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Sonia Seaman Careers/Higher Education Adviser
Sonia is based in Student Support and is available...
Monday: 8.30am-6.30pm
Tuesday: 8.30am-4.45pm
Wednesday: 8.30am-4.45pm
Thursday: 8.30am-4.30pm

Careers Advice

Careers Advice and help with finding work, courses or apprenticeships:

Connexions Leicester City can help city young people 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

Careers Resources

General careers information and University/College prospectuses are available in red boxes in Cluster 5.

Career Resources
Interview Skills
Letter Writing

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

Useful Websites:-


Connexions - - Information and support to help young people progress into further learning and work in Leicester City.

National Careers Service - - 100's of different job profiles, to aid career choice


Apprenticeship Guide -

what they are, if they are for you and how you can get one

National Apprenticeship Service - official site.
Search and apply for vacancies

Future Talent - advertises apprenticeships and other alternative routes to uni

GetMyFirstJob - once registered they will help you find an apprenticeship

Advice for Disabled Students:-

DirectGov:- In depth advice on financial help for disabled students and how to apply for it through Student Finance England


Universal Jobmatch - register to find a job on this Government site

Indeed - – online job search site

Monster - - online job search site

Prospects - - Information on graduate jobs and postgraduate courses

Jobseekers - Advice on job searching and job vacancies

Job Seeking

The following websites are useful for help with the following:-

  • CV Writing
  • Letters of application
  • Completing application forms
  • Interview techniques
(click on the link Jobs and Work)
(click on the link Job Seeking)

(click on the link –Careers info for young people)


Buzz - a short test that analyses your personality to see which job might suit you

University of Kent - a quick test that analyses your skills and gives examples of jobs that you may like. More suitable for older students

Bubble Careers quiz - a quick quiz that tells you which digital jobs would suit you

UKSP Careers quiz - a quick quiz that tells you which careers in hospitality/leisure/travel/tourism would suit you


Careersbox - a free online library of careers related film, news and information

Careers4u - www.careers4u. videos on loads of different jobs and students talking about apprenticeships, uni, jobs etc

icould, videos of people in different occupations describing what they do


Care To Learn - help pay for childcare costs if you are studying and under 20

Student Cash Point - a guide to finding financial support (bursaries/awards etc) to assist with the cost of university


Gap Year - an official government information on gap years

Year in Industry - offers internships to undergraduates and HE students in Engineering, Business, Marketing and IT


Livewire - , support, information and advice for 16-30 year olds wanting to set up their own business

The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme - -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


Natives - ski and seasonal jobs at home and abroad

Thebigchoice - , part-time/temp/summer/seasonal jobs for students

Studentjob - , part-time jobs and internships

E4S part-time, holiday, seasonal, temporary, festival and gap year jobs at home and abroad

Just Student Jobs part-time, holiday, seasonal, temporary, festival and gap year jobs at home and abroad

Your rights at Work Citizens Advice Bureau guide to working whilst studying, young people's employment rights, minimum wage and working conditions


Erasmus - enables university students to study abroad as part of their degree

Fulbright - - offers scholarships and exchange programmes to UK students wanting to study in the US

Hot Courses Abroad - search for thousands of courses abroad

Study Overseas - focuses on life and studying in various different countries

Study in Finland - guide to studying in Finland

AUCC - -studying in Canada

Study USA - -studying in the US


The Student Room - online student community - help with revision, statements, applying to uni etc

Access Professions - get alerts about open days, opportunities and events


UCAS - official site where you can search and apply for your degree

Complete University Guide - does what it says on the tin

Bestcourse4me - - shows link between your course and the kind of jobs you can get/money you can earn

Unistats -search, review and compare courses and universities; reviews by students

Student Cash Point - guide to finding financial support (bursaries/awards etc) to assist with the cost of university

Which?University what to study, where to go and how to get there

Open Days search open days at unis

Push - independent and brutally honest site about life at university

Prospects - helps students consider what they can do after their degree. Includes free psychometric test to determine suitable degrees.


Notgoingtouni search and apply for apprenticeships, jobs and sponsored degrees


Vinspired - - volunteering guide for 14-24 year olds. Search and apply for opportunities

Do It - - national volunteering site, search for current opportunities


All About Careers - guide on how to get work experience

Student Ladder -lists companies that offer work experience


ICAEW -info on entry routes, training and opportunities in accountancy

Animal, Land-Based and Environment Jobs
Lantra - info on apprenticeships, college and uni courses and careers

Armed Forces
Before you sign up pros and cons of joining the armed force


Be Constructive - Information on careers in the construction industry

Creative Careers
Creative choices - about careers in the creative industries
Skillset -guide to finding apprenticeships, courses and careers in the creative industries

Electrical and Engineering
Gocracker - - guide to careers in Science, Engineering and Technology

Health & Social Care
NHS Careers information on the wide range of jobs in the NHS.
NHS Careers You Tube channel

Careers That Move - information on jobs in the transport and travel industry
Hospitality Guild - information on careers in hospitality. Includes a careers quiz which tells you which roles would suit you best
CruiseShipJobs - information on working on cruise ships and job search
CareerScope information on jobs in hospitality, tourism and leisure

Bubblejobs - -explains all the different kind of jobs in this ever-expanding sector; you can search for jobs too
Bubble careers quiz - - quick, fun quiz that tells you which digital/online jobs would suit you best

All About Law - -guide to degrees and careers in Law
LNAT - -guide to the test you may have to take to gain entry onto a Law degree
LawCareers - -comprehensive guide to becoming a lawyer


Autocity -careers in the motor industry including apprenticeship vacancies

Media TV & Communications
My First Job In Film - -includes a jobs/internship/work experience board
Pinewood Studios -

BMAT - - find out about one of the tests for entry onto a medical/dentistry degree
UKCAT - - is the other test you may have to take for entry onto medical/dentistry degree
MDX Events - - offers work experience and seminars to help you find out more about medicine
Medlink four day course at Nottingham Uni for 6th formers on getting into Medicine
Gap Medics - medical work experience abroad during school holidays/gap year
Medical Careers - tips on medical interviews, podcasts and interviews

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
Future Morph - careers that studying STEM can lead to
Maths Careers - helps you choose your routes to a maths career
Cogent - A-Z of careers in STEM
Go Cracker - about careers in STEM

Careers in Sport - profiles of around careers in the sports industry

Skills Active - Information on careers in the sports and leisure industries

Get into Theatre - information on careers in the theatre and how to get in

Working for a Charity
Working For A 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

Extra information for Higher Education

How we can help?

  1. Why should I apply to university?
  2. How do I choose a course
  3. How do I decide which university to go to?
  4. Will my disability prevent me from going to university?

Frequently Asked Questions - Application Process

Student Finance

NHS Student Bursaries
Student Cashpoint
Student Finance – What you need to know
Student Finance – Quick Start Guide

Useful Websites

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

Last modified: Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:12 AM