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Choosing a career

Have a look at some inspirational stories from Success at School who have interviewed pilots, nurses, game developers, designers, even dog groomers and everyone in between. They tell us what it’s really like to do their job – the ups and downs. See their 60 second Interviews and find out more on their Career Zones pages:

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Careersnearhere is a careers noticeboard where you can find local open days, events, talks, volunteering and work experience opportunities, as well as exploring key local industry sectors, including hi-tech, creative, renewables and social enterprise. See 


Not sure what might suit you?

The National Careers Service database of job profiles shows details for a huge range of jobs:

If you enjoy particular subjects, see how they relate to different careers here

How do school subjects relate to different careers?

These tests might help you discover more about yourself and your preferences - ask the Careers Adviser if you need help doing them or interpreting the results:


The Buzz Quiz is a fun short quiz which analyses your personality to see which job areas might suit you: 

If you want to explore deeper, try the Holland Codes test: 


Ways to try things out





Not just doctors, nurses and midwives...

If you're interested in working in healthcare, there is a huge range of careers in the National Health Service.  See  and  for more information.


More of a creative soul? Here is a website to inspire your future: - explore the job roles.



You've heard the future is digital but what does that mean in terms of your perfect job?

Here are 2 quizzes that might help you find out...


Prefer doing something useful, practical and team-based?  Your future might lie in Engineering - there are so many possibilities with so much potential to rise to the top...


If making money is your goal, consider working in the Finance sector: accountancy, banking, insurance, investments....find out more here. You don't have to enter as a graduate, there are numerous apprenticeship opportunities, including at higher and degree level. 


Buildings are everywhere - maybe not quite as exciting looking as this, but we need people to design and build them!  Whether you're interested in architecture, planning or getting new buildings off the ground, there's a wide range of careers in the construction sector: Here's a quiz to help you decide what might suit you best:


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