There is so much information out there that can help you to explore opportunities and next steps...
The resources below will get you started with exploring job opportunities, different work sectors, available support, and much more.
This UCAS website helps you to explore all sorts of different career options and work sectors.
compare jobs, compare salaries
careerometer by lmi
Use Careerometer to explore and compare key information about different types of jobs. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, as well as descriptions and weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different jobs.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two jobs and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the jobs you have selected.
Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad is bursting with local and relevant opportunities and ideas for your next steps. Take some time to explore the website and make sure you show your mentor anything that sticks out to you as a potential next step to explore further.
Access to Work can help pay for support you may need because of your disability or long term health condition. For example:
aid and equipment in your workplace
adapting equipment to make it easier for you to use
money towards any extra travel costs to and from work if you can’t use available public transport, or if you need help to adapt your vehicle
an interpreter or other support at a job interview if you have difficulty communicating
other practical help at work, such as a job coach or a note taker or lip speaker
icould offers loads of videos and articles on real people and their career journeys. This video of Jade is just one of many, so why not check out their website?
search for opportunities
There are so many different places where you can find job and apprenticeship vacancies. Here are just a few to get you started.
If you're not already connected to your local Jobcentre Plus, find your nearest one here. Why not ask your mentor to help you set up a meeting with them?
mental health at work
Looking after our mental health is important for so many reasons, including making sure we are well enough to work. Here are some services and resources to support your mental health at work.
Here's another example of icould's videos. The icould website offers ideas and suggestions to help you explore different paths to achieve what you want to.
If you haven't heard of T-Levels, they're definitely worth checking out. T-Levels are equivalent to three A-Levels but focus on building your workplace skills.
All about school leavers
AllAboutSchoolLeavers help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them. Here, you’ll find information on the different levels of apprenticeship—Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree—as well as the latest school leaver job news and advice to help guide you on your career journey.