The best career websites by school subject area

21st November 2019 by Richard Allnutt

It can be difficult to see how your school subjects relate to future jobs. Some subjects help you develop obvious skills for work (Art, Computing). Others have less obvious links, but be sure that they equally support your skills development. Here is a selection of CareerWave’s favourite career websites which help you to see potential links between school study and the exciting world of work.

Just before we break things down into subjects, we would like to share a specific resource we love and use a lot in our guidance conversations. It is focused on what jobs you can get into based on your degree, but it also shows where your current school subjects could lead to. The website is; www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice.

This list is to be used alongside the article Best Career Websites by Sector where you will find many more recommended websites.

Art and Design  

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 (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

www.thecreativeindustries.org.uk

Business Studies

www.libf.ac.uk/my-financial-career

www.mathscareers.org.uk/business-money

www.accaglobal.com (Accountancy)

www.att.org.uk/careers-tax

www.discoverrisk.co.uk

www.cisi.org/get-into-finance

Computer Science   

www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal

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

www.screenskills.com (excellent information about the Gaming sector)

www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/careers

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

English  

discovercreative.careers

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

www.screenskills.com (Film and TV)

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

www.publishers.co.uk/activities/careers

Geography

www.rgs.org/geography (Royal Geographical Society)

www.geography.org.uk (Geographical Association careers resource)

www.geolsoc.org.uk/CareersInfo (The Geological Society)

History

www.history.org.uk/student (Historical Association)

www.museumsassociation.org

www.lawcareers.net

Math

www.mathscareers.org.uk (Institute of Mathematics)

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

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk

Media Studies

discovercreative.careers

www.screenskills.com (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal

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

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

www.iti.org.uk (Institute of Translating and Interpreting)

www.ciol.org.uk/news/a-life-with-languages (Chartered Institute of Linguists)

www.grb.uk.com (excellent and concise article about the value of languages to employers)

www.all-languages.org.uk/why-study-languages

www.scilt.org.uk (some convincing statistics about the need for languages)

www.studyinternational.com (the languages UK employers are seeking most)

www.mi5.gov.uk and www.sis.gov.uk (James Bond is fluent in French and German and has been known to speak Italian, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese amongst others….. probably. However it is true that our security services highly value multi-linguists)

P.E. 

www.bases.org.uk (‘Careers in Sport’ booklet from British Association of Sport and Exercise Science)

www.careers-in-sport.co.uk

www.futuremorph.org (Sports section in My Future Finder)

Performing Arts           

discovercreative.careers

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

www.onedanceuk.org (the national body for Dance in the UK)

www.ukmusic.org

www.careersinmusic.co.uk (careers information about performing, producing and business roles in the industry)

www.getintotheatre.org

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

Science  

www.futuremorph.org (launched in 2008 by the Science Council as part of the ‘Careers from Science’ initiative)

www.rsb.org.uk/careers-and-cpd/careers (Royal Society of Biology)

www.rsc.org/careers/future/ (Royal Society of Chemistry)

www.iop.org/careers (Institute of Physics)

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk (the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme led by the UK Engineering community)

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk (the website for all health careers in the NHS including accredited course finder)

Technology (Design and Technology)    

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk (the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme led by the UK Engineering community)

www.screenskills.com (Film and TV, Animation, Games and VFX)

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

discovercreative.careers

www.hospitalityguild.co.uk (an alliance of employers, skills bodies, individuals and training providers promoting the hospitality industry)

www.tastycareers.co.uk (National Skills Academy for Food and Drink)