If you’re trying to decide which career you’d like to pursue, or are thinking about changing your career, it can be hard to find out the information you need to make your decision –things like average salary and the qualifications you need. Careers Explorer is packed full of relevant information on a wide range of careers.
Most importantly, the information you will find here centres on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough specifically. Just type in the career you are considering, eg nursing. You can then choose from the following options, depending on what you’re interested in:
The Careersometer tool can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers.
This tool helps you compare national average wages and working hours for up to three occupations at once.
Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.
A skills assessment can be helpful at any stage of your career, like when you:
Transferable skills are a set of skills that you’re good at. You can build them up over time, through work, volunteering, education and life.
You can apply these skills to a range of jobs. You may want to take an assessment to help you:
Find out what you can do with the skills you have (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/skills-assessment)
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. Apprentices are treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday.
You get valuable hands-on experience working whilst you learn, which helps you progress in your working life.
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The Careersometer tool can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations.