How to search for apprenticeship vacancies

Guidance for Year 12 and Year 13 students You should start looking for vacancies early as some employers start advertising in the summer of Year 12 or early autumn of Year 13 (for apprenticeships to start the following summer/autumn). Do also keep looking because some employers don’t advertise their vacancies until the summer of Year… Read more »


Job profile – Become a Forensic Scientist

Entry requires a good Honours degree in biology, chemistry, forensic science or a related subject. The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences accredits university courses so it might be worth looking out for these at an early stage. For degree entry you will usually require at least 2 A levels/3 H grades, including Biology and/or Chemistry,… Read more »


Careers in the Curriculum: Making Gatsby Benchmark 4 work for all staff is a marathon, not a sprint!

Speak to many careers practitioners working in secondary or further education regarding the challenge of achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks and the conversation will often return to the same topic – namely, the difficulties around hitting Gatsby Benchmark 4, otherwise known as embedding careers within the curriculum. Although the figures from the Careers and Enterprise Company’s… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Cyber Security Expert

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Last in the list of roles is Cyber Security Expert, download a PDF of this job profile here: Cyber Security Expert profile   Qualifications and courses It is possible for school leavers to enter this profession through an entry-level… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Barista

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Next in the list of roles is Barista, download a PDF of this job profile here: Barista job profile   Qualifications and courses There are no formal qualifications for this role, although most employers will expect you to have… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a PE Teacher

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Next in the list of roles is PE Teacher, download a PDF of this job profile here: PE Teacher job profile:   Qualifications and courses Most people enter this profession by undertaking Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET)… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Robotics Engineer

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Next in the list of roles is Robotics Engineer, download a PDF of this job profile here: Robotics Engineer job profile:   Qualifications and courses Most entrants have a bachelor’s degree in robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or computer… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a YouTuber

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Kicking off is YouTuber, download a PDF of this job profile here: YouTuber job profile   Qualifications and courses There are no formal entry requirements required to become a YouTuber. In order to make your channel stand out… Read more »



Why is work experience so important?

Work experience will help you learn. Work experience is a very important way that we learn and grow. Think about your favourite hobby or sport. Think about the time you have spent doing it, practising it, getting better and discovering new ways to enjoy it. That learning and development happens as a result of the… Read more »