All About School Leavers

AllAboutSchoolLeavers is an online careers advice service and our website contains articles, CV and interview tips as well as a jobs board where we advertise apprenticeship vacancies and more on behalf of top employers. They've also got advice for school leavers in each of these areas, as well as dedicated sections for parents and employers. Check out their career test - a valuable resource to help school leavers match their personalities and interests with appropriate careers.

BIGDOG

BIGDOG is a new website aimed at giving valuable career advice and practical help to young people aged 14 – 24, who don’t want to go the University route to a career. Our mission is simple – to give young people the right information about the available career paths outside of University. 01925 818575

British Youth Council

The British Council aims to support all young people in the UK to participate in decisions which affect them and offers exciting opportunities to volunteer, get training and access funding for projects. 0845 458 1489

Connexions Direct

Connexions Direct  advisers provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to young people in England aged 13 to 19, or up to the age of 25 with a disability, on a range of issues including careers and learning.  You can speak to the advisers everyday from 8am until 2am on 080 8001 3219 or by clicking on the link above to see how you can get in contact.

How 2 Get Hired

How 2 Get Hired contains useful guides on writing CVs and preparing for job interviews.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers. From developing your CV to improving your interview skills, its website has lots of useful tools to help you make the right choices about your future. 0800 100 90

Not Going to Uni

Not Going to Uni is dedicated to helping young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of university. 0208 787 7047

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. 01225 716 300 or mini com 0845 697 288

UK Youth

UK Youth is a leading national youth development charity supporting over three quarters of a million young people. They do this by developing, promoting and delivering a range of innovative education programmes in partnership with a national network of member organisations. Their aim is to enable young people all over the UK to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised. UK Youth was established in 1911 to enable young people to learn the skills and competencies for life. They work with a wide range of organisations to reach young people and provide them with varied and accessible opportunities to learn, develop their skills and gain confidence across the UK. Whether in partnership with other charities or leading innovation in the corporate and public sector they remain true to our aim of giving all young person the chance to realise their potential, raise their aspirations and have their achievements recognised. 01425 672 347

Youth information

The National Youth Agency provides an online information source for young people and all those working with them. It has information about training, education, work, housing, money and health and more. 0116 242 7350