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Useful Advice Links

This page offers links to websites providing information based around careers, apprenticeships, volunteering oportunities or just advice.  Use the filters below to sort the links based on your interests.

Act 2 Cam

We train young people from all over the world, giving them skills and experience necessary for a career in TV and film.

All About Careers

The essential springboard into the job market for students, graduates and school leavers.

Apprenticeship Information

Parents' and Carers' Pack

Edition 24: November 2020

Barclay's Life Skills

Helping young people understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work.

BAE Systems

From complex engineering projects to effective business management, through to promoting our vision and values and ensuring the highest standards of quality. Find a career with BAE Systems.


The BBC offers a wide range of careers in the areas of journalism, broadcasting, technology as well as corporate roles such as HR, legal, finance and administration.

Blackpool & Fylde College

September 2021 School Leaver Mini Guide

Blackpool Victoria Hospital Volunteering

Volunteers have been a part of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for more than 40 years, committing their time to help and support patients, visitors and staff in many ways.

Construction Industry Training Board

A social enterprise, devoted to building competitive advantage for the construction industry and the people who work in it.


The UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.

Get Into Teaching

Use this site to get your questions answered and register with us for tailored advice from teaching experts. We’ll help you with everything from arranging school experience to preparing a strong application to teacher training.

GP Strategies

Via the GP Strategies Training Limited (GPSTL) website learners can access a great deal of helpful support and advice. Even before you are earning and learning we can help you with career development and also your day to day life skills.


We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.


Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for jobseekers to get hired.

Institute of the Motor Industry

IMI Autocity is the one-stop-shop for impartial careers information and advice on careers in the Retail Motor Industry. 

Labour Market Information

Jobs of the future. Careers information and advice

Local Labour Market Information

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

It's not just about rescues and fires. We're just as likely to be at a school giving a lesson in fire safety; or helping the ambulance service get into a home where a patient isn't responding to the doorbell – or, in some areas, responding to medical emergencies as community first responders. ​

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

We are one of the largest and highest performing trusts in the country, and were the first to be awarded ‘teaching hospitals status’.


LawCareers.Net is a comprehensive, one-stop online resource created for future lawyers and those who recruit them. 


We are the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services. We’ve helped millions of people like you gain the skills you need for work. 


We currently work with over 7,000 learners and train more apprentices than anyone else in the building services engineering sector.

National Apprenticeships Service

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.

National Citizen Service

NCS is more than just a youth programme — we are a family of hundreds of grassroots organisations, each with their own unique expertise and ability to inspire young people on their NCS journey. 

NHS Health Careers

Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career.

NHS Jobs

Perform a job search, find jobs that match your skills, and apply for NHS jobs online. Register now so you can receive Jobs by E-mail to view new posts to suit your job search every day.

Screen Skills

Investing in skills driving the success of UK film, TV, VFX, animation and games

Step Into The NHS

This website was set up to encourage people to think about the joining the NHS team. We are dedicated to providing help and information to people who are interested in working in the NHS. 

North Lancs Training Group

We are one of the largest training providers in the country and we pride ourselves on the quality of services we provide to our learners and employers.

North West Ambulance Service

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2006, by the merger of ambulance trusts from Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire.


Dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.


If you enjoy facing challenges, solving problems and would like to contribute to keeping your community safe whilst developing a wider range of skills, then policing could be for you.


Prospects are the experts in graduate careers. We help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities

Rate My Apprenticeship

RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk is the UK's leading job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships.

Royal Air Force

The RAF gives you opportunities you won't find anywhere else.

Royal Navy

A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. No matter what job you do, you'll be a key part in operations around the world. 


Comprehensive source of information with a personalised student experience and tracking capabilities to help teachers monitor student progress and engagement.

The British Army

A sense of belonging may sound like a small thing. Yet it fuels you as much as food and water, because it doesn't just feed your body, it feeds your mind and soul.

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and practical applications of the discipline.

Tech Future Careers

TechFuture Careers is the place to find out all about the exciting tech roles available in companies from loads of different sectors. Whether you want to work in fashion, music, media or business, there's a tech role for you and we'll help you find it. 

The Winter Sports Company

A career where every day brings high speed, amazing scenery and a holiday atmosphere, and every season brings a genuine opportunity to live and work in a new country.

Tomorrow's Engineers

The Tomorrow's Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to inspire more young people to consider a careers in engineering.

Training 2000

Training 2000 has been established for almost 50 years, we are a large Group Training Association offering business solutions, commercial courses and Apprenticeship programmes across multiple industry sectors.

Westinghouse Springfields Fuels

Since its origins in the 1940s, Springfields has provided nuclear fuel, chemical and mechanical fabrication for LWR, AGR and Magnox fuel, and conversion services for uranium hexafluoride.

St Mary's Catholic Academy

Head Teacher: Mr. Simon Eccles
St. Walburga's Road, Blackpool, FY3 7EQ
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Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust

CEO: Mrs. Helen O'Neill
St. Walburga's Road, Blackpool, FY3 7EQ
01253 396286
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