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Careers Resources


Unifrog is utilised from Year 12 and is a platform students can use to explore different pathways, destinations and university courses.

Careers Pilot

Careers Plot allows students to obtain information on a range of job sectors, find providers for the courses they’re interested in and helps them to choose the best option for them at each stage of the school life.


Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, by following Start’s structured and progressive activities, the platform caters for all students helping them to make more informed decisions about future study and career options at the right time and in good time.

Barclays Life Skills

Life Skills helps young people to build a job hunting toolbox, identify skills, gain experience and be inspired by a range of youtube videos on various industries.

National Careers Service

NCS provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. They have advisors on hand via phone and live chat to answer any careers related questions you may have.

Inspiring the Future

Inspiring the Future believe that every young person can be whatever they want to be – wherever they live, whatever their parents do, whichever school they attend and however they identify themselves. They show young people exciting futures. They give them the opportunity to meet face-to-face a wide range of role models doing interesting, exciting jobs to inspire and motivate them. And they help students to understand that by aiming high, working hard and making an effort in school or college, they can realise their dreams.

Ofsted Careers Guidance

This website gives parents guidance on how Ofsted inspect careers advice and support within schools.

Amazing Apprenticeships

It’s such an exciting time for apprenticeships! The apprenticeships landscape is constantly evolving, growing and improving. That’s great news – but with so much information out there it can be hard to know where to begin. Amazing Apprenticeships have put all the essentials in one place – a quick overview of what you need to know now about apprenticeships, traineeships and higher and degree apprenticeships.

Swindon Career Hub

Set up by Great Western Hospital, Swindon Career Hub gives information on local careers related events and resources from a range of universities and local employers.

UCAS Website

The UCAS website can be used to find a range of information on University Courses, what to do if you’re unsure of your next steps and Careers.

Apprenticeship Guide

The Direct Gov Website can be used to find out more about apprenticeships and search for live vacancies.

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