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 - www.university.which.co.uk - has lots of information about what to study and where to go.
University of Cumbria - www.cumbria.ac.uk
Lancaster University - www.lancaster.ac.uk
Northumbria University - www.northumbria.ac.uk
Manchester University - www.manchester.ac.uk
Newcastle University - www.newcastle.ac.uk
Many national and local companies recruit through www.apprenticeships.gov.uk. You can register then search and apply for vacancies.
www.gen2.ac.uk 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 www.jtltraining.com who recruit and train electrical and plumbing apprentices for construction companies, they also train for:
Degree apprenticeships can be done at National College: www.ncfn.ac.uk
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:
www.indeed.co.uk - has millions of jobs from all over the UK, sourced from job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk is a one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
The following websites can help young people with providing careers inspiration and advice, practical tips and insights.
Kudos - www.kudos-online.co.uk
National Careers Service - www.nationalcareerservice.direct.gov.uk
iCould - www.icould.com
Target Careers - www.targetcareers.co.uk
Inspira - www.inspira.org.uk