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We appreciate that deciding what you want to do with your future is never easy, so we have compiled a selection of resources that should help you to expand your knowledge and hopefully make it easier to discover the right career for you.

No single resource will give you the answers you are looking for, so take the time to use all of these resources and you will soon find there are lots of options open to you.

If when you have completed some research, you would like to talk through your options with our independent careers advisor, Juliet Lasslett from (EBP) Education Business Partnership, please feel free to request a meeting via Miss Penfold or contact her directly at juliet.lasslett@ebpkent.co.uk

Career Resources 



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National Careers Service


The National Careers Service is the number one careers resource in the UK. It offers resources, support, guidance, and impartial advice to people of all ages and is completely free!

Search for different job roles to find out what the job is like, what qualifications you need and what salary you will earn.

National Citizen Service


The National Citizen Service is a fantastic opportunity for students aged 15-17. The scheme offers students the opportunity to spend their summer, autumn, or spring holidays taking part in adventure weeks with their friends. This is a really popular scheme and well worth a look.

To take on an amazing opportunity to develop new skills, see new places, meet new people, and add something very impressive to your CV.

Hospitality Guild


The Hospitality Guild offers information on the types of careers you can have in hospitality. It also provides useful resources such as hints and tips from experts and opportunities to search for current vacancies.

You can use it to explore the different fields and careers open to you in the field of hospitality, find out more about what is involved, and even find current job opportunities.



UCAS is not only the website that you use to apply to university; it also has a wealth of information regarding university courses available and careers advice.




icould is a really useful way to find out about the jobs people do by listening to their experiences. The website features interviews and short videos with people from a range of jobs and one 5 minute video could tell you something about your own future.

www.icould.com – Take the buzz test on icould.com to find out your personality animal type and the career areas that would suit you. Are you a dolphin or a teddy bear!?

Careers Box


Like icould, Careers Box provides you with video insights into people’s roles and careers.

Use it alongside Icould to find out what people like about their jobs and what you might like or dislike in future.

Bright Knowledge


Bright Knowledge has been set up by the brilliant Brightside group to provide you with information about different careers, job sectors, and opportunities.

Use it to learn more about the opportunities that are out there. It’s possible that the perfect job for you is out there but you don’t know that it exists; websites like Bright Knowledge can help you to discover it.

Career Camel


Career Camel is an easy to use, free resource to help you to explore the options open to you in future.

Just follow the steps and the guidance of the ever-smiling animated camel to take the next step towards understanding your plans for the future.

Find an Apprenticeship


National website advertising all apprenticeship vacancies across the country.

Search for vacancies based on location and skill area, create an account and apply.

Ready to Work Kent


Ready To Work Kent is a website designed for young people who don’t want to go to Sixth Form or college, but who are unsure about what other options are available to them. It advertises training and employability programmes suitable for young people aged 16+.

Search and apply for training and employability programmes in your area.

Careers Advice For Parents


It’s not just young people who worry about their future careers; parents can be just as worried about their children’s futures as they are! Websites like Careers Advice For Parents aim to provide parents with information and support so that both students and parents alike can focus on future options.

Parents and guardians can use this website to gain a better understanding of the options available to students and the ways in which they can support their children.




Young Enterprise


Young Enterprise provides opportunities for ambitious young people to develop their ideas and abilities through challenges and information.

Use it to find opportunities to show off your skills or build on your ideas!

Young Start Up Talent


Young Start Up Talent is an incredible opportunity for young people aged 16-25 to build on their ideas in business. Your idea can be in any sector or area and the scheme offers you the opportunity to take part in their competition and win £50,000 of funding and support to launch your business!

Use it to take a chance on your ideas and to try for the opportunity of a lifetime.

Kent Choices 4 U


Kent Choices 4 U is the central place for information on courses and apprenticeships within Kent.

Use this website in Year 11 to make your post-16 applications online, track their progress and accept offers. Other year groups may use this site to gain an understanding of the types of courses that will be available to them at post-16.



Adzuna brings together millions of job adverts from thousands of websites, with powerful search options to make job hunting easier. 

Explore where jobs are in your local area, and use the Value My CV tool to make sure your CV is optimised. 

Other Support Resources

Any teacher, member of the House Team at St Anselm’s Catholic School would always be there to support you.  You can approach this network of support or Miss Penfold directly at any time.  There are many local and national charities and support groups that exist to provide support and guidance to young people, whatever their circumstances.  Some of these are listed below. 



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16+ provides support for young people leaving care, and can make a difficult time slightly easier. You can email them at Karen.may@gov.co.uk or call on 01233 645942.



Centrepoint can help you if you are thinking of leaving home. They offer guidance and advice and it is all completely free. You can visit their website or contact them on 0207 426 5300.



Childline is a free helpline for young people in trouble or danger; it provides confidential counselling and advice and can put you in touch with the people who can help if you are experiencing difficulties. They are open 24 hours a day and can be contacted on 0800 1111. If you are a young person living away from home and in need of extra support then you can also contact Childline’s specialist department on 0800 884444.

Citizens Advice Bureau


The Citizens Advice Bureau can help you to resolve issues and concerns and to understand your legal rights. They provide free and impartial advice on everything from housing to debt. Find them in the Folkestone Library on Grace Hill, Folkestone, or contact them on 01303 249310. 



Gingerbread provides support for single or young parents and can help make difficult times easier. You can contact them on 02074 889300 and visit their website at Gingerbread.org.uk.



Homestart offer support for families with children under 5, or for young and teenage parents who are finding parenthood difficult. You can contact them on 01303 244836.

Kent Disability Information Service


If you’d like information on or advice about disabilities then call free on 01303 226464.



The Mind Centre provides support for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced mental health problems. Call them on 01303 250090 or visit their website.

Red Cross Youth


The British Red Cross offers great opportunities for young people to get involved and gain experience and qualifications. If you’d like to volunteer, meet new people, and gain qualifications in areas like first aid then pop in to see them at 2 Lower Chantry Ln, 0845 564 8835

Shelter – Kent Housing Aid


Shelter can help you to find solutions to housing problems and give you advice that could really help. Call them on 0808 800 4444. You can find them online at Shelter.org.uk.

The Jobcentre


If you or a family member are looking for work then the Jobcentre is one of the best places to start. There may be financial support and coaching available to help you or your relatives to find work. Pop in to see them at Northgate House, 115-120 Northgate, Canterbury CT1 1EZ or contact them on: 0800 169 0190

Young Carers Support


Young Carers Support offers support to carers under 18 and provide advice, information, and a chance to relax. Contact them on 0300 111 1110.