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Choosing a Career

There will be lots of careers out there that will suit you, you can start by looking at careers that will suit your interests, personality, skills and abilities. Use some of the links below to help you get started:


Next you can read information or watch videos about different career areas to find out more about what these jobs are really like. What qualifications you need to get in? What salary will you earn and what are employers looking for? This will help you aim for a career you will enjoy, and make sure you are equipped to get there. Use this list of helpful resources to help you, and remember you are not alone on this journey. Use the contacts at the bottom of the page to book in an advice session. We are here to help!

  • Careerpilot - Careerpilot is a free website helping 13—19 year olds in the South West plan their future study and work and has a lot of useful information for young people and parents.

  • - Watch people talk about their career stories. Lots of people working in the media, game design, music and events. Spot the famous celebrities!

  • National Careers Service - The National Careers Service website has information on over 750 jobs. Check the entry requirements, skills and qualities required. You can also find out about what the work would be like, the average salary you could expect and what the career prospects are.

  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor gives an inside look at jobs and companies. Anonymous reviews and salary data from employees and interview candidates.

  • Lifepilot - Helping adults progress to higher level study. Find a way to study to suit you at colleges, training providers and universities across the South West.

  • BBC Bitesize Careers

  • Career Sense (by NatWest) - including 'Find your potential' quiz

  • Learn Live - Live broadcasts and videos on demand

  • LMI for all - Careersometer and Skillsometer

  • My Path - Job of the week

  • National Careers Service - Careers Explorer

  • National Careers Service - Post 16 Choices

  • UK Government Guidance on Child employment

  • Youth Employment - Careers advice and guidance for young people


 Still confused? Come and chat to us!

We have a range of Careers Advisors who can help you work out what options are best for you. Whether you are at school thinking about coming to College; a current College student unsure of your next steps; or a budding learner over the age of 18 looking for advice. Use the button below to email us, you can book in an advice session, or email your queries over to our team!


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