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Useful websites

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Useful websites

Websites referred to throughout the virtual environment are included here, with some additions of other useful websites.

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  • Apply to Uni

    Up to date and clear information about applying to university. For use by staff and young people.

  • Apprenticeship Ambassador Scheme

    Apprenticeship Ambassador Scheme website.

  • Apprenticeships

    The Apprenticeships website has lots of information about apprenticeships and has a live vacancy search.

  • bconstructive

    Find out about CITB apprenticeships, how CITB can help people to become an apprentice and what support is available throughout the apprenticeship.

  • Best Course 4 me

    Information and resources to young people to consider their future options. Includes details about future courses and careers.

  • Big Ambition

    Digital career information site, including case studies.

  • Brightside

    Brightside (Bright Knowldege) offers information about careers and studying and student life. It contains information about different progression pathways and routes into various careers.

  • British Dental Association

    News and information about Dentisty and associated professions.

  • Careersbox

    Online library of careers related film, news and information 

  • Careers England

    The trade association for employer organisations and traders involved in the provision of products and services promoting careers education and guidance in England.  

  • Careers in Research

    The Research Council site includes case studies from staff working in different areas of research.

  • Careers in Sport

    Information about careers in sport, including current vacancies.

  • CDI

    The Career Development Institute. The professional body for careers guidance practitioners.

  • Cegnet

    Cegnet is an online community for teachers, careers professionals and supporters of career development to share news and resources.

  • Civil Service Jobs

    Case studies of staff working for the Civil Service and other information.

  • Computing

    New and information about computing.

  • Construction Skills

    The Sector Skills Council site for Construction.

  • Construction Skills Certificate Scheme

    CSCS is a scheme for industry that confirms individuals working in the built environment have the necessary training and qualifications.               

  • Creative Choices

    Help and advice for a creative career.

  • Creative England

    Advice about getting into creative industries and support for staff working in creative industries.

  • Creative Skills Set

    Supporting the creative industry. The site also contains a career navigator for young people with creative talent.

  • Department for Education

    The Department for Education- Government website.

  • Directions

    Information about careers in Finance and Law.

  • Education and Employers

    Supporting schools and colleges to effective partnerships with employers to provide young people with inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

  • Energy and Utility Skills

    The National Skills Academy for Power website. They aim to help employers attract new talent and develop the workforce.

  • FE News

    A news site related to further education and issues related to the sector.

  • Future Morph

    Career education related to Science and maths. The site includes information fro young people aged 11 upwards.


    The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) is an independent research charity specialising in higher education and graduate employment.

  • Hospitality Guild

    Information and career tools aimed at raising awareness about careers in the hospitality sector.

  • I Could

    Explore career options and progression routes 

  • Life Skills

    Includes pages for young people providing information and activities related to getting a job, people skills, managing money and choosing a career direction.

  • Local Government Association

    Items related to policy direction. The Media Centre and Publications sections are particularly useful.

  • Local Government Jobs

    Local government jobs across the UK.

  • Manchester Evening News

    Manchester Evening News Business pages, for day to day information about the labour market in Greater Manchester.

  • National Careers Service

    The National Careers Service website includes job profiles, labour market information and assessment tests.

  • National Governors Association

    Support and advice for Governors.

  • New Economy

    The New Economy deliver policy, strategy and research for Greater Manchester’s economic growth and prosperity. They provide economic intelligence (which includes labour market information) and regular analysis to underpin strategic direction.

  • NGRF

    National Guidance Research Forum.

  • NHS Careers

    For information on over 350 careers within the NHS.

  • Not Going To Uni

    Options for students who are considering options other than higher education 

  • Open Doors Media

    Information and resources to support learning related to career education and apprenticeships.

  • Outstanding Directions

    A website aimed at supporting organisations to improve their career guidance.

  • People 1st

    Skills and workforce development for the hospitality, retail and transport sectors.

  • Plotr

    Interactive quizzes designed to help you find your dream career

  • Professional Development Stairway

    For planning a career in the logistics (transport) sector.

  • Prospects

    Information about a variety of career paths

  • Science Council

    The Science Council includes a vast amount of information relating to Science. Follow the link to find out about 10 types of Scientist.


    Information relating to engineering skills for today and for the future.

  • Skills Active

    The Sector Skills Council for active leisure.

  • Skills for Care

    Skills for Care includes information about jobs in care and also contains information about strarting in a career in care.

  • Skills for Health

    The Sector Skills Council site for Health.

  • Student Loans Company

    The Student Loans Company site includes resources for use with young people aimed at raising awareness around funding for higher education.

  • Success At School

    Career advice for schools and students aged 13-19. Search jobs, advice & find out about employers, work experience, courses, career choices, apprenticeships

  • Tasty Careers

    Information (including posters and other resources to download) about the food and drink industry.  

  • The National Skills Academy for Construction

    The National Skills Academy for Construction is tailored to help clients and contractors get the right skills where they need them, and offers information about training.

  • The National Skills Academy for Financial Services

    The National Skills Academy for Financial Services is an independent, employer led organisation invovled in the training and development of staff in the financial services sector.

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council website contains news and information about matters relating to nursing and midwifery.

  • The Tech Partnership

    The Sector Skills Council website for the digital economy.

  • Transport for Greater Manchester

    TfGM provides information about all aspects of public transport across Greater Manchester.

  • UCAS

    Universities and colleges admissions website. 

  • Where STEM can take you

    A digital toolkit aimed at making the link between science, technology, engineering and maths subjetcs at school and the world of work.

  • Your Council Jobs

    Local government jobs for Greater Manchester.

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