Useful Websites

from Suffolk County Council’s Work & Skills 2017 publication

Job or training vacancies

National Apprenticeship Service – search and apply for apprenticeships in England www.gov.uk/applyapprenticeship

Universal Jobmatch – search and apply for full or part-time jobs in the UK and abroad www.gov.uk/jobsearch

The Source – find out whats available from local apprenticeship providers www.thesource.me.uk/jobsandcareers/apply-for-an-apprenticeship

Not Going to Uni – what could you do if you didn’t go to university? www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

jobs24 – find job and apprenticeshipsps by keyword or location

www.jobs24.co.uk

Adzuna – discover UK job vacancies and labour market info

www.adzuna.co.uk

Searching for employers or recruitment agencies

Agency central – UK’s leading recruitment agency directory

www.agencycentral.co.uk

Yell – online business directory

www.yell.com

Advice and your rights on starting work and job hunting

Gov.UK – go to ‘Working,Jobs and Pensions’

www.gov.uk

icould – see the ‘Getting a job’ section under the Articles tab

www.icould.com

Jobs and careers information

icanbea – find out about career opportunities in Suffolk and Norfolk

www.icanbea.org.uk

Start – find out more about jobs and if they’re likely to grow. How well are you matched?www.startprofile.com

National Careers Service

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov

Careersbox – case study films showing real people doing real jobs www.careersbox.co.uk

Prospects – find information on different job sectors

www.prospects.ac.uk

Researching the job market

icanbea – learn about the industries and sectors across the region

www.icanbea.org.uk

Careers of the Future – 40 top jobs of the future

http://bit.ly/1BKsMnu

Unistats – what jobs have UK uni and college students gone on to do? http://unistats.direct.gov.uk

What Do Graduates Do? – what are students doing six months after they finish their degree? www.hecsu.ac.uk/current_projects_what_do_graduates_do.htm

Understanding your skills

National Careers Service – Use the Skills Health Check

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

The Skills Show – the nation’s largest skills and careers event

www.theskillsshow.com

I could – take the Buzz Quiz

www.icould.com

Barclays Life skills – which skills do you need for the 21st Century?

www.barclayslifeskills.co.uk

Volunteering and work experience

The Source – click on the Volunteering tab www.thesource.me.uk/leisureand-getting-involved Community Action Suffolk- volunteering

opportunities in Suffolk

www.communityactionsuffolk.org.uk/volunteering

National Citizenship Service – volunteering for 15-17 yr olds

http://ncseast.co.uk

Do-it – find volunteering opportunities

www.do-it.org

Prince’s Trust – supports unemployed 16-25-year-olds with skills and work experience

www.princes-trust.org.uk

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Work Experience and Industry-Related Level 3 Award
This PLACE 21 course has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor that has been applied in its development.

NCFE are an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual, Wales (Qualification Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). Although this is an unregulated course and is not a nationally recognised qualification, it is part of our pilot project PLACE 21 which aims to put West Suffolk College at the heart of the community, bringing our students classroom experience closer to the workplace.