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 (London Institute of Banking and Finance)

ICAEW (Accountancy)

AAT (Accounting Technicians)

ATT (Careers in Tax)

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Chartered Insurance Institute

CISI (Investment including stockbrokerage)

Discover Economics


AEO (Events Management)

CIPD (Human Resources)

CIPS iBuy (Be a Buyer)

Property Needs You


Go Construct

House Building Careers

RIBA Architecture

RICS Surveying

Become a Surveyor

RTPI (Town Planning)

ECITB (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)


DBA (Careers in Design)

The AOP (Photography)

Crafts Council (Careers in Craft)


One Dance UK

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Get into Theatre

CDMT (Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre)

UKFT (Fashion and Textiles)

IPA (Advertising)

NCTJ (Journalism)

Digital and IT  

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


Techskills (cases studies about people in IT and Digital)

Cyber Security Challenge UK

AIXR (emerging world of Extended Reality-XR)

Energy, Engineering & Manufacturing

Neon Futures

IchemE (Chemical Engineering)

ImechE (Mechanical Engineering)

Institute of Civil Engineering

Electrical Careers

IstructE (Structural Engineering)

Auto City (Motor Vehicles)

Careers in Aerospace

My Energy Future

Renewable UK

Network Rail

Landbased Engineering

Fantastic Fridges (Refrigeration, Air Conditioning)

IOA (Institute of Acoustics)

Food and Drink

Hospitality Career Map


Careerscope (Hospitality, leisure and tourism)

Tasty Careers

Food Matters Live (explore opportunities across food industry)


Federation of Bakers

Chilled Education(Chilled food industry)

Health, Social Care, Teaching, Childcare

Step into the NHS

Health Careers

The Medic Portal (specifically for students applying to Medical Schools)

Med Schools (entry requirements for Medical Schools)

A Question Of Care

Skills for Care

BASW – Become a Social Worker

Get into Teaching

CACHE (Pathways into Early Years)

PACEY – Working in Childcare

NYA – Careers in Youth Work

BPS (British Psychological Society)

BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

BDA (British Dental Association)

College of Optometrists

AOP (Association of Optometrists)

RPharmS (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

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

CAW (Animals)


Animal Owners – Veterinary

BVNA – British Veterinary Nursing Association

British Horse Society – Equestrian

BIAZA (Zoos and Aquariums)

RHS – Horticulture

Choose Landscape

Go Landscape

RFS- Royal Forestry Society

Conservation Careers

Game Keepers Trust


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

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