Useful Websites

This is a list of useful websites which can help you to gain a Work Based Placement.

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Useful Links


NCS20compressed20logoThe National Careers Service Website is an excellent starting point for investigating careers and opportunities for work. We recommend using the following sections of the site:

Job Profiles

Look through hundreds of different jobs and find out what the work involves, what you would be paid, where the work is and what qualifications you will need

Skills Health Check

A questionnaire which will help you identify the skills you have, what you need to develop and what jobs these match. If you are really unsure what sort of work would suit you, then completing the skills health check will help to give you some ideas.

CV Builder

If you need to write a CV then the CV builder will help you to make sure that your CV has all the information an employer is looking for.


prospectsTons of information for those at University. Prospects has information on jobs for graduates, what you can do with your degree and postgraduate study. Sign upto MyProspects for free and you can get job alerts for that dream career.



Careersbox has lots of useful careers information in video format




Lots of inspirational ideas to help you decide what career you may be suited to.

Choose your subject

Checkout links between subject choices and careers.

Explore ideas

Use career wizard to see which jobs would suit you.

Could you do that?

Browse career videos by job type to get inspiration


ucasUCAS handle all applications for places at University. Visit the site to search for courses and complete your application. Don’t forget to link your application to college using the Buzzword: passport14 and choosing your tutor group from the drop-down box. You need to do this for your tutor to be able to attach your reference

unistatsWhen making your choices compare University and course information to help you identify the best options to suit you



Try before you buy! Make sure you go and visit the Universities you are considering applying to





Get independent information on Universities and courses to help you make your choices




Connect with other students going to University and get information on interviews and student accomodation



StudentialAre you wondering how other people get their Personal Statement started? Check out example statements (listed by subject area) on the Studential site.





Use to search for local companies in your subject area and contact them directly. You will need to be polite, professional and be ready to answer any questions they may have about your previous work experience, your Degree course and what you want to get out of a placement.

Darwen Online Business Directory

A list of businesses in Darwen, this can be used to contact local businesses directly to discuss the opportunity of a work placement.

Blackburn Online Business Directory

A list of businesses in Blackburn, this can be used to contact local businesses       directly to discuss the opportunity of a work placement.

Lancashire County Council‎

About volunteering with us

We are a large authority providing a range of services to the people of Lancashire. Our Volunteer Hub aims to:

  • Recruit volunteers from all sections of local communities
  • Provide training and development opportunities for volunteers
  • Offer real life experiences within local communities
  • Enable individuals to become active citizens within their own communities

Offer a range of quality volunteer placements

Jobs and Careers Mag – –

Built on the heritage of publishing indispensable job seeking and career building advice for over 12 years, Jobs & Careers is a brand new free recruitment and training guide galvanising active job seekers with expert advice on how to succeed in getting that job and taking the next step on the career ladder.

Jobs & Careers advise the most self-motivated, career-minded and proactive job seekers across the country through in-depth coverage and advice for: school leavers, students, graduates, the unemployed, those leaving the army, those going back to work, single parents, people facing redundancy, temps, contractors, part time workers, those looking to leave their job and change careers.

We connect with job-seekers via:

* Regional and National print editions
* Digital editions (available online as well as iPad/iPhone/Android)
* Fortnightly email newsletters
* Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups

Blackburn Jobs – Facebook – Job listings on Facebook for local jobs – Local Part Time jobs

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