Opportunities and Skills
On this page you can find links to websites containing useful information on careers in employability skills.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ - a huge amount of information on finding jobs and what you need to do to get one (CV, interview skills, skill mapping, etc.)
https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/finding-job - Government advice on anything to do with work (particularly your rights.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2010/may/08/finding-a-new-job - a complete guide to the stages you should go through when finding a new job.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - lots of information on planning a career, finding a job and what you need to do to get it (CV, interview skills, skill mapping, etc.)
http://youthoria.org/home/work/ - run by Cambridgeshire County Council, this website also offers job opportunities and general advice and support to teenagers.
Subject specific advice
http://www.computerscience.org/careers/ (Computer Science)
https://www.ice.org.uk/careers-and-professional-development (Engineering (civil))
http://www.theiet.org/apprentices/area-engineering/electrical-engineering.cfm (Engineering (electrical))
http://www.imeche.org/careers-education (Engineering (mechanical))
Opportunities for summer placements
http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ - National Citizen Service, Government funded summer program for 15-17 year olds designed to boost employability skills.
http://www.suttontrust.com/programmes/summer-schools/uk-summer-school-2/ - The Sutton Trust offers a wide range of university based summer schools, all costs are covered, do check eligibility criteria before applying – applications in Jan/Feb for that year.
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements - Provide bursaries to allow 4-6 week summer placements working alongside scientists. More likely to support those from low income families without a history of going to university – Application date – November for the following summer.
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