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Useful websites

Explore Careers

National Careers Service

Explore Careers by category


Click into the CV Library in Unifrog, it has 100s of job profiles that you can explore.


Career Wales

Explore careers by subject

Explore careers by industry/sector

A-Z of Jobs

My World of Work

A-Z of Job Profiles

icould uses the power of personal stories to inform young people’s career choices.



Applying for jobs? Not sure where to start? Discover what you need to know from finding and applying, to understanding employment

Career Pilot

Information and tools you need to explore your future career


Scroll down the first page and you will come to a Map where you can explore job category from the drop-down menu below and click on one of the areas of the city region map to see how many vacancies are available in the Liverpool City Region


Youth Employment UK

Explore the career guides by sector

BBC Bitesize

Careers A to Z: Find your perfect job

Podcast - How could your school subjects help in your future job?

Explore job profiles related to the subjects you like

Considering a career in a particular job area?

Career Box

Careeer Box provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media and more.

Career Smart

A to Z of Occupations

Career Comp@nion

Independent and impartial gateway to careers information on the internet

Course Pilot

Exploring Careers by Job Category

Explore by videos category


Career, Skills and Interest Quizzes


UnIfrog is an online platform that supports you with impartial and independent guidance on a full range of careers options.   Pupils have access to this platform using their school email.  

National Careers Service

Discover your skills and careers

Career Wales

Career Match Quiz

Career Pilot

All the information and tools you need to explore your future career

Course Pilot

Skills and Interest Assessment

Career Girls

Free Career Quiz


Prospects Career Quiz


Career Quiz

What UNI?

Career Matcher to find out which industries and roles align best with your interests


Find your idea job matched to your personality and a list of courses previous students studied in order to get there

NHS Careers

Career Quiz for careers in the NHS


HM Government Apprenticeships

Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship pathway.


Amazing Apprenticeships

Facts and information about apprenticeships

Career Wales

Apprenticeships in Wales.


UnIfrog is an online platform that supports you with impartial and independent guidance on a full range of careers options.   Pupils have access to this platform using their school email. 


Understanding apprenticeships

Get My First Job

Understanding the different levels of apprenticeships

HM Government Website

Find an apprenticeship online.

BE MORE - Liverpool City Region

Apprenticeship vacancies across the Liverpool City Region.

Watch the videos below and find out how people from across the Liverpool City Region have used Be More to help them transform their careers.


Interested in an apprenticeship? Find out everything you need to know.

All About School Leavers

Find the latest apprenticeships from the UK’s best school leaver employers.

Rate My Apprenticeship

Offers job resources for young people seeking apprenticeships.

BBC Bitesize

Low-down on apprenticeships.

Comedians try an apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Week LIVE webinar.


Offering students routes into apprenticeships through careers events, 1-to-1 mentoring, and quality resources

Considering Going To College?

Wirral Local Offer Colleges

Wirral Metropolitan College -

Birkenhead Sixth Form College -

The Engineering College -

Morthyng College -

Cornerstones Vocational Training -

The Education Hub @ Tranmere Rovers The Education HUB at Tranmere Rovers -

Liverpool region including Sefton

City of Liverpool -

Hugh Baird College -

Thornton College -

Greenbank College -


Myerscough College Croxteth Park -

Knowsley Community College -

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts -

LIPA Sixth Form College -

Sefton Sixth Form College -

Southport College -

Cheshire, Warrington & St Helens

Cheshire College South & West, Ellesmere Port -

Cheshire College South, Chester Campus -

Reaseheath College -

Cronton Sixth Form College -

Carmel College -

Riverside College Widnes & Runcorn -

Warrington & Vale Royal College -

Priestley College -

Myerscough College - Warrington Campus -

Petty Pool College -

St Helens College -

North Wales

Coleg Cambria -

The Military Preparation College -

Coleg Llandrillo Rhyl -

Specialist Colleges

Natspec’s member colleges offer education to young people aged 16-25 with learning difficulties and / or disabilities

Online learning / Life Skills / Training

Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enrol.

National Careers Service

Many organisations offer free online learning in a range of subjects and levels. You can explore providers, the subjects they offer and the levels available before choosing. 

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National Numeracy Challenge

Improve your everyday maths with the National Numeracy Challenge,  National Numeracy is an independent charity working to improve numeracy across the UK

Free Online Courses, Classes and Tutorials


Explore Free Online Courses With Certificates & Diplomas

FutureLearn – online courses from top universities

Future Learn

Choose from thousands of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.

Youth Employment UK

Free training and online courses

Barclays LifeSkills logo

Barclays Lifeskills

Tools to help young people and adults develop their skills around employability and managing money


Gain experience with top employers and universities on Springpod

Santander - Open Academy

Free training in the skills most in demand by the labour market

Barclays logo


Barclays Digital Eagles are here to help everyone make the most out of being online. From social media with family and friends to finding ways to look after your money or taking an online course and paying the bills

Grow with Google logo


Helping people across the UK add to their digital skill set, so they can progress in their career or business

Looking for employment?

Employability Tool Kit

Employability Skills


Thinking of Going to University?

What UNI -

Whatuni is the UK's largest source of real, honest student reviews. Find courses, read honest reviews, get expert advice.


All UK based university applications are made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (“UCAS”). In short, anyone who wants to study an undergraduate degree in the UK will need to apply through UCAS. In 2018, UCAS processed over 2 million student applications and helped over 500 000 students secure a full-time place in a university or college across the UK.

UniTasterDays -

A good source of university taster events, workshops, residentials and open days for teachers, students and parents


10 things to do before starting university

The Education Hub

Applying to university – everything you need to know

The Student Room

Find a course -

Here are a couple of things you'll need to do before you head off -

Student Loans Company

Student Loan Company



Push is a not-for-profit organisation that supports school-leavers and students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to make well informed decisions about their futures and to have the skills and resources to make their choices a reality.

Useful websites for Parents & Carers

Here is a selection of websites dedicated to providing parents with information to support their child or ward to make informed decisions about their future.  In addition, please use the drop-down links above for more information details on:

  • Exploring careers
  • Career, Skills and Interest Quizzes
  • Apprenticeships
  • Considering going to college?
  • Considering going to university?
  • Need Career Advice and Employability Skills & Tools?
  • Online learning / Life Skills / Training

Success at School

Success at School

Success at School

Advice for Parents - This website has a host of information for parents that will help you support your child

Career Zones

Apprenticeships - Search & apply for the latest opportunities

10 in-demand career paths your child could choose:

Supporting young people to make decisions about their careers

Department of Education

Parents advice and resources. View support and information for helping your child with their career and education decisions.

Career Pilot

Information to help parents and carers support young people in making the right decision about study and work

Talking Futures

A parent's toolkit for discussing careers

Youth Employment UK

Career advice for parents

Parent Kind

Understanding career guidance and access

Barclays - LifeSkills

5 Tips on how to support your child towards employability

Success at School

Success at School

How to find volunteer opportunities for my child -


PARENT, GUARDIAN AND CARER GUIDE 2023 Everything you need to support your child with their higher education choices





Apprenticeship support and advice for parents, carers and guardians to help them support young people in making the right career choices

Link to a parent pack, click here.

Amazing Apprenticeships

Guidance for Parents & Carers


Parents and Guardian guide to apprenticeships

Get My First Job

Guide for parents to apprenticeships

All About School Leavers

A parents guide to apprenticeships


Preparing Your Child For Transition

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Secondary / Post 16 


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Pathway CTM

Looking for support for pupils to feeling confident when knowing about their options post-GCSE and A-Level.  By signing up to our teacher network, you’ll gain access to helpful tools to use when supporting pupils with their future careers.


My World of Work

CEC Logo


CEC - PMLD World of Work Lesson Ideas


Youth Employment UK

The Wow Show



Gatsby Benchmark 4:

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career pathways.

  • By the age of 14, every pupil should have had the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to, and be more effective workers within, a wide range of careers.

Click here for more information about GB 4 and the other benchmarks

Key Stage 3 Linking Careers to Curriculum (Gatsby Benchmark 4) 2023/2024

Year 7

Curriculum Subject Job 1 Job 2
English Public Relations Officer Paralegal
Mathematics Civil Engineer Astronomer
Science Epidemiologist Chemical Engineer
History Anthropologist Archivist
Music Acoustic consultant/
Sound technician, broadcasting/
Geography Cartographer Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)
DT Graphic designers Product Designer
Food Tech Product/process development scientist Dietitian
Art Animator Printmaker
Sport & PE Sports Massage Therapist Nutritionist
Drama Runner, broadcasting/film/video Special effects (SFX) make-up artist
RE Mediator Community development worker
Computing Transcriber Photo Editor
Languages (German / Mandarin) Patent examiner Intelligence analyst

Year 8

Curriculum Subject Job 1 Job 2
English Writer Social Media Manager
Mathematics Cyber Security Analyst Statistician
Science Marine Biologist Laboratory technician
History Heritage manager Historic buildings inspector /conservation officer
Music Sound designer Music therapist
Geography Conservation scientist Oceanographer
DT CAD technician Interior and spatial designer
Food Tech Food technologist Manufacturing engineer
Art Art therapist Visual merchandiser
Sport & PE Sports Commentator Sports Agent
Drama Theatre director Choreographer
RE Diplomatic service officer Chaplain
Computing Software Engineering Web developer
Languages (German / Mandarin) English as a foreign language teacher Tour guide

Year 9

Curriculum Subject Job 1 Job 2
English Magazine journalist Web content editor
Mathematics Chemist Meteorologist
Science Archaeologist Audiologist
History Museum education officer Museum/gallery curator
Music Music director Musical instrument maker/repairer
Geography Landscape Architect Nature Conservation Officer
DT Furniture conservator/
Production designer, theatre/television/film
Food Tech Chef Technical brewer
Art Photographic Stylist Visual effects (VFX) artist
Sport & PE Stunt Performer Firefighter
Drama Talent agent Costume designer
RE International aid/development worker Equality, diversity and inclusion officer
Computing Mathematician Mobile application developer
Languages (German / Mandarin) National intelligence and security Business manager

If you require any additional jobs related to your curriculum specialism, please email  Helen Shallcross



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