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…


Step into the NHS - Aimed at 14-19 year olds, it has a personal quiz which suggests roles in the NHS suited to you.
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
NHS Careers - This site has detailed information and case studies for over 300 different careers available in the NHS.  It also has a course finder which enables you to search for degree and other registered courses.  There is an online quiz to help you decide what roles may be best suited to you. 
The Medic Portal - Advice on what to consider when choosing medical schools.
NHS Healthcare science video - A video clip about healthcare science roles at Gloucestershire hospitals.
NHS Bursaries - Information about funding on NHS courses


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.
Smallpeice Trust - Charity which provides short residential courses in science, technology and engineering subjects to year 10-12 students and promotes careers in engineering.


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. 


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.
Careers at Sea - Merchant Navy careers opportunities.


Into Film - Video clips about careers in the film industry including visual effects.
My First Job in Film - Information about getting into roles within the film industry.
Screenskills - Find out about ScreenSkills' work with the screen industries: animation, film, high-end TV, games, television, VFX and immersive tech


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
Target Careers - Information about environmental careers and the routes in.


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
Careers using Modern Langugages -
Careers using Modern Languages - Bright Knowledge


Maths Careers - Find out about careers available in 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  - 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.


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


Chartered Institute of IT - The professional Institute for IT provides information and careers advice on work experience, assessment centres, CV writing and interviews.
Tech Partnership - The Tech Partnership is the network of employers working to create skills for the UK's digital economy, a useful website if you are considering a career in this area.


Screenskills - Find out about ScreenSkills' work with the screen industries: animation, film, high-end TV, games, television, VFX and immersive tech
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.


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.


Go ConstructThere 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.  Information about work experience/apprenticeships etc.


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.


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.


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.
Federation of drama schools - 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.
Spotlight - General news, advice and information.
One Dance - News, information and events.
National Youth Music Theatre - For 10-23 year olds, the National Youth Music Theatre hold annual auditions around the country including Bristol during January and February for four major productions in the summer. Auditions form an all-day workshop comprising of singing, acting and dancing. NYMT also offer residential courses.


University of Kent - Careers in the music industry.
BIMM/careerpaths - Careers in the music industry.


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 Lawyer Portal - Partnered with the Bar Council & CILEx and is written by lawyers, with contributions from top law firms – guides, information, hot topics and more!
University of Law – law practice - Information on the different practice areas of the law. Including what is covered by each, what it's like in practice, current issues, and the skills required to be successful.
Chambers Student - Lots of useful information about getting into law including resources to research law firms and barristers’ chambers.
Student Ladder - Information about national legal firms who offer legal apprenticeships


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.
Royal Navy/Royal Marines
The Army


Tasty Careers Find out about careers in the food and drinks industry.
Hospitality GuildInformation about careers, jobs, qualifications, employers and training providers in hospitality.
Careers that moveInformation about careers in the travel industry. See also NHS Health Careers and Prospects websites.


British Psychological Society - Useful information about how to become a psychologist and choosing BPS accredited course.
Jobs in Psychology - Useful for looking at what kinds of jobs are being advertised in different areas of psychology and job descriptions. See also NHS Health Careers and Prospects websites.