The best career websites by sector

26th August 2022 by CareerWave

When you get, or have, a job idea for the future, it is often hard to know where to turn if you want to read up on it in more depth. Here is a carefully chosen selection of CareerWave’s favourite career websites by sector (or industry).

If it’s a large database of sectors and jobs you are after this is where you need to be; National Careers Service.

Accountancy, Business and Finance  

London Institute of Banking and Finance (My Financial Career)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (Careers Hub)

The Association of Accounts Technicians (Career in Finance)

Association of Taxing Technicians (Careers in Tax)

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (Become an Actuary)

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (Careers in Finance)

Discover Economics (What Economists Do)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (Get into Marketing)

Association of Event Organising (Talent Hub)

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (Careers in the People Profession)

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (Careers Page)

Property Needs You


Go Construct (Careers in Construction)

House Building Careers (from the House Building Federation)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (How to Become an Architect)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveying (Surveyor Careers)

The Survey Association (Become a Surveyor)

Royal Town Planning Institute (Become a Planner)

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (Careers in Engineering Construction)

Creative Arts, Media and Culture

Discover Creative Careers (a directory that pulls in career information from lots of other creative websites including some of those below)

Into Games (Career in Games)

ScreenSkills (TV, Film, VFX, Games, Animation)

Design Business Association (Careers in Design)

The Association of Photographers (Careers in Photography and the Creative Industries)

Crafts Council (Craft Careers)

The Publishers Association (Work in Publishing)

One Dance UK (Careers Hub)

Indepenedent Society of Musicians (Careers)

Get into Theatre

Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (List of accredited professional schools)

UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT Futures)

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (Careers in Advertising)

National Council for the Training of Journalists (Life as a Journalist)

Digital and IT  

Discover Creative Careers (a directory that pulls in career information from lots of other creative websites including some of those below)

Into Games (Career in Games)

ScreenSkills (VFX, Games, Animation)

TechSkills (Tech Skills careers)

Cyber Security Challenge UK (Cyber Security Industry)

AIXR (Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR) industry)

Energy, Engineering & Manufacturing

Neon Futures (case studies of people working in engineering sector)

Institution of Chemical Engineers (Discover Chemical Engineering)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Discover Mechanical Engineering)

Institution of Civil Engineers (What is Civil Engineering)

Institution of Structural Engineers (How to Become a Structural Engineer)

Electrical Careers (Career in Electrical Engineering, Design or Installation)

Auto City (Institute of the Motor Industry)

Careers in Aerospace (Aerospace and Aviation opportunities)

My Energy Future (Energy Careers)

Landbased Engineering (Engineering in Agriculture, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Turf, Plant Machinery)

Fantastic Fridges (‘Cool Careers’ from the Institute of Refrigeration)

Institute of Acoustics (A career in Sound)

Food and Drink

Choose Hospitality (A Career in the Hospitality sector)

Tasty Careers (A Career in Food and Drink)

Food Matters Live Opportunities in the Food Industry)

Seafish (Careers in Sea Food- see World is your Oyster video clip)

Health, Social Care, Teaching, Childcare

NHS Health Careers (Your Future in the NHS)

Step into the NHS (same as above but targeted at young people and schools)

The Medic Portal (Get into Medicine- advice and support)

Medical Schools Council (Making an application for Medicine including detailed comparative entry requirements)

Think Care Careers (Skills for Care’s website for a career in Social Care including the ‘A Question of Care’ quiz)

British Association of Social Workers (How to become a Social Worker)

Get into Teaching (How to become a Teacher)

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) (Working in Childcare)

National Youth Agency (Becoming a Youth Worker)

The British Psychological Society (Find Your Career in Psychology)

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Careers in Counselling)

British Dental Association (How Do I Become a Dentist)

The College of Optometrists (A Career in Optometry)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (How Do I Become a Pharmacist)

Land-based (including Animal Care, Agriculture, Conservation & Countryside)

The College of Animal Welfare (A-Z of Animal Career Profiles)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) (A Career Working with Animals)

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Veterinary Careers)

British Veterinary Nursing Association (Veterinary Nursing Career Advice)

British Horse Society (A Guide to Equestrian Careers)

British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Download a free guide to Careers in Zoos and Aquariums)

Royal Horticultural Society (Careers in Horticulture)

Chartered Institute of Horticulture (Grow Careers)

Choose Landscape

Go Landscape

Royal Forestry Society (Careers in Forestry)

Conservation Careers (Roles in Conservation)


Law Careers

Law Society

The Lawyer Portal

CILEX – Chartered Instuture of Legal Executives

Science and Pharmaceuticals

Institute of Physics

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Biology

Biochemical Society

ABPI (Pharmaceutical)

Royal College of Pathologists

Microbiology Society

Met Office (Meteorology)

The Geological Society

Space Careers

Royal Astronomical Society (Careers booklet)

Sport, Leisure and Tourism

Careers in Sport

BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Science)

UK Coaching

Careers in Racing

Careerscope (Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism)

Cabin Crew Wings

Transport and Logistics

Careers at Sea

Flying Start

Nats Aero (Air Traffic Control)

Cabin Crew Wings

Network Rail  (Careers with Network Rail)

Royal Mail Group

CILT UK (Logistics and Transport)

UKWA (Warehousing)

Uniformed and Public Services  

College of Policing

Fire Service

NEAS (North East Ambulance Service)

Prison and Probation Jobs

Army Careers

RAF Careers

Royal Navy Careers

Civil Service Careers

MI5 Careers