Pupils

Information & Websites

ARMED FORCES, EMERGENCY AND SECURITY SERVICES: FINDING OUT MO

Army

www.army.mod.uk/

www.camouflage.mod.uk/for (for 14 to 16-year-olds) 

The Defence Sixth Form College www.dsfc.ac.uk

Royal Air Force

www.raf.mod.uk/careers 

Royal Navy

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/

The Ambulance Service

NHS Careers www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/

St John Ambulance www.sja.org.uk/

The Fire and Rescue Service

Fire and Rescue Service: TBC

The Police

National Police Recruitment Team www.policecouldyou.co.uk/

Prison Service

HM Prison Service www.justice.gov.uk/

Skills for Justice www.skillsforjustice.com/

Security Industry

British Security Industry Association www.bsia.co.uk/

Skills for Security www.skillsforsecurity.org.uk/

BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: FINDING OUT MORE

www.directions.org.uk

The Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) is the Sector Skills for finance – it has a careers section with lots of useful information including video clips from people doing the jobs

https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspx

Next Step offers advice on future skills, careers, work and choices. The 'job profiles' have information on a wide range of careers areas, including admin, business and finance

www.cfa.uk.com/

CfA develops Apprenticeships covering business skills. The site has basic information about various business-related sectors

www.accountancyage.com

Magazine aimed at accountants – news stories could be useful

www.ftadviser.com

Magazine aimed at financial advisers – news stories could be useful

www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/

Magazine aimed at human resources professionals – news stories could be useful

CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: FINDING OUT MORE

www.bconstructive.co.uk/

Information on careers in the construction industry

www.cscs.uk.com/

The CSCS site with has information on obtaining a CSCS card for working on a building site

www.assetskills.org/

Sector Skills Council for facilities management, housing, property, management, housing and cleaning

www.constructionskills.net/

Sector Skills Council for the construction industry

www.euskills.co.uk/

Sector Skills Council for the gas, power, waste management and water industries

www.ice.org.uk/

Institution of Civil Engineering has an education zone with careers information

www.rics.org/

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has information on training and starting out

www.rtpi.org.uk/

Royal Town Planning Institute has information about planning as a career

www.summitskills.org.uk/

Sector Skills Council for Building Services Engineering

CREATIVE AND MEDIA: FINDING OUT MORE 

Fine artists

www.a-n.co.uk/

Goldsmiths/silversmiths

www.ipgold.org.uk/ Institute of Professional   Goldsmiths

Graphic design

www.designcouncil.org.uk/

Technical illustration

www.imi.org.uk/Institute of Medical   Illustrators

Animation

www.animationnation.com/

Computer games

www.blitzgames.com/gameon

Interactive media designers

www.bigambition.co.uk/

Photographic technician

www.bipp.com/ British Institute of Professional Photography 

Publishing

www.publishers.org.uk/ The Publishers' Association.

Sound technicians

www.amps.net/The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS)

TV/Film production assistant

www.channel4.com/4talent – careers advice, training and funding information. 

Actors

www.getintotheatre.org/

Entertainers

www.thecomedyschool.com/

Lighting technicians

www.abtt.org.uk/ Association of British Theatre Technicians

Make-up artists

www.nasmah.co.uk/ National Association of Screen Make-Up Artists & Hairdressers  

Music promotions managers

www.bpi.co.uk/ British Recorded Music Industry

Popular musicians

www.ism.org/ Incorporated Society of Musicians

Stage managers

www.stagemanagementassociation.co.uk/

ENGINEERING: FINDING OUT MORE

General

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/careers.cfm

Tomorrow's Engineers – useful careers information

www.semta.org.uk/

The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

www.wisecampaign.org.uk/

Women into science, engineering and construction – careers information for girls

Specific careers in the industry

www.automotive-skills.org.uk/

Institute of the motor industry

www.cogent-ssc.com/

Sector skills Council for the oil and gas, chemicals, nuclear, petroleum and polymer industries

www.euskills.co.uk/

Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water industries

www.icheme.org/

Institution of Chemical Engineers

www.materials-careers.org.uk/

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

www.imeche.org/Home

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/

NHS Careers – for clinical engineering

www.summitskills.org.uk/

Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering

ENVIRONMENTAL, ANIMALS AND PLANTS: FINDING OUT MORE

General

  • Sector Skills Council for the environmental and landbased industries www.lantra.co.uk/

Agriculture

Horticulture

Environmental

Fisheries

Gardening and Greenkeeping

Animals

HAIR AND BEAUTY: FINDING OUT MORE

www.habia.org/

Habia is the standard setting body for the hair, beauty, nail and spa industries.

www.babtac.com/

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

www.complementary.assoc.org.uk/

Complementary Therapists Association

www.fht.org.uk/

Federation of Holistic Therapists

www.beautyguild.com/

Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

www.fhbf.org.uk/

Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation

www.haircouncil.org.uk/

The Hairdressing Council

www.trichologists.org.uk/

The Institute of Trichologists. 

HOSPITALITY: FINDING OUT MORE

www.people1st.co.uk/

The sector skills council for the hospitality industry

careerscope.springboarduk.net/

Springboard careers scope - a virtual careers advice and guidance centre for the hospitality, travel and tourism, and leisure industries

www.excellencefound.co.uk/

National Skills Academy for hospitality has information about the Young Chefs Academy and the professional cookery diploma

www.instituteofhospitality.org/

Institute of Hospitality

www.bha.org.uk/

British Hospitality Association

Conferences and events

www.aceinternational.org/

Association for Conferences and Events

www.abpco.org/

Association of British Professional Conference Organisers

www.aeo.org.uk/

Association of Event Organisers.

www.eventia.org.uk/

Events Industry Association 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: FINDING OUT MORE

www.e-skills.com/

e-skills is the Sector Skills Council for business and information

www.e-skills.com/careers

e-skills careers pages including videos about IT careers

www.bcs.org/careers

The Chartered Institute for IT

www.imis.org.uk/

Institute for the Management of Information Systems

www.iap.org.uk/

Institution of Analysts and Programmers

www.ncc.co.uk/

The National Computing Centre

www.setwomenresource.org.uk/

UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

LANGUAGES, INFORMATION AND CULTURE: FINDING OUT MORE

Cultural heritage

 www.ccskills.org.uk

The Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts.

www.britarch.ac.uk

Council for British Archaeology 

www.artscouncil.org.uk

Arts Council England.

www.icon.org.uk 

Institute of Conservation

www.museumsassociation.org

Museums Association

Information

www.archives.org.uk/

Society of Archivists

www.cilip.org.uk/

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Languages

www.careerseurope.co.uk/EuroGuidance/Euroguidance.html

Studying and working in Europe

www.languageswork.org.uk/home.aspx

How you could use languages in a wide range of careers

 www.iol.org.uk/

Institute of Linguists 

www.nationalnetworkforinterpreting.ac.uk/

National Network for Interpreting 

www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/translation

National Network for Translation 

www.asli.org.uk/

Association of Sign Language Interpreters 

LEGAL AND POLITICAL SERVICES: FINDING OUT MORE 

Legal Sector

Association of Civil Enforcement Agencies www.acea.org.uk/

Enforcement Services Association www.ensas.org.uk/

Government Legal Service www.gls.gov.uk/

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service  www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmcts/

Institute of Paralegalswww.instituteofparalegals.org/

Skills for Justice www.skillsforjustice.com/

The Advocacy Training Council www.advocacytrainingcouncil.org/

The Bar Council www.barcouncil.org.uk/

The Crown Prosecution Service www.cps.gov.uk/

The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) www.ilex.org.uk/

The Law Society www.lawsociety.org.uk/ and www.lawcareers.net/

The Magistrates' Association www.magistrates-association.org.uk/

Politics Sector

Association of Professional Political Consultants www.appc.org.uk/

The Conservative Party www.conservatives.com/

The Labour Party www.labour.org.uk/

The Liberal Democrats www.libdems.org.uk/

House of Commons Information Office www.parliament.uk/

Local Government Information Unit www.lgiu.org.uk/

UK Office of the European Parliament www.europarl.org.uk/

w4mp. www.w4mp.org/ (working for an MP)

MANUFACTURING: FINDING OUT MORE

www.automotive-skills.org.uk

Sector Skills Council for the automotive industry

www.cogent-ssc.com

Sector skills Council for the oil and gas, chemicals, nuclear, petroleum and polymer industries

www.materials-careers.org.uk 

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s careers site

www.imeche.org 

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

www.iomnet.org.uk/

Institute of Operations Management

www.manufacturinginstitute.co.uk/

 The Manufacturing Institute

http://www.proskills.co.uk/ and http://www.prospect4u.co.uk/

 Proskills UK Sector Skills Council for manufacturing and process industries

www.semta.org.uk

 The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technology

www.wisecampaign.org.uk

 Encourages women into science, engineering and construction careers/study 

www.youngeng.org

 Site to encourage young engineers

www.improve-skills.co.uk

 Sector Skills Council for food and drink manufacture

RETAIL BUSINESS: FINDING OUT MORE

www.skillsmartretail.com

The Sector Skills Council for retail

www.skillsforlogistics.org

The Sector Skills Councils for logistics

www.motor.org.uk/ 

The Institute of the Motor industry

www.cim.co.uk

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

 www.cips.org

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply 

www.ciltuk.org.uk

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

www.export.org.uk

 Institute of Export

 www.dsa.gov.uk

 Driving Standards Agency

www.rha.uk.net

 Road Haulage Association

www.ukwa.org.uk

 United Kingdom Warehousing Association  

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS: FINDING OUT MORE

Science Council: www.futuremorph.org/

SEMTA (the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies):www.semta.org.uk/

Forensic Science Service: www.forensic.gov.uk/

Institute of Biomedical Sciencewww.ibms.org/

Institute of Food Science and Technology: www.ifst.org/

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management: www.ieem.net/

Institute of Physicswww.iop.org/

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain: www.rpsgb.org.uk/

Royal Society of Chemistry: www.rsc.org/

Society of Biology: www.societyofbiology.org/

The Biochemical Society: www.biochemistry.org/

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: www.ima.org.uk/

Operational Research (OR) Society: www.theorsociety.com/

Royal Statistical Society (RSS): www.rss.org.uk/

SOCIETY, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT: FINDING OUT MORE

www.skillsactive.com

Active careers – covers playwork careers

www.skillsforcare.co.uk

All about social care (adults and children)

www.skillsforjustice.com

Skills for Justice sector skills council

www.skillsforhealth.org.uk

Skills for health sector skills council

www.tda.gov.uk/

Training and Development Agency for Schools

www.childcarecareers.gov.uk

Working in early years

www.community-safety.net/

The National Community Safety Network (NCSN) is the professional body for Community Safety Officers

www.policecouldyou.co.uk

National Police recruitment team

www.justice.gov.uk/about/probation.htm

Probation Service information

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

Careers in the NHS 

SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE: FINDING OUT MORE

www.skillsactive.com/

SkillsActive also has a careers advice helpline 0800 093 3300

www.cyq.org.uk/

Central YMCA Qualifications

www.baha.org.uk/

British Activity Holiday Association

www.nrpt.co.uk/

National Register of Personal Trainers

www.theoutwardboundtrust.org.uk/

Outward  Bound

www.exerciseregister.org/

Register of Exercise Professionals

www.sportengland.org/

Sport England 

www.sportscoachuk.org/

Sports Coach UK

www.isrm.co.uk

The Institute of Sport and Recreation Management

www.lifesavers.org.uk/

The Royal Life Saving Society UK

TRAVEL AND TOURISM: FINDING OUT MORE 

www.people1st.co.uk

The sector skills council for the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries

www.abta.com

ABTA - The Travel Association

www.aito.co.uk

Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

www.alva.org.uk

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)

www.balppa.org

British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions

www.itt.co.uk

Institute of Travel and Tourism

www.careerscope.springboarduk.net

Springboard UK careers site

www.itg.org.uk

Institute of Tourist Guiding

www.aoa.org.uk

Airport Operators Association

www.balpa.org.uk

British Airline Pilots Association

www.caa.co.uk

Civil Aviation Authority

www.cabincrew.com

Cabin crew – advice and information

www.natscareers.co.uk

National Air Traffic Services