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Year 12 useful links / info

 

http://www.brightknowledge.org

Website to investigate different jobs

 

www.tomorrowsengineeers.org.uk

 

www.outstandingcareers.co.uk

 

www.icould.com

Free videos on various occupations

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hobbies

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

 

www.allthetests.com

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

 

www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk

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

 

www.clk2do.com

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.

 

www.careersni.com

Provides careers information, resources and addresses and links to relevant

organisations.

 

www.connexions.gov.uk

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

useful career and education related information.

 

www.delni.gov.uk/trainingforsuccess

This Government website gives young people in Northern Ireland information about

careers, education and skills.

 

www.lifelonglearning.co.uk

Provides information and resources which focus on life long learning.

 

www.prospects.ac.uk

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

 

www.ukskills.org.uk

UK Skills promotes occupational skills and their website provides useful

publications, resources and links.

Apprenticeships

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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.

 

www.careers.ed.ac.uk

Advice about careers research, applications and interviews


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

www.ni-direct.gov.uk

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


DEL – Essential Skills

www.delni.gov.uk/learningworks

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

maths

 

DEL – Job Centre Online

www.jobcentreonline.com

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


Life Long Learning

www.lifelonglearninguk.org

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

development and work based learning


Life Long Learning

www.lifelonglearning.dfee.gov.uk

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

‘Learning for Work’

 

Mind Tools

www.mindtools.com

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


Gap Year Information

www.gapyear.com

Global opportunities for voluntary and paid work

 

Going Global

Study Overseas

www.studyoverseas.com

International university and college advice


Enterpriseni

www.enterpriseni.com

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

 

Entrepreneur.com

www.entrepreneur.com

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

 

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

www.equalityni.org

Gives an overview of employment law

 

Fast Link Solutions

www.fastlinksolutions.co.uk

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

 

Invest Northern Ireland

www.investni.com

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

 

NI Business Info

www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk

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

www.princes-trust.org.uk

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

www.shell-livewire.org

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

Useful case studies are included

 

Startups

www.startups.co.uk

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

 

UnLtd

http://www.unltd.org.uk/

A charitable organisation set up to promote social entrepreneurship.

CCEA

 

Kenexa HIRING & RETENTION

www.kenexa.com/solu_practicetest.html

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

 

University of Kent

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/psychotests.htm

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

 

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmenu.htm

Advice on areas such as making presentations and interview technique

 

Jobs

Guardian newspaper

www.jobs.guardian.co.uk

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

 

Jobs in Ireland. Irish jobs

www.jobs.ie

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

 

Jobsite

www.jobsite.co.uk

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

would be most fulfilling for individuals

 

Loadzajobs

www.loadzajobs.co.uk

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

want your job’- profiles of a variety of jobs

 

Monster

www.monster.co.uk

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

 

NI jobs

http://www.nijobs.com

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

‘Jobseeker Tools’ and ‘Career Paths’

 

Totaljobs

www.totaljobs.com

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

 

 

OPTIONS

Association of Northern Ireland Colleges

www.femeansbusiness.com

Information on college open days, events and courses

 

Central Applications Office (Ireland)

www.cao.ie

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

 

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

www.cafre.ac.uk

Information on courses available at the Enniskillen, Loughry and Greenmount

campuses

 

Construction Industry Training Board

www.citbni.org.uk

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

 

Department of Employment and Learning

www.delni.gov.uk

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

 

Gap Year Information

www.gap-year.com

www.gapwork.com

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

 

Hot Courses

www.hotcourses.com

Facility to search for courses and access student reviews

 

NI Careers Service

www.careersserviceni.com

Portal site for careers, qualifications and training information

 

Open University

www.open.ac.uk

Information about studying with the OU

 

Queens University Belfast

www.qub.ac.uk

Course information about Queen’s University Belfast

 

St Mary’s University College

www.stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Information about courses and facilities

 

Stranmillis University College

www.stran-ni.ac.uk

Information about courses and facilities

 

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

www.ucas.co.uk

Web site for applications to Higher Education in the UK

 

University of Ulster

www.ulst.ac.uk

Information about courses and facilities

 

Voluntary Work

www.do-it.org.uk

www.timebank.org.uk

Information about volunteering and search facility for UK opportunities

 

International Voluntary Work

www.ivs-gb.org.uk

www.intervol.org.uk

Information about volunteering with a search facility for international opportunities

 

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

www.citbni.org.uk

 

Electrical Training Trust (ETT)

www.ett-ni.org

 

Engineering Training Council (ETC)

www.etcni.org.uk

 

Food & Drink Training Council (FDTC)

www.fdtc.co.uk

 

Momentum – represents Information, Communication & Technology Industry

www.momentumni.org

 

NI Film & Television Commission (NIFTC)

www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk

 

NI Polymers Association (NIPA)

www.nipa.net

 

 

Wholesale & Retail Training Council (WRTC)

www.wrtc.co.uk

www.detini.gov.uk

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

 

www.careers.ed.ac.uk

Provides information on job sectors and careers.

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS

www.enterprise-education.org.uk

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.

 

www.gemconsortium.org

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

 

www.intrapreneur.com

Provides information on intrapreneurship and its history.

 

www.clk2do.com

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.

 

www.investni.com

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

 

www.makeyourmark.org.uk

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.

 

www.princes-trust.org.uk

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

 

www.socialenterprise.org.uk

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