Careers Resources

Good career planning involves research, to help reach a realistic and well-informed career choice. Thinking about your skills, generating career ideas and finding out about entry requirements are all important aspects in reaching a decision relating to future careers and courses. 

Research can take many forms, but a useful starting point can be online resources. Listed below are a number of general careers websites to which pupils and parents can refer. 

www.myworldofwork  

Comprehensive website covering subject choice, training and studying, occupational information and applying for work.  

www.planitplus.net   

Easy to use, comprehensive site, which includes useful careers A-Z section.  

www.icould.com  

Access to over 1000 career video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips and advice. 

www.allaboutcareers.com

Comprehensive information on the job market for students, graduates and school leavers.  

www.careersadviceforparents.org     

Good resource for parents to support their child in the decision making process. Sections include Choosing a Career and Higher Education.  


Career
Web address Navigation
Accountancy www.icas.com  How to become a Chartered Accountant
Actuary www.actuaries.org.uk Become an actuary
Architect www.architecture.com RIBA -  Becoming an Architect
Air Traffic Controller www.nats.co.uk Careers
Airline Pilot www.balpa.org.uk Become a Pilot
Armed Services www.mod.uk Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force
Beauty Therapy / Hairdressing www.habia.org.  Careers and apprenticeships
Chemical Engineer www.whynotchemeng.com  
Civil Engineer www.ice.org.uk Careers and professional development
Computing / IT www.bcs.org Students & Careers – careers information
Construction www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive   Apprenticeships
Creative Industries www.ccskills.org.uk Creative choices – Design & Performing Arts
Dance www.cdet.org.uk Council for Dance Education & Training
Dentist www.bda.org  Students – Careers and Education
Dietitian www.bda.uk.com Careers – about Dietetics
Diplomatic Service www.fco.gov.uk Working for FCO
Engineering (General)  www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk   
Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies  www.semta.org.uk/whyengineering  
Electrician www.sectt.org.uk  Apprenticeships
Finance www.afinancecareer.co.uk   
Fire fighter www.firescotland.gov.uk  Work with us
Forensic scientist www.csofs.org.uk University course accreditation scheme 
Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism www.careerscope.uk.net   
Interior Designer www.biid.org.uk Education
Journalist www.nctj.com Want to be a journalist?
Library and Information Professionals www.cilip.org.uk Careers 
Medicine www.bma.org.uk  How to become a Doctor
Merchant Navy www.careersatsea.org   
NHS Careers www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk Careers A-Z
Nurse www.nes.scot.nhs.uk Education & Training – Nursing & Midwifery
Occupational Therapy www.cot.co.uk OT as a career
Optometrist www.college-optometrists.org   How to Qualify – careers in optometry
Pharmacist www.abpi.org.uk    Industry info – Careers website
Physiotherapist www.csp.org.uk Career Development–a career in Physiotherapy
Podiatry/chiropody www.scpod.org Careers 
Police www.scotland.police.uk       Recruitment
Primary Teacher www.teachinscotland.org  Entry requirements for Primary Teaching
Psychologist www.bps.org.uk Careers, Education & Training
Radiographer www.radiographycareers.co.uk     
Secondary Teacher www.teachinscotland.org   Entry requirements for Secondary Teaching
Social Worker www.basw.co.uk Education & Careers – Want to be a SW?
Solicitor www.lawscot.org.uk  Education Careers
  www.lawcareers.net  Beginners guide
www.allaboutlaw.co.uk
Advice and guidance for young people interested in a law career
Speech and Language Therapist www.rcslt.org Speech & Language Therapy – Careers guide
Sport www.careers-in-sport.co.uk  Jobs and profiles
Surveyor www.rics.org Careers – your surveying career
Town Planner www.rtpi.org.uk Education & Careers – Become a planner
Veterinary Surgeon www.rcvs.org.uk Education – I want to be a vet

Resources list compiled by Mrs Isobel Willox, Careers Advisor