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Useful Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents

The following websites are recommended for career information.  There is a lot of helpful information out there, we have put together a list of websites and video links that students, parents and carers and teaching staff may find helpful.

This list is not exhaustive and is here for information and guidance purposes only.

If you wish to speak with our Careers Leader, please get in touch by emailing

Exploring Careers

Careers and Enterprise

Set up by the government in 2015, the Careers and Enterprise mission is to help every young person to find their best next step.

We are the national body for careers education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education.


A website full of teen-friendly resources working in partnership with employers and employees towards a common goal of improving the outcomes of students with a careers focus.

iCould and 

Inspiring the Future website, pupils can explore real-life career videos on our student-facing site, Videos are two to four minutes long and provide personal insights on education choices, career paths and jobs.

BBC Bitesize: 

Linking curriculum subjects to careers click here

Match your skills and personality to your perfect job. This website can help you look for a job that’s right for you.

Hop Into

Use our careers directory to research different sectors, understand the main tasks within job roles and average salaries, learn about which qualifications you should consider studying and explore the current job and apprenticeship vacancies in Hertfordshire.

Not Going to Uni

Founded in 2008 to showcase the alternatives to the standard university route to school and college leavers. Since then, NGTU has become one of the best known and recognised brands in the market.

General Careers Advice


Unifrog is the destinations platform we use throughout the school. It has a range of useful resources and advice in careers, quizzes, webinars and a huge online careers library that you can search through remotely.

Unifrog is committed to independence and impartiality showing students everything and the platform gives them the tools to make their own choices. Linking Curriculum learning to careers. The Careers Library can be searched by school subjects, and the subject’s library gives career and pathways information for each subject.

National Careers Service

We provide careers information, advice and guidance. We can help you make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages of your career.

Services for Young People

This website provides information and advice on careers, learning, jobs and opportunities for young people in Hertfordshire.



UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admission Services designed to support young people making post-18 choices, as well as mature learners, by providing information, advice, and guidance to inspire and facilitate educational progression to university, college, or a degree apprenticeship.

The Uni Guide

This website will help students search for university courses and information on uni life. The Uni Guide is a free and unbiased university advice service from the Student Room, which is based on content that was originally hosted on Which? University.

Which? University has developed a new A Level Explorer tool to help students discover the full range of degrees different A Level subjects can lead to. In one step, they can see what students taking similar A-level combinations went on to study. To make things easier, results are organised into ‘best', ‘close' and ‘unexpected' matches - they might discover degree subjects they never even considered!

GCSE students can use it with the A-levels they're contemplating over to ensure they make the right decision. To use the A Level Explorer click here.

Student Finance

This video helps explain student finance for universities.

Money Saving Expert:

5 top tips about student loans. 

Student Loan Company:

The University Guys 

The website will help you navigate the different processes, timelines and terminology when applying to universities abroad.

What uni? 


Everything you need to know about applying for an apprenticeship can be found on this website.

To search and apply for an apprenticeship in England please go to: . You can also look at:

A useful website detailing all post-16 options including apprenticeships, traineeships and T levels.

This website is the UK’s leading job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships.

Decisions at 16

Bright Knowledge

For choices at the end of Year 11, check this website out to help you decide what A Level subjects you should choose.

Hertfordshire opportunity Portal

Information for students and parents regarding the different pathways and opportunities available at post-16 education 

Links to Careers Websites you may find helpful:

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The thought process behind introducing STEM to our younger population is to expose them to technological subjects that will be beneficial to the future prosperity of society. STEM teaches students how every subject relates to each other, which will help them as they grow into college age and are looking to make their STEM-related career choices. 

Royal Aeronautical Society

Accountancy Careers

Art Careers, The Art Career Project



Royal Society of Biology

Institute of Mathematics


Chemistry Teaching Resources

Cyber Explorers

IET – Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Geological Society

Institute of Physics

STEM Learning

All about STEM

Science Oxford

Careers in Sport – News, jobs and career advice for the industry

Tasty Careers

Careers in Food – A Fact of Life

Westcott Space Cluster

Electrical Careers / Electrical Apprenticeships / Electrical Training

The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership

Occupational Therapist Careers

Careers in Music; Which Careers in Music Pay the Most?

Careers in the Merchant Navy

Routes into Rail

Careers in Racing

Home – Minerals Matter

Construction is a Career Like No Other / Go Construct

About DEF – Design Engineer Construct!

Why Maths Video – AMSP

Home – Engineering UK / Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers

Future Medics


Interview resources:

  1. Medic Portal:
  2. MSAG- Free interview course:
  3. Ollie Burton videos:
  4. Ali Abdaal videos:
  5. MSAG YouTube videos:
  6. Medic Mind videos:
  7. Medical Projects videos:
  8. Lucy Brett Mock interview:
  9. Tash Binnie Mock interview
  10. Website with info:
  11. Journey 2 Med interview prep videos:
  12. Royal College interview qs:
  13. Medscape:
  14. Blackstone:
  15. MSC
  17. GMC- Good medical practice:


Official question bank:

UCAT app:

Pass Medicine question bank:


Life of a medic UCAT Cheat sheets:

Journey 2 Med UCAT tip series:

Medic Mind UCAT Playlist:

UCAT Score converter:

Differently Moi:

Simply Fran:

Cringeestar YouTube course:

Medic Hero UCAT course: 

Personal statement (Medicine)

General insight to medicine

Medicine youtubers: (For insight)

  • Lucy Brett
  • Journey 2 Med
  • Ali Abdaal
  • Fae Bate
  • Elizabeth Filips
  • Karma Medic
  • Tash Binnie
  • Differently Moi
  • Simply Fran
  • Cringeestar

Medicine Instagram accounts:

  • We are medics
  • Dreams of a medic
  • The medic life
  • Life of a medic
  • Juliathemedic
  • Medichero
  • Experiencemedicine
  • Talmedicine
  • Tastemedicine
  • Tipsforaspiringmedics
  • Clarathemedic
  • Medicmind
  • Medichut
  • Medicportal
  • Medicmentor
  • Teddybearmedic
  • Lydiamartinmedic
  • Orthopodreg
  • Tashbinnie
  • lucybrettx

Paid resources:



A very short introduction to medical ethics:

Personal statement book:

Interview book:

UCAT book:

Interview book:

Summer schools/work experience opportunities:

BSMS virtual work experience:

Observe GP:



Sutton Trust (summer schools):

UNIQ- Oxford Summer School:





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Information to be reviewed July 2024