Career Choices

Useful Career Websites

Use information on these websites to help you choose your career:

  • NCS is the UK's national careers service providing information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work. If you are a learner with ACL, you can book an appointment with a NCS advisor in one of our ACL centres.
  • iCould is a careers website which uses LMI for All to provide context alongside careers videos
  • U-Explore  provide careers guidance solutions for schools and colleges using LMI for All in Start
  • SACU is an online source of careers information for young people, parents, teachers and careers advisor

'The Ultimate Guide to Getting a New Job in Essex'

Whether you're thinking about your first long-term job, you're ready to change your career path, or even looking to get back into work after a career break, this guide can help you.

The guide includes:

  • Industry expert advice on writing your CV
  • Advice on finding and applying for a job
  • Information on the key skills employers are looking for
  • Information on financial support
  • And much much more.

Also included are real life examples of how workers in Essex found their job role and they give their views to support you on your journey to getting a new job.

As well as the amazing career examples throughout this guide, you can also learn about the thousands of opportunities in some of the most in-demand sectors in Essex and the salaries that you could earn.



Use the Careerometer below to find out more about pay rates in different jobs. As well as providing hourly, weekly and annual pay figures, for each occupation, Careerometer gives details of present numbers employed in the UK and projected future growth or reduction in numbers employed. It also provides prediction of replacement demand – an important measure showing how many new employees are likely to be needed based on those leaving an occupation or retiring. It provides examples of different industries where those in that occupation are likely to be employed as well as a brief description of the occupation itself.

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