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Career Advice and Information

Labour Market Information  is a site that gives up-to-date Labour Market Information on careers in different industries and an overview of the jobs in each industry.  gives specific London job market information and data.


ARMY SCHOLARSHIPS  – also offers advice if you want to study medicine or dentistry.


Fast track apprenticeships

CONSTRUCTION - explains the many routes and careers within the construction industry. – local employment and apprenticeship opportunities.  – a chance to see behind the scenes at major live contractions sites.  Job roles include; Civil Engineers, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors and Engineers.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES  – Discover options for higher education when studying creative art subjects.  General advice on student finance, scholarships and bursaries. – unusual job roles in the creative industries including working in Visual Effects and Gaming Design. 

Also checkout NCS for Broadcast and Media career advice:


For and insight into working in Engineering go to Tomorrows Engineers website or The Student Engineer

For school leaver opportunities in Construction, Engineering & Property look at:

IT – for IT & Digital training and Apprenticeships. 

For a great resource pack for working in Information Technology click here:

LAW  – gives details of how to start a career in law via an Apprenticeship.  - details the  more standard routes into a law career. 

Prospects has a good selection of alternative law careers including:  Barristers’ Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Tax Adviser etc -

To access law work experience with top law firms, offered during the school holidays try:


The Maths Careers website offers age related information on all things training, studying and working with maths.

Prospects show the various job options with qualifications in maths:

MEDICINE  is an excellent website which students can register onto directly. This organisation runs events at various locations throughout the year.   promotes diversity within medical careers particularly for those of African and Caribbean descent.

The website has worked in partnership with St George's University of London to develop their interactive website.  can be used for information and support about the application process, developed in partnership with The Royal Society of Medicine.  - explores more unusual careers in the NHS – over 350 job roles are listed.  For details on entering Midwifery go to: or UCAS/midwifery.


If you dream of becoming an actress, songwriter, composer or producer these sites might be of interest to you:  charge a £30 lifetime joining fee, and protect your copyright and royalty's.  a London based performing arts college. 

The Academy of Contemporary Music -

A university which involves students within the industry to give them a career head start.  has various courses and workshops in acting and musical theatre. Or for Acting & Theatre career advice go to:

SPORTS Advice and guidance on landing your dream job in the sports industry.  Many London colleges offer various Post 16 courses if you have a particular talent in a chosen sport.  See the Careers Officer for more information.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) All things tech , finance, retail, fashion and many more including different digital roles.  is showing that girls do STEAM too!   

Young people can also sign up for opportunities in London to train in Digital Skills through the Mayor of London website. 

Also, have a look at: for information of STEAM courses and careers.