Find out about the different options for students when they leave school, including university, apprenticeships, professional qualifications and more. You can also see the top 200 employers that school students say they want to work for and read the stories of those already working there.
Inspiring possibilitiesfor school leavers
TARGETcareers helps young people to make smart decisions about their future. Investigate careers that interest you and decide whether to do an apprenticeship or go to university, then get applying. We’ve got the full list of UK undergraduate courses and advice on choosing between them, or you can search for apprenticeships with some of the country’s biggest employers.
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TARGETcareers Construction, Engineering and Property
Interested in a career in engineering, surveying, construction or property? This publication will show you the options and help you get started on your career journey either via university or through an employer’s apprenticeship or school leaver scheme.
Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide
Get advice aimed at parents on careers, university and school leaver programmes such as higher apprenticeships and sponsored degrees. The guide is for you whatever your child wants to do after their A levels, Scottish Highers or International Baccalaureate.
Developing Student Employability – a Teacher’s Guide
The world of work is changing and students need to be prepared by developing their employability skills. This guide includes key information for teachers on how to help students hone the skills they have, and develop new ones in demand by employers today.