Careers planning

The resources in this section will help you to make career plans and decisions for the future. There are a whole range of websites that you can access for free, to get information and support. Sites such as the ones listed here will help you research learning and training options, different jobs and what type of work is in your area.

It’s a good idea to keep a list of the different jobs you have thought about and the advantages and disadvantages of these. You should research the following things to help you make your decisions:

  • Work activities which form part of the job
  • Working Hours
  • Working Environment
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Training and entry requirements 

It can be a really good idea to do a skills and interest check to generate fresh ideas about what types of work might suit you best. This can be even more helpful if you are unsure about what you would like to do in the future. Try out some of these links to find your ideal job.

Kudos 

Kudos is a Career Matching Package. It will help you find out your likes and dislikes and then match you to careers you maybe be suitable for. To register:

  1. Visit the Kudos website
  2. Once you have got to the main screen, you need to sign up - this is in the bottom right hand side.
  3. You need to enter the Licence Code – contact thehub@blackburn.ac.uk or 01254 292929 for details
  4. Once you have done this, you can create an account.

Start

Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It includes a comprehensive range of activities to help guide young people through their options.

Visit the Start website and take sort quizzes that will help you to think about what career would be best for you. 

Other useful websites