Where To Look Online: Careers Advice

If you are looking for a career it can be really difficult work. Sometimes it can feel like you are being pulled in all sorts of directions when really, you don’t feel like you’ve been informed to what all your options are. Hopefully this list will help. It’s just a few UK based organisations that help to explain what options are available to you.


BIGDOG is a new website aimed at giving valuable career advice and practical help to young people aged 14 – 24, who don’t want to go the University route to a career.

Website: http://www.bigdog.co.uk/


The Directgov website contains a Government Information Database for young people ranging from Money, Housing and Education to Sports & Leisure.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/


The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Website: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.

Website: http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/

British Youth Council

The British Council aims to support all young people in the UK to participate in decisions which affect them and offers exciting opportunities to volunteer, get training and access funding for projects.

Website: http://www.byc.org.uk

How 2 Get Hired

How 2 Get Hired contains useful guides on writing CVs and preparing for job interviews.

Website: http://www.fusejobs.co.uk/

Not Going To Uni

Not Going to Uni is dedicated to helping young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of university.

Phone: 0208 787 7047

Website: http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

UK Youth

UK Youth is a leading national youth development charity supporting over three quarters of a million young people.

Website: http://www.ukyouth.org/

Universal Jobmatch

If you are claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit, Universal Jobmatch provides an effective way of looking for work whilst also allowing you to keep a record of your job search activities.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch