Career Planning in the Best of the Web UK Directory

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Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services [AGCAS]

Professional association for higher education (HE) careers practitioners. Includes regional and specialism communities, events, news, resources, jobs and people.

Big Ambitions

Specialises in vocational support and sustainable employment as a therapeutic tool to improve mental health conditions and overall wellbeing.

Career Advice

Practical information and advice on planning a career path to making the right career choices.

Careers Wales

Offers free, impartial and bilingual careers advice for young people in Wales. Includes sections for young people with learning difficulties and for adult job seekers too.

Careers Writers' Association

Formed to promote high standards of careers writing, and a network for members can exchange information and experience. Includes details of membership, their guide to best practice, and a list of members available for commission.


Provides a range of downloadable resources for careers education professionals, plus news and a forum.

Connexions Black Country

Offers free information, advice, and support for young British people, in terms of academics, careers, or learning.


Independent charitable organisation devoted to career development. Provides conference information, details of current research and publications, and sections showcasing the organisation's work with young people, graduate, adults and researchers.

I Could

Presents hundreds of inspirational video stories told by people across a very wide range of careers. Searchable by job type or life event; also contains games, competitions and extensive articles.

Institute of Career Guidance

Aims to promote the value of career guidance and raise the profiles of those who offer it. Includes membership information, details of awards and a section on training and qualifications for those wanting to work in this sector.


Career planning consultants assisting with matching your employment requirementsas as well as offering career mentoring following your recruitment success.

Jobs 4 U

Government designed career portal with a wealth of information on different career paths and opportunities; aimed especially at those within the 13-19 age group.

National Career Guidance Show

Two shows for career guidance professionals; one in Leeds in February and one at Wembley in March. Offers information about exhibitors and how to visit.

Not Going to Uni

Extensive resource for young people aged 16-18 who have decided university is not for them. Contains a database of apprenticeship opportunities and courses, plus advice, many case studies and inspiration.

The UK's official graduate careers website; features extensive careers advice, careers fairs listings and sections devoted to particular types of career options.

Step into the NHS

Portal for 14-16 year olds considering a career in the NHS. Provides case studies, videos, a career A-Z and advice on apprenticeships and work experience.

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