There are websites offering specific information and advice on ways of entering particular careers in particular sectors.
If you are interested in working for local government have a look at the myjob Scotland website for advice and vacancy information.
Local government jobs in England and Wales
Local government jobs in Northern Ireland
If you’re interested in teaching in England, have a look around the Get Into Teaching area of the Teaching Agency website. It outlines routes into the profession, the funding options and what life is like for primary and secondary teachers. For Scotland, practical information on how to get into teaching is available from the Scottish Government Teach in Scotland site.
Teaching in Scotland
Use The British Psychological Society (BPS) website if you’re interested in becoming a psychologist. Information around academic requirements and the different routes Into psychology careers are explored in detail in their Careers, Education & Training section.
The British Psychological Society
If you’re interested in becoming a social worker, the British Association of Social Workers is a good place to start investigating routes in. The website provides information about entry requirements, training, funding and has links to the Scottish Association of Social Work.
British Association of Social Work
Whether you want to be a doctor or work as an IT consultant, all NHS careers are explored in detail on the NHS careers website. Two useful places to use on the website are Explore by career, which outlines the huge range of professions available in the NHS, and Working in the NHS, which explores pay, benefits, and long term development.
NHS Education for Scotland
Volunteer Scotland gathers together Scottish volunteering opportunities across many different sectors
Volunteer Scotland website
Below is a link to the do-it website which allows you to start searching volunteering opportunities across the UK straight away.