Careers websites and resources for students

Students thinkingBelow are links to some websites to help you with planning your career ...

... whether you are unsure of what you want to do, are looking for an apprenticeship, need help with your CV or are considering going to university. There's also lots more on the other pages of ckcareersonline.

If you need more help or have questions, don’t forget there are lots of ways you can contact one of our careers advisers – see the ‘Need more help’ section below.

Tip: Can't see what you're looking for when scrolling down, use Ctrl F to search for key words on this page, for example, search for 'skills', 'ideas', 'careers', 'decisions',  'options', 'apprenticeship', 'courses', 'interview', 'university' ...

Also check news for students and parents for updates on how we can help and what is happening in careers employment and training

Make the most of your free time - need something to do while you're off school or college? (131kb PDF). See also BBC Bitesize daily lessons for primary, secondary and sixth form students

Unsure of what to do? Need help thinking about your career ideas?

These quizzes ask about your skills and interests, to help you find a career that's right for you.


  • Suits me quiz in Jedyou will need a code to access Jed, if you don’t know the code for your school or college contact C&K Careers – see 'Need more help' below

  • Career Planner and Job Match activities and career ideas and matching tools

  • The Buzz quiz - are you an organised person – do you plan your work or leave it to the last minute? Find out what type of person you are and the types of jobs that might suit you

  • Youth Central sessions - if you live in Kirklees and you want to know what’s going to happen when you get to 16, where you can study, what  your choices are and more; you can book a live session with C&K careers advisers - register now on Youth Central - there are lots of activities and individual advice from youth workers too

Start thinking about your skills and qualities

Need information about a specific career?

If you have career in mind but would like to find out more about it – such as how you get into it, the skills you need or how much you will get paid, these websites will provide the information you need.

Looking for a job or apprenticeship?

These websites will provide you with all the information you need when looking for a job or apprenticeship – from where to look, how to apply and what you might be asked at an interview.

  • You may need a CV – look at our guide to writing a CV. Once you have completed your CV – send it to one of our advisers to check it over! (452kb PDF).
  • Help to get a job – general information about getting a job – including where to look for vacancies, how to fill in an application form and help with interviews

  • What is an apprenticeship? – general information about apprenticeships

  • Find an apprenticeship – for apprenticeship vacancies

  • Check out our Recruitline vacancies

  • If you are looking for an apprenticeship after you have finished level 3 qualifications, such as A levels or a BTEC National – you could consider a higher or degree apprenticeship, find out more from Go Higher West Yorkshireabout higher and degree apprenticeships

  • Our JobFAQs vacancy directory – has information about companies that have recruited higher and degree apprentices in the past.
    Important note: as trainee vacancies close for the latest recruitment year, some of the links will stop working. Most of the companies recruit apprentices/trainees every year, sometimes twice a year, they may also have other jobs during the year

    JobFAQs 2021 front cover JobFAQs 2021 booklet contains lots of vacancies. Go to careersinfo logo (login using the school or college password), speak to your careers adviser or contact Chat - see below

Looking for a course at college or sixth form

Thinking about going to university?

UCAS is the University and Colleges Admissions Service and it runs the system you use when applying for higher education courses at university or college. As well as an application system, UCAS also provides lots of general information about higher education.

Preparing for an interview

Are you in Year 8 or 9 and choosing your options?

  • Look at our guide on how to choose your options – save to your desktop, work through the guide and fill in your ideas

  • Explore careers – check out the subjects you need to take for any careers you are interested in

  • Need help thinking of career ideas try taking the Suits me quiz in Jed. In Jed you can also pick subjects and see what careers they may lead to – click on the ‘Subject search’ icon – you will need a code to access Jed, if you don’t know the code for your school or college contact C&K Careers – see 'Need more help' below

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