get into it. The site also has a job market information section about the job  situation in your local area and you can also talk to an adviser.

Future Morph 

 The Future Morph website is designed to show 14 – 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology,  engineering and maths can lead to.

Careers Box

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information

Bright Knowledge

The Bright Knowledge site and the Student Calculator are designed to help students and young people manage their money  and explore education and career options

Plotr

Plotr offers information on different job sectors and careers-related information.

Information on post 16/18 training opportunities

Gov.uk

For Gov.uk information and links for 14 - 19 year olds which includes information on apprenticeships, training, money and  how to find one.

Careers World

Careers World provides information on job sectors and has some job and apprenticeship vacancies. Also includes SW  region facts and contacts.

Notgoingtouni 

notgoingtouni provides information on the opportunities available after school and shows vacancies for apprenticeships,  employment, sponsored degrees, etc.

Careers Box

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information

Career Camel

Career Camel A site for students, graduates and school leavers offering jobs, internships, advice and courses.

The site also offers an online CV Builder

Information on progression to university

UCAS

UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. Not only do UCAS  process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year, but they also help students to  find the right course.

UNISTATS

Unistats is the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. It includes official data on each university  and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for  prospective students.

UK Course Finder

UK Course Finder is a good site to look at you have no idea what you might like to study. It has a subject’s interest  questionnaire which provides degree subject suggestions based on your answers. You'll then be able to search for university  courses relating to these subjects. You can also search for unis by the number of UCAS points

Getting In

Getting in offers revision materials for both GCSE and A Level and lots of information about choosing and applying for  university, including when open days take place, the process of applying and lots of sample personal statements.

Best Course 4 Me 

Best Course 4 Me (and their free app) is a good site to help planning a future degree. Users can identify A level subjects and  see what degrees people usually go on to do, see what careers people progress on to from different degrees, etc. 

Which? university guide

The Which? university guide has lots of information and filters to help you find a course to suit your needs.

Guardian University Guide 

The Guardian University Guide has information on every subject taught at universities in the UK ranked in league tables,  also has subject profile information.

Studential

Studential.com provides in-depth information about choosing and going to university and the application process involved.

Graduate Prospects 

Graduate Prospects is the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website.