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Useful CIAG Websites

Will you find a job after higher education/training? 40 Top Jobs for the Future

A report has recently been published by the UK Commission for Employment & Skills showing the top 40 jobs of the future including average salaries.  The report can be found at

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Work Experience Ideas

Employability Skills

Specialist Careers IAG

Career Zones


Careers Magazine

A great source of information about a wide range of careers.



Please also refer to individual university websites


Higher Level Apprenticeships / Training


Army / Navy / RAF

Possible career opportunities in the Services:

  • Engineering – Aircraft (Mechanical and Avionics), Workshop, Weapons, Survival Equipment
  • Force Protection – Police, Fire-fighter
  • Medical and Medical Support – Numerous jobs
  • Personnel Support – HR, Legal, Chaplain, Physical Training Instructor, Musician
  • Logistics – Supplier, Mover, Driver, Chef, Caterer


Merchant Navy

  • Navigation (Deck), Engineering and Electro Technical Officers
  • Support staff who assist Officers
  • Hotel and Catering, Hospitality & Support Services
  • On passenger ferries, cruise liners and super yachts


A selection of subject related websites

Why study… Maths, English, Science, History etc?

What are Vocational Qualifications?

What are Facilitating Subjects? – Law – NHS – Retail – Retail – Mechanical Engineering – Physics – Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths – Engineering – Travel & Tourism – Chemistry – Languages – Languages – Maths – Maths – Religion/Theology – Geography – Geography – Media – Business/Economics

Graduate Job Sites

Ambitious Futures – Guide to getting a Top Uni place


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.



Equivalent educational level



5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C



2 A level passes


4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above


6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree


For more information see:

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