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Job Specific Career Websites

The websites below can be used to find out about specific types of career. Most also contain links to related sites:


www.aat.org.uk/about-aat Organisation which runs a range of courses for deleloping skills and knowledge in accountancy

www.cimaglobal.com Information about careers in accountancy, and offers a range of courses to train to be an accountant

www.jobs.rbs.com Information about careers at the Royal Bank of Scotland

www.bdoschoolleavers.co.uk Accountancy and business firm which offers a aschool leaver programme in accountancy.

www.trainees.grant-thornton.co.uk/programmes/school-leavers Business which offers a school leaver programme to young people

http://careers.icaew.com/Information on careers and career routes to become a chartered accountant

Aeronautical (flying/aerospace)-http://www.raes.org.uk/careers

Architecture -http://www.iwanttobealandscapearchitect.com

Army Jobs-, visit http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk For information on a large number of different careers in the army

Body Artist/Tattooist

British Body Piercing Association (BBPA) Website: www.bbpa.org.uk

The British School of Body Piercing, Website: www.britishschoolofbodypiercing.org.uk

Creative & Cultural Skills. Website: www.creative-choices.co.uk/visualarts

Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union. Website: www.tpiu.org.uk

Tattoo Club of Great Britain and British Tattoo Artists Federation, Website: www.tattoo.co.uk

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) Website: www.vtct.org.uk

Business & Finance - www.fssc.org.ukFinancial Services Skills Council; www.icaew.com/careersThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales



http://www.culturalcare.co.uk/ If you want to be an Au Pair and get experience working with children, check out Cultural Care, an agency to help you become an Au Pair in USA

Computing (including animation and game design) - http://www.skillset.org

Construction- To find out about different jobs and courses in the construction industry, including architecture, building and surveying, visit www.bconstructive.co.uk; http://www.construction-yorkshire.org.uk/construction-workers-register/

Creative Industries- http://www.creative-choices.co.uk For information on creative industries/careers (e.g. Design, Visual Art, Theatre, Music, craft, advertising, heritage, literature, fashion, TV and more). www.skillset.orgThe sector skills council for creative, digital and media.

www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk Lots of information on all the different types of creative industries in the UK

www.careersinmusic.com/music-schools-united-kingdom-irelandInformation and advice on a career in Music.

www.futuretalent.org Charity which provides financial support and guidance to young musicians aged 5 – 18

Customer Service & Admin - www.instituteofcustomerservice.com - The Institute of Customer Service.www.cfa.uk.com - The Council for Administration.

Dentistry- www.bda.org and www.AceMedicine.com

Energy and Renewables - www.cogent-ssc.comSector Skills Council for Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Petroleum and Polymers. www.euskills.co.ukSector Skills Council for Energy, Waste and Utilities.

Engineering- http://www.enginuity.org.uk ; www.semta.org.uk - Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing.




Entrepreneurial - www.businesslink.gov.uk A government website with lots of business advice.





Environment (i.e. horticulture, landscape architecture, gardening)- http://www.growcareers.info

Land-Based & Environmental Industries- http://www.lantra.co.uk

Environmental Health - http://www.ehcareers.org

Ergonomics-Ergonomics is about making life easier for people. This includes the products you use at home, at play and at work, the places in which you live and work, the transport you use to get around, and the systems that keep day-to-day life functioning properly. To find out more go to http://www.iehf.org.uk/careers-advice

Espionage!!- If you want to find out about becoming a spy go to http://www.gchq-careers.co.uk/



Food and Drink - www.careersinfoodanddrink.co.uk

Food Production/Food Technology Careers- http://www.foodtechcareers.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office- For careers related to diplomacy, foreign affairs, languages and travel: http://www.fco.gov.uk/careers

Hairdressing and beauty- The website http://www.habia.org gives information about these and related careers, as well as information about government standards relating to this industry

Health and Social Care - www.skillsforhealth.org.ukSkills for Health;  www.skillsforcare.org.uk Skills for Care.

Home Office- The Home Office is a huge organisation that oversees Britain’s police and immigration services, prisons and many more areas of government. You can find out more by visiting http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/about-us/working-for-us1/

IT & Telecoms- www.e-skills.comThe Sector Skills Council for this industry.

Journalism- www.journalismcareers.com

Leisure, Sport, Tourism:

The British Horse Society http://www.bhs.org.uk/


Legal (solicitor, barrister, clerk, etc)- http://www.lawcareers.net/ ; Institute of Legal Executives www.ilex.org.uk


Manufacturing- www.cogent-ssc.com – The Sector Skills Council for chemicals, gas and plastics; www.semta.org.uk – The Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing.

Media-To find out about a wide range of careers in TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, go to www.bbc.co.uk

Medicine- To find out about becoming a doctor go to www.bma.org.uk or www.AceMedicine.com

The Merchant Navy- Go to http://www.sstg.org to find out about careers working at sea.

Motor Vehicle- www.motor.org.ukThe Institute of the Motor Industry is the Sector Skills Council.


National Trust- The national trust is a conservationist organisation responsible for protecting areas of coastline, nature reserves, parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you interested in working for this organisation visit:http://www.ntjobs.org.uk/

NHS (National Health Service)- To find out about becoming a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, radiologist or one of the countless other types of health worker, go to www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/. The NHS is the largest employer in the UK, so there are many exciting opportunities.

Police- http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk

Public Service - www.skillsforjustice.com – Sector Skills Council for Justice; www.skillsforhealth.org.uk – Sector Skills for Health.

RAF (Royal Air Force)- If you want to find out about becoming a fighter pilot, engineer, or about a huge variety of other jobs/careers in the RAF visit http://www.raf.mod.uk/careers/or www.welbeck.mod.uk

Retail - www.skillsmartretail.com – The Sector Skills Council responsible for the Retail sector.

Royal Navy- Fancy working on a battleship or a nuclear submarine? Find out about these, along with a huge variety of other career opportunities in the Royal Navy by going to http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/

Science Careers - There is a growing demand in our country for people from a scientific background. For careers in science check out http://www.futuremorph.org






Sizewell/British Energy- To find out about career opportunities at Sizewell or working elsewhere for British Energy, go to http://www.british-energy.co.uk/pagetemplate.php?pid=262

Sports- For careers involving sports/active leisure go to http://www.skillsactive.com/careers

Transport & Logistics - www.goskills.org – The Sector Skills Council for transport; www.skillsforlogistics.org – The Sector Skills Council for Logistics.

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