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Making your choices for Key Stage 4

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Information on careers and local industries for young people and parents or carers, as well as support services available to schools and advisers.
U-Explore is a comprehensive work-related learning, employability software that enables students to explore careers and qualifications as well as accessing modules and resources to prepare for the world of work.

Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles.
Class Careers allows any student the opportunity to engage with an employer - no matter where they live - through the power of online tools. Our online workshops are delivered into classrooms across the country, giving young people the opportunity to chat with a company on a personal, one-to-one basis - getting them real answers to their questions, straight from the employer!
Not Going to Uni - the one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
Life Skills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisors and job seekers.

Our case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to - help you with careers decisions and planning, enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools, support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals and motivate you to implement your plan of action.

Careerscape supports young people and adults with an inspiring online careers resource that is ideal for careers research and complements the use of the matching programs, Kudos and Adults.

Pure Potential is an independent organisation which raises the aspirations of thousands of Sixth Formers every year, encouraging them to apply to and achieve offers from excellent universities and leading employers.

This CV Builder will help you communicate your skills, experience and qualifications which is in a format that is expected by many employers.

STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) creates opportunities to inspire young people in STEM.

They deliver three core programmes - STEM Ambassadors, STEM Clubs, STEM Schools Programmes.

Careers advice, discovery and exploration

Find out what you're like and what you could do

Plan your study and work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. was started in 1999 and has established itself as the definitive source of university and college open day information in the UK. We list open days for every UK higher education institution - both universities and colleges - and provide all of our information free of charge to users.

Choosing the right higher education option can only be done through proper research.

Help and advice for your creative career.

Discover interesting Job Roles and Industries.

Career Quiz - The quiz gives you suggestions for what career areas you might like.
Outsource provides Apprenticeships and Traineeships on a range of subjects at various levels.

Build your CV. Meet employers. Find a job.

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? Find out more here...

Find a school leaver job now!
Gatsby Good Career Guidance
A report on improving career guidance in secondary schools which includes the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Gatsby Good Practice
A website which shares good practice from the North East pilot of the Gatsby Benchmarks, and other information and support for schools.

Information on University Technical Colleges.

Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England.
LMI for All
An online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions.
The official website for comparing UK higher education undergraduate course data. The site includes information on university and college courses, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) ratings, student satisfaction scores from the National Student Survey, employment outcomes and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.

A careers toolkit for parents.

Additional links for Careers Support and Guidance.

Links for training:

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The Source
General information for young people with links to local and national sites on a range of topics

Create a CV with the help of a CV Builder.

Higher education information.

A Student Recruitment and Outreach team at University of Suffolk.

 Russell Group Universities: Our University Group
 Information about Russell Group Universities

The Apprenticeships Suffolk Young Person's Service delivered by Suffolk County Council.

A traineeship is a course combined with a work experience placement.

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Search for courses now.

Search and register for Apprenticeships within Suffolk. For further information about apprenticeships please click here to visit the GOV.UK website.