How do I know which job/career is right for me?

There are a number of online careers interest guides to help you decide what you might want to do. 

National Careers Service: You can also look at different types of jobs descriptions, typical pays and entry requirements by visiting the National Careers Service website. 

Start: a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.

Job search resources

Once you have decided on the type of job you want to apply for, you can look for current vacancies using one of the many job search websites that available (e.g. Indeed, Totaljobs.com, CV Library). The vacancies available through the Jobcentre plus network can be accessed on the Universal Jobmatch website.

Other job search resources are listed below with industry-specific job search sites.

For jobs in the voluntary sector:

For jobs in the media:

For jobs in construction:

For jobs in IT:

For jobs in the NHS:

For jobs in healthcare:

For jobs in local government:

For jobs in the Civil Service:

Self employment

Prospects: This is a good resource to help you think about what type of business you could run, freelancing, and how to start a business. 

Apprenticeships

National apprenticeships webpages:

Access to Work grants: funding for disabled people to get to work up to £40k pa to fund access & reasonable adjustments 

Benefits & Welfare Advice

Better Off Calculators:

Sharing Personal Information & Equality Act

Discrimination and mental health Equality Act 2010 publication, version 3. Last updated December 2015; next update December 2017. 

Supporting clients with Sharing Personal Information

Sharing Personal Information where there is a forensic history (criminal convictions)  

Free legal advice service University of Greenwich Legal advice centre


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