Find out more about individual jobs/careers

The links in this section will take you to websites where you can find out more about individual jobs.  We use Launchpad and KudosInspire in school, but you may want to check out others as well.  Some are text based, but many have videos as well.  Careersbox and icould are entirely video based.

When you are applying for a job it is very important to do as much research as you can so that you can write a very targetted application, linking it to the requirements of the job.  Your research will also provide useful knowledge if you get called for interview.  If you can demonstrate you know a lot about the job and the company it shows that you are really interested.

 

The same as in school. It asks you questions and suggests jobs. You can also find out useful information about more than 1800 jobs.
Your username is the same as the one you use for the school network and your password should still be password.  if you have changed it and can't remember it pop in to one of the Federation libraries and ask the library staff to reset it for you.
 
Two page mini-guide to using New Kudos.  
Go to this site to watch video case studies of people doing a whole range of jobs.  
Watch videos of people talking about their jobs  
More people than ever before are using their talents to work in jobs that have a positive impact on the future. Search this site and discover all sorts of people with all kinds of interests and all kinds of skills. The case studies feature people who are earning their living doing jobs which are helping us to adapt to environmental challenges like climate change. From food to fashion, every part of our life has an effect on our planet. What part could you play in the future of our world?  
This site gives you an overview of careers in a wide range of career areas such as sport and fitness, working for a charity and performing arts.  It’s a good place to start if you have a passion to work in a particular industry, but are not sure what roles are available within it.  It has an informal, chatty style that’s easy to follow.  
Plotr is a vast website.  Create yourself an account and you're good to go.  It has quizzes to help you make decisions about your future.  You can also explore job information through looking at industries and 'worlds' such as Software, Games and Internet. Finally you will find hundreads of careers advice articles ranging from 'How to get  ajob in HR' to '10 weird science jobs you'll love'.
This takes you to the Job Profiles area of the National Careers Service website.  Will have some of the informaion that KudosInspire and Launchpad have but in a less accessible format.  
Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.  
Try here for links to work experience placements.  
Find up-to-date information on the many roles available in construction, including salary ranges, how to apply and job demand.  
Tomorrow's Engineers has lots of information on how to get in to engineering, what it involves alongside a huge range of case studies where you can find out about the lives of real engineers in a huge range of areas.  
http://tastycareers.org.uk

This is your one stop shop to finding a deliciously scruptious Tasty Career in the Food and Drink Industry.  Find out about the range of roles int he industry, how to get in and read their wonderful case studies.

 
Autocity is the one-stop-shop for impartial careers information and advice on careers in the Retail Motor Industry.Explore jobs in the retail motor industry (working in garages and delaerships) through the workplace.  Find out the jobs you can do in each setting, the skills and qualifications you will need and watch video case studies.  
Your guide to working for the NHS, the fifth biggest employers in the world.  This website covers the full range of NHS jobs together with information about what it is really like to work for the NHS and what staff say about their jobs.  
On the digital jobs portal you’ll find everything from their hugely popular Digital Career Finder Quiz and Digital Job Guide Videos to A-Level Career Path Guides and the latest Digital Apprenticeships.  It also has lots of tips to help you get your dream job in the digital industried.  
Creative Skillset is the industry skills body for the Creative Industries. It works across film, television, radio, fashion and textiles, animation, games, visual effects, publishing, advertising and marketing communications.

It works with and for the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent, supporting productivity and employability.

You will find tips on getting in to the different areas of the creative industries, information about the variety of job roles and case studies of peole working in the industries.

 
Futuremorph hope that this site will help people explore the range of careers on offer to people who have studied STEM subjects and think about where their future might lie.  The main roues in are through age bands - 11-13, 14-16 and 16+.  Each age band offers careers advice, a Next Steps section, advice on applying for jobs and courses, interactive games and quizes along side 'Quiz the Scientist'.  It also features a My Future Finder that looks at different industries and the range of jobs requiring STEM subjects.  
This site has lots of articles which show how important Maths and numbers are.  Find out about Vampire numbers, Valentines Day maths, the mathematics of crowds and look at how maths is used in different industries from sport trough entertainment to the environment.  
Think Care Careers is website which will help you get a better understanding of careers in adult social care. It provides guidance on working in care, including:
■how to find work in the sector
■the types of jobs which are available
■qualifications needed
■opportunities for careers development.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on  January 30th, 2017