Links to Career Resources for Parents/Carers and Students




Parent Pack September 2021





Apprenticeship search tool:

LMI Labour Market Information for Stockton on Tees


Students wishing to study abroad

As technology and transport continues to develop, we are becoming a more global society. As a result, some students look towards opportunities further afield and to look to attend scholarships or Higher education further afield. The following resources might be of use to those students (and parents/carers) who may be considering studying overseas: 

Subject specific links




Construction Manager





HGV Driver
How to Become a HGV Driver UK: A Guide | Haulage Exchange




How to become a criminal solicitor | Career Guide | Lawtons Solicitors UK ( to become a family lawyer UK | Rayden Solicitors








How to Become a Scaffolder UK | Herts Tools Co.

A Stonemason Career Guide - Memorials of Distinction








Amazing Apprenticeship


Amazing Apprenticeships is a small team with a big mission. We’re here to help educators, employers and students navigate the fast-changing world of apprenticeships and vocational education.

Our positively charged, inspired team has a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors, working in and with schools, colleges and some of the world’s biggest and boldest companies. We’ve seen first-hand the difference that employers can make to apprentices – and that apprentices can make to their employers. That’s why we’re committed to communicating a new understanding of apprenticeships – one in which everyone appreciates the huge opportunities on offer.

Armed Services


The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we must meet a complex range of threats and challenges in a rapidly changing world. We must adapt to stay ahead and shape our capability to address tomorrow’s threats, not yesterday’s. We will build more versatile and agile forces for the future, and ensure our people have what they need to do what we ask of them. We cannot do everything on our own, so we must work effectively with our allies and partners.

We offer a range of careers both in the armed forces, reserves and civilians so however you want to contribute to our mission, either through serving in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or as a civil servant, there will be something to suit you.

Barclays Life Skills


Here at LifeSkills created with Barclays, we have one single minded ambition – to inspire young people to get the skills they need for a better future.

LifeSkills works with teachers, parents and business to help young people:

  • Build a job hunting toolbox
  • Identify Skills
  • Gain experience

BBC Bitesize Careers

Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them. The BBC Bitesize careers website allows you to search different career options and contains lots of really useful information, case studies, resources and links to other website to help you discover your perfect career and how to achieve these.

Be Ready


BeReady work with schools, colleges, universities and employers in order to deliver digital learning solutions that enable people to gain qualifications, learn new life skills, further their careers or just be ready for for whatever life throws at them.

British Army


Confidence that lasts a lifetime.

Lots of things can you give you confidence, for a little while.

But confidence that lasts a lifetime?

There is only one place you’ll find that.

Recruiting now and always.


The British Army.

Career Map


Careermap provides learners and parent/carers with careers advice and guidance. There are also live opportunities to learn about and apply for your dream career. You could work for some of the UK’s biggest and best organisations. Explore the Apprenticeships and Graduate vacancies to find the right one for you. If you are not sure what you want to do, have a look at Careermag for inspiration and explore the site to find out more about all sorts of jobs and careers.

Career World

Website We are here to provide up to the minute information, advice, tips and tricks to help you get the job you REALLY want.  We can give helpful interview advice, hints on the skills required for different careers and the types of benefits each job might bring with it.

A great job is one where you are happy and living life to the fullest, and if we can help you get to that point then we have done our job well!

Creative and Cultural Skills


We support the UK cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. We provoke action and enable learning opportunities that drive change and help build an inclusive skilled sector by:
informing and helping the sector respond to change

Helping employers see the benefit of an inclusive workforce

Improving understanding and awareness of career options across the cultural sector

Supporting the sector to continue on a course of economic growth and meet diversity ambitions.

Electrical Careers


Imagine the world without electrical engineers, technicians, designers or electricians. Our lives would be very different – imagine no electricity, internet or mobile phone networks?
Electrical careers is a website focussed at those who are interested in and continue to pursue a career in the electrical trade from engineering, design through to installation.

Engineering UK


Engineering UK is a not for profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the talent pipeline into engineering.

Engineering skills remain in short supply, with almost half of engineering employers reporting difficulties an the shortfall of engineering graduates and technicians.

Finding Apprentices


Finding Apprentices is the UK's leading website for apprentices to find and apply for apprenticeship jobs. We advertise thousands of active apprenticeships each day from leading employers and apprenticeship training providers in the UK. 

Future Morph


Future Morph has been created to show that that studying Science and Math at school can help you no matter what job you go on to do. The skills and knowledge that you gain are valuable in almost any career and will make you very employable. The aim of this site is to help people explore a range of careers and to think about future pathways.

Future Talent


Future talent is managed by a devoted and hardworking team based in London, supported by a range of ambassadors and trustees from the world of music, entertainment, education, politics and business. Together, they continue to listen, support and developed gifted young musicians from Low income families and to help support their career aspirations.

Go Think Big


GoThinkBig is an online digital careers hub from O2 providing young people with work experience opportunities, careers advice, access to contacts and exclusive career tips to support job applications such as CV writing, interview tips and highlights careers and business that celebrate creativity, innovation, the digital economy and how to invest in the transformative skills and talents of young people.


Website uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices.

As part of the education and employment charity, we help draw links between school subjects and jobs. We encourage young people to discover opportunities they may not have known about before. And we show what is possible in the world of work.

Free and simple to use, the site features over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path and how different factors have shaped their choices.

Medical Mavericks

National Careers Service


The national careers service can help you with your career, learning and training choices and is aimed at all residents who live in England. The site is a free and impartial government service and offers career choices to explore next steps, skills assessment, find courses to support upskilling or career change and also tips on how to get the job that you want.

National Citizenship Service


National Citizen Service is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends. NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.

Not Going to Uni

Website Not Going to Uni was founded in 2008 to showcase the alternatives to the standard university route to school and college leavers. This is increasingly common in today’s employment sector with many young people worried about going to university and racking up 0000’s of pounds of debt and some courses offering very limited careers pathways upon course completion.

Office of National Statistics


Official Government website that provides detailed analysis about a range of topics including employment, labour market, work patterns etc. This is useful in helping students to identify were employment opportunities may exist and support career making decisions

Royal Air Force


Most employers obsess over qualifications and ignore qualities, put experience above potential and have a very narrow range of jobs options on offer.

A career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working out together what makes you valuable, productive and happy.

From the chefs to the jet pilots they send out on full stomachs, the RAF is full of ordinary folks, just like you, who came to us, often with nothing more than a desire to lead a less ordinary existence. 

Royal Navy


A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world’s oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when a natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you will be a key part in operations around the world. Are you ready to go places?

Spring Pod


Springpod helps young people to discover and explore their futures through career exploration and real-world employer interactions. Supported by a strong network that includes the UK’s largest employers, we provide unbiased careers guidance to schools and students.

Start Profile


Start is an online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their career future potential. All Saints Academy uses the start profile extensively with careers guidance and also acts as a digital locker for students to store career activities and documents to support post 16 progression.

Success at School


Success at School is a national careers website for students ages 13-19. Our aim is to help young people make informed decisions about their future. It helps students to explore careers, find out about the UK’s top employers and also search for vacancies, courses and careers advice.

Talking Jobs


Talking Jobs is about broadening young people's horizons through exploration and discussion in an open-ended way. Stereotypes and unconscious bias inform how we see ourselves and others influencing the decisions we all make. Teasing out and discussing these themes is an essential part of broadening horizons, the real job of careers education.

Tees Valley Combined Authority


The Tees Valley Combined Authority provides a range of resources to ensure students in the Tees Valley have access to relevant information about the employment opportunities in their area. Supported by the Tees Valley Mayor the collaborative approach links schools with a range of employers/employees as well as hosting digital resources on the hub.   

The Big Choice


TheBigChoice helps connect young people with the right resources, the right advice and the right contacts. We’ll help ou determine what career path you want to take and give you the knowledge on how to get there.

TheBigChoice will help if your looking for:

  • University and College Courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • Internships & Placements
  • Work Experience
  • Students jobs
  • Graduate jobs