World of work

  • Apprenticeships
    • gov.uk/apprenticeships – The government’s official website where you will see apprenticeships advertised. You will need to register and create a profile and apply for apprenticeships online.
    • Apprenticeship Guide – A user friendly site that gives information about Apprenticeships and a search feature.
    • PM Training – PM Training are the largest Apprenticeship provider in the area.
    • Equality Training – Another Apprenticeships provider, focusing on Learning, Childcare, Beauty and Hair.
    • National Apprenticeship Service – Apprenticeships is useful for researching vocational career pathways and searching and applying for vacancies
    • Find an Apprenticeship – Search and apply for apprenticeships in England
    • Amazing Apprenticeships – Useful resources from films/webinars to application advice
    • Get My First Job – Search and apply for apprenticeships
    • All About School Leavers – Apprenticeship and work information
    • Future Talent – Apprenticeship and work information
    • Not Going to Uni-Explore apprenticeships and other possible alternatives including Gap Year options
    • Student Ladder – Information on school leaver programmes, work placements and application advice
    • Rate My Apprenticeship -Explore options, search for opportunities and read apprenticeship reviews
    • UCAS Career Finder – Sign up for job alerts and search for Post-18 work and training opportunities
  • Job hunting
    • Universal Jobmatch – The national free job search site. You will need to create a profile for Universal Jobmatch.
    • Reed The largest recruitment agency and independent job search site
    • TotalJobs – Another popular job search website
    • Monster – Another popular job search website
    • Indeed – A job search comparison site, it searches a number of websites for you.
    • Linkedin – The world’s largest professional social media site, great for networking, it also has a job search feature.
    • Find a job – Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs in Great Britain
    • Agency CentralUseful for finding a recruitment agency in the local area and those specialising in specific sectors.
  • Volunteering / gap year
    • National Citizens Service – Community schemes for students to join over the summer.
    • Do-it – The largest volunteering site, it helps to find a good volunteering opportunity to improve your CV.
    • vInspired
    • The Year in Industry
    • Gap Year – Online and printed directory of Gap Year organisations and opportunities
    • Year Out Group – Explore volunteering, culture, languages, expeditions, courses and work placements at home and abroad
    • Gapforce – Includes useful advice on taking a gap year and the benefits of volunteering abroad