Useful Websites and Resources
For the vast majority of university applications in the UK you have to apply through this website
Get My First Job is a gateway to hundreds of Apprenticeships that will help you kick start your career.
Information on apprenticeships or school leaver programmes; this site includes lots of job search tips
A useful guide to all the elements of student finance can be found at:
Considering Studying Abroad?
For information about studying outside of the United Kingdom, including issues of finance take a look at The Student World
If you are not going to university and would like to explore opportunities that are open to you visit Not Going to Uni
If you are thinking of applying for an apprenticeship, please have a chat with Sarah Stocking or Mr Telfer (both based in the Sixth Form centre) about how to put together an excellent application. They can help you to create a great profile on the National Apprenticeship Service website, how to put together a winning CV and how to write an application form that will get you noticed.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to:
  • Help you with careers decisions and planning
  • Support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • Motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • Enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

Icould offers you the opportunity of starting with a simple psychometric test to establish more about your personality and will suggest some different career areas which you can research into. You will be able to watch numerous videos on different career areas. This website also includes the required entry routes, salaries and local labour market information.
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. The short case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.
A useful one-stop-shop for information on choices and pathway possibilities at different ages.
Explore free online courses from leading universities & cultural institutions. A great thing to add to your university application.