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Useful Websites



General Careers websites - A Platform to look at post 16 and post 18 options as well as recording interactions and skills you have developed in your time at The Weston Road Academy – aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality profile quiz. – video based job profile information and skills explorer tool. – a good general careers website and job profile database. – gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers.  is another website that helps individuals to consider the full range of options in the future, whether it is further education, apprenticeships, higher education, gap years or setting up your own business.


Further Education Weston Road sixth form Information about studying A levels at Weston Road and Stafford Partnership schools. Newcastle and Stafford College. They offer a wide range of vocational subjects and some also offer A-levels or similar, more academic, qualifications. South Staffordshire College (Sites in Tamworth, Lichfield and Rodbaston) • Birmingham Metropolitan College (sites in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Birmingham)


Career exploration – offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors. Also offers the purchase of resources, compiled in conjunction with professionals working in these fields, designed to enable you to achieve your dream career or course. A selection of these books and online psychometric testing access have been supplied to the School by How2Become.  – lots of information about specific sectors as well as advice on how to create a CV and prepare for interviews. – video based job profile information and skills explorer tool.


Looking at Universities – information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study. – represents 24 leading universities, source of careers information & advice including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices. – find out which areas you could access after a particular degree.


Post 18 options – opportunities that exist outside of university – displays current apprenticeship and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and gives career journey advice.


Applying for Jobs – this site has useful videos, demonstrating how to complete the online applications for many top companies in the UK, as well as providing detailed information on salaries and interviews. Applications forms can be printed off directly from this site – This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.


Focussed websites on certain careers

 • Careers at Sea: is a website for those considering a career in the Merchant Navy, which contains information on the different roles available, as well as the contact details of all the sponsoring companies. Widening Access to Medical School has been set up by current medical students from the University of Leeds. It is a good website with lots of information/links for any prospective medical students. NHS Careers: is a website with lots of information about the huge range of careers that are available within the NHS. The College of Policing: has a website with information about the entry requirements and process for becoming a Police Officer, Community Support Officer and/or Special Constable. Each local Force will also have information on their websites, for example: Teaching Training: Students who want to consider a teaching qualification, after gaining an initial degree, can use the UCAS website to research their options. Get Into Teaching: also offer excellent advice. Law Careers: is a website with information on training as a solicitor and barrister as well as a range of other legal careers. Science Career Pathways: is a website designed with employers to introduce students to the huge range of job and career opportunities available in the science-based industries. Maths Careers:  is a website sponsored by the Bank of England and EDF Energy, which has a wide array of resources to promote careers related to maths. Future Morph: is a website dedicated to promoting careers linked to science and maths. The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT): is used by a number of universities to help them select students for their law degrees. This website explains what is involved in the test and gives you access to some sample papers. The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT):an aptitude test used as part of the admissions process for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Biomedical Sciences in some universities. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT):is a test used in the selection process by a consortium of UK Medical and Dental Schools -this website details how to get into motorsports, educational path, jobs and volunteering in the industry. 


Armed Forces RAF Recruitment Army Careers Navy Careers 


Apprenticeships and T Levels – the National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships.  Also advertises current vacancies. Information about T Levels Information about apprenticeships - Information about the different levels of qualifications


Websites for parents Parental Guidance: is a website written by The Careers Writers Association that gives some useful advice to parents regarding their son/daughter’s future plans and has some excellent links to other, additional resources. Amongst other things, the Sutton Trust: organise one-week summer schools and residentials for bright students from non-privileged homes to give them a taste of university life. Career Magazine for parents