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Careers Research

Use the websites below to research any career ideas you have. Find out and think about:

  • What a job involves - Will you enjoy it?

  • What skills are needed - Will you be good at it?

  • What qualifications are needed - Are you willing/able to gain those qualifications?

  • Pay - Is it high enough (for you)?

  • Hours of Work - Are you willing to work those hours?

  • Place of Work - Will it be noisy, dirty, outside/inside? Are there jobs locally or will you have to move?


As well as being able to search for apprenticeships, graduate jobs, internships and postgraduate courses, there is careers advice written by specialist professional advisers, as well as a range of tailored tools such as a career planner, which matches your skills and interests with job profiles to suit you.

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Careersbox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs. Showing real people doing real jobs

Lots of different vidoes that you can watch and find out more about careers. Click on Explore Career Videos and either search by Job Type or Subject. The Buzz Quiz is good if you do not have any career ideas yet - this 5 min quiz will link your personality to an animal and to suggested careers.

These provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Click on Job Profiles and type in the career you are interested in or choose from the list of 'job families'. They have profiles on over 800 different types of job, from archivist to zoologist

Discover! creative ideas - There's a career for you in the creative industries

Bringing together careers information and opportunities from creative organisations in one explorable directory. Explore careers and find events. Sections for Students &parents, teachers & careers leaders and employers

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