Useful links.

Website Links

www.ucas.com/progress
We ask students in Y11 to use this site to apply for colleges and some Apprenticeships
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Find out about different jobs using the job profile section. There is information on how to write CVs and you can also access Careers Advice from this website.
www.plotr.co.uk
This website has a focus on particular job areas and gives you a good insight. It will be a good starting point and may inspire you further with job ideas.
www.careersbox.co.uk
Videos of people who are actually doing a particular job. Great to get information and ideas and hear from the ‘horse’s mouth’ about a Career idea.
www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
This is where you can find more information about Apprenticeships and you can register to apply for current vacancies.
www.careersadviceforparents.org
Useful site for information on the local employment market, colleges and apprenticeships.
http://icould.com/buzz/
Take the buzz quiz to find out what type of person you are and what types of careers may be good for you.
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
Information on the wide range of careers with in the NHS

Local College Websites

Bolton College: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk
Bolton 6th Form College: www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk
Manchester College: www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk
Runshaw College: www.runshaw.ac.uk
Salford College: www.salfordcc.ac.uk
St John Rigby College: http://www.sjr.ac.uk
St Mary’s 6th Form College: http://stmaryschs.org.uk/
Wigan UTC: http://www.wiganutc.org/
Warrington College: http://www.warrington.ac.uk
Wigan & Leigh College: http://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
Winstanley College: http://www.winstanley.ac.uk/

Local Training Providers

Below are a selection of some of the local training providers

Learning: http://www.alliancelearning.com
CITB: http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive/
Pro Co: http://www.proconw.co.uk
The Skills Company: http://www.theskillsco.com
North Lancs Training Group: http://www.nltg.co.uk/

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain important employability skills and improve your CV

http://www.trustinleigh.org
http://www.cvswl.org
http://www.do-it.org
http://www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk
http://www.vinspired.com