The UCAS website: www.ucas.com not only enables you to apply for university - but it's also packed with information about option in year 11, what university is about and the mechanics of applying
Push - www.push.co.uk is a lading guide to UK universities, providing information on universities, student life, gap years, finance and many other things.
Which University has lots of information about what to study and where to go.
Many national and local companies recruit through Apprenticeships.gov.uk. You can register then search and apply for vacancies.
Gen2 recruit apprentices for engineering, business admin, customer service, teaching assistants and other career paths.
You can also apply for apprenticeships with the following companies through GEN 2:
Other apprenticeships are available through JTL Training who recruit and train electrical and plumbing apprentices for construction companies, they also train for:
Electricity Northwest - offers plant mechanic, stores and business administration.
Degree apprenticeships can be done at National College for Nuclear.
Other companies offering apprenticeships include:
Don't forget to check out the apprenticeships sections on the local college websites, they all offer a full range of apprenticeship opportunities.
Inspira regularly post apprenticeships and jobs to their Twitter account @inspiraforjobs so if you are on Twitter why not follow them.
You can also get more help and ideas via any of their social media accounts - just search for @inspiraforlife
If you are interested in looking at vacancies locally and further afield - why not search the following websites:
Not Going to Uni (NGTU) is a one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
Inspira - Whitehaven, Civic Hall, Whitehaven, CA28 ISH
Tel: 01946 695541
Inspira in Workington, 213 Vulcans Lane, Workington, CA14 2BT
Tel: 01900 604674