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      There are many useful websites out there. Here are some to get you started:

      Careers Exploration

      GMACS has a lots of options to explore further education routes, there are also skills and personality tests to help you understand you strengths and weaknesses. There is a careers matchmaker which matches your likes and dislikes to suggest suited careers for you, which you can then research.

      If you want Careers information, click on the Careers Advice section and job profiles. Type in the job you are interested in and details will come up. If you don’t know what you want to do, still go on the job profiles section, but scroll down to the job areas and get an idea of what is out there. There is also information on how to write CVs and you can also access Careers Advice from this website.

      https://www.eclips-online.co.uk – password: Freddies21
      This is online Careers Information which also now includes labour market information. It will give you entry requirements and routes into jobs and careers.

      This website has a lot of useful careers videos, job information and ideas about your future. You can also complete the buzz quiz which are questions to help your understand your personality type.

      Videos of people who are actually doing a particular job. Great to get information and ideas and hear from the ‘horse’s mouth’ about a Career idea.

      Local College / Education Provider Websites

      College / Education Provider Website
      Bolton College
      The 6th Form College Bolton
      Loretto College
      Manchester College
      Mysercough College
      Runshaw College
      Salford City College
      St John Rigby College
      St Mary’s 6th Form College
      Warrington College
      Wigan & Leigh College
      Winstanley College
      Xaverian College
      Wigan Athletic
      Wigan Warriors

      Apprenticeships / Traineeships

      This is where you can find more information about Apprenticeships and you can also register on these websites to apply for vacancies.


      General Information

      https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk – Navy careers information
      https://www.army.mod.uk – Army careers information
      https://www.raf.mod.uk  – RAF careers information

      https://www.discoveruni.gov.ukInformation about universities including stats, courses etc
      https://www.ucas.com – University Central Admissions Service – you can search here to find more information about entry requirements for different degrees

      https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-labour-market-dataLabour Market Information

      https://www.avis.co.uk/world-endurance-championships/motorsports-careers – Motorsport careers information

      https://online.innovateher.co.uk – Technology and cyber security information


      For many students, volunteering can be a good option to develop a wide range of skills and to become more attractive to employers/colleges.

      This is a great resource and offers a huge variety of opportunities both locally and nationally. If you’re serious about volunteering, this will be a good place to start.

      Volunteering Matters (formerly CSV) can offer long-term placements (4-12 months) which is great as part of a gap year and if you are trying to build up skills for a particular career such as Social Work.

      VSO offer long and short term placements in developing regions which are a great opportunity to understand a different culture, make new friends and develop skills. They have specific projects aimed at people aged 18-25.

      Vinspired is a national organisation set up to encourage young people to volunteer and be part of their community. There are some vacancies on their website and other information about projects. You can build up your hours towards a Vinspired award and this would look great in an achievements folder or on your CV.

      Information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

      Information about the Princes Trust.