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See also the occupational files (blue section) in the Information Room

Accountancy and financial management

Subject & title Location & notes
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
http://www.accaglobal.com
Includes an area for graduates.
AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe)
http://www.afme.eu/
Advocates stable, competitive, and sustainable European financial markets that support economic growth and benefit society. Site includes a directory of members.
All about finance careers
http://www.allaboutfinancecareers.com
Information and advice on finance roles, vacancies and courses.
Ask Ivy
http://www.askivy.net
Information and advice on careers in investment banking, private equity and venture capital.
Association of Accounting Technicians
http://www.aat.org.uk
Includes full information about the AAT qualification.
Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
http://www.treasurers.org
Includes a careers section.
Association of International Accountants
http://www.aiaworldwide.com
A professional accountancy body. Site includes a careers section.
Association of Investment Companies
http://www.theaic.co.uk
The trade body for closed-ended investment companies.
Building Societies Association (BSA)
http://www.bsa.org.uk
Lists all of the UK's building societies.
CFA Society of the UK
http://www.cfauk.org
Professional organisation for the investment industry. Website includes some careers resources - follow the link to 'Jobs board'.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
http://www.cipfa.org/
Includes information for prospective students, careers, and directory listing. 

 

Chartered Institute of Taxation
http://www.tax.org.uk
Includes information on examinations and careers in the section for students.
CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
http://www.cimaglobal.com
Professional body. Includes information on CIMA qualification, sector jobs and events. Find information on the CGMA global designation for management accountants. Students can join CIMA's Undergraduate Club to view free employer events, networking opportunties, careers resources, jobs and graduate schemes.
Commercial awareness and business decision-making skills: how to understand and analyse company financial information Skills shelves;
Loan copy available
eFinancialCareers
http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/en/students
Online Graduate Centre providing information on jobs and internships in the financial markets.
Financial Skills Partnership
http://www.financialskillspartnership.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for finance, accountancy and financial services.
Futures Industry Association (FIA)
https://fia.org/
Industry association for firms and institutions carrying on business in futures, options and other derivatives or which use such products in their business.
GRADmalaysia: accountancy and financial management
http://gradmalaysia.com/accountancy-and-financial-management
Industry insights from recent graduates and professionals and company profiles.
Advice on balancing work with study and how to handle flexible working arrangements.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
How the world really works: investment banking Occupational files J7
ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
http://www.icaew.co.uk/careers
Information about the ACA qualification and chartered accountancy, including training vacancies.
ICAS The professional body for Chartered Accountants in Scotland
https://www.icas.com/
Information on the qualification, plus training vacancies across the UK.
Inside & out. Information on the qualification, plus training vacancies across the UK: investment banking
http://www.insideandout-banking.co.uk
Aim to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduates learn more about careers in the investment banking industry.
Inside Careers: career choice. Find your future in finance Occupational files J;
View career choice guide online.
Inside Careers: chartered accountancy Occupational files J1;
See also http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/acc and view guide to chartered accountancy online.
Twitter trends: #accountancygradjobs/advice/news
Inside Careers: investment banking Occupational files J7;
See also http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/ban and view guide to investment banking online.
Twitter trends: #bankinggradjobs/advice/news
Inside Careers: the tax profession
http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/tax
Information on tax graduate recruiters, jobs and placements.
Twitter trends: #taxgradjobs/advice/news
Institute of Internal Auditors
http://www.iia.org.uk
Site includes information on careers and qualifications.
Know the City With occupational files J
Mathematics: careers advice
https://cdn.ima.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMA-Careers-Advice-for-the-Mathematics-Undergraduates.pdf
Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Maths careers
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk
Site on careers in mathematics, published by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), as part of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS).
Nigel Coldwell: a collection of quant riddles with answers
http://puzzles.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/
Over 50 quant riddles with answers.
Prospects.ac.uk: acountancy, banking and finance
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/accountancy-banking-and-finance/graduate-jobs-in-accountancy-and-finance
 
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
http://www.siam.org
Useful careers & jobs section with information about real applications of maths and job roles for mathematicians. Vacancies listed are mainly in the US.
TARGETjobs finance Occupational files J1;
See also http://targetjobsfinance.co.uk
TARGETjobs.co.uk: accountancy and financial management
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/accountancy-and-financial-management
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: financial services and insurance
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/financial-services-and-insurance
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: investment banking & investment
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/investment-banking-and-investment
Sector profile.
TaxWorking
http://www.taxworking.org
Not-for-profit body, working to make people more aware of the possibilities of a career in tax.
The Gateway online
http://thegatewayonline.com
Employer, sector and market news, plus insights into occupations predominantly in finance. You can also often pick up a copy of The Gateway from the Careers Service.
Truth about getting into investment banking
http://vimeo.com/7262394
Video of a panel discussion hosted by eFinancialCareers.com.
Answers to some key questions about careers in accountancy, particularly around the types of roles available, which firms to apply to and the skills and experience required.
Unilever videos Cover:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business & Technology Management
Unofficial guide to investment banking
http://www.unofficialguidetobanking.com
Written with the help of recent graduates working at Deutsche Bank but provides information on the industry as a whole.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
Vault career guide to investment banking: European edition With occupational files J
Vault career guide to investment management: European edition With occupational files J;
Loan copy available
Vault guide to finance interviews With occupational files J
Working in accountancy With occupational files J
Working in the City With occupational files J
See also Occupational files J (blue section) -

Actuarial work, pensions and insurance

Subject & title Location & notes
Career guide to opportunities in insurance
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/
Launch.aspx?referral=other&refresh=F0t2dD61R0b3&PBID
=16fda6e3-1152-45f7-a990-92db7ea29eda
Produced by The Times newspaper.
Discover risk
http://www.discoverrisk.co.uk
Site from the Chartered Insurance Institute. Includes information and news items on graduate roles.
Inside Careers: actuaries Occupational files I1;
See also http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/act and view guide to actuaries online.
Twitter trends: #actuariesgradjobs/advice/news
Inside Careers: career choice. Find your future in finance Occupational files J;
See also online version of career choice.
Inside Careers: insurance Occupational files I3;
See also http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/ins and view guide to insurance online.
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
http://www.actuaries.org.uk
Includes information about careers and vacancies.
Lifting the lid on financial services: a brief guide to financial services Guide produced by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
PDF file - 1,276 kb (campus only)
Lifting the lid on insurance: a brief guide to general insurance Occupational files I3

Mathematics: careers advice
https://cdn.ima.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMA-Careers-Advice-for-the-Mathematics-Undergraduates.pdf

Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Maths careers
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk
Site on careers in mathematics, published by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), as part of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS).
Official guide to becoming an actuary (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) Occupational files I1
Pensions Management Institute
http://www.pensions-pmi.org.uk
Includes job vacancies and information on qualifications.
Prospects.ac.uk insurance and pensions
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/accountancy-banking-and-finance/graduate-jobs-in-accountancy-and-finance
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: financial services and insurance
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/financial-services-and-insurance
Sector profile.
See also Occupational files I (blue section) -

Administration

Subject & title Location & notes
Academic360.com
http://www.academic360.com
Includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative vacancies in academic institutions.
Civil Service
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service/about/recruitment
Includes information on:
  • Fast Stream Development Programme (including the European Fast Stream)
  • Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Civil Service Job Search
  • Summer Diversity Internship Programme
  • Early Diversity internship programme
  • links to other Government Departments and Agencies
European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
http://www.eu-careers.eu
Career opportunities in the European Institutions. Includes information on traineeships.
HigherEdJobs.com
http://www.higheredjobs.com
Higher Education vacancies mainly in US and Canada. A few worldwide.
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
https://www.icsa.org.uk/
Professional qualifying body for Chartered Secretaries.
jobs.ac.uk
http://www.jobs.ac.uk
Academic and academic-related job vacancies in the UK and overseas.
LG jobs
http://www.lgjobs.com
Vacancies in local government.
National graduate development programme for local government (NGDP)
http://www.ngdp.org.uk
Information about the programme including online application form.
Prospects.ac.uk public services and administration
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/public-services-and-administration/graduate-jobs-in-public-services
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
TopCareer.jobs
http://www.topcareer.jobs
Recruitment website for Research Councils UK.
w4mp
http://www.w4mp.org
Includes vacancies and information on how to get a job or an internship with an MP - see 'Quick Tips' section for information on working for an MP.
See also Occupational files N (blue section) -

Advertising, PR and marketing

Subject & title Location & notes
AdMISSION
http://www.theadmission.co.uk
IPA's careers website for people who want to get into advertising, media and marketing communications. 
Advertising Association
http://www.adassoc.org.uk
Includes information on careers.
Beltane Public Engagement Network
http://www.beltanenetwork.org
Network for people interested in making academic research accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Includes a jobs board and information relevant to those interested in science communication.
BrandRepublic
http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/careers
Interesting news and features on the sector. Also includes a jobs database.
British Interactive Group
http://www.big.uk.com
Skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths. Website includes a careers section.
British Science Association
http://www.britishscienceassociation.org
A registered charity that exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK. News and events relevant to those interested in science communication. See Job Board for vacancy listings.
Bubble digital career portal
http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal/
Information and advice on the wide range of careers in the digital sector, including graduate jobs and careers information.
Chartered Institute of Marketing
http://www.cim.co.uk
Operate the CIM Career Partner Scheme for graduates wishing to break into the marketing industry.
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
http://www.cipr.co.uk/
Includes information about careers and CIPR jobs.
 
Creative & Cultural Skills
http://www.ccskills.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, the Arts and music.
Creative Industries Careers Guide https://www.futurerising.com/creative-industries-career-guide Introductory guides to advertising, branding, design, marketing and media. Including job roles, departments and companies.
Diagonal thinking self-assessment tool
http://www.diagonalthinking.co.uk
Test for aptitude in a thinking style used in the advertising and communications industry.
Direct Marketing Association
http://www.dma.org.uk
Replaces printed directory of members.
Electus start
http://www.electus-start.com
Information on careers in politics and public affairs. Includes tips on applications, course details, job profiles and vacancies.
Frontline guide to surviving in PR Occupational files G2
getin2marketing
http://www.getin2marketing.com
Careers resource - developed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing - specifically for undergraduates and recent graduates. Includes a  database of marketing graduate schemes and placements. You will need to register with the site to access the majority of the content.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
http://www.ipa.co.uk
Jobs section contains information about the sector and advice on how to get into it.
MedComms Medical Communications Community: starting out in Medical Communications
http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout
Includes some videos and a downloadable guide.
mediaweekjobs.co.uk
http://www.mediaweekjobs.co.uk/
Includes a guide to the industry, a directory of employers and vacancies.
Pressat: how to get a job in public relations and various other PR tips
http://www.pressat.co.uk/
how-to-get-a-job-in-public-relations-and-various-other-pr-tips/
A guide aimed at helping people to start a career in public relations.
Prospects.ac.uk advertising, marketing and PR
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/marketing-advertising-and-pr/graduate-jobs-in-marketing-advertising-and-pr
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Public Affairs Jobs HQ
http://publicaffairsjobshq.com
Public affairs and policy industry news, articles and jobs.
Public Relations Consultants Association
http://www.prca.org.uk
Includes online recruitment facility and directory of members. FrontLine section contains lots of careers information.
Speaking of science: the who, what, when, where and why of science communication
http://speakingofscience.juliegould.net
Series of interviews with science communicators.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: marketing, advertising & PR
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/marketing-advertising-and-pr
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: retail, buying and merchandising
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/retail-buying-and-merchandising
Sector profile.
URTHEBRAND
http://www.urthebrand.co.uk
Student website from the Institute of Direct Marketing. Includes vacancies.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
w4mp
http://www.w4mp.org
Includes vacancies and information on how to get a job or an internship with an MP. See 'Quick Tips' section for information on working for an MP.
See also Occupational files G (blue section) -

Animal and plant resources

Subject & title Location & notes
Arboricultural Association
http://www.trees.org.uk
Includes a guide to qualifications and careers in arboriculture.
British Horse Society
http://www.bhs.org.uk
Jobs pages contain an introductory guide to working with horses, information on training establishments and current vacancies.
Institute of Horticulture
http://www.horticulture.org.uk
Includes a careers section with job profiles.
Prospects.ac.uk environment and agriculture
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/environment-and-agriculture/graduate-jobs-in-environment-and-agriculture
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
http://www.rcvs.org.uk
Contains information on education, training and careers for veterinary surgeons and nurses.
RSPCA
http://www.rspca.org.uk
Careers section contains job profiles and vacancies.
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.

Includes an Entomologist.
See also Occupational files S (blue section) -

Buying, selling and retailing

Subject & title Location & notes
Bubble digital career portal
http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal/
Information and advice on the wide range of careers in the digital sector, including a dedicated 'Graduate advice' category.
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
http://www.cips.org
Study & qualify section contains information on careers and qualifications in purchasing and supply.
CHASE medical sales recruitment
http://www.chasepeople.com/index.php
Medical sales vacancies and Graduate Academy information.
Institute of the Motor Industry
http://www.motor.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for the retail motor industry.
Media week jobs
http://www.mediaweekjobs.co.uk
Includes a guide to the industry, a directory of employers, vacancies and links to related blogs.
National Skills Academy For Retail
http://www.nsaforretail.com
Led by Skillsmart Retail, the site includes various career planning and training tools.
People 1st
http://www.people1st.co.uk
 
People 1st is the leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries.
Pharmajobs
http://www.pharmajobs.co.uk
Medical sales and other vacancies in the pharmaceutical industry.
pharmiweb.com
http://www.pharmiweb.com
Pharmaceutical Industry career opportunities, news, company profiles, life-style articles and links to career development and training sources.
Prospects.ac.uk sales https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/sales/graduate-jobs-in-sales Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Prospects.ac.uk retail
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/retail/graduate-jobs-in-retail
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: consumer goods & FMCG
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/consumer-goods-and-fmcg
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: retail, buying and merchandising
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/retail-buying-and-merchandising
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: sales
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/sales
Sector profile.
The grocer
http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
Industry news and sales, marketing and retail jobs.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
See also Occupational files H (blue section) -

Charity and development work

Subject & title Location & notes
Bond
http://www.bond.org.uk
Network of UK based voluntary organisations working in international development and development education.
Career pathways for graduates into the voluntary/community sector
http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/career_pathways_for_graduates_
into_the_voluntary_community_sector.htm
Written by University of Manchester careers consultant Fiona Christie and funded by HECSU. Attempts to reveal key information about what jobs are in the sector as well as how to find them.
Charity choice UK Charities and voluntary sector shelves
Charity choice
http://www.charitychoice.co.uk
Online directory allows you to search for charities by cause and location. Provides basic contact details.
Charity Commission
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk
Information about registered charities from the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales.
CharityJOB
http://www.charityjob.co.uk
Opportunities, paid and unpaid, with charities.
Charityworks 360
http://charityworks360.wordpress.com/
Website written by graduates working in the charity and housing sector. Contains career tips, case studies and a range of articles and discussions useful to those looking to work in the sector.
Christian Vocations
http://www.christianvocations.org
Includes online guides for Christians service including gap year, long and short term, paid and voluntary opportunities.
Department for International Development (DFID)
http://www.dfid.gov.uk
Contains background information useful to those interested in a career in international development.
DEVELOP Enhancing Community Support
http://www.developecs.org.uk
Organisation working with local voluntary organisations and community groups. Includes a voluntary and community jobs page.
DevNetJobs.org
http://www.devnetjobs.org
Jobs in international development, NGOs and the environment sector.
Eldis gateway to development information
http://www.eldis.org
Information on organisations, databases, and discussion lists.
Ethical careers
http://www.ethicalcareers.org
News, information and features on ethical careers
Getting into international development
http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/development
Resource from the University of London Careers Group.  Gives an overview of the roles and routes in to this sector and links to other relevant resources.
GuideStar UK
http://www.guidestar.org.uk
Searchable database of charities with information about what they do and contact details.
Idealist.org
http://www.idealist.org
Search for international volunteer opportunities and jobs and internships in the non-profit sector.
InterAction
http://www.interaction.org
Site of the American Council for Voluntary International Action. Aimed at those seeking paid or voluntary positions with international relief and development agencies.
International development directory Charities and voluntary sector shelves
International development, international organisations and international relations careers (Careers Service publication) PDF - 121 kb
INTRAC: International NGO Training and Research Centre
http://www.intrac.org
Includes a Development Directory with links to organisations involved in international development.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk
Umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England.
OneWorld UK
http://www.oneworld.org/home
Information, news about the development and NGO sectors. Includes an ethical jobs site.
Policy Library
http://www.policylibrary.com
Social, economic and foreign policy resource, with the latest policy jobs, research and events.
Prospects.ac.uk charity and voluntary work
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/charity-and-voluntary-work/graduate-jobs-in-charity-and-voluntary-work
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
RedR
http://www.redr.org.uk
Help to find suitable placements for individuals wishing to offer their services to humanitarian programmes.
ReliefWeb
http://www.reliefweb.int
Gateway to information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. Includes vacancy listings.
Rough guide to a better world
http://www.roughguide-betterworld.com/better-world.pdf
Includes information on volunteering, development and ethical trade and tourism.
Skillshare International
http://www.skillshare.org
Places international development workers with partner organisations. Site lists current vacancies.
Social policy, social sciences and sociology careers (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 79 kb
TARGETjobs.co.uk: public service, charity and social work
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/public-service-charity-and-social-work
Sector profile.
ThirdSector
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk
Charity jobs and 'careerfile' feature providing detailed profiles of charitable organisations.
UK voluntary sector workforce almanac
http://www.3rdsectorworkforce.org.uk
Contains useful information and data on the sector, including on salaries, types of jobs and training.
UNV online volunteering
http://www.onlinevolunteering.org
Service provided by the United Nations Volunteers programme. Offers individuals around the world a way to engage in development initiatives via the Internet.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
Voluntary agencies directory Charities and voluntary sector shelves
Working for a better world: your guide to careers in the charity sector Charities and voluntary sector shelves;
Loan copy available.
Working in international development and humanitarian assistance: a career guide Charities and voluntary sector shelves
Working in the charity sector (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 44 kb
 
Working in the voluntary sector: how to find rewarding and fulfilling work in charities and voluntary organisations Charities and voluntary sector shelves
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
http://www.wango.org
Includes the Wordwide NGO Directory.
World Service Enquiry: international development jobs and volunteer information
http://www.wse.org.uk
UK charity that provides information and career advice to people who want to volunteer or work in international development and aid.
See also Charities and voluntary sector shelves and Occupational files N (blue section);
For information on volunteering see Charities, volunteering and gap year files, and voluntary work index
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See also Charities Digest available for reference in the University Library  -

Construction, civil engineering and property

Subject & title Location & notes
Become a surveyor (RICS)
http://www.rics.org/becomeasurveyor
The student route to becoming a chartered surveyor, for students from a variety of course backgrounds.
Building Conservation.com
http://www.buildingconservation.com
Includes the Building Conservation Directory.
Building Futures Group
http://www.thebuildingfuturesgroup.com
Organisation representing the housing, property, cleaning, parking and facilities management sectors in the UK.
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
http://www.ciat.org.uk
Careers section includes a downloadable handbook.
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
http://www.cibse.org
'Building services' contains some useful careers information.
CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)
http://www.citb.co.uk
 
Site contains an extensive careers section.
ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board)
http://www.ecitb.org.uk
Information about careers and training in the UK engineering construction industry.
Green register
http://www.greenregister.org.uk
Not-for-profit organisation offering expert and unbiased training on sustainable building practices to all disciplines of the construction industry. Site includes a register of members.
Growing Careers
http://www.growing-careers.com
Free vacancy service to jobhunters seeking a 'career with a difference'. Includes landscape architecture and design jobs.
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
http://www.ihbc.org.uk
Professional body. Includes information on education and training and vacancy listings.
Institution of Civil Engineers
http://www.ice.org.uk
Qualifying body, with information on career development. Also hosts vacancies site icerecruit.com.
Institution of Structural Engineers
http://www.istructe.org
Includes a section on becoming a structural engineer.
Landscape Institute
http://www.landscapeinstitute.org
Provide a careers site.
National Heritage Training Group: sustaining traditional skills
http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk
Access to information on traditional building craft skills, how to get a career in crafts, relevant qualifications and training courses.
Prospects.ac.uk construction and property management
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/property-and-construction/graduate-jobs-in-property-and-construction
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Royal Town Planning Institute
http://www.rtpi.org.uk
Website of the professional body, includes information on education and careers.
TARGETjobs construction, QS & civil engineering
http://targetjobsconstruction.co.uk
Articles, tips and job vacancies in this sector.
TARGETjobs property Occupational files Q5;
See also http://targetjobsproperty.co.uk
TARGETjobs.co.uk: construction & building services
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/construction-and-building-services
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: quantity surveying & building surveying
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/quantity-surveying-and-building-surveying
Sector profile.
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.

Includes a Building Services Engineer.
WISE: women into science, engineering and construction
http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk
Campaign to encourage women into careers in these sectors.
Working in engineering With occupational files T
See also Occupational files Q (blue section) -

Creative arts and design

Subject & title Location & notes
Artists information company
http://www.a-n.co.uk
Extensive information relevant to working as an artist.
Artquest
http://www.artquest.org.uk
Advice and information for visual arts professionals at all stages of their careers.
Creative Bath
http://www.creativebath.org
Organisation aiming to link and develop the creative industries in and around Bath.
Creative CV guide Skills shelves
Creative Industries Careers Guide https://www.futurerising.com/creative-industries-career-guide  Introductory guides to advertising, branding, design, marketing and media. Including job roles, departments and companies.
Creative Skillset
http://www.creativeskillset.org
Sector Skills Council for TV, Film, Radio, Interactive Media, Animation, Computer Games, Facilities, Photo Imaging, Publishing, Advertising and Fashion and Textiles.
National Heritage Training Group: sustaining traditional skills
http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk
Access to information on traditional building craft skills, how to get a career in crafts, relevant qualifications and training courses.
Prospects.ac.uk creative arts and design
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/creative-arts-and-design/graduate-jobs-in-creative-arts-and-design
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Writers' and artists' yearbook With occupational files Y
See also Occupational files X (blue section) -

Defence and public protection

Subject & title Location & notes
Army careers
http://www.army.mod.uk/join/
For information about careers in the British Army and online application portal.
Association of Public Health Observatories
http://www.apho.org.uk
Links to all Public Health Observatories and their equivalents in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
http://www.cieh.org
Also provide a separate careers site for those interested in becoming an Environmental Health Practitioner.
LG jobs
http://www.lgjobs.com
Official recruitment site for local government. Includes vacancies in security and criminal justice.
Opportunities
http://www.opportunities.co.uk
Online version of the public sector vacancy bulletin available in the Careers Service.
PrivateMilitary.org
http://www.privatemilitary.org
Resources about and for Private Military Companies and Private Security Companies. Includes a recruitment area and lists of relevant organisations.
Prospects.ac.uk law enforcement and security
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/law-enforcement-and-security/graduate-jobs-in-law-enforcement-and-security
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Public Health Resource Unit (PHRU)
http://www.phru.nhs.uk
NHS public health consultancy.
Royal Society for Public Health
http://www.rsph.org.uk
Includes information on public health qualifications.
Skills for Justice
http://www.skillsforjustice.com
Sector Skills Council for the custodial care, community justice, court and prosecution, and policing and law enforcement sectors.
So you want to be a firefighter? Recruitment information DVD
http://www.skillsforjustice-ipds.com/nfs/nfs-video.html
Interviews with firefighters talking about their experiences and the opportunities that are available within the job.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: public service, charity and social work
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/public-service-charity-and-social-work
Sector profile.
ts careers
http://www.tradingstandards.uk/home.cfm
Site for those interested in a career in trading standards.
World Federation of Public Health Associations
http://www.wfpha.org
Includes information on internship programme in international health and development.
See also Occupational files D (blue section) -

Education (including HE)

Subject & title Location & notes
Academic job search handbook Skills shelves
Academic jobs EU
http://www.academicjobseu.com
Searchable database of academic and research vacancies across Europe.
Academic360.com
http://www.academic360.com
Includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative vacancies in academic institutions.
An academic career
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/academiccareer
Website created by the Careers and Employability Division at the University of Manchester. Designed to help all levels of students, alumni and researchers who might be considering a career in academia. 
AoC jobs
http://www.aocjobs.com
Specialist job board for the further education sector, provided by the Association of Colleges.
Balanced researcher: strategies for busy researchers Skills shelves;
Online at vitae.ac.uk
Career Edu
http://www.careeredu.eu
Worldwide faculty and postdoctoral positions.
Case studies: careers in research - RCUK
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/percase/
Online suite of stories providing an insight about life as a researcher and the different career paths which researchers’ take.
ChemSeer
http://www.chemseer.com
Chemistry, pharmaceutical and biochemistry jobs in the academic and industrial fields.
Education alternatives (AGCAS) Occupational files A5;
Download from targetpostgrad.com.
EducationGuardian.co.uk
http://education.guardian.co.uk
Education news and information, including teaching jobs and courses. Includes TEFL section.
EuroScienceJobs
http://www.eurosciencejobs.com
Searchable database of research and postdoctoral science jobs in Europe.
FE advice
http://www.feadvice.org.uk/
Information and advice on becoming a Further Education teacher.
FindAPostDoc.com
http://www.findapostdoc.com
Postdoctoral job opportunities across a range of subject disciplines.
Getting into primary teaching With occupational files A
Good teacher training guide 2010
http://wordpress.buckingham.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/gttg-2010.pdf
Compares the teacher trainer providers. Published by the University of Buckingham.
HigherEdJobs.com
http://www.higheredjobs.com
Higher Education vacancies mainly in US and Canada. A few worldwide.
Independent Schools Council
http://www.isc.co.uk/
Represents 50% of independent schools and includes details on member schools in the UK and overseas. See also www.iscteachertraining.co.uk which includes case studies about teaching in independent schools.
Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel
http://istip.co.uk/
Independent body for induction for Newly Qualified Teachers in the independent school sector.
jobs.ac.uk
http://www.jobs.ac.uk
Academic and academic-related job vacancies in the UK and overseas.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
http://ktp.innovateuk.org/
Government-funded scheme for partnerships between businesses and universities, with vacancies UK-wide. See also KTPs for graduates at the University of Bath.
Nature
http://www.nature.com
Multidisciplinary science journal includes careers articles, jobs, and academic opportunities.
New 2 teaching
http://www.new2teaching.org.uk
Website from an education union focused on the needs of newly qualified teachers and those thinking of entering the profession.
Onestopenglish
http://www.onestopenglish.com
English teachers' resource site, includes job vacancies. Particularly useful for TEFL. Some resources are only accessible with a subscription.
Professional skills tests
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/professional
Information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy.
Prospects.ac.uk education and teaching
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/teaching-and-education/graduate-jobs-in-teaching-and-education
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Shinton consulting: an academic career
http://www.shintonconsulting.com/postgrads/an-academic-career
A list of links to useful online resources.
Success! Passing the professional skills tests for teachers With occupational files A
TARGETpostgrad teaching (AGCAS) Covers training and qualification routes and getting work experience. Occupational files A1. See also targetjobs.co.uk/teaching and targetpostgrad.com/teaching
Teach English Abroad: i-to-i
 https://www.i-to-i.com
TEFL courses, jobs and information.
Teaching Agency
http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
Information on teacher training opportunities in England and Wales.
Teaching English abroad With occupational files A
TeachRE
http://www.teachre.com
Resource for RE teaching recruitment.
teflSearch
http://teflsearch.com
As well as a vacancy database the site features a knowledge base of useful information on teaching English abroad, including detailed country profiles for China, Japan and South Korea.
The UK Academic System: hierarchy, students, grants,
fellowships and all that
http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk/ftp/pdf/
The%20UK%20Academic%20system_V2.0_April2013.pdf
Useful summary of academic careers in science from undergraduate to professor.
THES (Times Higher Education Supplement) - jobs section
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/jobs_home.asp
Job vacancies in HE institutions.
Training to teach in Northern Ireland (AGCAS) Online at http://targetpostgrad.com
Training to teach in Scotland (AGCAS) Online at http://targetpostgrad.com
Training to teach in Wales (AGCAS) Online at http://targetpostgrad.com
Tutor pages
http://www.thetutorpages.com
Offer an e-book, Tutoring: the Complete Guide, as a free download.
Please note that there is an annual membership fee to register on the site as a tutor.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
Working in teaching With occupational files A
See also Occupational files A (blue section) -

Engineering and manufacturing

Subject & title Location & notes
ADS Group
https://www.adsgroup.org.uk
Trade organisation for the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries.
brightrecruits.com
http://brightrecruits.com
IOP Publishing website dedicated to physics and engineering job vacancies.
Cogent
http://www.cogent-ssc.com
Sector Skills Council for the chemical, nuclear, oil and gas, petroleum and polymer industries.
Critical paths: 12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology Occupational files R6;
See also http://www.sgr.org.uk/EthicalCareers/criticalpaths.pdf
Energy & Utility Skills
http://www.euskills.co.uk
Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water industries.
Engineering Council UK
http://www.engc.org.uk
Includes links to professional bodies which are licensed members of the ECUK, information on registration and case studies.
EngineeringUK
http://www.engineeringuk.com
Independent organisation with the aim to inspire people at all levels to pursue careers in engineering and technology.
EO: Engineering Opportunities
http://engopps.com
Website from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers with jobs, courses, news and other engineering careers information.
How the energy industry works: the ultimate guide to energy With occupational files T;
See also http://www.energy-future.com.
IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
http://www.theiet.org
Includes careers and education section and a jobs board.
IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)
http://www.imarest.org
Includes a careers section.
Improve
http://www.improveltd.co.uk
Sector Skills Council for food and drink manufacturing and processing.
Insight into modern manufacturing
http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/688
The report is a project of Engineering the Future, the alliance of the professional engineering institutions, and tells the story of UK manufacturing from the perspective of the businesses involved.
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
http://www.iom3.org
Includes careers information and job vacancies.
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
http://www.ipem.ac.uk
Site includes a careers and training section with current job vacancies.
Institution of Chemical Engineers
http://www.icheme.org
Chemical and process engineering resources, including careers information and job vacancies.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
http://www.imeche.org
Site includes an industries overview. Whilst you are studying as an undergraduate you will receive free Affiliate membership of IMechE.
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA): careers
http://www.imca-int.com/careers
Information on different roles in the offshore contracting industry.
IoP: The Packaging Society
http://www.iom3.org/packaging
Information about the packaging industry. Also operate a free recruitment service, Packaging Futures.
National STEM Centre careers project: promoting STEM careers
http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/stem-in-context/careers
Resources include a list of links aimed at people interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career and a searchable careers resources database of up-to-date STEM careers information from across the web.
NHS Healthcare Scientist Training Programme
http://nshcs.org.uk/stp-recruitment
Salaried training posts in life sciences, physics and clinical engineering or physiological sciences throughout England.
Nuclear industry: opportunities for physicists Occupational files V1;
Useful for students from any discipline
Oil & gas: our energy future
http://publishing.yudu.com/Library/
Avc7v/OilandGasOurEnergyFu/
Articles on the oil and gas industry.
Prospects.ac.uk engineering and manufacturing
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/engineering-and-manufacturing/graduate-jobs-in-engineering-and-manufacturing
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Rigzone
http://www.rigzone.com
Career opportunities and industry news.
Royal Aeronautical Society
http://www.raes.org.uk
Includes a careers site.
Scientists for Global Responsibility
http://www.sgr.org.uk
Site includes downloadable publications on ethical careers in science, design and technology.
SEMTA
http://www.semta.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for the science, engineering and manufacturing technologies industries.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
http://www.siam.org
Useful careers & jobs section with information about real applications of maths and job roles for mathematicians. Vacancies listed are mainly in the US.
Space technology: opportunities for physicists Occupational files V1
SummitSkills
http://www.summitskills.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for building services engineering.
TARGETjobs engineering Occupational files T;
See also http://targetjobsengineering.co.uk
TechXtra: OneStep jobs
http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/onestepjobs
Job vacancies in engineering, mathematics and computing.
The engineer online
http://www.theengineer.co.uk
Includes job vacancies and news on the different engineering sectors and a section for students.
The student engineer
http://www.thestudentengineer.co.uk
Useful resource for engineering graduates looking for or considering their first job.
TopCareer.jobs
http://www.topcareer.jobs
Recruitment website for Research Councils UK.
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.

Includes a Robotics Engineer.
WISE: women into science, engineering and construction
http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk
Campaign to encourage women into careers in these sectors.
Working in engineering With occupational files T
World of renewables
http://worldofrenewables.net
Site includes useful summaries of the various subdivisions of this sector.
See also Occupational files T (blue section) -

General occupational and vacancy resources

Subject & title Location & notes
Alternative careers in science: leaving the ivory tower Occupational information
Apprenticeship guide
http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk
Find out about different types of apprenticeships and search and apply for opportunities.
Bath Connection Networking platform for Bath students and graduates. Allows you to contact our Alumni Experts who are willing to talk about their employer, what's involved in their job and also equal opportunities issues.
CareerPlayer
http://www.careerplayer.com
Careers video library containing information on industries, job roles, employers and tips and advice on career choice, job search and selection topics.
Careers 2015 Occupational information
Careers with a science degree: over 100 job ideas to inspire you Occupational information
Careers with an arts and humanities degree: over 100 job ideas to inspire you Occupational information
CareersBox
http://www.careersbox.co.uk
Careers films of people doing jobs from a wide range of sectors. Covers graduate and non-graduate roles.
GOV.UK: Universal jobmatch
https://www.gov.uk/jobs-jobsearch
Search for full or part-time jobs.
Employer and job role research (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 27 kb
Skills file 1: application forms;
Skills file 3: interviews
Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards
http://fisss.org
Represents, promotes and supports the 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) across the UK.
Graduate career stories
http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/
research_reports_graduate_careers_stories.htm
100 graduate employees describe how they ended up in their current roles.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
Graduate market in 2013: annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain's leading employers Salary and labour market information file;
Online at http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/
GMReport13.pdf
.
Graduate market in 2012: annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at Britain's leading employers Salary and labour market information file;
Online at http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/
GMReport12.pdf
.
Graduate market trends Salary and labour market information file;
Available online at http://www.hecsu.ac.uk/
research_reports_graduate_market_trends.htm
Graduate talent pool
http://graduatetalentpool.direct.gov.uk
The Graduate Talent Pool is a government-funded initiative designed to connect graduates with SMEs across private, public and voluntary sectors that offer internship opportunities.
Search for roles by keyword, subject and location as well as register for job alerts when new opportunities match your preferences. All internship vacancies are vetted to make sure they adhere to national minimum wage legislation.
Inside Careers
http://www.insidecareers.co.uk
Graduate jobs, internships and careers advice.
Also on:
www.facebook.com/insidecareers
Twitter: @insidecareers
LMI future trends
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ier/ngrf/lmifuturetrends/
Labour market information for different industrial sectors and areas of employment.
National Careers Service: job profiles
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx
Over 700 job profiles for both graduate and non-graduate roles.
National STEM Centre careers project: promoting STEM careers
http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/stem-in-context/careers
Resources include a list of links aimed at people interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career and a searchable careers resources database of up-to-date STEM careers information from across the web.
Prospects.ac.uk explore types of jobs
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs.htm
Detailed descriptions of individual occupations. Include typical work activities, salaries, entry requirements and vacancy sources.
Rebuilding your life after redundancy: the new life network handbook Skills shelves
Successful careers beyond the lab With occupational information
TheJobCrowd
http://www.thejobcrowd.com
Career and employer information including reviews written by employees.
See also TheJobCrowd: top companies for graduates to work for on the Employer shelves and online at http://www.thejobcrowd.com/top-companies-to-work-for
TotalProfessions.com: profession finder
http://www.totalprofessions.com/profession-finder
Database of professional bodies in the UK.
Vitae: career stories on film
https://www.vitae.ac.uk/researcher-careers/researcher-career-stories/vitae-career-stories-on-film-list
Films of the career stories of people with a research background. May be of interest to those considering a PhD as well as current PhD students.
What do graduates do? Skills shelves;
Download from hecsu.ac.uk
What do PhDs do? Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception;
What do PhDs do? A regional analysis of first destinations for PhD graduates Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception
What do PhDs do? - Trends Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception
What do researchers do? Career profiles of doctoral entrepreneurs Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception;
Online at www.vitae.ac.uk/wdrd
What do researchers do? Career profiles of doctoral graduates Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception;
Online at www.vitae.ac.uk/wdrd
What do researchers do? Doctoral graduate destinations and impact three years on Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception;
Online at www.vitae.ac.uk/wdrd
What do researchers do? First destinations of doctoral graduates by subject Skills shelves;
Loan copy available - please ask at reception;
Online at www.vitae.ac.uk/wdrd
What do Social Science graduates do? Social & policy sciences discipline files;
Online at campaignforsocialscience.org.uk

Healthcare and psychology

Subject & title Location & notes
Association for Clinical Biochemistry
http://www.acb.org.uk
Professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science. Site includes a jobs section.
Association for Clinical Genetic Science
http://www.acgs.uk.com/
Professional association for geneticists working in the UK. Site includes current job vacancies.
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
http://careers.abpi.org.uk
Information on careers with ABPI members, types of roles and an employer directory.
BMJ careers
http://careers.bmj.com/careers/hospital-medical-healthcare-doctors-jobs.html
Source of UK medical jobs and careers advice. 
British Association/College of Occupational Therapists
http://www.cot.org.uk
Professional body for occupational therapy staff in the UK. 'About Occupational Therapy' section provides information on careers and training.
British Association of Art Therapists
http://www.baat.org
Information on careers and training.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
http://www.bases.org.uk
Professional body for those with an interest in science, sport and exercise. Site includes a careers section with a downloadable career guide and BASES' position stands on Graduate Internships and Curriculum-based Work Placements.
British Dietetic Association
http://www.bda.uk.com
Professional association for dietitians. Site includes careers and jobs sections.
British Medical Association
http://www.bma.org.uk
Includes a careers section.
British Psychological Society
http://www.bps.org.uk
Includes a careers section.
British Society for Genetic Medicine
http://www.bsgm.org.uk/
Independent body representing UK human genetics professionals. Information on careers and jobs.
Careers in medicine, dentistry & allied health (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 180 kb
Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CFWI)
http://www.cfwi.org.uk
Provides advice and information to the health and social care sector including workforce reports on various occupations.
Clearing House for postgraduate courses in Clinical Psychology
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp
The Clearing House works with 30 clinical psychology course centres in Great Britain. Website contains information about the courses and eveything you need to apply.
ClinPsy.org.uk
http://www.clinpsy.org.uk
Website for aspiring Clinical Psychologists. Run by qualified professionals, it includes a wiki containing information about the role and the training involved and a discussion forum.
Foundation programme
http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk
Site for doctors applying for their first job after medical school.
GAMSAT practice questions With occupational files C;
For graduate admission to medical schools
GAMSAT practice test With occupational files C;
For graduate admission to medical schools
GAMSAT sample questions With occupational files C;
For graduate admission to medical schools
GAMSAT UK
http://www.gamsatuk.org
Information on registering and preparing for the admissions test used by some UK graduate-entry medical/dental schools.
General Pharmaceutical Council
https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/
Regulator for pharmacists. Site provides comprehensive information about entry to the profession, pre-registration training and requirements.
Getting into medical school With occupational files C
GradMed
http://www.gradmed.co.uk
Contains information and resources for medical school admissions tests, such as the GAMSAT.
Graduate entry medicine With occupational files C
Health and Care Professions Council
http://www.hpc-uk.org
Regulator for professions supplementary to medicine. Site outlines standards of professional training, performance and conduct for thirteen professions.
Health Education England: National Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacist Recruitment
https://www.lasepharmacy.hee.nhs.uk/national-recruitment/index.shtml#Q0
Information on applying for a Pre-registration pharmacy post, including links to the recruitment portal and applicant handbook.
Health service journal
http://www.hsj.co.uk
Website of UK health management and policy magazine. Includes jobs section.
How to become a clinical psychologist: getting a foot in the door With occupational files C
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
http://www.ipem.ac.uk
Site includes a careers and training section with current job vacancies.
Medical physics: opportunities for physicists
http://members.iop.org/careersfilespdf/medicalphysicsguide.pdf
Booklet designed to illustrate the potential opportunities available for physicists in the medical physics sector in the UK and Ireland.
Medical training & careers in Wales
http://www.doctorstrainingwales.tv
Site includes videos of interviews with medical trainees and consultants talking about their specialties. Useful for anyone beginning to explore specialties in more detail, not necessarily just in Wales.
Medschoolsonline
http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk
Site set up by graduate medical students to help new applicants through the process of applying to medical school.
NHS Health Careers
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk
Features detailed information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a comprehensive course finder which lists more than 1000 courses leading to eligibility for professional registration.
 
NHS Health Careers: physician associate role
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/physician-associateassistant/physician-associate
For those considering a career in the medial field, this section of the NHS website includes information about this patient-facing role, entry requirements and training and development opportunities. 
NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme
http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk
Information on NHS graduate schemes in England including how to apply.
NHS Scientist Training Programme
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/i-am/considering-or-university
/not-studying-health-related-degree/nhs-scientist-training-programme
Salaried training posts in life sciences, physics and clinical engineering or physiological sciences throughout England.
NHS student bursaries
http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/816.aspx
Includes guide 'Financial help for healthcare students', available to download as a PDF file: 400 kb
Nursing and Midwifery Council
http://www.nmc.org.uk/education/
Information about training and courses.
Nutrition Society
http://www.nutritionsociety.org
Includes a training and education section.
Passing the UKCAT and BMAT With occupational files C;
For graduate admission to medical schools
Prospects.ac.uk healthcare
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/healthcare/graduate-jobs-in-healthcare
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Public Health England
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
An Executive Agency, sponsored by the Department of Health.
Royal College of Pathologists
http://www.rcpath.org
Professional membership organisation. Site includes sections on careers and training and education.
Skills for Health
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for the health sector across the UK.
Sport & exercise psychology
http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/
what-do-psychologists-do/areas/sport.cfm
Information on careers in this area from the British Psychological Society.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: healthcare
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/healthcare
Sector profile.
The Medic Portal
http://www.themedicportal.com
Provide bespoke courses, conferences and tutoring aimed to help get you into medical school. Website contains free information and advice, including blogs, videos, practice questions and other learning resources.
Thrive
http://www.thrive.org.uk
National charity that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Site includes information for those interested in a career in social and therapeutic horticulture.
Trust me, I'm a health manager With occupational files C;
Loan copy available
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.

Includes an Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Psychologist.
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int
Includes employment section with information on job and internship opportunities within the Organisation.
Working in science With occupational files V
See also Occupational files C (blue section) -

Hospitality and events management

Subject & title Location & notes
Association for Conferences and Events
http://www.ace-international.co.uk/
Includes company directories.
Association of Exhibition Organisers
http://www.aeo.org.uk
Includes vacancies and information about the industry.
Event
http://www.eventmagazine.co.uk
Trade press. Includes vacancies.
Hcareers
http://www.hcareers.co.uk
Restaurant and hospitality job seekers site.
People 1st
http://www.people1st.co.uk
The leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport & retail industries.
Prospects.ac.uk hospitality and events management
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/hospitality-and-events-management/graduate-jobs-in-hospitality-and-events
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Springboard UK
http://www.springboarduk.org.uk
Careers and employers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: hospitality, leisure & travel
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/hospitality-leisure-and-travel
Sector profile.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
See also Occupational files E and F (blue section) -

Information, patents and heritage management

Subject & title Location & notes
Archives & Records Association: Careers
http://www.archives.org.uk/careers.html
Useful information for anyone considering a career in archives, records management or conservation.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
http://www.cipa.org.uk
The professional and examining body for patent attorneys in the UK. Site includes careers information.
CILIP (Chartered Institute for Information and Library Professionals)
http://www.cilip.org.uk
Includes jobs and careers section with vacancies.
Inside Careers: career choice. Find your future in finance Occupational files J;
See also online version
Inside Careers: chartered patent attorneys Occupational files W2;
See also http://www.ipcareers.co.uk and view guide to patent attorneys online.
Twitter trends: #patentgradjobs/advice/news
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
http://www.itma.org.uk
Includes information on careers.
Prospects.ac.uk information, research and analysis
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_information_services.htm
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Society of Indexers
http://www.indexers.org.uk
The British and Irish professional body for indexing. Site contains advice on how to become an indexer.
TOPRA: The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs
http://www.topra.org
Site includes a careers page and information on gaining internships.
TOPRA guide to careers in regulatory affairs Occupational files W2
UK Intellectual Property Office
http://www.ipo.gov.uk
Covers copyright, designs, patents and trade marks. Site includes a careers section.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
See also Occupational files W (blue section) -

Information technology

Subject & title Location & notes
BCS (British Computer Society)
http://www.bcs.org
Contains an extensive careers section.
Bubble digital career portal
http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal/
Information and advice on the wide range of careers in the digital sector, including graduate jobs and careers advice.
Digital Union
http://digiunion.co.uk/
Trade association for digital businesses working in North East England. Includes a members directory.
e-skills UK
http://www.e-skills.com
Sector Skills Council for IT, telecommunications and contact centres. Site includes a careers section.
Gateway to games
http://www.datascope.co.uk/gateway.html
Links to UK computer games companies and university courses.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
Mathematics: careers advice
https://cdn.ima.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMA-Careers-Advice-for-the-Mathematics-Undergraduates.pdf
Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Maths careers
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk
Site on careers in mathematics, published by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), as part of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS).
Prospects.ac.uk information technology
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/information-technology/graduate-jobs-in-it
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
TARGETjobs IT & Technology Occupational files M1;
See also http://targetjobsit.co.uk
TechXtra: OneStep jobs
http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/onestepjobs
Job vacancies in engineering, mathematics and computing.
The gateway: the technology in finance guide Occupational files M1
TopCareer.jobs
http://www.topcareer.jobs
Recruitment website for Research Councils UK.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.Some information may be out of date - last updated March 2012.

Includes a Computer Engineer.
Working in science With occupational files V
Womenintechnology http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk/index.php Site aiming to increase the number of women having successful careers within IT. Contains news and jobs.
See also Occupational files M (blue section) -

Legal services

Subject & title Location & notes
All about law
http://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk
Includes lots of information for those who are following a non-law undergraduate course. AllAboutCareers.com's YouTube channel hosts several videos on law careers.
All you need to know about being a trainee solicitor With occupational files K
Bar Council
http://www.barcouncil.org.uk
Professional body for barristers in England and Wales. Website inlcludes extensive careers information.
Bar Standards Board
http://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk
Responsible for regulating barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales. The Qualifying as a barrister page will be of interest to those interested in a career as a barrister.
Beginner's guide to a career in law, The Occupational files K1;
Online at http://www.lawcareers.net/BeginnersGuide/Intro
Bewigged and bewildered? A guide to becoming a barrister in England and Wales With occupational files K
Central Applications Board
http://www.lawcabs.ac.uk
Central application system for CPE/Diploma in Law and Legal Practice courses.
Chambers student's guide to law firms and the Bar With occupational files K;
Online at http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX)
http://www.ilex.org.uk
Professional body and provider of legal education.
Law as a Business – How do law firms make money?
http://www.pinsentmasons.com/Global/Graduate
/Downloads%20(Non-Images)
/Pinsent%20Masons%20-%20Law%20as%20a%20Business.pdf
Details of the business model of a top law firm and some of the changes they are facing.
Law Society
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk
Qualifying as a solicitor and other information from the law society.
Law Society of Northern Ireland
http://www.lawsoc-ni.org
Governing body of solicitors' profession in Northern Ireland. Site includes a section on joining the profession which outlines the different routes available. 
LawCareers.Net
http://www.lawcareers.net
For law students and non-law students planning to join the profession. Register for email newsletter LC.N Weekly.
Includes LC.N Insight which presents comparative information about law firms.
Lawyer 2B
http://l2b.thelawyer.com
Online journal with news and information useful to aspiring solicitors and barristers.
Legal 500
http://www.legal500.com
Comprehensive coverage of legal services providers in over 100 countries.
Legal DealFolio
http://www.legaldealfolio.com
Free website which has an extensive database of client work undertaken by major law firms.
Legalweek
http://www.legalweek.com
Legal news.
Lex 100
http://www.lex100.com
Online comparative guide to the leading law firms, based on the views of their empoyees.
Notaries Society
http://www.thenotariessociety.org.uk
Representative and membership organisation for the profession of notaries.
Prospects law
www.prospects.ac.uk/lawmagazine
Online magazine with general information on career routes and study options.
Prospects.ac.uk legal profession
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/law-sector/graduate-jobs-in-law
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Scottish law online
http://www.scottishlaw.org.uk
Portal to resources relevant to the Scottish law community, including information for students.
Skills for Justice
http://www.skillsforjustice.com
Sector Skills Council for the custodial care, community justice, court and prosecution, and policing and law enforcement sectors.
TARGETjobs law Occupational files K1;
See also targetetjobslaw.co.uk
TARGETjobs law: pupillages handbook Occupational files K2;
Online at targetjobslaw.co.uk
TARGETjobs law: vacation schemes and mini-pupillages Occupational files K1;
See also targetjobslaw.co.uk
The gateway: the commercial law guide Occupational files K1
The good resources guide (AGCAS Legal Profession Task Group) Covers directories, books, journals and magazines, interactive resources and websites.
Information on training contracts and qualifications for students who are considering a conversion into Law.
Trainee solicitor surgery
http://www.traineesolicitorsurgery.co.uk
Advice from an experienced legal professional on how to get a solicitor's training contract. Also offering a free e-book '10 Insider Tips For Making Successful Training Contract Applications' which you need to provide an email address to gain access to.
Training contract and pupillage handbook With occupational files K. See online presentation highlighting the benefits of the handbook which includes tips on using it to search for training contracts or vacation schemes.
UK Intellectual Property Office
http://www.ipo.gov.uk
Covers copyright, designs, patents and trade marks. Site includes a careers section.
Working in law With occupational files K
See also Occupational files K (blue section) -

Leisure, sport and tourism

Subject & title Location & notes
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)
http://www.aala.org
Includes a searchable register of licence holders.
BAPA (British Activity Providers Association)
http://www.thebapa.org.uk
Trade association for private sector providers of activity holidays and courses in the UK. Includes list of members with links to their websites, some of which contain job vacancies.
BlueDome
http://www.bluedome.co.uk
Includes training courses and jobs.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
http://www.bases.org.uk
Professional body for those with an interest in science, sport and exercise. Site includes a careers section with a downloadable career guide and BASES' position stands on Graduate Internships and Curriculum-based Work Placements.
British Horseracing Board
http://www.careersinracing.com
Information on the wide range of career opportunities available in the horseracing industry.
Careers in sport (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 49 kb
Careers in sport
http://www.careers-in-sport.co.uk
Interviews with people in different roles in the sports industry, including advice on the qualifications and experience required.
CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)
http://www.cimspa.co.uk
Professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.
Health club management
http://www.health-club.co.uk
Industry news and job listings.
Institute for Outdoor Learning
http://www.outdoor-learning.org
Organisation promoting best practice in outdoor careers. Site contains a careers and jobs section.
Leisure opportunities
http://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk
Industry news and job listings.
National register of personal trainers
http://www.nrpt.co.uk
Includes advice on becoming a trainer.
People 1st
http://www.people1st.co.uk
The Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.
Prospects.ac.uk leisure, sport and tourism
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/leisure-sport-and-tourism/graduate-jobs-in-leisure-sport-and-tourism
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Real life guide to sport & active leisure With occupational files F
Register of exercise professionals
http://www.exerciseregister.org
Includes information on qualifications.
SkillsActive
http://www.skillsactive.com
Website of the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning. Includes careers section and vacancy listings.
Sport England
http://www.sportengland.org
Information services from Sport England, including list of governing bodies of sport. Site contains a jobs page with vacancies at Sport England and external vacancies.
SportBusiness
http://www.sportbusiness.com
News on all aspects of the sports industry.
sports coach UK
http://www.sportscoachuk.org
Charitable organisation and the lead agency for development of the UK Coaching System. Site includes events, courses and jobs.
Springboard UK
http://www.springboarduk.org.uk
Careers and employers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: hospitality, leisure & travel
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/hospitality-leisure-and-travel
Sector profile.
UK Sport
http://www.uksport.gov.uk
Agency responsible for managing and distributing public investment in sport.
UKSA: the maritime academy
http://www.uksa.org
Offer training courses for professional careers in the yachting and watersports industry and run regular careers seminars.
Working in fitness
http://www.exerciseregister.org/images
/PDF/Working-in-Fitness-2015-Final.pdf
Analysis of the fitness industry in the UK. Contains information about organisations to work for, salaries, qualifications and professional memberships.
Working in sport: how to find a sports related job in the UK or abroad With occupational files F
See also Occupational files E and F (blue section) -

Natural resources, the environment and ethical careers

Subject & title Location & notes
AccountAbility
http://www.accountability.org.uk
Produces reports and audits on ethical and social accountability.
British Cartographic Society
http://www.cartography.org.uk
Includes 'Careers in Cartography' online leaflet and job opportunities.
British Ecological Society
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org
'Education & Careers' section contains information for University students, including a careers guide 'Rooting for a career in ecology or environmental management?'.
British Geological Survey
http://www.bgs.ac.uk
Public sector organisation responsible for providing impartial geological advice. Site includes vacancies and a careers page.
Building Conservation.com
http://www.buildingconservation.com
Includes the Building Conservation Directory.
Centre for Alternative Technology
http://www.cat.org.uk
Provide courses and volunteer opportunities.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
http://www.ceh.ac.uk
Centre for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences.
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
http://www.ciwem.org
Includes a directory of member companies, a section on CIWEM's policies, and information on student membership. CIWEM
Cohousing Association of the United States
http://www.cohousing.org
US based site on co-housing.
Corporate social responsibility (Nottingham University Business School) The Nottingham University Business School website includes profiles of alumni from CSR courses and a research paper containing a list of CSR consultancies.
Corporate social responsibility and ethical careers
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/careers
/explore/occupations/csr
Guide from the the University of Edinburgh Careers Service.
Co-operative & Community Finance
http://www.icof.co.uk
Information on loan finance for co-operatives, employee-owned businesses and community enterprises.
Critical paths: 12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology Occupational files R6;
See also http://www.sgr.org.uk/EthicalCareers/criticalpaths.pdf
CSR Europe
http://www.csreurope.org
Non-profit organisation that promotes corporate social responsibility.
DevNetJobs.org
http://www.devnetjobs.org
Jobs in international development, NGOs and the environment sector.
DMOZ open directory
http://dmoz.org/Business/Investing/
Socially_Responsible
Lists companies with an ethical policy towards investing.
ENDS (Environmental Data Services)
http://www.ends.co.uk
Publisher of environmental information. Site includes:
Environment 2012 (Bath only) Guide to the work carried out by environmental and environmentally related organisations in the UK and overseas.
Environmental careers
http://www.environmentalcareers.org.uk
Website provided by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Includes job vacancies, sector summaries, case studies and university course information.
Environmental data interactive exchange
http://www.edie.net
News and jobs for water, waste and environment professionals.
environmentjob.co.uk
http://www.environmentjob.co.uk
Searchable database of paid and voluntary posts. Can be searched by region.
EnvironmentJobs.co.uk
http://www.environmentjobs.co.uk
UK and international green jobs, voluntary roles and expeditions.
Ethical careers
http://www.ethicalcareers.org
News, information and features on ethical careers
Ethical careers guide With occupational files R6;
Loan copy available
Ethical consumer
http://www.ethicalconsumer.org
Alternative consumer organisation, looking at social and environmental records of companies.
Ethical investment research services
http://www.eiris.org
Independent research into corporate behaviour.
Ethical jobs
http://www.ethical-jobs.co.uk
Vacancy site for ethical jobs in the UK and Europe.
Ethical volunteering
http://www.ethicalvolunteering.org
Site offers advice & information for people who are interested in international volunteering and want to make sure that what they do is of value to themselves and the people they work with.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
http://www.ic.org
US based information on intentional communities. Lists UK communities.
Friends of the Earth
http://www.foe.co.uk
Contains useful information on environmental issues and provides links to job and volunteering vacancies.
FTSE
http://www.ftse.com
Includes ethical index FTSE4Good. Official website for socially responsible investment.
Green guide online
http://www.greenguide.co.uk
Links to environmental organisations and businesses. Database of organic, eco-friendly and ethical businesses.
Green register
http://www.greenregister.org.uk
Not-for-profit organisation offering expert and unbiased training on sustainable building practices to all disciplines of the construction industry. Site includes a register of members.
Green volunteers: the world guide to voluntary work in nature conservation With occupational files R
Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk
Information on jobs, internships and voluntary opportunities in addition to news and views on a wide range of environmental issues.
How the energy industry works: the ultimate guide to energy With occupational files T;
See also http://www.energy-future.com.
How to choose an ethical employer Occupational files R6;
Also available online as a PDF file
IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)
http://www.imarest.org
Includes a careers section.
Impactt
http://www.impacttlimited.com
Works with companies to improve practices in developing countries.
Institute of Business Ethics
http://www.ibe.org.uk
Registered UK charity which encourages best business practices. Includes links to organisations.
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment
http://www.iema.net
Includes environmental news and jobs.
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
http://www.ihbc.org.uk
Professional body. Includes information on education and training and vacancy listings.
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
http://www.iom3.org
Includes careers information and job vacancies.
Lantra
http://www.lantra.co.uk
Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based industries. Site includes a careers area.
Nature jobs
http://www.nature.com
Multidisciplinary science journal includes careers articles, jobs, and academic opportunities.
NewScientist
http://www.newscientist.com
Includes link to NewScientist Jobs which has a searchable database of jobs and studentship vacancies in the USA/Canada, UK/Europe and Australasia. Includes some environmental jobs.
Oil & gas: our energy future
http://publishing.yudu.com/Library/
Avc7v/OilandGasOurEnergyFu/
Articles on the oil and gas industry.
OneWorld UK
http://www.oneworld.org/home
Information, news about the development and NGO sectors. Includes an ethical jobs site.
People & planet
http://peopleandplanet.org
Information on 'ethical' career options. Includes articles on career-related topics and a directory of links to courses, work experience providers, potential employers, etc.
Prospects.ac.uk environment and agriculture
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/environment-and-agriculture/graduate-jobs-in-environment-and-agriculture
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Prospects.ac.uk energy and utilities
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/energy-and-utilities/graduate-jobs-in-energy-and-utilities
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Rough guide to a better world
http://www.roughguide-betterworld.com/better-world.pdf
Includes information on volunteering, development and ethical trade and tourism.
Scientists for Global Responsibility
http://www.sgr.org.uk
Site includes a series of downloadable leaflets on ethical careers in science, design and technology.
Social Enterprise UK
http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/
The national body for social enterprise, representing members to support and help grow the social enterprise movement.
Sustainability Exchange - careers section
http://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/careers1
Resources from the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), a collaboration of HE and sustainability organisations. Careers section includes a sustainability careers guide and webinars.
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.

Includes an Ecologist and an Environmental Scientist.
Working in CSR: what's it really like? Occupational files R6;
PDF file - 334 kb (campus only)
World of renewables
http://worldofrenewables.net
Site includes useful summaries of the various subdivisions of this sector.
See also Occupational files R (blue section) -

Public sector

Subject & title Location & notes
Civil Service jobs online
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service/about/recruitment
Includes information on:
  • Fast Stream Development Programme (including the European Fast Stream)
  • Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Civil Service Job Search
  • Summer Diversity Internship Programme
  • Early Diversity internship programme
  • links to other Government Departments and Agencies
European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
http://www.eu-careers.eu
Career opportunities in the European Institutions. Includes information on traineeships.
Getting into international development
http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/development
Resource from the University of London Careers Group.  Gives an overview of the roles and routes in to this sector and links to other relevant resources.
How to pass the civil service qualifying tests Skills shelves
LG jobs
http://www.lgjobs.com
Official recruitment site for local government.
National graduate development programme for local government (NGDP)
http://www.ngdp.org.uk
Information about the programme including online application form.
Opportunities
http://www.opportunities.co.uk
Online version of the public sector vacancy bulletin available in the Careers Service.
Politics careers, including working in Westminster and Europe (Careers Service publication) PDF - 149 kb
Social policy, social sciences and sociology careers (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 79 kb
TARGETjobs.co.uk: public service, charity and social work
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/public-service-charity-and-social-work
Sector profile.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
See also Municipal year book, available for reference in the University Library -
See also Occupational files L plus others as relevant (blue section) -

Publishing, media and performing arts

Subject & title Location & notes
4Talent getting started
http://4talent.channel4.com/
Advice from Channel 4 on getting into different roles in the media industry.
All you need to know about the music business With occupational files Y
Association of British Orchestras (ABO)
http://www.abo.org.uk
ABO is the trade association for professional orchestras in the UK. Website includes careers and vacancy information.
Association of British Science Writers
http://www.absw.org.uk
Site includes information on careers and courses and a downloadable guide, 'So you want to be a science writer?'.
Association of British Theatre Technicians
http://www.abtt.co.uk
Technical training section contains details of different backstage roles and the training required. Site also includes job vacancies.
BBC writersroom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom
Useful resources for those interested in writing for film, TV or radio. Invite aspiring writers to send in scripts.
BPI
http://www.bpi.co.uk
Information and advice on careers in the music business.
Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
http://www.bjtc.org.uk
Career information, sponsorship and bursaries, and traineeships and jobs.
Bubble digital career portal
http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal/
Information and advice on the wide range of careers in the digital sector, including a dedicated 'Graduate advice' category.
Careers in music
http://www.careersinmusic.co.uk
Advice and resources to help you get started and be successful in the music business.
Creative Bath
http://www.creativebath.org
Organisation aiming to link and develop the creative industries in and around Bath.
Creative choices
http://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Website owned by the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills. Careers advice, jobs and training opportunities.
Creative England
http://www.creativeengland.co.uk
Non-profit organisation dedicated to the growth of the creative industries.
Creative Industries Careers Guide https://www.futurerising.com/creative-industries-career-guide Introductory guides to advertising, branding, design, marketing and media. Including job roles, departments and companies.
Creative Skillset
http://www.creativeskillset.org
Sector Skills Council for TV, Film, Radio, Interactive Media, Animation, Computer Games, Facilities, Photo Imaging, Publishing, Advertising and Fashion and Textiles.
From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications
http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/careersguide.pdf
Guide for those with a doctorate to a career in medical communications in the UK.
How to get a break as a writer With occupational files Y
How to get a job in television With occupational files Y
How to set up a freelance writing business With occupational files Y
Journalist's handbook With occupational files Y
Mediargh
http://www.mediargh.com
Advice, resources and support for people who are interested in a career in media production. Includes a jobs board of paid opportunities.
News Media Association
http://www.newsmediauk.org
Useful site for those interested in working in the local and regional press. Includes information on journalism training and a list of newspaper websites.
Prospects.ac.uk media and internet
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/media-and-internet/graduate-jobs-in-media-and-internet
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Prospects.ac.uk performing arts
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/creative-arts-and-design/graduate-jobs-in-creative-arts-and-design
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Prospects.ac.uk publishing and journalism
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_publishing_and_journalism.htm
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Publishing: More than you ever imagined (Publishers Association)
http://www.publishers.org.uk/careers-in-publishing/
Careers site featuring career profiles, information on courses and training and links to blogs and other useful resources.
Science Careers: Science writing and editing
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/
previous_issues/articles/2011_10_07/caredit.a1100111
Informative article with links to other resources.
Society of British Theatre Designers
http://www.theatredesign.org.uk
Training section includes information on entry routes and training courses in the UK.
Sports Journalists' Association
http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk
Offer a training bursary twice a year.
Straightforward guide to freelance writing With occupational files Y
TARGETjobs.co.uk: media, journalism & publishing
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/media-journalism-and-publishing
Sector profile.
The Pips
http://www.thepips.co.uk
Job listings and advice for those wanting to work in radio.
TV: an insider's guide: how to be a success in the TV industry With occupational files Y
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
Wildeye
http://www.wildeye.co.uk
Information on careers in the wildlife film-making industry.
Writers' and artists' yearbook With occupational files Y
See also Occupational files Y (blue section) -

Research and management services

Subject & title Location & notes
Association for project management
https://www.apm.org.uk/
Professional body for project management. Includes vacanices and qualification information
British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association
http://www.bhbia.org.uk
Site includes information on Careers in Business Intelligence.
Case interview secrets Skills shelves

Chartered Management Institute
http://www.managers.org.uk/

Professional body dedicated to management and leadership. Student membership available.
CIPD: think HR
http://www.cipd.co.uk/cipd-hr-profession/
Information from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Commercial awareness Skills shelves
Corporate social responsibility (Nottingham University Business School) The Nottingham University Business School website also includes profiles of alumni from CSR courses and a research paper containing a list of CSR consultancies.
Corporate social responsibility and ethical careers
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/careers
/explore/occupations/csr
Guide from the the University of Edinburgh Careers Service.
CSR Europe
http://www.csreurope.org
Non-profit organisation that promotes corporate social responsibility.
European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
http://www.eu-careers.eu
Career opportunities in the European Institutions. Includes information on traineeships.
Government Operational Research Service
http://www.operational-research.gov.uk
Oversees recruitment and development of all OR staff within government organisations.
How to become a translator
http://www.translatemedia.com/careers/how-to-become-a-translator/
Online guide
Inside Careers: career choice. Find your future in finance Occupational files J;
See also online version.
Inside Careers: management consultancy Occupational files O1;
See also http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/man and view guide to management consultancy online.
Twitter trends: #consultinggradjobs/advice/news
Institute of Business Consulting
http://www.ibconsulting.org.uk
Professional body. Includes careers section and vacancy listings.
Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
http://www.iehf.org.uk
Includes a page with careers advice.
Institute of Translation and Interpreting
http://www.iti.org.uk
Includes job vacancies and some useful publications on getting into the sector.
Lingo24: translation industry career guide
http://www.lingo24.com/careerguide.html
Career guide to translation for languages graduates and other people with language skills.
Management: a careers guide Occupational files O1
Management Consultancies Association
http://www.mca.org.uk
Organisation representing consultancy industry. Includes careers resources and vacancy listings.
Market Research Society (MRS)
http://www.marketresearch.org.uk
Includes information on careers and qualifications.
Mathematics: careers advice
https://cdn.ima.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMA-Careers-Advice-for-the-Mathematics-Undergraduates.pdf
Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Maths careers
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk
Site on careers in mathematics, published by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), as part of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS).
National Network for Interpreting
http://www.nationalnetworkforinterpreting.ac.uk
Information on the interpreting profession and other careers for linguists.
National Network for Translation
http://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/translation
Organise information events and facilitate work placements in translation companies.
People management
http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk
Online magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Hard copy also available in the Information Room.
Prospects.ac.uk human resources and recruitment
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/recruitment-and-hr/graduate-jobs-in-recruitment-and-hr
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Prospects.ac.uk business, consulting and management
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/business-consulting-and-management/graduate-jobs-in-business-and-management
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
PubAffairs: politics and industry links
http://www.publicaffairsnetworking.com/
politics-industry-links.php
Includes links to lobbying firms, industry bodies and news resources.
Royal Statistical Society
http://www.rss.org.uk
Includes a careers section.
Social policy, social sciences and sociology careers (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 79 kb
Social Research Association
http://www.the-sra.org.uk
Includes a section on careers in research.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
http://www.siam.org
Useful careers & jobs section with information about real applications of maths and job roles for mathematicians. Vacancies listed are mainly in the US.
Statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry
http://www.psiweb.org
Non-profit organisation aiming to promote good statistical practice in the pharmaceutical industry. Resources section of site contains careers literature.
Studying Economics
http://www.studyingeconomics.ac.uk/
Site includes sections on work experience and options after your degree.
TARGETjobs consulting Occupational files O1;
See also http://targetjobsconsulting.co.uk
TARGETjobs.co.uk: management & business
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/management-and-business
Sector profile.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: human resources & recruitment
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/human-resources-and-recruitment
Sector profile.
techUK
http://www.techuk.org
Trade association for the UK technology industry. Includes details of training courses, events and an A-Z of members.
The OR Society
http://www.theorsociety.com
Contains a section on jobs in operational research.
Tom Spencer consulting blog
http://www.spencertom.com
A blog which focuses on management consulting and business strategy. Useful downloadable resources include:
Trust me, I'm a health manager With occupational files C;
Loan copy available
Unilever videos
https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dmS3dqVEhGR0VQWWNUQw
Cover:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business & Technology Management
w4mp
http://www.w4mp.org
Includes vacancies and information on how to get a job or an internship with an MP - see 'Find out about the job' section.
Working in CSR: what's it really like? Occupational files R6;
PDF file - 334 kb (campus only)
See also Occupational files O (blue section) -

Scientific research, analysis and support

Subject & title Location & notes
Academic jobs EU
http://www.academicjobseu.com
Searchable database of academic and research vacancies across Europe.
Academic360.com
http://www.academic360.com
Includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative vacancies in academic institutions.
Academy of Medical Sciences: careers in biomedical research
http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk
Information and useful links for anyone considering or pursuing a career in any area of biomedical science.
Alternative careers in science (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 186 kb
Association of British Science Writers
http://www.absw.org.uk
Site includes information on careers and courses and a downloadable guide, 'So you want to be a science writer?'.
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry careers
http://careers.abpi.org.uk
Information on careers with ABPI members, types of roles and an employer directory.
Beltane Public Engagement Network
http://www.beltanenetwork.org
Network for people interested in making academic research accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Includes a jobs board and information relevant to those interested in science communication.
Biochemical Society job board
https://www.biochemistry.org/JobBoard.aspx
Vacancies for research positions, PhD studentships and other vacancies.
Biopharma Skills Consortium (BSC) Placements Resources
http://www.bsc-biopharma.org.uk/placements/overview/
Online tool dedicated to helping students seeking work placements and graduate employment within the life sciences industry.
brightrecruits.com
http://brightrecruits.com
IOP Publishing website dedicated to physics and engineering job vacancies.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
http://www.bases.org.uk
Professional body for those with an interest in science, sport and exercise. Site includes a careers section with a downloadable career guide and BASES' position stands on Graduate Internships and Curriculum-based Work Placements.
British Interactive Group
http://www.big.uk.com
Skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths. Website includes a careers section.
British Occupational Hygiene Society
http://www.bohs.org
Includes information on education and training.
British Pharmacological Society: careers in pharmacology
http://www.careersinpharmacology.org
Information on what you can do with a degree in pharmacology, including further study.
British Science Association
http://www.britishscienceassociation.org
A registered charity that exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK. News and events relevant to those interested in science communication. Careers section includes advice for starting out in the sector. See Job Board for vacancy listings.
British Toxicology Society: Careers
http://www.thebts.org/Careers.aspx
Information includes details of the different fields in which toxicologists are employed.
Building a successful career in scientific research: a guide for PhD students and postdocs With occupational files V
Career basics: advice and resources for scientists from Science Careers Occupational files V1
Career planning for research bioscientists Skills shelves;
Library - one 7 day loan copy (donated by Careers Service);
See also companion website
Career trends: building relationships: mentoring, collaborating and networking Skills file 10: career choice and development;
Available to download.
Career trends: careers away from the bench: advice and options for scientists Skills file 10: career choice and development;
Available to download.
Careers after biological sciences
http://biosciencecareers.wordpress.com/
Interesting blog with lots of career stories from Biological Sciences graduates.
Careers in biosciences & pharmaceuticals (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 129 kb
Careers in scientific analysis and R&D (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 185 kb
Careers with a science degree: over 100 job ideas to inspire you Occupational information
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
http://www.ceh.ac.uk
Centre for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences.
CERN careers section
http://jobs.web.cern.ch/content/join-us
Includes a section on the fellowship programme for postgraduate and postdoctoral candidates.
ChemJobs.net
http://www.chemjobs.net
International job vacancy site for chemists and biologists.
ChemSeer
http://www.chemseer.com
Chemistry, pharmaceutical and biochemistry jobs in the academic and industrial fields.
Cogent
http://www.cogent-ssc.com
Sector Skills Council for the chemical, nuclear, oil and gas, petroleum and polymer industries.
Critical paths: 12 inspiring cases of ethical careers in science and technology Occupational files R6;
See also http://www.sgr.org.uk/EthicalCareers/criticalpaths.pdf
Energy & Utility Skills
http://www.euskills.co.uk
Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water industries.
Forensic Science Society
http://www.forensic-science-society.com
Information section includes careers resources.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
HigherEdJobs.com
http://www.higheredjobs.com
Higher Education vacancies mainly in US and Canada. A few worldwide.
How the energy industry works: the ultimate guide to energy With occupational files T;
See also http://www.energy-future.com.
Improve
http://www.improveltd.co.uk
Sector Skills Council for food and drink manufacturing and processing.
Institute of Clinical Research
http://www.icr-global.org
Includes a career centre.
Institute of Food Science and Technology
http://www.ifst.org
Independent professional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists.
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
http://www.iom3.org
Includes careers information and job vacancies.
Institute of Physics
http://www.iop.org
Includes a careers section.
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
http://www.ipem.ac.uk
Site includes a careers and training section with current job vacancies.
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA): careers
http://www.imca-int.com/careers
Information on different roles in the offshore contracting industry.
jobs.ac.uk
http://www.jobs.ac.uk
Academic and academic-related job vacancies in the UK and overseas.
Mathematics: careers advice
https://cdn.ima.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/IMA-Careers-Advice-for-the-Mathematics-Undergraduates.pdf
Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Maths careers
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk
Site on careers in mathematics, published by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), as part of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS).
MedComms Medical Communications Community: starting out in Medical Communications
http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout
Includes some videos and a downloadable guide.
Medical physics: opportunities for physicists
http://members.iop.org/careersfilespdf/medicalphysicsguide.pdf
Booklet designed to illustrate the potential opportunities available for physicists in the medical physics sector in the UK and Ireland.
Mothers in science: 64 ways to have it all Occupational files V1
National STEM Centre careers project: promoting STEM careers
http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/stem-in-context/careers
Resources include a list of links aimed at people interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career and a searchable careers resources database of up-to-date STEM careers information from across the web.
Nature jobs
http://www.nature.com
Multidisciplinary science journal includes careers articles, jobs, and academic opportunities.
New Scientist: graduate careers special Periodicals rack;
Available online
NewScientist
http://www.newscientist.com
Includes link to NewScientist Jobs which has a searchable database of jobs and studentship vacancies in the USA/Canada, UK/Europe and Australasia. Includes some environmental jobs.
Next steps: options after a bioscience degree
http://www.sebiology.org/education/docs/Next_steps_web.pdf
Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Society for Experimental Biology. Covers job seeking strategies, work experience, importance of skills, postgraduate study opportunities, making applications and interviews.
NHS Scientist Training Programme
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/i-am/considering-or-university
/not-studying-health-related-degree/nhs-scientist-training-programme
Salaried training posts in life sciences, physics and clinical engineering or physiological sciences throughout England.
Nuclear industry: opportunities for physicists Occupational files V1;
Useful for students from any discipline
Pharmajobs
http://www.pharmajobs.co.uk
Medical sales and other vacancies in the pharmaceutical industry.
pharmiweb.com
http://www.pharmiweb.com
Pharmaceutical Industry career opportunities, news, company profiles, life-style articles and links to career development and training sources.
Planning a scientific career in industry: strategies for graduates and academics With occupational files V
Prospects.ac.uk science and pharmaceuticals
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/science-and-pharmaceuticals/graduate-jobs-in-science-and-pharmaceuticals
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Rigzone
http://www.rigzone.com
Career opportunities and industry news.
Royal Meteorological Society
http://www.rmets.org
Site has a careers section.
Royal Society of Chemistry
http://www.rsc.org
Includes a section on careers and professional development.
Science Careers: Science writing and editing
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/
previous_issues/articles/2011_10_07/caredit.a1100111
Informative article with links to other resources.
ScienceCareers.org
http://www.sciencecareers.org
This site is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has a range of careers information for scientists.
Scientists for Global Responsibility
http://www.sgr.org.uk
Site includes a series of downloadable leaflets on ethical careers in science, design and technology.
SEMTA
http://www.semta.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for the science, engineering and manufacturing technologies industries.
Site includes graduate opportunities, some of which are with SMEs.
Society for General Microbiology careers website
http://www.sgm-microbiologycareers.org.uk
Site includes information on jobs areas, courses and qualifications and a selection of career profiles.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
http://www.siam.org
Useful careers & jobs section with information about real applications of maths and job roles for mathematicians. Vacancies listed are mainly in the US.
Society for Radiological Protection
http://www.srp-uk.org
A downloadable leaflet, Careers in radiation protection, is available on the site.
Society of Biology
http://www.societyofbiology.org
Includes a careers page with information about student membership and special events and a life sciences jobs board.
Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
http://www.soci.org
Registered charity with principal objective to further the application of chemistry and related sciences for the public benefit. Student membership with generous benefits available for £15.
Space technology: opportunities for physicists Occupational files V1
Speaking of science: the who, what, when, where and why of science communication
http://speakingofscience.juliegould.net
Series of interviews with science communicators.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: science & research
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/science-and-research
Sector profile.
The UK Academic System: hierarchy, students, grants,
fellowships and all that
http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk/ftp/pdf/
The%20UK%20Academic%20system_V2.0_April2013.pdf
Useful summary of academic careers in science from undergraduate to professor.
TheScientist: careers
http://careers.the-scientist.com
International recruitment website for life science and medical professionals.
TopCareer.jobs
http://www.topcareer.jobs
Recruitment website for Research Councils UK.
Vega Science Trust: science career videos
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/series/10
Series of videos giving an insight into scientists and engineers from more unusual backgrounds.

Includes a Biochemist, a Cosmologist, a Food Scientist, a Physicist and a Quantum Chemist.
WISE: women into science, engineering and construction
http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk
Campaign to encourage women into careers in these sectors.
Work placements: a guide to getting physics-based work experience Work experience shelves
Working in science With occupational files V
See also Occupational files V (blue section) -

Social, guidance and community work

Subject & title Location & notes
Academic360.com
http://www.academic360.com
Includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative vacancies in academic institutions.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
http://www.bacp.co.uk
Education section contains training and careers information.
British Association of Play Therapists
http://www.bapt.info
Site contains lots of information on Play Therapy careers and training.
British Psychological Society
http://www.bps.org.uk
Includes a careers section.
Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CFWI)
http://www.cfwi.org.uk
Provides advice and information to the health and social care sector including workforce reports on various occupations.
Chartered Institute of Housing
http://www.cih.org
Website contains a large section on careers in housing.
Communitycare.co.uk
http://www.communitycare.co.uk
Includes careers information and job opportunities.
Frontline
http://www.thefrontline.org.uk
Offer a two-year leadership programme for graduates of any degree discipline who wish to become children’s social workers.
Getting into international development
http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/development
Resource from the University of London Careers Group.  Gives an overview of the roles and routes in to this sector and links to other relevant resources.
Health and care professions council
http://www.hcpc-uk.org/
Social care workforce regulator in England. Includes education section.
HigherEdJobs.com
http://www.higheredjobs.com
Higher Education vacancies mainly in US and Canada. A few worldwide.
jobs.ac.uk
http://www.jobs.ac.uk
Academic and academic-related job vacancies in the UK and overseas.
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services
http://www.ncvys.org.uk
'Workforce' section contains information on working and training in the voluntary and community youth sector.

National Probation Service
http://www.traintobeaprobationofficer.com/

Information for those considering careers in probation. Includes entry requirements, application procedures and salary information for the training programme.
Play Therapy UK
http://www.playtherapy.org.uk
Site contains lots of information on Play Therapy careers and training.
Probation directory: incorporating offender management and interventions With occupational files B
Prospects.ac.uk social care and guidance work
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/social-care/graduate-jobs-in-social-care
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
ReliefWeb
http://www.reliefweb.int
Gateway to information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. Includes vacancy listings.
Skills for care
http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for social care.
Skills for Care & Development
http://www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk
Sector Skills Council for people providing social work, social care and children's services to the people of the UK.
Skills for Justice
http://www.skillsforjustice.com
Sector Skills Council for the custodial care, community justice, court and prosecution, and policing and law enforcement sectors.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: public service, charity & social work
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/public-service-charity-and-social-work
Sector profile.
Why housing? Occupational files B4
World Service Enquiry
http://www.wse.org.uk
Iinformation and advice about volunteering or working for development.
Youth work practice With occupational files B
See also Occupational files B (blue section) -

Transport and logistics

Subject & title Location & notes
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
http://www.ciltuk.org.uk
Includes an extensive section on planning your career.
CIHTjobs.com
http://www.cihtjobs.com
Jobs board for the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
http://www.ics.org.uk
Internationally recognised professional body.
People 1st
http://www.people1st.co.uk
 
People 1st is the leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries.
Prospects.ac.uk transport and logistics https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/transport-and-logistics/graduate-jobs-in-transport-and-logistics Explore types of jobs in this sector.
Railnews
http://www.railnews.co.uk/
News items and online jobsboard.
Royal Aeronautical Society
http://www.aerosociety.com
Extensive aerospace and aviation careers section includes information on study, job-hunting, and scholarships and awards.
Skills for Logistics
http://www.skillsforlogistics.org
Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industry.
TARGETjobs.co.uk: logistics, transport & supply chain
http://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/logistics-transport-and-supply-chain
Sector profile.
Transport Planning Society
http://www.tps.org.uk
Professional body for transport planners. Website includes information about careers, training and qualifications.
Using your language skills (AGCAS special interest series) Occupational files A4 and O4;
Available online
See also Occupational files P (blue section) -