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Choosing a Career

Need some ideas about what kind of career might be right for you?

Just want to find out what’s out there?

Here are some useful websites that will provide you with information and help you to find out what you could do and how you can get there!


Plotr is an industry led website that connects young people (11-19) with the world of work.

By playing the Plotr game, you can find out about careers that match your skills, interests and personality.

You can explore employer worlds, in depth career profiles, videos, articles and more, to get a view of what the world of work is really like and the the options open to you.

Take a look at employer worlds here

Log in and start playing the game!


icould gives you the inside story of how careers work.

The icould storytellers tell you,in their own words, their real life career journeys.

There are over a thousand easy to search, career videos as well as hundreds of written articles.

From telecoms engineers to police officers, from music video director to web designers; they talk about what they do, what it’s like, how they came to be where are and their hopes for the future.

As well as videos there are articles that give a first hand account of what it’s really like in the world of work.

There are 100s of articles that give a real insight into all sorts of different jobs and careers.

Read some of the icould articles here

Take the Buzz quiz and see what kind of animal you are!


Careersbox is a free online library of careers film, news and information. Careersbox aims to give the right information at the right time to job seekers.

The case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving information about all kinds of careers.

Find out more about Careersbox

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service gives information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

View job profile information on the National Careers Service

Find out what skills you have!

Bright Knowledge

The Bright Knowledge website is a guide to careers, education and student life.

Specific job sector websites about specific types of work:

Information on careers in the NHS

Information on careers in aerospace engineering

Information on Land based and environmental careers

Information on Construction careers

Information on podiatry careers

Information on the Futsal education programme with Cambridge United

Information on future jobs within the next 10 years

Information on apprenticeships in farming and agri-food

Information on jobs in the construction industry


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