Do Your Research
We want to support all our students to better understand different qualifications, career pathways and the world of work to gain independence in making decisions about their future. To do this, we help students learn where they can find impartial, accurate careers information and how to use this information to help them decide what pathways might be best for them.
We are extremely keen for students, parents and carers to use us for support but also to show an interest in researching career information in their own time – to help with this, we have provided the following links below to help you get started!
At The Appleton School we use the Unifrog careers platform. This is designed to help students develop an understanding of their own skills and knowledge and then research all of the opportunities available to them so that they are in a position for make informed decisions about their future options.
To access the system students will need to create an account using their school email address.
Containing over 400 extremely detailed job profiles linked to a variety of career areas, all written by qualified careers advisers or people already working in these industries.
National Careers Service
Over 800 profiles on careers from Architect to Zoologist, including useful information on what the work would be like, what pay you could expect and what skills and qualifications you might need to get into these job roles.
The Buzz Quiz is a fun way of finding out how your personality and interests link to different careers. There are also lots of videos from people in different job roles to watch and learn from!
Success at School
Information and advice for all students, whatever stage of school they are at, including tips and articles about GCSEs, A-levels, college, apprenticeships, university and work!
A national search engine that can help you find courses and apprenticeships in your local area and around the whole of the UK!
Easy-to-use website with information about all of the different courses available at post-16 and beyond, from Accounting to Photography!
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Not going to uni
Website breaking down the different options available to students that aren’t interested in going to university and how they can find these opportunities.
The Apprenticeship Guide
All you ever need to know about apprenticeships, including what they are, how they work and how to find them.
Centralised hub for all things apprenticeship-related, including information about national apprenticeship vacancies, videos from real-life apprentices and free resources for students.
National volunteering organisation where individuals can search for opportunities in their area (some roles may require students to be 16+ or 18+).
Volunteering charity that helps connect young people aged 14-25 with volunteering opportunities in your area. Search Now to see how you can get involved!
The UK’s biggest job search engine – can be used to find part-time, temporary and permanent jobs and even Traineeships and Apprenticeships.
Student job site providing details about up-to-date part-time, temporary, full-time and seasonal jobs for students in all areas of the UK.
Interactive game from Kings College, London that helps students and parents learn more about university life, finance and career options.
Independent university comparison website, with information, tips and advice from current and former university students.
Are you studying for GCSEs? This guide to GCSE options will help you better understand the choices you may be asked to make.