Careers - Student Resources
This page has information and links for students, which you might find helpful as part of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.
The Careerometer below can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers. The Careerometer provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.
Useful websites for students
Careers & Enterprise Company https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/
The Careers & Enterprise Company brokers links between employers, schools and colleges in order to ensure that young people aged 12-18 get the inspiration and guidance they need for success in working life.
National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice.
Baker Dearing Educational Trust https://www.utcolleges.org/our-mission/about-us/
Provides information on University Technical Colleges.
Career Development Institute https://www.thecdi.net/Home
The Career Development Institute is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of careers education, career information, advice and guidance, career coaching, career consultancy and career management. It offers affiliate and individual membership to schools which includes free CPD webinars, regular digital newsletters, a quarterly magazine, online networking groups and training at a preferential rate.
Quality in Careers Standard http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/
The Quality in Careers Standard in the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance.
Find an Apprenticeship https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England.
Amazing Apprenticeships https://amazingapprenticeships.com
To learn more about apprenticeships, T Levels (a new careers-focused alternative to A-levels) and traineeships and search for opportunities.
LMI for All http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/
An online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. This data is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications.
STEM Ambassadors https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors
A nationwide network of over 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of employers, who engage with young people to provide stimulating and inspirational informal learning activities in both school and non-school settings
Sutton Schools Trust https://www.suttontrust.com/programmes/
The Sutton Trust run a range of programmes for students aged 11-16 through our university partners across the UK. Have a look at what we’ve got on offer today.
Southwark Education Business Alliance https://www.southwarkeba.org.uk/
Southwark Education Business Alliance brings together schools and business across the London borough of Southwark, working together for mutual gain. Local opportunities for traineeships, apprenticeships, studies and employment are shared by Southwark Council weekly.
Uni Taster Days https://www.unitasterdays.com/
UniTasterDays provides a fantastic opportunity for students to regularly experience a wide variety of university courses and gain an insight into university life and career opportunities. We use this site to plan 'discover events' to expose students to a range of further studies, personal statement writing support and student finance information.
The official website for comparing UK higher education undergraduate course data. The site includes information on university and college courses, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) ratings, student satisfaction scores from the National Student Survey, employment outcomes and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.
Your Daughter’s Future https://www.gov.uk/government/news/your-daughters-future
A careers toolkit for parents.
UCAS connects people to university, post uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships and internships. Find all the information for your next step.
Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one-stop-shop for students across KS3, KS4 and KS5 regardless of their interests or academic ability. It is the only place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as university in 30 other countries across the world. This is alongside getting access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.
Barclays Life Skills https://barclayslifeskills.com/
LifeSkills, created with Barclays, helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.
Careers Map https://careermap.co.uk/
For school leavers. Search and apply for apprenticeships and work experience. The career mag is a great resource with editions for students and parents/carers.
Harris Experience is a cultural and academic enhancement programme for our most able secondary school students across the Harris Federation in the lower school year 9-11 and advanced year 12-13. The programme spans over three years for each cohort. During that time, they broaden the cultural and academic experiences of some of our most able secondary students in the Harris Federation, to give them outstanding preparation for some of the country’s top university destinations.
Harris Careers Education https://www.harriscareerseducation.org.uk
Harris Careers Education is available to inspire, advise and support students in making choices for future studies, employment and opportunities.
Higher education opportunities
Click HERE to download the Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet, which is written for Year 11 students, parents and the wider family as well as tutors and staff. The booklet reminds Year 11 students about some of the key points about university education and other options and takes them through the Harris Sixth Form application process.