Welcome to Ralph Allen School's career resource area. We hope that the websites below provide useful information for students, teachers, carers and parents when thinking about careers and future options.

General Careers Information

Information about a range of subjects relevant to young people, also has a useful vacancies section. Information on careers, qualifications, local further and higher education courses and apprenticeships. Careers information for 14-19 year olds with an on line prospectus of courses in the local area.


Local colleges Bath College - City Centre Campus & Somer Valley Campus City of Bristol College Wiltshire College  (Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lackham, Salisbury) St Brendan’s South Gloucestershire & Stroud (SGS) College

Apprenticeships Information about how apprenticeships work. Young people can also search for and apply for apprenticeships on-line. On Site Bristol is a training provider specialising in construction apprenticeships. Wiltshire Enterprise is a training provider specialising in engineering apprenticeships. Babcock Group is a training provider running a range of apprenticeships. Smart Training is a training provider specialising in customer service, administration and hospitality. S & B Automotive Academy is a training provider specialising in the motor industry. YMCA training is a provider covering various industries including childcare. KTS is a training provider specialising in business, administration and customer service.

Many of the colleges listed also provide training for apprenticeships

Careers/Jobs Shows a wide selection of short films about different jobs. Information about jobs in the fashion industry. Information about jobs in the construction industry. Information about jobs in the NHS. Fast Tomato is a questionnaire developed by Morrisby to help young people consider which career may suit them.

Higher Education UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admission Service) - this site can be used by students to search for university courses and make applications. It is also filled with lots of helpful information about institutions, preparation for making an application and writing a personal statement.
The Guardian’s university site. Provides up to date facts and figures about universities. A questionnaire developed by Morrisby to help young people decide what type of university course would suit them. When universities have their open days. To help students research HE scholarships. Examples of personal statements and possible interview questions.

Gap Years Information about various gap year opportunities. Year in Industry website. Information about a gap year with Bunac. Information about volunteering opportunities in the UK. Gap year ideas. Information about planning a gap year. Information about volunteering opportunities worldwide. Follow the links to 'work and careers' for information.

Information for students with a disability Information about support at universities or further education institutions for students with disabilities.

Job Search sites

Rights & Responsibilities at Work Information about working hours, employment rights, minimum wage, etc.

Teaching Careers Lessons Ideas for lessons about careers

These websites are all useful places to start your research. However Ralph Allen is not responsible for the content of these websites.