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Year 7 to 11 Careers

There are so many resources available online that you can use to explore different workplaces, jobs and careers from the comfort of your home.  As you explore different jobs and careers, think about what skills, qualifications and experience you would need to be successful in that career.


Careers-Related Online Learning

Barclays Lifeskills

The Barclays Lifeskills website will help you to continue to build your skills and to prepare for the future. They have interactive tools, films and activities for you to use on your own, with your family or with other support. Barclays Lifeskills helps you prepare for the future workforce. To register and look at the resources available, visit:




Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses and UEA has a variety of courses based on short, topical modules that cover a range of subjects from international development to branding. To find out more, visit:



Future Learn

Future Learn have a huge variety of FREE courses to suit students, which are ideal for GCSE and A Level students. At Future Learn These courses can help you to continue learning, build your professional skills and connect with experts at Future Learn.



PwC Employability Hub

PwC has created this great Employability Hub. It’s a fantastic virtual tool kit where learners can develop and explore their employability skills. There are many different resources from webpages, videos, e-learning tools through to podcasts. To explore these resources, visit:



Eton College

Eton College is making several online self-study courses from the EtonX Future Skills Programme available free of charge to students in the UK. Courses available are CV Writing, Creative Problem-Solving, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills. To sign up, visit:



Open Learn – Free Coronavirus Course

This free course will explore the science behind the global COVID-19 pandemic.  You will hear from scientists and experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as they explain the research that's going on to understand the virus and guide the global response to coronavirus.  This is a free 3-hour course which you can access at:



Norland Free Online Babysitting Course

This is a great opportunity if you are considering a career in the early years or are looking to gain some childcare experience and some money for babysitting. This course is designed to introduce teenagers and young adults to the world of babysitting, learning from Norland, the world leader in the early years of training and education. It covers a variety of topics, including how to deal with different behaviours with special emotional coaching techniques, the laws and rules for babysitting and how to communicate with parents. To find out more and to enrol on this course visit:


General Careers Resources


The icanbea... website is a great source of information and advice about the local labour market in Suffolk and Norfolk. It lets you explore potential career opportunities across the two countries, showing you how the organisations and job roles fit into the wider career areas.




icould uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices. The site features over 1,000 videos of real people talking about their careers, explaining their role and what has shaped their career path. To find out more, visit:



BBC Bitesize Careers

Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career or are just curious, BBC Bitesize explains the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.




Prospects offers a variety of guidance on applying to university, jobs, work experience, career options and postgraduate study. It provides a brilliant place to consider future career opportunities at:




The Careers' advice section on UCAS’s website lets you search for careers and jobs.  It gives information and advice on applying for employment, apprenticeships and university courses. You can also explore the routes that are available to you after GCSE, by visiting this section of the UCAS website:



The Brilliant Club

Lots of information for students who are looking to find out more about studying at university.



HE Family Zone

The HE Family Zone provides interactive fun for families to learn about Higher Education. It supports parents, guardians, and young people learning about Higher Education options like university and apprenticeships. To find out more about HE and take part in fun family activities visit:



Amazing Apprenticeships

The Amazing Apprenticeships website allows you to access a range of resources about the different apprenticeship opportunities. Visit their website below as well as access to live broadcasts (and recording of these broadcasts):

The National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. It also advertises current vacancies: 


Online Work - Related Experiences


icanbea... has recorded Virtual Tours with a number of key employers in Ipswich, including Morgan Sindall, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Building Society. These tours are available online via the icanbea... website. The Virtual Tours give you an opportunity to learn about Labour Market information and local employers from your home. Here is the link: 



My Way In

My Way In shares stories and advice from people at work and employers across the UK. It includes tips to help you broaden your experience and the number of jobs that you have access to, as well as information about the industries which are likely to have vacancies in the future. 



Creating the Future Films

Newly launched, with plans to release a new film at the beginning of each month, these films focus on interviews and features with professionals in particular art forms and are designed to inspire students and help young people gain insight into creative career options. The first video profiles three musicians with East Anglian connections: musical director Greg Arrowsmith, composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and broadcaster Tom McKinney:



Communications Industry Talks

If you are interested in studying Media, Journalism, Film, Creative Writing, English Language and Linguistics or Philosophy, here is a link to some of the talks that the University of Hertfordshire have hosted with speakers providing some tips in making it in the world of communication.



Careers in Engineering

Success at School have put together this comprehensive guide to routes into the different types of engineering. To find out more about studying and working in this field, visit: 



Future First

Future First have created some work experience profiles offering advice on what you can do during and after lock down to gain experience for various sectors. It is free to sign up to access these profiles at:



Careers in Allied Health Webinars

This free series of webinars raises awareness of Allied health careers and invites you to explore some great content about the benefits of a career in professions such as Podiatry, Therapeutic radiography, Orthoptics and Prosthetics and Orthotics.  To access these webinars visit: 



NCS Summer Programme – Year 11 NCS Summer Programme 

Please see the following link for information about the NCS summer programme: 



Suffolk Archives – Volunteering Opportunities – including Remote Volunteering!

Suffolk Archives have all sorts of volunteering opportunities available, including remote volunteering that you can start to do now. To explore the range of volunteering opportunities that they have available, and to sign up as a volunteer, visit: 



Volunteer Suffolk

Volunteer Suffolk have information about lots of different volunteering opportunities that you can apply for on their website:


You can also contact them on, to ask them if they have any online volunteering opportunities.


Do It

Do It is a site that allows you to search and find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you. 



Local Charities

Try contacting some local charities to see how you can support them through volunteering. They may also have  online volunteering opportunities that you could become involved with.


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