Mark out your path in life and career

Useful Links

College and school websites local to West Dorset and surrounding area

Look up National Careers Service in your browser à Job profiles


Looking for an apprenticeship placement?

Or looking for employers to contact?         

Want to find out from people doing the job you like?

Not going to university?                          

Interested in the media industry (TV and film) and looking for career information and courses at all levels?

 Not sure about Higher education and what it has to offer?

Open days:

For career information related to higher education and lots, lots more!

What if you want to know about universities from a student’s point of view? Have a look on these websites:

Worried about paying for higher education? Have a look on the following site to find out the latest:

Higher apprenticeships:

You can explore vacancies, ideas and options on:






National Careers services

Key higher education websites

  • career profiles, course outcomes, postgraduate courses, career information and a lot more…
  • UK government website full of information on all aspects of society including education, finance and other aspects of officialdom.
  • lots of information for students with disabilities.

General Career Planning and Career Management

National student finance websites

Student finance (information and other funding options)

Applying to university

And the other way round… how to search for and apply for degree studies in Europe

  • Not strictly part of the remit of this website, but useful nonetheless…
  • and Irish website for study in different countries in Europe; will work just as well for UK students

Course searching for Postgraduate applicants

University guides and league tables

If you decide not to go to university:

For studentships:

  • THE jobsite for both jobs and studentships with UK universities nationwide.
  • The Open University: also publicses studentships on its own website, just like all other universities.
  • Postgraduate Studentships: where studentships and funding meet according to the website… they may be right.
  • Findaphd: another part of the same website on Masters courses above.

For internships, work experience and placement opportunities

  • internships in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Austria.
  • CareerJet: huge selection of opportunities in one place, sourced from different websites
  • from pre-university gap year jobs to part time jobs, summer jobs, work placements and graduate jobs
  • jobs for graduates, working abroad and good general advice about working in different countries
  • internships, jobs and much more…
  • a year in industry opportunities and vacancies; post 18
  • for international careers, placements and internships
  • work experience opportunities with the world famous BBC


English language tests:


  • website for providing official comparison of international courses with UK equivalents. Important if you need to prove what your course studied abroad is worth.

Career Gateways (career search, course search etc…)

Career Profiling sites

  • You have to register but it’s free for a short while. Very useful for providing a starting point if you are not sure what career to aim for.
  • Excellent career profiling site with free trial. Normally a paid product.

Labour market information

  • . You can also find a series of tools and information here.
  • containing papers on the labour market and other publications.
  • most university websites and university career services will have a section on labour market information. These may offer more local labour market information for the area the university is located in, as well as national and international labour market information.
  • a government website with a range of statistics, including those for the labour market.
  • labour market informatioin from a range of official sources.
  • labour market and career information for researchers.


Search for employers

  • employers nationally and locally with handy interactive map
  • find employer nationally and locally

Travelling within the UK

Living in the UK