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Whilst studying, you will probably be thinking about your next steps to start your career. This page will help you explore the different routes available for your progression and see what actions are needed to achieve your career aspirations.  

If you are thinking about undertaking a work experience placement as part of your course, feel free to read our work experience student stories.

Below are a range of external career resources to help you find advice and guidance for future education and careers.

Careers Guidance Click on the logos below to find out more!

Start will provide you with lots of advice and guidance on making the right study choices, exploring your career options, standing out from the crowd and applying for jobs.

Be inspired with Icould's real-life career videos and gain an insight into the industry you love. Get hints, tips and tricks on Apprenticeships, University and finding work. Take the 'Buzz Quiz' to find your suggested job list by highlighting your skills and qualities. 

The National Careers Service is an excellent resource led by the government for exploring information on a range of careers, job profiles and informational resources. You can also find a Skills Assessment here to find out about careers that might be right for you.

Prospects will provide you with a list of graduate careers, alongside further advice and guidance on postgraduate study and work experience. You can access career advice written by specialist professional advisers, as well as a range of tailored tools such as the Prospects career planner, which matches your skills and interests with job profiles to suit you.

We also have additional advice and guidance resources for University, Apprenticeships and Volunteering. 

Higher Education 
East Surrey College offers a range of University Level qualifications with a strong career focus and a clear progression route into employment or further study. Courses range from Level 4 and above that can be studied Full-time or Part-time.  

The Uni Guide offers free advice and guidance for students and parents, allows you to compare UK degree courses and universities. You can also browse for advice including personal statements, making firm choices and preparing for University.

UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is a resource that can be used to support you when making post-16 choices, providing career information and advice.

The Complete University Guide uses a specialised league table to help assist you with your university decisions. You will be able to compare UK universities in over 74 subject areas. Look at entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects to gain all the information needed for your next steps.
Amazing Apprenticeships is a great resource to tackle misconceptions about Apprenticeships and promote the benefits. Individuals can have access to a wide range of resources including videos from current Apprentices.

Apprenticeships are a resource led by the Government to help individuals start their Apprenticeship journey. Individuals can browse Apprenticeships based on location and interest, read current stories, learn about certification and much more.

If you’re not interested in going to University, use the resources available at NGTU to discover your future career. Check out the blogs, the featured case studies and the providers of Apprenticeships.
Vinspired is a volunteering charity that helps connect young people with volunteering opportunities in their area. Individuals can also access volunteering tips and find their local volunteer centre.

Young people can use NCVO to follow three steps to find the right volunteering opportunity for them. Individuals can access volunteering websites, discover the benefits of volunteering and find their local volunteer centre.


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