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Virtual Careers Library

Your virtual careers library

General Careers Information – a good starting point in your research

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

  • how to make career decisions, including personality assessments
  • what courses to choose, what careers are available, and how to get into them
  • how to find job vacancies; application and interview techniques.
  • CV builder template – just enter your personal details in a secure part of the website, and you get a smart layout and advice on content.

 www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

  • new organisation incorporating Careers Scotland, ILA Scotland, Learndirect, National Training Programmes (eg Modern Apprenticeships) which has useful links and general information.

 www.planitplus.net

  • Careerometer offers job suggestions based on your answers to questions about what you would like in a career. Details of all Scottish courses at college and university at all levels, linked to the career you want to work in.

 www.mappit.org.uk

  • information about apprenticeship training and useful hints about how to go about finding an apprenticeship (you usually need to find an employer who is willing to give you a job first)

 www.ukcoursefinder.com

  • includes interest guide to help you decide what courses may suit you.
  • See separate university section on Higher Education choices & careers.

 www.youngscot.org

  •  lots of useful general information for young people, with sections on education and training, jobs and careers.

 

For more specialised web pages please see below:

 

Administration and Business

www.cfa.uk.com – Business and administration skills

www.cipd.co.uk – Human Resources/Personnel

www.careers-in-business.com  Career information in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and management.

Animals, Plants

www.rspca.org.uk  www.scottishspca.org – animal inspection work

www.rcvs.org.uk   www.bvna.org.uk  - vet and vet nursing

www.horticulture.org.uk  - gardening / horticulture

www.lantra.co.uk – agriculture / horticulture / gamekeeping

www.forestry.gov.uk

www.farrierytraining.co.uk     www.bhs.org.uk – horses, farriery

www.scra-online.co.uk – Scottish Countryside Rangers Association

www.countryside-jobs.com – training and volunteering information

 Armed  Forces 

www.army.mod.uk

www.rafcareers.com

www.royalmarines.mod.uk

www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Art & Design

www.creativescotland.com – may be helpful to see what jobs are available

www.yourcreativefuture.org/ - info on careers in art, design, fashion, advertising and much more

www.creative-choices.co.uk – industry insights to creative careers

www.ccskills.org.uk – Sector skills covering design, literature, music, visual and performing arts

Building & Construction

www.bconstructive.co.uk – construction careers and apprenticeships info

www.architecture.com – but check Careers Scotland website for Scottish entry qualifications

www.sectt.org.uk – electrical apprenticeship training

www.ciob.org.uk/careers/buildingcareers - professional construction careers

www.ciat.org.uk  - Careers information for Architectural Technology

www.becomeaplumber.com – Information on plumbing apprenticeships

Buying, Selling and Related Work

www.skillsmartretail.com/ - Sector Skills Council for Retail

www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/  - Trading Standards Officer

Care Work

www.sssc.uk.com – careers in social services

www.carouseltraining.com – nursery nurse training

 www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk – Sector skills information covering early years, social work and social care.

Catering, Hospitality & Tourism

www.careerscope.springboarduk.net/ – promoting careers in catering, leisure and tourism

www.itt.co.uk/ - Institute of Travel & Tourism

www.uksp.co.uk – Careers information for hospitality, leisure and travel and tourism industries.

Computing and IT

www.bcs.org – leaflets on careers in IT

www.e-skills.com/careers  - careers in IT and Telecoms

Education, Teaching & Training

www.teachinginscotland.com – details about entry requirements etc

www.myjobscotland.gov.uk – useful case studies about jobs in local government as well as job vacancies eg for classroom assistants

Emergency Services

www.policecouldyou.co.uk

www.scottish.police.uk/

www.centralscotland.police.uk

www.centralscotlandfire.gov.uk

www.fireservice.co.uk

www.scottishambulance.com

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ - check ambulance details in career leaflet

www.sps.gov.uk  – Prison Officer work

 www.btprecruitment.com – Careers and vacancy information for the British Transport Police

www.cnc.jobs – Civil Nuclear Constabulary careers and vacancy information

 Engineering & Manufacturing

www.enginuity.org.uk/what_is_engineering.cfm - great website on engineering careers and routes into them

www.semta.org.uk – Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing

www.engc.org.uk/ Engineering Institutions

www.euskills.co.uk gives information on breadth of job roles in the Energy and Utility Sector

www.summitskills.org.uk – Sector Skills Council information on building services and engineering

www.ice.org.uk – Institute of Civil Engineers

www.imeche.org – Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Environmental Work and ‘Green’ Jobs

www.britishecologicalsociety.org

www.iema.net/  - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment -

www.lantra.co.uk/

http://www.euskills.co.uk/ sector skills council for Renewable Energy

Financial Work

http://rethink.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/

 Accountant and Accounting Technician – www.icas.org.uk   www.aat.org.uk

Actuary – www.actuaries.org.uk

Banks & Building Societies – www.charteredbanker.com ; www.bsa.org.uk

Garage Services

www.autocity.org.uk – good job descriptions of job roles in motor vehicle work

www.lagta.co.uk – offers training at Skillseeker and Modern Apprentice level

www.gtg.co.uk/modernapprenticeships - online application for apprenticeships

www.remit.co.uk – apprenticeship training

Hairdressing & Beauty

www.habia.org – national training organisation for hair and beauty

Health & Medical

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk – info on a huge range of jobs in the health sector, and links to specialist and professional websites.

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

Languages

www.iol.org.uk – Institute of Linguists

www.languageswork.org.uk - interesting website showing the huge range of jobs where languages could be useful

Law & Politics

www.lawscot.org.uk/training/ - Law Society of Scotland

www.advocates.org.uk – Faculty of Advocates

 www.skillsforjustice.com – Sector information for courts, prisons, fire and rescue, forensic science, policing and legal services

 Libraries, Museums

www.cilip.org.uk/jobscareers/careeradvice - Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

www.museumsassociation.org – info on careers and getting a job in museums/galleries

 Local Government

www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs  - Civil Service Jobs

www.myjobscotland.gov.uk -  Local Authority vacancies in a range of areas

www.lgcareers.com/careers-az - Comprehensive job guide to a range of local government areas

 Manufacturing

www.proskills.co.uk – Sector Skills Council for Process Manufacturing Industries

www.iomnet.org.uk/ - Institute of Operations Management

www.semta.org.uk/ - Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Media, Marketing & Advertising

www.skillset.org/uk/scotland/ - Sector Skills Council for Creative Media, including radio and TV

www.ipa.co.uk/Content/Agency-Careers - Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, information on career paths

www.nctj.com/  - National Council for the Training of Journalists – Careers Advice section, and vacancy adverts for trainee journalists

Performing Arts

www.yourcreativefuture.org/- sections on music, performing arts and dance

www.creative-choices.co.uk – industry insights to creative careers

www.drama.ac.uk/ - Info on courses, funding and careers in drama

www.ism.org/ -  look at ‘policy advice/article/careers with music – general information’.  Incorporated Society of Musicians.

www.skillset.org/uk/scotland  - music technology / sound recording

http://www.creativescotland.com/explore/explore-overview

 Science & Maths

www.futuremorph.org/  – careers in maths, science, technology with career case studies and a bright, cheerful layout

www.iop.org/activity/careers - Institute of Physics

www.rsc.org/Education/CareersAndCPD - Royal Society of Chemistry

www.societyofbiology.org - Life Science careers

www.spsa-forensics.police.uk/recruitment/roles - job roles in Forensics

www.mathscareers.org.uk – excellent website with case studies showing maths applications in many career areas

www.cogent-ssc.com  Sector Skills Council for bioscience, chemical, nuclear and oil and gas industries

www.opito.com  Information on apprenticeship opportunities in the oil and gas industries

 Social Science and Psychology

www.bps.org.uk/careers/careers_home.cfm - British Psychological Society

www.the-sra.org.uk/careers.htm - careers in social research

 www.britsoc.co.uk – British Sociological Association careers information

 Sport & Leisure

www.skillsactive.com – for information on jobs in the sports industry

http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/ - general website with coaching qualification details

http://www.teachinginscotland.com – look at ‘special entry requirements’ for entry to PE Teaching

www.society-of-sports-therapists.org

www.bases.org.uk/Careers - careers in sports science

 www.outdoor-learning.org – Career and Job vacancy information for Outdoor Instructors

Transport & Logistics

http://www.skillsforlogistics.org/

www.careers-at-sea.org

http://www.balpa.org/Become-A-Pilot.aspx

http://www.natscareers.co.uk/ - Air Traffic Control website

www.careersinpassengertransport.org/ - very useful website covering all passenger transport

 www.clydemarinetraining.com – UKs largest merchant navy training agency

www.mntb.org.uk – Merchant Navy Training Board

www.britishhelicopterassociation.org  Information on becoming a helicopter pilot

www.careerintravel.co.uk  Information and job vacancies for air cabin crew