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 or

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.

Start Profile A new and comprehensive careers platform for all year groups, enabling research into specific careers, job families, employers and study options. This resource also comprises a profiling facility, so that research can be personalised in accordance with individual skills, aptitudes, interests and qualifications. The software also enables students and staff to record achievements, visits and activities in individual student lockers, creating a portfolio and ongoing record for CV building, applications and personal statements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parents Careers Guide

Useful and very informative document for parents, including options for further study post-16 and 18, subject-related choices, pathways into employment and employability skills.

Careers information in specific employment sectors


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

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

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

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

Comprehensive information on applying to medical school

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


The British Dental Association website contains topical issues related to dentistry


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


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

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

Science & technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Career ideas on what you can do with maths and statistics


Digital careers website for 14 to 19 year olds


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


Information careers in law. Start by downloading the Beginners Guide

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


Learn more about marketing and how to get in

Properties & building

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.

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

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

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


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

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


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

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