A website maintained for the Sheffield City Region by the HEPP

Helping apprentices progress into Higher Education

Careers Websites

This site is produced by Careersoft, a careers software company. Career Links has a good A-Z of jobs with large numbers of links to various organisation associated with a particular job or profession.

Job Seeking is a good section on job searching which includes CVs, application forms, self-assessment, interviews, etc.

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This is an on-line careers service. You normally have to pay to register but your school or college may already have access to the programme. It is also possible to register for free for a limited time. You can then go through a series of questions to enable you to find out what sort of jobs you may like.

It will list those jobs and you can then read more detail about each one. There is a lot more information available to fully paid-up members. A useful site.

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GetMyFirstJob is your gateway to hundreds of Apprenticeships that will help you kick start your career. We work with training providers across the country to help young people earn while they learn. The key difference between a ‘job’ and a ‘career’ is that a career offers you the opportunity to develop, grow and advance in the organisation you work for.

A key part of this will be the training and development you receive. By registering with GetMyFirstJob you will be considered for roles with employers who are all committed to ensuring you gain this development by completing Apprenticeships to kick start your career.

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This is a commercial site that aims to sell you books and DVDs to help you into a select number of professions.

However, there are some useful tips on the website to help you with CVs and psychometric tests, for example. It may be useful for some.

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Icould was established to inspire young people to think differently about their futures, by giving them an insight into the working lives of real people in real jobs. It provides those peoples’ career stories as short video clips. If you type in ‘apprentice’ in the search box you will find lots of examples of people who started their careers as an apprentice.

It also provides information relevant to those going to, or thinking about going to university. It looks to be a very good resource with over 1,000 articles/video clips and with a target of 3,000, so it’s well worth viewing.

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This is a careers website for those who live in the Barnsley area. It provides a limited amount of help with links to other careers websites, such as Kudos and Careerscape, but also has some jobs advertised.

 

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This site is well known for its job vacancies, but this link will take you to a very good career guidance page. One especially good section is the Virtual Job Interview, which steers you through some of the questions that you may get asked.

You can research different occupations with the Career Snapshots page and there is a Career Benchmarking section where you can compare salaries and other related matters in a particular career.

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This site has a list of Job Sectors, describing the jobs available, but also has useful sections on CVs, covering letters and interview technique.

 

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This site was produced by Skills Development Scotland and contains many useful features on job searching, CVs and interview skills. The downside is that the qualifications mentioned to gain particular jobs are Scottish qualifications so you will need to know how they equate to the English versions.

A useful section, if you are uncertain about your career choice, is my DNA which is a quick and easy to use personality test.

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The National Careers Service replaced what was offered by Learn Direct as an on-line resource for careers guidance. There is a good section on Apprenticeships, including is a Government website that has a good section on Work and Careers. There’s a good section on Planning Your Future and another on Getting your First Job.

This includes information on finding a job, the skills you might need, CVs, application forms and interview skills. When you are in work, there is another part of the site on Your Rights and Responsibilities at Work. Overall a good site to start.

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As the title suggests, this site explains some of the many occupations that exist in the NHS. Each job type is subdivided into particular roles with job descriptions and links to relevant professional bodies.

Some sections list appropriate institutions offering relevant courses. There is also information on jobs and rates of pay. An excellent site if you want to work for the NHS or the private health sector.

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This site is part of Edinburgh University’s site but it has huge number of links to other careers information sites and is well worth a look if you are seeking additional information on a particular career.

Although it is aimed at graduates, the information, with links to professional bodies and representative organisations for various sectors, is of use to all those seeking to further their careers.

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This is a new site, still in development, but was created with financial input by the Government who recognised that careers information was poor, since they scrapped the Connexions service. It has input from large employers.

 

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This site has been established to help graduates to find work. If you are undecided about what you could do with a degree qualification, this link will provide you with some of the alternative job options that you would have with a degree in a particular subject.

The rest of the site is also worth looking at.

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Reed is a well-known jobs site, but it also has a section to help you to find a suitable career.

The link will take you directly to this section.

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Wherever you are on your business journey, finding the right help has never been as simple. Skills Made Easy is a unique project which offers practical and impartial advice to help employers make the right choices when it comes to growing and developing their workforce.

FREE impartial advice on growing your business through apprenticeships in the Sheffield City Region. (Barnsley, Bolsover, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and NE Derbyshire)

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Others

In addition to these more general sites, there are many others available offering advice within specific sectors. A good way to start is to go to the relevant Sector Skills Council website. You can find a list, including who they represent if you click here.

Another site that lists pages of other sites relating to careers advice can be found here. Although a lot of the sites mentioned are commercial organisations, wanting you to pay them money for advice, there is still a lot of free stuff that may be useful.