Careers information

Careers library

Our careers library houses a good stock of current university prospectuses and employer information as well as books and magazines on a wide selection of careers and Higher Education courses.

We also subscribe to a number of online resources where students can access impartial information to help them make informed and realistic career plans. Students are introduced to these packages during IT lessons and careers tutorials. Passwords to access the following resources can be obtained from the Careers Library or by emailing lockej@ripongrammar.co.uk. or walkerb@ripongrammar.co.uk

Eclips contains very clear impartial information on over 1000 careers and has a useful further information section with up to date links to recommended websites for each job.

New Kudos A career matching programme to help identify careers to suit your interests and abilities. It includes a CV and personal statement builder and has links to university course information and entry requirements.

Heap Online A starting point for research into degree courses available to you depending on your predicted UCAS tariff points

Higher Ideas links A level subjects and career interests to university courses.

Venture-UK has information and advice on studying, living and working abroad.

Other Online Careers Information

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Includes comprehensive careers information on over 750 job profiles, regional job market information, career tools such as CV builders and access to careers advisers

http://www.nyyss.org/

North Yorkshire Youth Support Service provides information and support on careers, work and training aimed at young people aged 11-19 across the county

www.icould.com

Inspirational video clips of people who have experience of working in a variety of jobs

www.careersbox.co.uk

Short films and current news articles covering a wide range of careers An interactive careers inspiration website containing over 700 different career profiles

www.studentladder.co.uk

Information and advice for 16-24 year olds including subject choices, work experience, sponsored degrees, school leaver schemes, gap years and student finance

www.brightknowledge.org

A comprehensive guide to careers, education and student life including a useful student calculator to help budget for university

Careers information in specific employment sectors

Health

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

The official Health Education England website contains comprehensive information on the wide range of clinical and non clinical health related careers

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

Find out more about the 350 careers in the NHS and register for a free careers welcome pack

www.tasteofmedicine.com

An inspirational website for aspiring medics produced by St George’s University of London

www.themedicportal.com

An online community for students aiming for a career in medicine. It includes a free medicine application guide that breaks down and explains each step of the medical school application process

www.medschools.ac.uk

Comprehensive information on applying to medical school

www.bma.org.uk

The British Medical Association produces an annual guide to becoming a doctor, which lists the entry requirements of each medical school.. Visit the ‘developing your career’ section

Dental

The British Dental Association website contains topical issues related to dentistry

www.bps.org.uk

Psychology

www.bps.org.uk

The British Psychological Society website has a helpful section on careers and accredited courses

Veterinary

www.rcvs.org.uk

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons guides to becoming a vet or vet nurse can be found in the education section of the website

www.emmathevet.co.uk

Includes advice for aspiring vets on getting into vet school and links to animal related websites

www.bda.org

Science & technology

www.futuremorph.org

An inspiring website for those interested in science, technology, engineering and maths

www.gocracker.com/

Go Cracker contains information and news for young people about science technology and engineering subjects, industry sectors, apprenticeships, universities and employers.

www.careersinaerospace.com

Information on aerospace career pathways and entry routes as well as details of competitions, scholarships, vacancy news and events. Register to receive the free newsletter and join the aviation skills network for free advice

www.citb.co.uk/careers

Bright Crop aims to inspire young people to explore the many careers in farming and food supply

www.growcareers.info

Information and case studies about the many different careers working with plants

Information and free advice from industry experts on careers in the construction industry

www.whynotchemeng.com

Information on the range of exciting opportunities in chemical, biochemical and process engineering career. Register to receive the free newsletter and details of events

http://www.rsc.org/careers/future/

Careers information and support for students aged 11-19 who enjoy chemistry

www.iop.org

The Institute of Physics site contains careers information and resources for students

www.biology-careers.org

Inspiration for how to make a difference with a career in biology

Mathematics

Information and case studies about the many different careers working with plants

www.mathscareers.org.uk

A site for young people from age 11 upwards interested in courses and careers related to maths

www.statslife.org.uk/careers

Career ideas on what you can do with maths and statistics

Digital

www.bigambition.co.uk

Digital careers website for 14 to 19 year olds

Finance

www.directions.org.uk

The Financial Skills Partnership website contains extensive information on career opportunities in the finance sector.

Law

www.lawcareers.net

Information careers in law. Start by downloading the Beginners Guide

www.law.ac.uk/futurelawyers

The University of Law’s Future Lawyers Network for aspiring and current law students

Marketing

www.getin2marketing.com

Learn more about marketing and how to get in

Properties & building

www.propertyneedsyou.com

Provides information on the range of career choices n the world of property and puts you in touch with people who can help you get started.

www.architecture.com

The website of the Royal Institute of British Architects has a useful careers section. Download the Think Architecture booklet for information on becoming an architect.

Creative & cultural

http://ccskills.org.uk/careers

Information, resources, events and job opportunities for those interested in creative and cultural careers

www.dramauk.co.uk

The student pages offer advice on training and careers within the theatre, media and broadcast industries

Sports

www.bases.org.uk

The UK professional body for those with an interest in sport and exercise science. Download the Career Guide for information on courses and careers in sport

www.careers-in-sport.co.uk

Career profiles and opportunities in the world of sport. Sign up for the free newsletter to keep up to date with careers advice and jobs

General

www.careersadviceforparents.org

Careers advice site for parents to help support their child with education and career choices

www.sky.com/academy

A set of initiatives from Sky to support young people to build up skills, experience and self-belief