Welcome to the Useful Links section of the STS Careers pages. Here you will find links to a variety of resources which are useful for students, teachers and parents in advising and supporting students in their career journeys. There are lots of interesting and exciting sites to research to explore your career opportunities.
The National Careers Service site provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The site includes careers tools to a) explore what careers are out there, b) to learn more about your skills, c) to find suitable courses and d) to gain advice on how to get the job you want.
Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, BBC Bitesize explains the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them. Find information about what jobs to do based on specific subjects, what jobs are available within a specific industry sector and a description of jobs and careers by alphabetical order. Lots of videos about real life jobs included.
Careers Box has an extensive video library of real people in their real jobs. Look for a job you might be interested in and find out a typical day of a person in that role.
Have no idea what you want to do? Then take the 5 minute Buzz Quiz on icould, which examines your strengths and will suggest suitable job types based on your answers. icould also has over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path and how different factors have shaped their choices. Videos can be filtered by job type or subject and cover a range of sectors and levels. Each video is matched with hard data – such as salary, qualifications and future employment – bringing together first-hand insight with practical next steps. You can also explore issues including GCSE options or university choices; exams and revision; and finding and applying for jobs.
Have no idea what you want to do? Then use this extensive online careers guidance tool, which looks into career options for you. Fill out a quiz which looks at your strengths, qualities, skills and preferences and explore different jobs and types of work. The site will suggest jobs suitable for you which match your own individual skills and interests. It will also provide advice to how to get the career you want. The great thing about it is that it stores your information and you can use and adjust it over your time at Sandwich Tech as your preferences and interests change and develop. It acts as an online personal careers document throughout your school career. The site is free to use, just register using code: STCOL
Explore careers listed by alphabetical order or by different job sectors. You can also search for jobs based on a specific subject or what jobs can be gained from different university degrees. and career options which relate to your subject.
CAS has extensive information on all university courses available in the UK as well as everything relating to university and the application process such as personal statements, finance, UCAS tariffs etc. It also has information on alternative pathways to university so find out more about options open to you after your A levels.
Whatuni.com is a great site where you can search for courses at all universities in the UK. It will suggest related courses and it can be narrowed down by tariff points and area. Find out all about the university, course modules and the entry requirements.
Use Which University to find out the best university and course for you. Includes an option to search for courses based on your A level choices and predicted grades.
Apprenticeships and School Leavers
Find out more about the different levels of apprenticeships and how they work using this UCAS link.
Use this Government site to search for available apprenticeships nationwide and locally. Find out more about the apprenticeship and the entry requirements plus apply online for the apprenticeship on the same site. You can also set up an account and get any appropriate apprenticeship advertisements emailed directly to you.
Use this Apprentice Kent site to search for available apprenticeships in Kent. Find out more about the apprenticeship and the entry requirements plus apply online for the apprenticeship on the same site. You can also set up an account and get any appropriate apprenticeship advertisements emailed directly to you.
Rate My Apprenticeship has information on apprenticeships, traineeships and employment opportunities and allows you to apply for roles directly on the site. Some great options if university is not for you!
Not Going to Uni allows you to search nationally for some excellent higher level and degree apprenticeships as well as traineeships and employment. You can apply directly for them on the site.
Volunteering and work experience:
Through volunteering, you can enhance your CV, develop new skills, and make new friends. Have a look at this site for ideas on where to volunteer.
Through volunteering, you can enhance your CV, develop new skills, and make new friends. Have a look at this University of Kent website for ideas on where to volunteer and how to gain specific work experience in specific job and subject areas.
Use the Do-it site to find local opportunities to volunteer and help your community in many ways.
CV templates for wherever you are in your education or career. It includes a First Job template which you can download and easily fill in accordingly.