Additional Independent Advice and Guidance

Further independent careers advice and guidance can be found on these websites:

  • The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance through face-to-face and telephone advice, web chat and email.
  • The local Jobcentre Plus advisers have been working directly with young people in schools, to advise on work experience opportunities, routes into traineeships and apprenticeships and the local labour market (including ‘soft skills’ employers value, such as team work and commitment).

There are many websites that will help you to find ideas for future career paths, or find out about job roles you may be considering.

  • All Caludon students have a login for Unifrog, ‘the complete destinations platform’. This allows students to explore university courses, apprenticeships and career pathways, and put together their applications.
  • @ BAFTA Careers Quiz, which identifies job roles you might want to consider in the film and television industries –
  • iCould includes a quiz to find out your personality type before suggesting careers you might want to consider.
  • The team at GoCompare have put together a report that reveals the riskiest jobs in the UK, seeing how dangerous each industry is and how much it costs the business. They’ve also analysed average salaries across the UK to find out how much you can earn if you choose to work in one of the top five riskiest professions. 
  • The 2022 edition of the UniTasterDays Parents’ Guide to University brochure is now available. This includes editorial from over 40 higher education practitioners on the key things parents and guardians need to know about university.
Careermag for parents

Careermag publications are designed to provide quality, up-to-date information about careers and qualifications. You can sign up to the Careermag for parents here

To see the latest edition, please click here:


The widget below can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers.

The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.

The data are organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.

Medical Careers (but not becoming a doctor)

How to become a GP 

How to become an A&E nurse in the UK 

How to become a fertility clinician 

How to become an accountant 

How to become an intellectual property analyst 

How to become a criminal solicitor 

How to become a family lawyer 

How to become an HGV driver 

How to become a stonemason 

How to become a scaffolder

How to become a construction manager

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