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.
Comprehensive website covering subject choice, training and studying, occupational information and applying for work.
Easy to use, comprehensive site, which includes useful careers A-Z section.
Access to over 1000 career video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips and advice.
Comprehensive information on the job market for students, graduates and school leavers.
Good resource for parents to support their child in the decision making process. Sections include Choosing a Career and Higher Education.
|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|
|Civil Engineer||www.ice.org.uk||Careers and professional development|
|Computing / IT||www.bcs.org||Students & Careers – careers information|
|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 & Manufacturing Technologies||www.semta.org.uk/whyengineering|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Primary Teacher||www.teachinscotland.org||Entry requirements for Primary Teaching|
|Psychologist||www.bps.org.uk||Careers, Education & Training|
|Secondary Teacher||www.teachinscotland.org||Entry requirements for Secondary Teaching|
|Social Worker||www.basw.co.uk||Education & Careers – Want to be a SW?|
||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