Key Facts

Students do not regard careers websites as a replacement for direct contact with a careers adviser.

Top Tips for Delivery

Different groups have different levels of engagement with careers websites; teachers should ensure that those who engage less are receiving the necessary guidance through other channels

Case Study

I was completely in the dark on what steps to take and what steps I could take, and now I am confident on what to do next, all thanks to National Careers Service.

The National Careers Service website incorporates job profiles, a skills check and a lifelong learning account. A dedicated careers helpline and web chat service is also provided delivered by professionally trained careers advisers who will outline all the career, training and learning options open to young people including apprenticeships.

For more information see: National Careers Service

Colourful, user friendly, & simple to navigate
Student, Bede Academy

Success at School is a national careers platform for secondary students. Local and national employers share work placements and job opportunities, so students can move directly from researching careers to applying for opportunities.

For more information see: Success at School

Link to Research
Howieson. C & Semple. S, The Impact of Career Websites : What’s the Evidence?; (2013) British Journal of Guidance & Counselling - Centre For Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh 

Funded providers

Careers & Enterprise Fund 2016 grant recipients
Mentoring Fund grant recipients