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Useful Links

There are a large number of organisations for you to explore on-line but our personal recommendations are:

Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeships site offers a wealth of advice and information for apprentices, Employers and Parents alike who wish to find out more about the Apprenticeship scheme.

Here you will find definitive information on:

Types of Apprenticeship Programmes

Traineeships

Apprentice Success Stories

Apprenticeship News

and you can also view all the Apprenticeship Vacancies that are available in your area.

Gov UK

Gov.uk is a useful site for anyone who would like further information or advice on:

Driving and Transport

Benefits

Business and Self Employed

Employment, Jobs and Pensions

Passports

Student Loans

Money and Tax

Disability Rights

National Minimum Wage

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website is a fantastic site for finding out more information and advice on:

Skills Health Check Tools

CV Builder

Learning Record

My Funding Information

Plan your Career

Courses and Learning

Lifelong Learning Account

24 Advanced Learning Loans

You can contact the National Careers Service directly on 0800 100 900

CV Rite

A fantastic free resource to create a professional CV in just minutes.

Get Connected

Get Connected offers free confidential help for young people under 25 who need help but don't know where to turn. You can talk confidentially to Get Connected on topics including:

Abuse and Violence

Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

Citizenship and Cultural Issues

Crime, the Law and your Rights

Drink, Drugs and Addictions

Families and Care

Feelings and Mental Health

Gender and Sexual Identity

Harming Yourself

Housing and Homelessness

Physical Health

Sex, Relationships and Pregnancy

Work, Education and Money

You can contact Get Connected on Freephone 0808 808 4994 or text 80849

iCould

iCould is the place to be for career ideas, first hand information and inspiration on what to do next.

Explore your options with real-life videos, articles and quizzes or get help making choices.

National Citizen Service

The most exciting and rewarding times of your life are closer than you might think. If you're 15-17 and live in England or Northern Ireland then the National Citizen Service is the right place for you as they offer advice and guidance on:

Making your UCAS application stand out

Developing new skills that employers want

CV advice

The Site

TheSite.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year olds in the UK. The site provides non-judgemental support and information everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day from TheSite.org

Health and Safety Executive

Health and Safety advice for young people

Career Player

Career Player offers information and advice on the following topics:

Job Search

Careers

Interview Tips and Advice

Psychometric Testing

Career VOOC

Explore exciting career options and education next steps. Whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do, Career VOOCs from Virtual College can help you understand your career options and next steps. Explore careers in different Career VOOC worlds, including Active Leisure, Construction, Hair & Beauty, and Social Care. Gain insights into different jobs, from what’s involved to rates of pay.

Career VOOCs are short online courses, free to study, with no entry requirements. They bring together expertise from employers, industry bodies and training providers. The advice they offer is independent and impartial.

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact with.

Beat Bullying

BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and across Europe.

BeatBullying believes that no one should endure the pain, fear or isolation of being bullied, and that everyone has the right to be safe from bullying, violence and harassment.

BeatBullying stops bullying and keeps young people safe.

Digizen

The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people.

Ultimate Guide to Building a CV

When applying for a job, it is vital that you have prepared a professional Curriculum Vitae (CV) that conveys your academic qualifications, employment background and key skills to your potential employer.

How to Write a Resume

Your resume is your most important tool when applying for a job.