Sector and Subject Information

Sector and Subject Specific Information - if you know the broad area you want to work in, you may find some useful info here…

NHS/MEDICAL CAREERS

Step into the NHS - Aimed at 14-19 year olds, it has a personal quiz which suggests roles in the NHS suited to you.
NHS Careers - This site has over 300 careers available in the NHS.  It also has a course finder which will let you search for degree and other registered courses.
NHS Medical Careers - This site has an online planning tool to help you decide what roles may be best suited to you. Aimed at degree level or higher.
NHS BursariesInformation about funding on NHS courses
Gap Medics - Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements abroad for 16-25 year old students who are interested in applying to medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery
British Assoc of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational TherapistsInformation, booklet and video clip about what Occupational Therapists do and where they work, advice about getting onto a course and about placements

SCIENCE CAREERS

Future Morph - Future Morph is the Science Council's careers website designed to provide information for young people, their parents and teachers about the jobs available using science and maths.
Institute of Physics - The Professional Institute for Physics; provides career ideas related to physics, plus information about studying physics at degree level.
Royal Institute of Chemistry - The professional institute for Chemistry, information, news and developments.  Careers information and advice.
Cogent - Cogent SSC is the employer-led, strategic skills body for the science industries this website provides an A-Z list of careers within the science industry.

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

Auto City  - Created by the Institute of the Motor Industry it is aimed at young people interested in working in the motor industry sector.  This website features over 150 different careers including information, course search and Apprenticeships. 

ENGINEERING

Tomorrow's Engineers - Learn about the variety of different careers available in engineering.
Institute of Mechanical Engineers - Information about the mechanical engineering sector, including details on scholarships and awards.
Institute of Civil Engineering - Information about the civil engineering sector. Education section has information for students including scholarships, fun facts, work experience and how to become a civil engineer.
Smallpeice Trust - Charity which provides short residential courses in science, technology and engineering subjects to year 10-12 students and promotes careers in engineering.

FILM INDUSTRY:

Into Film - Video clips about careers in the film industry including visual effects.

LAND-BASED AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS

Lantra - Contains information about different land-based and environmental careers and courses.  News, events and updates, job vacancies.
Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management - Information for students wishing to study ecology.  Advice about how to choose a course, what to do in your gap year and your CV

LANGUAGES

Modern Languages at Top Universities  - Find out about the benefits of studying modern languages – including key skills and the values of a modern language degree in today’s global workplace
GCHQ – GCHQ have news and links in their careers section as well as vacancies
Prospects  - Find out what you can do with your degree in modern languages including job options, work experience, further study skills
Bright Knowledge  - Information on Careers using modern languages and Studying modern languages
Language Careers  - Information held on Kent University’s website covering the skills you can gain on modern language courses, occupations associated with languages and other occupations where a language degree would be useful

MATHEMATICS

Maths Careers - Find out about careers available in maths.
Institute of Maths and its applications - The IMA produce a newsletter aimed at 16+ students who are interested in studying or a career related to maths.
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - If you are good with numbers and like solving problems, you might wish to consider a career as an actuary

CAREERS IN SPORT

Careers in Sport  - For inspiration - provides an in-depth analysis of the different career options available in the world of sport.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity - News, information, events, careers and a course finder for this sector.

HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, TOURISM

UKSP - UKSP has information about careers, jobs, qualifications, employers and training providers in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.

TEACHING

Teaching Agency - Information about how to become a teacher, the training, work and pay.

IT AND COMPUTING CAREERS

The Big Ambition (part of E Skills) - For inspiration to help 14-19 year olds make informed choices in digital media and technology-related degrees and careers.
Chartered Institute of IT - The professional Institute for IT provides information and careers advice on work experience, assessment centres, CV writing and interviews.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Creative skillset - Creative Skillset is the industry body that supports skills and training for people and businesses.  Find information about qualifications and jobs within the creative sector and read about real life stories.
Creative choices - For information and advice about the creative industry this website provides case studies, information and opportunities of how to gain experience and training and advertises events and vacancies within this sector.

CONSERVATION AND ZOOLOGY

British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums - This website provides up to date news and information, details of events, a course search facility, careers information, vacancies in conservation and zoology and a list of zoos and aquariums who offer work experience.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction Industry Training Board - The sector skills council and industry training board for construction offers news, advice and information about careers and training in construction and built environment.  There is a useful A-Z careers listing which details a range of specialist roles within this sector along with a progression route, case studies and career trends and forecast information for each role.

AEROSPACE

Careers in Aerospace - Created by The Royal Aeronautical Society and ADS Group (Advancing UK AeroSpace, Defence and Security industries). This website aims to provide impartial information, advice and guidance on aerospace, aviation and defence career pathways and entry routes.  There are resources for job seekers including CV and skills advice, company listings for job search and information about competitions, scholarships and events.

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Get in to Heritage - This website provides information about the wide range of careers in the heritage industry including conservation, museums and archaeology.  There are case studies, job opportunities and events and activities.

PERFORMING ARTS

UKPArts - Information about studying and working in the acting, music, dance, musical theatre, management and technical areas of the performing arts industry.  Search for courses and read case studies about people working in these areas.
National Youth Theatre - For 14-21 year olds, the National Youth Theatre provides the opportunity to audition for a two week intensive acting course during August.  Auditions take place around the country including Bristol during January and February and include a workshop.  After completing the course you become a member of the NYT and are able to audition to perform in the many shows which run each year.
Drama UK - Information about drama training and provides advice for students of all ages including the chance to compare courses available at Drama Schools, Universities and colleges.

LAW

Law Careers - If you are interested in a career in law this website has information about the range of different careers available, how you train, work experience, case studies and more.

THE ARMED FORCES

Information about the range of different careers in each branch of the armed forces.  These websites include information about entry routes and requirements and the sponsorships available.
The RAF
Royal Navy/Royal Marines
The Army

 

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