Below, you can find links to particularly useful websites in the fields of careers advice, apprenticeships, and further education. Use these websites, as well as your own research, to find inspiration and to help you make an informed choice on future career pathways.
LMI for all
The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions. You can access the portal here.
Skills to Succeed
We can help you plan your career, get a job and succeed at work with this free and interactive training. You can access the site here.
National Careers Website
The National Careers site offers free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help with your decisions about careers, courses and work. Their service is available to people who live in England and is supported by qualified careers advisers. There are various career tools to help you learn more about the careers that interest you, discover your strengths and skills and find the right courses and training. There are over 800 job descriptions that tell you about the salary, skills and qualifications you will need, what you will do each day and where the job can lead. You can browse through different industries by job category, or search for individual job descriptions if you’ve got a career in mind.
BBC Bitesize Careers
Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them. You can access the BBC Bitesize Careers site here.
Explore our range of inspiration and informative resources, helping to explain apprenticeships whether you’re a parent, teacher or thinking of becoming an apprentice yourself. You can access the site here.
The Student Ladder
The Student Ladder is designed to help students from 16-24 find constructive work experience. It helps to provide roles for 16 year olds at school looking for work experience, 18 years old looking for apprenticeships and university students looking for internships, industrial placements and graduates looking for full time roles. It provides advice and information with regard job applications; covering online tests, CVs, interviews and assessment centres. It also outlines a number of careers and provide a description of each job role.
Hertfordshire LEP has developed a set of infographics for young people and their parents/carers, highlighting the fantastic career opportunities available across the county. Infographics are available for each of Hertfordshire’s ten districts to educate young people on the local labour market, with essential information on qualifications and earnings by place of residence, top employment sectors, and local employers, as well as about Hertfordshire’s key industry sectors.
Start is a free online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. Students start to use the system at the Year 9 Careers Day held in February each year which the intention that they revisit the site to find more information about careers they might be interested in.
GoThinkBig.co.uk is an online digital hub from O2 bringing the inside knowledge on exciting work experience opportunities, valuable career advice, amazing insider contacts and exclusive tips to set you up for your dream career.
Barclay's Life Skills
Website giving advice on how to acquire professional skills key for the workplace, such as interview skills and CV writing.
UK Government's Guide to Apprenticeships
Website detailing how the apprenticeship scheme works, information on the many fields that offer apprenticeships, and advice on choosing a course and embarking upon the application process
UCAS Guide to Apprenticeships
Website with guidance on apprenticeships, applying, common questions, and further information
In addition, Future Academies has its own YouTube channel, with handcrafted playlists and subscriptions to key channels surrounding careers and future education. To view this, click here.