Year 12 useful links / info

Website to investigate different jobs

Free videos on various occupations

This link provides access to a list of hobbies and interests.

Provides access to a range of test relating to career planning tests including personality tests, career test and entrepreneurial tests.

The Campaign for Learning website’ provides information and resources which aim to promote learning in everyday life and the workplace.

Invest Northern Ireland website developed by CCEA for Key Stage 3. Year 9 section focuses on ‘Making It Happen’ innovation and includes learning opportunities about social enterprise and entrepreneurship as well as technology innovation. Video case studies included.

Provides careers information, resources and addresses and links to relevant


Connexions offer guidance and support for 13 to 19 year olds. Their website includes

useful career and education related information.

This Government website gives young people in Northern Ireland information about

careers, education and skills.

Provides information and resources which focus on life long learning.

This is the UK Official graduates careers website and it contains useful information about careers which maybe used at KS3.

UK Skills promotes occupational skills and their website provides useful

publications, resources and links.


Provides an overview of the types of opportunities on offer. The section ‘Want to become an apprentice?’ reviews reasons why young people may wish to follow this route.

Advice about careers research, applications and interviews

Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) – Careers Service for Northern

Provides links to ‘Explore Careers’, ‘Qualifications & Training’ and ‘Job information

DEL – Essential Skills

Encourages ongoing learning to improve essential skills – reading, writing and



DEL – Job Centre Online

Provides job vacancies by category and news on job opportunities in Northern Ireland

Life Long Learning

The Sector Skills Council responsible for various areas such as: professional

development and work based learning

Life Long Learning

Links to ‘Key Learning Themes’ such as ‘Young People’, ‘Family Learning’ and

‘Learning for Work’


Mind Tools

Website dedicated to employability skills, information and support such as creativity, stress management and problem solving

Gap Year Information

Global opportunities for voluntary and paid work


Going Global

Study Overseas

International university and college advice


A dedicated area signposting sources of support for business start-up

US based site. The large section on starting a business includes ‘Teen start-ups’


Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Gives an overview of employment law


Fast Link Solutions

Comprehensive list of sub – categories under ‘Plan a successful small business’


Invest Northern Ireland

Large section on ‘Start a Business’ supported by relevant video clips


NI Business Info

Practical advice in a Northern Ireland context. ’Starting up’ section is

comprehensive. Six minute video tutorials ‘Coffee table briefings’ also cover

relevant topics such as PR and recruitment


Princes Trust

The Princes Trust offers ‘practical solutions to change young lives’. Includes a

section designed for 14 – 30 year olds and information on support for start-ups


Shell Live Wire

Aimed at 16 -30 year olds. Resources to help develop their own business start-ups.

Useful case studies are included



This site includes features on entrepreneurs and guides on ‘How To’ start a variety of business ventures



A charitable organisation set up to promote social entrepreneurship.




This site features practice tests and feed-back on comparative performance with other test candidates


University of Kent

An aptitude test web site offering six timed, free practice tests

Advice on areas such as making presentations and interview technique



Guardian newspaper

Recruitment site connected to the UK newspaper; contains a useful ‘Careers Advice’ section


Jobs in Ireland. Irish jobs

Site centered on the Republic of Ireland which includes links to the recruitment sites of major employers in Ireland



Includes a ‘Careers Tool’ section and ‘Take the Test’- designed to indicate which jobs

would be most fulfilling for individuals



Includes sections ‘Get that job’ which advises on applications and interviews,and ‘I

want your job’- profiles of a variety of jobs



Job search site with international links and sections covering issues such as applications, covering letter and careers advice


NI jobs

Northern Ireland based site with a useful resource centre including sections:

‘Jobseeker Tools’ and ‘Career Paths’



Useful section entitled ‘Improve your chances’ which contains advice on applications and interviews




Association of Northern Ireland Colleges

Information on college open days, events and courses


Central Applications Office (Ireland)

The web site for Higher Education applications to the Republic of Ireland


College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

Information on courses available at the Enniskillen, Loughry and Greenmount



Construction Industry Training Board

Lists over 30 training courses for craft, technical, supervisory and management careers in the construction industry


Department of Employment and Learning

Information about the Education Maintenance Allowance can be accessed through the Further and Higher Education link


Gap Year Information

Information on voluntary work, and learning opportunities abroad and in the UK. Also includes case studies.


Hot Courses

Facility to search for courses and access student reviews


NI Careers Service

Portal site for careers, qualifications and training information


Open University

Information about studying with the OU


Queens University Belfast

Course information about Queen’s University Belfast


St Mary’s University College

Information about courses and facilities


Stranmillis University College

Information about courses and facilities


Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Web site for applications to Higher Education in the UK


University of Ulster

Information about courses and facilities


Voluntary Work

Information about volunteering and search facility for UK opportunities


International Voluntary Work

Information about volunteering with a search facility for international opportunities


Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)


Electrical Training Trust (ETT)


Engineering Training Council (ETC)


Food & Drink Training Council (FDTC)


Momentum – represents Information, Communication & Technology Industry


NI Film & Television Commission (NIFTC)


NI Polymers Association (NIPA)



Wholesale & Retail Training Council (WRTC)

The website of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment provides economic and labour market statistics in Northern Ireland.

Provides information on job sectors and careers.



The Enterprise Education Trust aims to empower young people to realise their potential through business and enterprise. Their website provides case studies and information about entrepreneurship in the classroom and beyond.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) provides information and statistics about entrepreneurial activity in the world, including Northern Ireland.

Provides information on intrapreneurship and its history.

Invest Northern Ireland website developed by CCEA for Key Stage 3. Year 9 section focuses on ‘Making It Happen’ innovation and includes learning opportunities about social enterprise and entrepreneurship as well as technology innovation. Video case studies included.

Invest NI’s website provides information, links, videos and case studies relating to entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland.

The Make Your Mark is a national campaign to unlock the UK’s enterprise potential.

The website provides information on young entrepreneurs, social enterprise and inspiring stories.

The Princes Trust Website provides information and guidance for young people who want to start a business

The Social Enterprise Coalition’s website provides useful information on social enterprises, social entrepreneurship and includes profiles on its members