A booklet produced by Somerset Choices for local young people.
A booklet produced by Somerset Choices giving advice about types of work opportunities and how to access them.
The Local Government Association Careers Guide
The Workforce Team at the LGA recently launched two major initiatives to help councils recruit the best young people.
The first is our booklet ‘Working in Local Government', launched in December 2014, which describes the important work that councils do within the places that young people live, work, learn, shop, socialise and exercise. It highlights the huge variety of interesting and meaningful careers that councils have to offer young people.
Since its launch the LGA has received very positive feedback from councils, schools and career advisers all of whom believe the guide is an important contribution to the range of information young people need when thinking about their futures. Plotr complements this careers guide.
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Quizzes available that will ask you lots of questions and from your results suggest jobs that might suit you or identify strengths you have.
A range of resources from Barclays aimed at helping young people unlock their potential and improve their employability. Advice and materials for young people, parents, employers and schools/colleges.
Career Camel is a free platform to provide career inspiration, guidance and fair access to opportunities for all young people and educational institutions. We offer a number of free resources and tools covering careers guidance, routes to employment, interview techniques, cv writing, introductory lessons for industry and a job board to connect users with a range of opportunities from apprenticeships through to graduate jobs. We offer all of this in an engaging atmosphere designed to offer maximum appeal to young people.
U-Explore is an exciting and interactive resource designed to support young people find out about suitable jobs and understand the world of work. U-Explore uses motivating video clips, 3600 interactive virtual tours and multimedia graphics to inspire and support young people in investigating the jobs and opportunities which exist on a local and national level. There is also information on qualifications, different industry sectors, local success stories, business profiles and much more.
Play the Game to find a career you love. The Game analyses your personality, interests and needs in life to help you find the best careers for you.
Being a teenager can be a really exciting time but it can also seem like there are too many choices you're being asked to make! Don't worry we're here to help you sort through all these decisions and point you in the right direction. We support you by providing independent and impartial information, advice, guidance and practical help. We can also help you up to the age of 25 if you have special educational needs in certain cases.
Want to work? Support for people with disabilities to find work and a career.
Have you just left school or college? Are you looking to take those next steps into employment, education or training? If so - Somerset Skills and Learning an help.
The latest Get Smaart digital magazine is now available. Open it now for all the latest careers advice news.
Job Seeker Area
Where students can save jobs they are interested in, view job applications they have submitted to recruiters and set up email alerts for the type of jobs they are interested in. This is a great feature which will send an automatic email to the student every time a new job is added to the website which matches their preferences.
Career Advice Area
Career advice area gives tips on the whole career process from writing a CV and cover letter right through to interview preparation.
Information and advice for those considering a career in the care sector.
This is free, non-government website which covers career and training opportunities across the South West.
FE Choices is the official site for comparing the performance of further education colleges and other organisations that receive Government funding to educate and train people over the age of 16.
Orangeo is a free resource website set up by a current apprentice to promote the positives of Apprenticeships. We aim to inform young people to the advantages of Apprenticeships and help them to become more informed and positive towards Apprenticeships.
Provides information for students on the wage returns to particular degrees and universities.
icould gives you the inside story of how careers work. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys. From telecoms engineers to police officers, from landscape gardeners to web designers, from engine drivers to zookeepers; they talk about what they do, what it’s like, how they came to be where are and their hopes for the future.
A career in engineering can be exciting, varied and rewarding. Engineering is a key part of a range of industries, including music, TV and film, construction, transport, cosmetics, medicine, food, fashion and much more. Tomorrow's Engineers gives you all the information you need to make wise choices about your future.
A careers and networking platform which encourages young people to investigate and share careers ideas.
The National Careers Service website aims to:
- help you with careers decisions and planning
- support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
- motivate you to implement your plan of action
- enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools