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Useful careers links

There are lots of useful career resources out there to help you work out your next steps, wherever you are in the UK or Ireland. We’ve gathered a few here, and we’ll be adding to this list, so check back for more.


Visit the National Careers Service, which offers a wealth of career-related resources including job profiles, advice on applying for jobs, a course finder and a skills assessment test.

Explore local opportunities with Future Goals, Leeds, which helps young people living, studying and working in the area to identify their aspirations, plan for the future and navigate the local job market.

Search for apprenticeships with Gen2, Cumbria, a City and Guilds Institute which offers training for specialists in engineering and technology.

Explore the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Apprenticeships and Careers Service, which posts events, opportunities and job openings geared at young people living locally.

Northern Ireland

Visit NI Direct Careers for careers information, advice and guidance in Northern Ireland.


Discover what it's like to be a physicist with My World of Work as part of an online careers service offered by Skills Development Scotland.

Search for STEM jobs using Equate Career Hub, an online service which connects women with employers in the STEM industries.


Visit the Careers Wales website for careers information, advice, and guidance in Wales.


Visit to access a wide range of career planning tools, research educational and work opportunities, and learn how to navigate the job market.

Careers with physics

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Apprenticeships explained

Apprenticeships are real, paid jobs with training programmes attached. Interested? We have all the information you need right here.

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Planet Possibility

Funded by the IOP, Planet Possibility is building a diverse community of future physicists through inspiration, opportunities and careers guidance. Visit the Planet Possibility website for useful physics careers advice, activities, jobs, courses and other opportunities.

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