Opportunities and Skills

On this page you can find links to websites containing useful information on careers in employability skills. 

Finding jobs

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.

 

Careers advice

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice

http://www.plotr.co.uk/

https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice

 

Subject specific advice

https://www.rsb.org.uk/careers-and-cpd/careers (Biology)

http://www.rsc.org/careers/ (Chemistry)

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))

https://ima.org.uk/support/careers/ (Maths)

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/career/studying-medicine (Medicine)

http://www.iop.org/careers/i-am-at-school-college/index.html (Physics)

 

CV writing

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

http://youthoria.org/home/work/

 

Covering letters

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-letters/cover-letters

https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/coveringletters.htm

 

Interview technique

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

http://youthoria.org/home/work/

 

Personal Finance

http://youthoria.org/home/life/

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/beginners-guide-to-managing-your-money

 

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.

 

Working or studying abroad

http://www.go.international.ac.uk/content/what-are-benefits