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					You may find it helpful to start on one of the general careers
websites such as
http://myworldofwork.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk then
look at the more specialised information on these pages

Administration and Business
www.cfa.uk.com – Business and administration skills
www.cipd.co.uk – Human Resources/Personnel
www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs/ - Civil Service Jobs

Animals, Plants
www.rspca.org.uk www.scottishspca.org – animal inspection work
www.rcvs.org.uk www.bvna.org.uk - vet and vet nursing
www.horticulture.org.uk - gardening / horticulture
www.lantra.co.uk – agriculture / horticulture / gamekeeping
www.forestry.gov.uk
www.farrierytraining.co.uk www.bhs.org.uk – horses, farriery

Armed Forces
www.army.mod.uk
www.rafcareers.com
www.royalmarines.mod.uk
www.royalnavy.mod.uk

Art & Design
www.creativescotland.com – may be helpful to see what jobs are available
www.yourcreativefuture.org/ - info on careers in art, design, fashion,
advertising and much more
www.creative-choices.co.uk – industry insights to creative careers

Building & Construction
www.bconstructive.co.uk – construction careers and apprenticeships info
www.architecture.com – but check Careers Scotland website for Scottish
entry qualifications
www.sectt.org.uk – electrical apprenticeship training
www.ciob.org.uk/careers/buildingcareers - professional construction careers

Buying, Selling and Related Work
www.skillsmartretail.com/ - Sector Skills Council for Retail
www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/ - Trading Standards Officer

Care Work
www.sssc.uk.com – careers in social services
www.carouseltraining.com – nursery nurse training

Catering, Hospitality & Tourism
www.careerscope.springboarduk.net/ – promoting careers in catering, leisure
and tourism
www.itt.co.uk/ - Institute of Travel & Tourism
Computing and IT
www.bcs.org – leaflets on careers in IT
www.e-skills.com/careers - careers in IT and Telecoms

Education, Teaching & Training
www.teachinginscotland.com – details about entry requirements etc
www.myjobscotland.gov.uk – useful case studies about jobs in local
government as well as job vacancies eg for classroom assistants

Emergency Services
www.policecouldyou.co.uk
www.scottish.police.uk/
www.centralscotland.police.uk
www.centralscotlandfire.gov.uk
www.fireservice.co.uk
www.scottishambulance.com
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/ - check ambulance details in career leaflet
www.sps.gov.uk – Prison Officer work

Engineering & Manufacturing
www.enginuity.org.uk/what_is_engineering.cfm - great website on engineering
careers and routes into them
www.semta.org.uk – Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and
Manufacturing
www.engc.org.uk/ Engineering Institutions
www.euskills.co.uk gives information on breadth of job roles in the Energy and
Utility Sector

Environmental Work and ‘Green’ Jobs
www.britishecologicalsociety.org
www.iema.net/ - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment -
www.lantra.co.uk/
http://www.euskills.co.uk/ sector skills council for Renewable Energy

Financial Work
Accountant and Accounting Technician – www.icas.org.uk www.aat.org.uk
Actuary – www.actuaries.org.uk
Banks & Building Societies – www.charteredbanker.com ; www.bsa.org.uk

Garage Services
www.autocity.org.uk – good job descriptions of job roles in motor vehicle work
www.lagta.co.uk – offers training at Skillseeker and Modern Apprentice level
www.gtg.co.uk/modernapprenticeships - online application for apprenticeships
www.remit.co.uk – apprenticeship training

Hairdressing & Beauty
www.habia.org – national training organisation for hair and beauty
Health & Medical
www.nhscareers.nhs.uk – info on a huge range of jobs in the health sector,
and links to specialist and professional websites.
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

Languages
www.iol.org.uk – Institute of Linguists
www.languageswork.org.uk - interesting website showing the huge range of
jobs where languages could be useful

Law & Politics
www.lawscot.org.uk/training/ - Law Society of Scotland
www.advocates.org.uk – Faculty of Advocates

Libraries, Museums
www.cilip.org.uk/jobscareers/careeradvice - Chartered Institute of Library and
Information Professionals
www.museumsassociation.org – info on careers and getting a job in
museums/galleries

Manufacturing
www.proskills.co.uk – Sector Skills Council for Process Manufacturing
Industries
www.iomnet.org.uk/ - Institute of Operations Management
www.semta.org.uk/ - Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and
Manufacturing Technologies

Media, Marketing & Advertising
www.skillset.org/uk/scotland/ - Sector Skills Council for Creative Media,
including radio and TV
www.ipa.co.uk/Content/Agency-Careers - Institute of Practitioners in
Advertising, information on career paths
www.nctj.com/ - National Council for the Training of Journalists – Careers
Advice section, and vacancy adverts for trainee journalists

Performing Arts
www.yourcreativefuture.org/- sections on music, performing arts and dance
www.creative-choices.co.uk – industry insights to creative careers
www.drama.ac.uk/ - Info on courses, funding and careers in drama
www.ism.org/ - look at ‘policy advice/article/careers with music – general
information’. Incorporated Society of Musicians.
www.skillset.org/uk/scotland - music technology / sound recording

Science & Maths
www.futuremorph.org/ – careers in maths, science, technology with career
case studies and a bright, cheerful layout
www.iop.org/activity/careers - Institute of Physics
www.rsc.org/Education/CareersAndCPD - Royal Society of Chemistry
www.societyofbiology.org - Life Science careers
www.spsa-forensics.police.uk/recruitment/roles - job roles in Forensics
www.mathscareers.org.uk – excellent website with case studies showing
maths applications in many career areas

Social Science and Psychology
www.bps.org.uk/careers/careers_home.cfm - British Psychological Society
www.the-sra.org.uk/careers.htm - careers in social research

Sport & Leisure
www.skillsactive.com – for information on jobs in the sports industry
http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/ - general website with coaching qualification
details
http://www.teachinginscotland.com – look at ‘special entry requirements’ for
entry to PE Teaching
www.society-of-sports-therapists.org
www.bases.org.uk/Careers - careers in sports science

Transport & Logistics
http://www.skillsforlogistics.org/
www.careers-at-sea.org
http://www.balpa.org/Become-A-Pilot.aspx
http://www.natscareers.co.uk/ - Air Traffic Control website
www.careersinpassengertransport.org/ - very useful website covering all
passenger transport

				
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