Careers Links

The National Careers Service website has career profiles of over 750 jobs providing information on the skills and qualifications required.
Prospects is similar to the National Careers Service, giving detailed job information and links to advice on writing CVs and cover letters.
The Pure Potential website is easy to navigate and has plenty of useful advice on applying to university, school leaver programmes, and choosing a career.
Careers box is a free online library of careers related films, news and information. The case study films show real people doing real jobs to give you an idea of what a job is really like.
I Could has over a thousand career videos as well as games and lots of information. In the career stories people talk about what they do, what it's like, how they got there and their hopes for the future.
Plotr is a free website where you can explore career worlds, view employer profiles, browse opportunities in your local area, and find careers advice on all sorts of topics from choosing your GCSEs to what not to wear at a job interview
If you're stuck for career ideas you might like to try Kudos where you can answer questions about your interests to come up with some career suggestions. Just remember, Kudos isn't telling you what to do, it's there to help give you some ideas. Please come and see the Careers Team if you would like to use this tool.

 

Resources

If you want to get into a good university, it’s essential that you stretch yourself beyond the school syllabus BEFORE you make your applications. Luckily, it’s never been easier or cheaper to do this: the internet is chock-full of free lectures, articles, university courses, blogs and so much more to interest you, inspire you, make you laugh- and get you thinking like a university student.

Not sure where to start?

The resources featured on this page cover a massive range of topics, so they’re a great place to get started if you're not yet sure where your interests lie or feel like finding something new. You can search by rough subject area (like 'Humanities') or by specific subjects (like 'History').

Udacity ImageUdacity

Udacity is one of the main providers of online courses- this one offers courses from beginners to advanced in Business, Computer Science, Design, Mathematics and Science. Udacity

 

Coursera ImageCoursera

Coursera is a gateway to free online courses from more than 80 of the world’s top universities. Coursera

 

Thinking Allowed ImageThinking Allowed

From organised crime in the UK to women in Russian prisons, from Mumbai slums to wine tasting, sociologist Laurie Taylor has something interesting to say about everything you’ve never thought about.Thinking Allowed

 

In Our Time ImageIn Our Time

Every week, Melvyn Bragg is joined by academics to discuss the history of ideas from 'Angels' to 'Zero'. In Our Time

 

TED ImageTED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Bored? Fed up? In need of inspiration, or just a few laughs? Get yourself on to ted.com, an extraordinary collection of online talks on every conceivable topic. TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 

University Oxford itunes Image University of Oxford on ItunesU

Do you wish you were better at algebra or wonder why we should bother studying Shakespeare? The iTunes Store is Apple's online digital media store where music and films can be downloaded using the iTunes software. iTunes U is an area within the Store where an educational institution can provide its own collection of audio and visual material (such as lectures, talks and interviews). Unlike the music and films, this material can be downloaded free of charge. University of Oxford on ItunesU