General sources of careers information
In this section we have concentrated on where to find of careers information specific to STEM, but there are many more opportunities to find out about STEM careers from more general sources of careers information. A selection of these are listed below and are divided into careers resources specific to each part of the UK and a selection of careers information websites with a different approach or remit. There are of course more that could be added to this list, but many of these are linked to the sources already discussed.
Careers information websites
- icould shows the career experiences of real people through their stories, told by them, in short films. It includes many inspiring examples of STEM careers at a variety of levels, for example: Olly Green, Assistant Practitioner, Neuropathology and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Space Scientist and Science Communicator There are also articles, for example: Love Science? There are Plenty of Opportunities Out there! written by Richard Wainer, Head of the CBI.
- Prospects is for undergraduate job seekers or anyone who wants to find out about graduate careers and the graduate labour market. It is the most comprehensive free resource, where job descriptions, sector assessments and live job vacancies sit side by side. Find out more in the Job Sectors section, and where studying STEM subjects can take you in Options with your subject.
- A free video resource is Careersbox, the national online careers film and video library, which presents resources in sectors, many of which are relevant to STEM, e.g. Energy and Engineering.
- The National Careers Service is a large free web source of careers information. Choose Careers Advice, then Planning Your Career from the Home Page Menu, then scroll down and choose Job Profiles. You can search for a specific career, or browse career areas such as Environmental Sciences, Medical Technology, or Manufacturing and Engineering.
- Careers Wales provides comprehensive careers information, job vacancies in Wales and well presented LMI as this example for agricultural engineer demonstrates.
- The World of Work website, part of Skills Development Scotland, offers excellent careers information with job and course vacancies incorporated, as well as a variety of tools to support career choice. There are also relevant articles such as Thinking about a career in science?
- Northern Ireland Careers provides an A-Z of comprehensive careers information and links to the Northern Ireland Careers Service Centres.
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