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Here you will find useful website to help with careers

Advice on choosing your A levels

  • Choose the best A levels, Scottish Highers or International Baccalaureate options for your future, whether you want to go to university or get a job straight after school or college: - Click Here

Career options

  • Find out about different options by searching 12 careers sectors full of advice and information such as salaries you can expect to earn, the types of jobs available and what your options are with, or without, a degree:
  • From academic librarian to youthworker: look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed: - Click Here

Advice for students interested in Higher Education

  • TARGETcareers university profiles give details such as number of students, student-staff ratio and average UCAS tariff needed: Click Here
  • UCAS' course search function allows you to browse thousands of courses by university, qualification level, study mode and region: Click Here
  • Find out what university rankings mean by looking at how they are calculated and what measures are used: Click Here
  • Take a look at these degree subject guides to help you decide what to study at university. Look at what content, teaching methods and contact hours would suit you best as well as what careers each subject might lead to: Click Here
  • If you have a career area in mind, look at these various articles to help you understand what degrees would benefit your chosen path. From law to photography, design and TV there are over 15 different areas to explore: Click Here
  • These university reviews tell you what the universities are really like and are written by current students: Click Here
  • Find out how much university will cost and get advice about tuition fees, whether you are from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland: Click Here

Building your CV

  • Put together a CV that will show you in the best possible light, whether you are applying for work experience, an entry-level job or apprenticeships and similar programmes: Click Here
  • Find out about online ability and aptitude tests for school leaver programmes, including numerical and verbal reasoning tests: Click Here
  • Make sure your online application form stands out for the right reasons and helps you get the apprenticeship place you want: Click Here

University application support

  • Find out how to ace your UCAS application with our advice articles on starting your statement, what you should include, how it should be structured and how you should handle offers: Click Here
  • Discover what is appropriate to wear for a university interview and what clothes you should avoid: Click Here
  • Use our guide to deadlines to find out the key dates you need to know when applying to uni: Click Here

Work experience

  • Find out about the different ways you can gain the work experience you need to impress employers and get hired, whether or not you go to university first: Click Here
  • Make the most of your work experience by finding out what to wear, how to impress and what you should do once it is completed: Click Here

Advice for your gap year

  • Thinking of taking a gap year before starting university or beginning work on an apprenticeship? Plan ahead so you get what you want out of your time out: Click Here

University open days

  • University open days are a fantastic way of finding out about the universities that you are thinking of studying at and the courses you might want to take. Here are some top tips for making the most of your visits: Click Here

The UK’s 100 most popular employers for school leavers

  • Take a look at the 100 most popular employers for school leavers as voted for by school pupils: Click Here

The UK’s 50 most popular universities for school leavers

  • Find out the 50 most popular universities in the UK as voted for by school pupils: Click Here