Other useful information
Please find below a list of other websites, which might be useful for helping you to explore your future plans:
Parental Guidance: http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/ is a website written by The Careers Writers Association that gives some useful advice to parents regarding their son/daughter’s future plans and has some excellent links to other, additional resources.
Studential: https://www.studential.com/ is another website that helps individuals to consider the full range of options in the future, whether it is further education, apprenticeships, higher education, gap years or setting up your own business.
Careers at Sea: http://www.careersatsea.org/ is a website for those considering a career in the Merchant Navy, which contains information on the different roles available, as well as the contact details of all the sponsoring companies.
Widening Access to Medical School: http://www.wanttobeadoctor.co.uk/ has been set up by current medical students from the University of Leeds. It is a good website with lots of information/links for any prospective medical students.
NHS Careers: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ is a website with lots of information about the huge range of careers that are available within the NHS.
The College of Policing: http://recruit.college.police.uk/Pages/home.aspx has a website with information about the entry requirements and process for becoming a Police Officer, Community Support Officer and/or Special Constable. Each local Force will also have information on their websites, for example: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/about_us/working_for_us/
Teaching Training: Students who want to consider a teaching qualification, after gaining an initial degree, can use the UCAS website: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training to research their options. Other websites such as Get Into Teaching: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ also offer excellent advice.
Law Careers: http://www.lawcareers.net/ is a website with information on training as a solicitor and barrister as well as a range of other legal careers.
Science Career Pathways: http://www.sciencecareerpathways.com/home/ is a website designed with employers to introduce students to the huge range of job and career opportunities available in the science-based industries.
Amongst other things, the Sutton Trust: http://www.suttontrust.com/about-us/faqs/summer-schools/ organise one-week summer schools and residentials for bright students from non-privileged homes to give them a taste of university life.
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT): http://www.lnat.ac.uk/ is used by a number of universities to help them select students for their law degrees. This website explains what is involved in the test and gives you access to some sample papers.
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT): http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/bmat/about-bmat/ an aptitude test used as part of the admissions process for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Biomedical Sciences in some universities.
The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT): http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/ is a test used in the selection process by a consortium of UK Medical and Dental Schools.
Maths Careers: http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/ is a website sponsored by the Bank of England and EDF Energy, which has a wide array of resources to promote careers related to maths.
Future Morph: http://www.futuremorph.org/ is a website dedicated to promoting careers linked to science and maths.
There are other specialised websites available, for a whole range of other careers, but this list gives a flavour of some of the more popular ones.