The best career websites by sector

20th November 2019 by Richard Allnutt

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; nationalcareers.service.gov.uk.

Accountancy, Business and Finance  

www.libf.ac.uk/my-financial-career (London Institute of Banking and Finance)

www.careers.icaew.com (Accountancy)

www.accaglobal.com (Accountancy)

www.aat.org.uk/career-in-finance (Accounting Technicians)

www.att.org.uk/careers-tax

www.actuaries.org.uk/become-actuary

www.discoverrisk.co.uk (Insurance, Risk Management)

www.cisi.org (A career in Investment including stockbrokerage)

www.discovereconomics.ac.uk

www.cim.co.uk/more/get-into-marketing/

www.aeo.org.uk (Events Management)

www.cipd.co.uk/careers (Human Resources)

www.cipsibuy.com (Be a Buyer)

www.acareerinretail.co.uk

www.propertyneedsyou.com

Construction

www.goconstruct.org

www.housebuildingcareers.org.uk

www.architecture.com

www.rics.org/uk/surveying-profession

www.becomeasurveyor.com

www.rtpi.org.uk (Town Planning)

careers.ecitb.org.uk

Creative Arts, Media and Culture

discovercreative.careers (a directory that pulls in career information from lots of other creative websites including some of those below)

www.ccskills.org.uk/careers (Creative Choices)

www.screenskills.com

www.dba.org.uk/all-about-design/careers-in-design

www.the-aop.org (Photography)

www.thecreativeindustries.org.uk

www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-inside-careers-in-craft

www.publishers.co.uk/activities/careers

www.cvan.art (Contemporary Visual Arts Network)

www.onedanceuk.org

www.ukmusic.org

www.careersinmusic.co.uk

www.getintotheatre.org

www.cdmt.org.uk (Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre)

www.ukft.org (fashion and textiles)

www.ipa.co.uk/knowledge/careers-in-advertising

www.nuj.org.uk/work/careers (National Union of Journalists)

www.nctj.com/want-to-be-a-journalist

www.britishprint.com

www.museumsassociation.org

Digital and IT    

www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal

www.tpdegrees.com/careers (cases studies about people in IT and Digital)

www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk

www.aixr.org/insights (emerging world of Extended Reality-XR)

Energy, Engineering & Manufacturing

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

www.whynotchemeng.com

www.imeche.org (Mechanical Engineering)

www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering

www.electricalcareers.co.uk

www.istructe.org/become-a-structural-engineer

www.autocity.org.uk (Motor Vehicles)

www.careersinaerospace.com

www.talentsourcenetwork.co.uk (Energy and Utilities)

www.myoilandgascareer.com

www.renewableuk.com/page/Careers

www.networkrail.co.uk/careers

www.landbasedengineering.com

www.ior.org.uk/careers (Refrigeration, Air Conditioning)

www.ioa.org.uk/careers (Institute of Acoustics)

www.icme.org.uk/careers (Institute of Cast Metals Engineers)

Food and Drink

www.hospitalityguild.co.uk

www.tastycareers.org.uk

www.seafish.org

Health, Social Care, Teaching, Childcare

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk

www.themedicportal.com

www.medschools.ac.uk (Entry Requirements for Medical Schools)

www.aquestionofcare.org.uk

www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Care-careers/Think-Care-Careers

www.basw.org.uk/become-social-worker

www.education.gov.uk/getintoteaching

www.cache.org.uk (Pathways into Early Years)

www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare

www.nya.org.uk/careers-youth-work

careers.bps.org.uk (British Psychological Society)

www.bacp.co.uk/careers (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

www.bda.org/careers (British Dental Association)

www.college-optometrists.org

www.aop.org.uk (Association of Optometrists)

www.rpharms.com (Royal Pharmaceutical Society- excellent leaflet at the bottom of this linked page)

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

www.caw.ac.uk/careers (Animals)

www.rspca.org.uk

animalowners.rcvs.org.uk/veterinary-careers

www.bvna.org.uk/a-career-in-veterinary-nursing

pathways.bhs.org.uk/career-pathways (Working with horses)

www.biaza.org.uk/careers (Zoos and Aquariums)

www.horticulture.org.uk/grow-careers

www.chooselandscape.org

www.golandscape.co.uk

www.rfs.org.uk/forestry-careers (the video clips at the bottom of this link are recommended)

www.conservation-careers.com

www.gamekeepertrust.org.uk/countryside-management

Law

www.lawcareers.net

www.lawsociety.org.uk

www.thelawyerportal.com

www.cilexcareers.org.uk (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)

Science and Pharmaceuticals

www.futuremorph.org

www.sciencecareerpathways.com

www.iop.org/careers (Physics)

www.rsc.org/careers/future (Chemistry)

www.rsb.org.uk (Biology)

www.biochemistry.org (Biochemical Society)

www.careers.abpi.org.uk (Pharmaceutical)

www.rcpath.org/discover-pathology

www.microbiologysociety.org

www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/careers/your-career (Meteorology)

www.geolsoc.org.uk (Geology)

www.spacecareers.uk

www.ras.ac.uk (Royal Astronomical Society)

Sport, Leisure and Tourism

www.careers-in-sport.co.uk

www.bases.org.uk (British Association of Sport and Exercise Science)

www.ukcoaching.org

www.careersinracing.com

careerscope.uk.net (Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism)

Transport and Logistics

www.careersthatmove.co.uk

www.careersatsea.org

www.flying-start.org

www.nats.aero/careers (Air Traffic Control)

www.royalmailgroup.com

ciltuk.org.uk (Logistics and Transport)

www.ukwa.org.uk (Warehousing)

Uniformed and Public Services  

recruit.college.police.uk

www.fireservice.co.uk

www.neas.nhs.uk/careers (North East Ambulance Service)

prisonandprobationjobs.gov.uk

www.army.mod.uk/careers

www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers

www.civil-service-careers.gov.uk

www.mi5.gov.uk/careers