Careers Toolkit and Signposting


There are a large number of online resources and tools to support you in learning about careers and career choices. These are our recommendations below:


Online Careers Research


 National Careers Service

A Government website, which has some excellent tools, such as skills assessments and job search facilities - with access to a nationwide database.


Website for supporting parents and students with online prospectuses and application system for young people applying for sixth forms, colleges, training providers and apprenticeships. Also supports young people in making the best decision for their future.


Job Explorer Database can be found on students school dashboard and contains resources which allows students to research various subjects and where they can take them in different careers, as well as searching jobs to find out more about daily activities connected to that job, pay and progress as well as training and tips.


TARGET careers is here to help school leavers make decisions about their future. Explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships and get help applying successfully.


This is a useful tool providing a simple way to find out more about specific careers, comparing working hours and average wages of jobs in the UK.   




Higher Education Resources


Opportunities, Traineeships and Apprenticeships


Further Information, Advice and Guidance Websites


LMI For All is a portal which provides national information on the labour market to help support your career decisions by providing valuable information on wages, employment and qualifications in specific areas of the country.

This site also has a useful ‘Careerometer’ facility, which provides searching facilities for specific careers, displaying the relevant LMI for your choice.


Youth Employment UK

This organisation is a social enterprise, specifically set up to support youth unemployment.  Their site offers methods to improve your employability skills, support into a wide range of careers and tools to support you through your education, learning and progression.

Specifically, it also offers young professional training to support your life skills for those of you aged between 14 and 24 years.