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Will you find a job after higher education/training? 40 Top Jobs for the Future

A report has recently been published by the UK Commission for Employment & Skills showing the top 40 jobs of the future including average salaries.  The report can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-of-the-future

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Work Experience Ideas

Employability Skills

Specialist Careers IAG

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.prospects.ac.uk/careers.htm

www.careersworld.co.uk

www.studential.com

Career Zones

 

Careers Magazine

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Resources/CareerMatch.aspx

http://movingonmagazine.co.uk/

A great source of information about a wide range of careers.

 

Universities

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities

www.ucas.com

www.cam.ac.uk

www.ox.ac.uk

www.unistats.co.uk

www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

Please also refer to individual university websites

 

Higher Level Apprenticeships / Training

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 

Army / Navy / RAF

www.army.mod.uk/join

www.raf.mod.uk/careers

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

Possible career opportunities in the Services:

  • Engineering – Aircraft (Mechanical and Avionics), Workshop, Weapons, Survival Equipment
  • Force Protection – Police, Fire-fighter
  • Medical and Medical Support – Numerous jobs
  • Personnel Support – HR, Legal, Chaplain, Physical Training Instructor, Musician
  • Logistics – Supplier, Mover, Driver, Chef, Caterer

 

Merchant Navy

www.careersatsea.org/index.php

  • Navigation (Deck), Engineering and Electro Technical Officers
  • Support staff who assist Officers
  • Hotel and Catering, Hospitality & Support Services
  • On passenger ferries, cruise liners and super yachts

 

A selection of subject related websites

Why study… Maths, English, Science, History etc?

What are Vocational Qualifications?

What are Facilitating Subjects?

www.suttontrust.com/students/pathways-to-law/ – Law

www.jobs.nhs.uk – NHS

www.inretail.co.uk – Retail

www.retailchoice.com – Retail

www.imeche.org – Mechanical Engineering

www.iop.org/tailored/students/ – Physics

www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk – Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/ – Engineering

www.itt.co.uk/careers – Travel & Tourism

www.rsc.org/careers/future – Chemistry

www.topuniversities.com/courses/modern-languages/modern-languages-careers – Languages

www.omniglot.com/language/careers.htm – Languages

www.mathscareers.org.uk – Maths

www.plus.maths.org/content/Career – Maths

www.studyreligion.org – Religion/Theology

www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study+Geography/Study/Careers+with+geography.htm – Geography

www.geography.org.uk/resources/careers/ – Geography

www.theunitlist.com – Media

www.econ-jobs.com – Business/Economics

Graduate Job Sites

www.prospects.ac.uk

www.targetjobs.co.uk

Ambitious Futures – Guide to getting a Top Uni place

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C

Advanced

3

2 A level passes

Higher

4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

 

For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

Search for Apprenticeship Vacancies: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/