National Careers Service Website

This site contains hundreds of different job profiles, each with further links to explore and labour market information for each role and sector.

Start

Build your profile by identifying which skills and qualities you are strongest in, these are then “matched” to jobs you maybe suited to in the future. Delve deeper into the information to find out how many opportunities there maybe locally, what other jobs are similar and actual job openings. This “matching” works for some students but not all, as your ideas often change as you develop. However, with this website you can return to your profile time and again, as your skills develop and ideas change.

Icould

Explore different roles and search by subject areas to find out where your choices could take you. Complete the personality quiz called “the buzz quiz” to see if your personality is a good fit with different occupations. This is useful for some students but not the only way to decide on your future choices.

Careersbox

Find out what different occupations are like by listening to and watching people who do them.

Careers Theory

Useful for finding out why your ideas and choices will change over time. Different ideas for teachers, parents and students who like to know a little more.

Will a robot take your job

A quiz written by Oxford University and Deloitte exploring which jobs may be taken over by technology in the future.

Your future job

A quiz to explore what jobs may exist in the future that haven’t been created yet.

Options at 16 and beyond

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/college-sixth-form-employmentand-training/options-at-16-and-beyond

Options with your subject

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm

Alternatives to University

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

These websites will help you when making applications:

Applying for Post 16 options: www.kentchoices4u.com
Applying for Higher Education: www.ucas.com
Applying for Apprenticeships: www.getingofar.gov.uk

Finance for education can be a concern, the following links can assist you:

Student Finance for Education: https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance
Student Finance for Higher Education: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login
Student Loans Myth Busting: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-feeschanges
Scholarships for University:

https://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/university-tuition-fees/other-financial-support/universitybursaries-and-scholarships

https://www.postgraduatesearch.com/funding
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/funding-postgraduate-study/scholarships-and-bursaries

Dance and Drama Awards: https://www.gov.uk/dance-drama-awards
Support for students from overseas: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/ and https://studyuk.britishcouncil.org/options/scholarships-financial-support

Download this guide here.