If you’re a school leaver and want a career in the professions then this is the section for you. We have information and advice about what paths you can take into the professions. What are your options?

Going on to do AS and A levels? Take a look at the information we have provided.

Want to go to university? Check out the University information.

What other ways can you continue to learn or train? Apprenticeships are a good way to earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications. For other learning and training options see our Further Education section.

Not sure what career you want? Check out the Career Sectors and Career Videos for some inspiration.


  • Explore your skills and match them to career opportunities with the skills explorer


Not ready to make a decision but still want to gain valuable experience see the volunteering/gap year information.

If you want to enter the world of work then have a look at our Profession Finder, to see which area of the professions you might like as a career, as well as our Job Search section to find out what’s currently out there.