One of BOB's aims is to link young people who are looking for work with local employers. So if you are a local business please contact us if you have full time or part job vacancies or if you can offer work experience, apprenticeships or internships and help us build our register of local opportunities.

We're also hoping that BOB will help answer at least some of the questions young people have as they make the transition from school or university to work. We've got links to several useful websites and we're compiling some BOB guides which are downloadable here and on the sidebar of this page.

We will be adding more guides - please contact us if there is something you would particularly like to see here. In the meantime here are some links to other sites which you may find useful.

AllAboutSchoolLeavers and AllAboutCareers are a careers advice service for school leavers, students and graduates, specialising in finance and law. They currently write content for various high profile sites including The independent, The Telegraph and TEFL and work with over 200 companies who offer graduate schemes, internships and work placements such as PwC, Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Media.

The Big Choice

Information and advice for school leavers through to graduates including:

The Big Choice

Information and advice for school leavers through to graduates including:

  • •Jobs (including part time and temporary work)
  • •Apprenticeships
  • •Work placements and internships
  • •Volunteering
  • •Interview techniques and skills

Student Ladder

Information, guidance and advice from GCSE through to graduation including:

  • •Information on choosing A levels and degree subjects and making career choices
  • •Information on over 2500 work placements, graduate schemes and internship opportunities for students aged 16 to 24 years
  • •Details of over 100 School Leaver Programmes for those not going to university
  • •Advice on CV's, interviews, online tests and assessment centres


This is the UK's official graduate careers website with information on

  • •graduate jobs and employers
  • •internships, work experience, work placements, work shadowing
  • •postgraduate study
  • •volunteering
  • •Careers planner and careers advice including sample CV's and covering letters, interview techniques etc

Target Jobs

Take a look at this site if you're looking for graduate jobs, schemes and internships.

  • •Search the site for details of graduate jobs and employers
  • •Find internships, placements and work experience advice
  • •Use the career planner - to help you identify your strengths and suitable graduate roles
  • •Careers Advice section has information on developing your job hunting skills including advice on writing your CV and covering letter, preparing for interviews, psychometric tests and assessment centres.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Information about apprenticeships and traineeships, current vacancies and how to apply. Also useful information for employers and parents. You might also like to visit RateMyApprenticeship which also lists opportunities

Downloadable Guides

Click on any of the following subjects to download one of our BOB guides

Starting Secondary School


Interview Techniques

Make sure you have the right CV