Careers Related Web Sites

The following websites are not an exhaustive list but should provide you with a valuable starting place to look at the types of subjects that may be required for different types of jobs.  Choosing the right courses is very important for some professions so the research you do now will benefit you greatly as you progress with your education.


  1. www.icould.com
  2. www.how2become.com
  3. www.startprofile.com
  4. www.careersbox.co.uk
  5. www.allaboutcareers.com
  6. www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

The Armed Forces and Police

The armed forces offer really exciting packages for those 16 years and older through their custom built colleges.  Successful applicants receive pay and benefits of around £15,000 per year from enrollment and undertake an official apprenticeship.  You can find out more by visiting their websites and looking at the range of jobs on offer and the process for making an application.  


Similarly, entry to the police force may be something to which you aspire, if so research the roles available through their website.  In our area you should examine the West Midlands force as a starting point, though you can apply to any force when you are at the appropriate age and meet the entry requirements.


  1. www.army.mod.uk
  2. www.royalnavy.mod.uk
  3. www.raf.mod.uk
  4. www.jobs.west-midlands.police.uk/application/

College and University Study at Post 16/18

It is important when choosing your options that you think about what your future plans after leaving us here at QE might be.  Many students leave QE and go on to complete Post 16 study at a range of colleges as part of their future pathway. 


 Many students progress to Herefordshire Colleges which are listed below.  You should know that Herefordshire and Ludlow College are seeking to merge with North Shropshire College from September 2018 and if approved the new college will be called Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College.


  1. www.hlcollege.ac.uk 
  2. www.hca.ac.uk
  3. www.hereford.ac.uk/


Other college provision used by our students includes Worcestershire colleges and Hartpury.


  1. www.howcollege.ac.uk
  2. www.wsfc.ac.uk
  3. www.hartpury.ac.uk
  4. www.wcg.ac.uk/page/96/pershore-college 
  5. www.newtonrigg.ac.uk
  6. www.southstaffs.ac.uk/about-us/rodbaston-campus


Some students may want to consider joining an established school sixth Form.  Some that may be of interest are listed below.

  1. www.jmhs.hereford.sch.uk/sixth-form
  2. www.jkhs.org.uk/sixth-form/welcome-sixth-form
  3. www.earlmortimer.org.uk/welcome-to-the-sixth-form


There are many opportunities to find out about university courses, within school we carry prospectuses for most universities.  You may also want to access some of the following websites.


  1. www.ucas.com
  2. www.ucas.com/connect/videos 
  3. www.nmite.org.uk
  4. www.worcester.ac.uk
  5. www.university.which.co.uk
  6. www.whatuni.com
  7. www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk
  8. www.studylondon.ac.uk/application-advice/faqs/which-university-should-i-choose 

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are growing fast in popularity.  Your starting point for finding an approved apprenticeship is by searching the government Apprenticeship Service.  The following links will point you to a range of websites where you can get more information on apprenticeships.


  1. www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch 
  2. www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide 
  3. www.getingofar.gov.uk
  4. www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/apprenticeships/what-is-an-apprenticeship 
  5. www.allaboutcareers.com/careers-advice/apprenticeships/types-of-apprenticeship 
  6. www.hwgta.org