Sonia Seaman Careers/Higher Education Adviser
Sonia is based in Student Support and is available...
Careers Advice and help with finding work, courses or apprenticeships:
Connexions Leicester City can help city young people www.leicester.gov.uk/connexions or call 0116 454 1700
Prospects Leicestershire can help county young people, they can call 01455 632 719 or visit @ProspectsLeics on twitter.
Contact for Coalville area Rachel Mills.
National Career Service
0800 100 900
National Careers Service
82 Charles Street
General careers information and University/College prospectuses are available in red boxes in Cluster 5.
Please note that the list below is not a list of recommended sites but a guide to help direct you to useful sources of information
Connexions - www.leicester.gov.uk/connexions - Information and support to help young people progress into further learning and work in Leicester City.
National Careers Service - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - 100's of different job profiles, to aid career choice
what they are, if they are for you and how you can get one
Advice for Disabled Students:-
DirectGov:- www.gov.uk/ In depth advice on financial help for disabled students and how to apply for it through Student Finance England
Prospects - www.prospects.ac.uk - Information on graduate jobs and postgraduate courses
Jobseekers -www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk - Advice on job searching and job vacancies
The following websites are useful for help with the following:-
- CV Writing
- Letters of application
- Completing application forms
- Interview techniques
(click on the link –Careers info for young people)
Gap Year - www.gov.uk/guidance/gap-year-foreign-travel-advice an official government information on gap years
The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme - www.princes-trust.org.uk -help-for-young-people/support-starting-business support for unemployed young people age 18-30 to determine if their business ideas are viable and whether self employment is right for them
NOT GOING TO UNI
INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC JOBS
Be Constructive -www.beconstructive.co.uk - Information on careers in the construction industry
Creative choices www.ccskills.org.uk/careers - about careers in the creative industries
Skillset www.creativeskillset.org/ -guide to finding apprenticeships, courses and careers in the creative industries
Careers That Move www.careersthatmove.co.uk/ - information on jobs in the transport and travel industry
Hospitality Guild www.hospitalityguild.co.uk/uksp - information on careers in hospitality. Includes a careers quiz which tells you which roles would suit you best
CruiseShipJobs www.cruiselinesjobs.com/ - information on working on cruise ships and job search
CareerScope – www.careerscope.uk.net/ information on jobs in hospitality, tourism and leisure
Bubblejobs - www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career -explains all the different kind of jobs in this ever-expanding sector; you can search for jobs too
Bubble careers quiz - www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal/digital-careers-finder/career-finder-quiz/ - quick, fun quiz that tells you which digital/online jobs would suit you best
All About Law - www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/ -guide to degrees and careers in Law
LNAT - www.lnat.ac.uk/ -guide to the test you may have to take to gain entry onto a Law degree
LawCareers - www.lawcareers.net/ -comprehensive guide to becoming a lawyer
Media TV & Communications
My First Job In Film - www.myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk -includes a jobs/internship/work experience board
Pinewood Studios - www.pinewoodgroup.com/our-studios/uk/about-us/careers
BMAT - www.admissionstestingservice.org - find out about one of the tests for entry onto a medical/dentistry degree
UKCAT - www.ukcat.ac.uk/ - is the other test you may have to take for entry onto medical/dentistry degree
MDX Events - www.mdexperience.co.uk/ - offers work experience and seminars to help you find out more about medicine
Medlink – www.medlink-uk.net/ four day course at Nottingham Uni for 6th formers on getting into Medicine
Gap Medics - www.gapmedics.co.uk/ medical work experience abroad during school holidays/gap year
Medical Careers - www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ tips on medical interviews, podcasts and interviews
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
Future Morph - www.futuremorph.org/ careers that studying STEM can lead to
Maths Careers - www.mathscareers.org.uk/ helps you choose your routes to a maths career
Cogent - www.sciencecareerpathways.com/home/ A-Z of careers in STEM
Go Cracker - www.gradcracker.com/ about careers in STEM
Skills Active -www.skillsactive.com - Information on careers in the sports and leisure industries
Working for a Charity
Working For A Charity – www.knowhownonprofit.org/studyzone/working-for-a-charity information on careers in the charity and voluntary sector.
Please note - This is not a list of recommended sites but a guide to help direct you to useful sources of information
How we can help?
- Why should I apply to university?
- How do I choose a course
- How do I decide which university to go to?
- Will my disability prevent me from going to university?
NHS Student Bursaries
Student Finance – What you need to know
Student Finance – Quick Start Guide
Midlands Universities offers to LAC and care leavers
LAC and care leavers
University League Tables and Guides
Don’t forget to check local College websites for Higher Education courses!
Resources for applying to UCAS/Personal Statements
How to Complete your UCAS Application
Your Personal Statement
UCAS Writing Personal Statement