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Useful websites


At Abbey Manor College, next steps for students is as important as their outcomes while they are being educated by us.

Below is a list of useful websites that provide guidance and advice on further education and careers for Post-16:


Get In Go Far - official apprenticeships site

Apprenticeship Guide - what they are, if they are for you and how you can get one

Apprenticeships - search and apply for vacancies

Future Talent - advertises apprenticeships and other alternative routes to uni

GetMyFirstJob - once registered they will help you find an apprenticeship


Universal Jobmatch - find a job on this Government site

Indeed - online job search site

Monster - online job search site


Buzz Test - short test that analyses your personality to see which job might suit you

University of Kent - quick test that analyses your skills and gives examples of jobs that you may like. More suitable for older students

What's working for you? - fun work personality test

UKSP Careers quiz - quick quiz that tells you which careers in hospitality/leisure/travel/tourism would suit you


Careersbox - free online library of careers related film, news and information

Careers4u - videos on loads on different jobs and students talking about apprenticeships, uni, jobs etc


Student Finance - official site for applications

Care To Learn - help pay for childcare costs if you are studying and under 20

Student Cash Point - guide to finding financial support (bursaries/awards etc) to assist with the cost of uni


Gap Force - How does a gap year bridge the gap between education and employment

Gap Year - official government information on gap year travel - commercial site giving information and ideas 

Year in Industry - offers internships to undergraduates and HE students in Engineering, Business, Marketing and IT


National Careers Service - interview advice from what to wear to answering difficult questions

Cheat Sheet - guide by Monster on how to prepare for and ace interviews


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National Careers Service - job profiles plus job seeking advice for adults and young people

Parent Adviser - advice for parents/carers about career options for their children


Livewire - support, information and advice for 16-30 year olds wanting to set up their own business

The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme - support for unemployed young people age 18-30 to determine if their business ideas are viable and whether self employment is right for them


Natives - ski and seasonal jobs at home and abroad

Thebigchoice - part-time/temp/summer/seasonal jobs for students

Studentjob - part-time jobs and internships

E4S - part-time, holiday, seasonal, temporary, festival and gap year jobs at home and abroad

Just Student Jobs - part-time, holiday, seasonal, temporary, festival and gap year jobs at home and abroad

Your Rights at Work - Citizens Advice Bureau guide to working whilst studying, young people's employment rights, minimum wage and working conditions


Erasmus - enables uni students to study abroad as part of their degree

Fulbright - offers scholarships and exchange programmes to UK students wanting to study in the US

Study in Europe - guide to studying in Europe

Hot Courses Abroad - search for thousands of courses abroad

Study Overseas - focuses on life and studying in various different countries

Study in Finland - guide to studying in Finland

Study USA - studying in the US


The Student Room - online student community - help with revision, statements, applying to uni etc


UCAS - official site where you can search and apply for your degree

Complete University Guide - does what it says on the tin

Bestcourse4me - shows link between your course and the kind of jobs you can get/money you can earn

Unistats - search, review and compare courses and universities; reviews by students

Studential - university guide written by graduates. Includes examples of thousands of real-life personal statements broken down by subject

Which?University - what to study, where to go and how to get there

Open Days - search open days at unis

Push - independent and brutally honest site about life at uni

Prospects - helps students consider what they can do after their degree. Includes free psychometric test to determine suitable degrees.


Notgoingtouni - search and apply for apprenticeships, jobs and sponsored degrees


Vinspired - volunteering guide for 14-24 year olds. Search and apply for opportunities

Do It - national volunteering site, search for current opportunities


All About Careers - guide on how to get work experience

Student Ladder - lists companies that offer work experience


ICAEW - info on entry routes, training and opportunities in accountancy
Accountancy Glossary - great resource for students compiled by a firm of chartered accountants


Careers in Aerospace - a website for young people to explore the opportunities in aerospace

Animal, Land-Based and Environment Jobs
Lantra - info on apprenticeships, college and uni courses and careers
Vetsure - info on how to become a vet

Armed Forces
Before you sign up - pros and cons of joining the armed forces

Creative Careers
Creative choices - about careers in the creative industries
Creative Skillset - guide to careers in screen-based creative industries
Ideastap - supports people through funding, jobs, and other opportunities

Electrical and Engineering
Gradcracker - guide to careers for Science, Engineering and Technology graduates
Tomorrow's Engineers - information about careers in the engineering sector

Health, Social and Personal Care
Step into the NHS - information on the wide range of jobs in the NHS
Health Careers - jobs in the health sector
Health Careers You Tube channel
London Beauty Training Academy - how to become a beauty therapist
London Hairdressing Academy - information on becoming a hairdresser

Careers That Move - information on jobs in the transport and travel industry
Hospitality Guild - information on careers in hospitality. Includes a careers quiz which tells you which roles would suit you best
Tasty Careers - careers in the food and drink sector
CruiseShipJobs - information on working on cruise ships and job search
CareerScope - information on jobs in hospitality, tourism and leisure

Bubblejobs - explains all the different kind of jobs in this ever-expanding sector; you can search for jobs too
How to Become A Web Developer - all you need to know about becoming a web developer

All About Law - guide to degrees and careers in Law
LNAT - guide to the test you may have to take to gain entry onto a Law degree
LawCareers - comprehensive guide to becoming a lawyer

Truck Drivers - everything you need to know about becoming a truck driver

Autocity - careers in the motor industry including apprenticeship vacancies

Media TV & Communications
My First Job In Film - includes a jobs/internship/work experience board
Pinewood Studios - creative courses and training

A Taste of Medicine - good guide if you're considering a career in medicine
BMAT - find out about one of the tests for entry onto a medical/dentistry degree
UKCAT - is the other test you may have to take for entry onto medical/dentistry degree
Medlink - four day course at Nottingham Uni for 6th formers on getting into Medicine
Gap Medics - medical work experience abroad during school holidays/gap year

Careers in Music - a US website giving information on over 100 music careers

Careers in Podiatry- information on entry requirements, course finders, salary expectations and useful blog posts

Careers in Procurement - information on job roles, qualifications, salary and apprenticeships

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
Future Morph - careers that studying STEM can lead to
Maths Careers - helps you choose your routes to a maths career
Cogent - A-Z of careers in science
Grad Cracker - about careers for STEM graduates

Careers in Sport - information on careers in the sports industry

Get into Theatre - information on careers in the theatre and how to get in

* This is not a list of recommended sites but a guide to help direct you to useful sources of information



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