Careers Research

Websites

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

Careersbox is the national careers film library.

It’s a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs.

All you need to know about working in the Health and Social Care sectors – how they are structured, the sort of people we need, where you might work and the pay and benefits.

icanbea.org.uk lets users explore potential career opportunities across Norfolk & Suffolk, showing young people how the organizations and job roles fit into the wider career paths of our region’s industries.

 

Do you need some ideas for the future or some inspiration for what kind of career might be right for you?

The website ‘icould’ can help you discover what you could do and how you could get there.

The National Careers Services website has profiles of over 800 different types of jobs, from archivist to zoologist.

Each one describes the skills and qualifications needed to get that job; what the work would be like; what the pay you could be; and what the career prospects are.

The Careers section of this NHS website offers detailed information about NHS medical and non-medical jobs, from A&E Doctor to Communications – PR Executive, Community Pharmacist, Counseling Psychologist, Decontamination Sciences Technician, Dentist (General Dental Practitioner), Diagnostic Radiograph, Director of Finance, Director of Operations, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Emergency Services Call Handler, Estates Manager, Forensic Psychologist to Systems Analyst.

 

Leaflets and Booklets

If you are interested in the following sectors:

  • Health and Social Care
  • ICT and Digital Creative
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Agriculture, Food and Drink
  • Energy (including Renewables)
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Tourism and Culture
  • Retail
  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Life Sciences
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Services to the Public

then take a look at pages 8 to 19 of the Norfolk Work & Skills 2019 booklet.

Posters

Online Quizzes

How much do you know about apprenticeships?

Take the quick 10 question challenge!

In under five minutes, discover:

  • your strengths and what makes you tick
  • what you’re like as a young person, a boyfriend or girlfriend, … a boss!
  • which celebrities share your personality type

There are 16 possible results, each connected to an animal.

Which animal are you?

This assessment asks you to think about the type of work you want to do. It takes 5 to 10 minutes.

At the end, you’ll get a summary of job groups that might interest you based on your answers, for example creative careers or working in healthcare.

 

Do you know your employers?

Find out which ones offer some fantastic apprenticeship opportunities!

Which career suits your personality?

Give these questions a go!

The Skills Health Check is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests, and motivations.

Working through the Skills Health Check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.

You’ll be able to download your report once you’ve completed at least one assessment.

What NHS job role might suit you?

Answer the 30 questions, see what comes up!