Research Careers

Making the right career choices is about making informed decisions, and then taking good steps towards your goals. 

It's fine when your choices and direction changes, but always make those choices based on good understanding of yourself and of the job market.

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Explore the careers library; more than 800 job profiles are featured. Search careers by a chosen subject or a theme; so, for example, you may be studying law or interested in travelling and want to know which careers and jobs are linked. Look at career profiles to find out about what the job involves, salary expectations and career progression.

Take the 'Personality Quiz' to match you to careers.

Create your account, it's free to sign up! When you sign up, you will need a 'Form Code'- please speak with your tutor or email careers@westking.ac.uk with your name and college email address to request the code. 

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Enter a job title above to see salary information and if there will be more or less of these jobs in the future.

The Careerometer (LMI For All) widget (above) provides access to headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects which can support identifying potential careers. Data is organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.

[Mobile users may need to scroll right to access the additional comparison boxes].

UCAS Buzz Quiz
Find out what you're like and what you could do!
Start Profile

Complete a personal skills and interests questionnaire. Explore jobs in more detail

 

Prospects

Explore job profiles. Take a quiz to help with finding out which job may suit to match your skills and motivations

Higher Ideas

Find degree course options by matching interests/ subjects to a wide range of choices
You must contact careers@westking.ac.uk to get the link for Higher Ideas.

If you would like to discuss Researching Careers, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team. 

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Other resources

icould Access film clips on people talking about their jobs

nationalcareers.service
Clear and direct information about 100s of different job profiles

careersbox Watch lots of different career videos and learn about different roles

prospects Aimed at students who are in HE but useful for planning ahead. Includes:

prospects Overviews of what to know about working in each job sector.

prospects Range of career options that can follow from different degree subjects.

prospects Careers quiz to find your best career match! 

Engineering & Construction

tomorrowsengineers
Discover the different routes into engineering and the vast array of exciting jobs on offer.

goconstruct

Career options in the construction industry and how to get in

Careers relating to Maths

mathscareers

Love maths? Find out about the myriad ways you can use Maths in a successful career.

Health & Care

healthcareers.nhs.uk
Explore careers and job roles in the the NHS

stepintothenhs.nhs.uk
Aimed at young people: matches interests to careers available in the NHS

jobs.nhs.uk

NHS national jobs board

hee.nhs.uk/our-work/capitalnurse/nurses-stories 

Some newly qualified nurses have shared their stories about their experiences in their first year after qualifying.

prospects.ac.uk

Overview of different job roles in which you can work with children

Creative Careers: Animation, Games Design, Film, TV, Technical, Management
screenskills.com
Job profiles, events, training, getting in advice

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