Emerging Careers

You need information to inform your choices. You need resources to support your decision-making.  Yet there is so much information on the internet.  Where do you start?  The links below have useful information for different occupational sectors.  

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How to become a consultant

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How to become a consultant

Do you get a real sense of satisfaction when you come up with a clever solution to a problem that’s been bothering you? Do you enjoy thinking about how things could be done better? 

Your guide to... jobs in retail banking

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Your guide to... jobs in retail banking

Retails banks help ordinary people save and borrow money. If you have a savings account or ISA, you already know about retail banking! In this article, we explore retail banking jobs and look at how to become a retail banker.

6 musical careers you could pursue

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6 musical careers you could pursue

The music industry is an exciting place – it’s also a busy one. From spotting and signing new artists and organising epic international tours to designing album art and getting the next big thing out there to the fans.

How to become a nursery nurse

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How to become a nursery nurse

Love children? Patient and caring with a fun and playful side? Nursery nursing could make an exciting and rewarding career path for you. Nursery nurses make sure young children grow up happy and healthy.

How to become an optician

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How to become an optician

Are you a great communicator, with an interest in using your scientific know-how to help people? A career in eye-care could be the perfect fit for you. 

How do I become a video game tester?

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How do I become a video game tester?

If your perfect weekend is spent with Mario, Link and Desmond Miles, a career as a games tester could be right up your street. Games testers play video games and look out for bugs, glitches, spelling etc.

4 jobs for an architect

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4 jobs for an architect

If our article on how to become an architect has whetted your appetite for a career in grand designs, you may be starting to think about the kinds of building you might like to design. 

5 types of renewable energy jobs

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5 types of renewable energy jobs

Want to change the world and make yourself attractive to employers? Turns out you can do both! Jobs in renewable energy are on the rise – and with a shortage of skill, now is a great time to train. 

How to become a quantity surveyor

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How to become a quantity surveyor

Are you a natural leader with great organisational skills and a head for numbers? You might want to consider a career as a quantity surveyor. 

Why accountancy could be for you

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Why accountancy could be for you

Which of these statements is correct? Accountants sit at a desk and look at numbers all day. You have to go to university to become an accountant. You have to be a maths whiz to be an accountant. 

How to become an estate agent

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How to become an estate agent

Are you confident, chatty and good at putting yourself in other people’s shoes? You might want to consider a career as an estate agent. 

How to become a chef

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How to become a chef

Are you a budding Jamie or Nigella? Has MasterChef inspired you to cook up exotic culinary creations? If you’re an aspiring chef, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. 

How to become a marine biologist

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How to become a marine biologist

Know your cetaceans from your crustaceans? Never happier than when splashing around in a rockpool? If you’re fascinated by the ocean and everything in it, marine biology could be the perfect career

How to become a zookeeper

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How to become a zookeeper

Looking after baby tigers and playing with chimpanzees – that’s everyone’s dream job, right? Being a zookeeper is a brilliant career that’s perfect if you want to spend your days working with animals.

How to become a graphic designer

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How to become a graphic designer

If you’re packed full of creative ideas and want a challenging interesting career where you’ll always be working on different projects, a graphic designer could be the right role for you. 

How to become a dentist

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How to become a dentist

Dentists aren’t just those people in white coats you dread going to visit. They give treatment to soldiers fighting in the army, research oral health at universities and even work for big corporations. 

How to become a paramedic

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How to become a paramedic

One day you’ll be bravely making your way onto a bomb site. The next you could be helping victims of a huge traffic accident. Most days you’ll be driving a heavy vehicle through city rush hours. 

How to become a physiotherapist

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How to become a physiotherapist

Did you know that every professional sports team has a physiotherapist? They help players who have suffered injuries on the field, and give them advice on avoiding future problems

How to become a social worker

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How to become a social worker

One day you could be counselling a child who’s having a hard time at school. The next day you could be helping a refugee who is struggling to adapt to life in their new home country

How to become a science lab technician

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How to become a science lab technician

Interested in making new discoveries? Are you intrigued by why things work the way they do? If you’ve got a curious mind and an interest in science, a career as a science lab technician could be for you

Jobs in travel and tourism

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Jobs in travel and tourism

Travel and tourism - a glamorous industry which will see you jet-setting your way around the world, soaking up the sun and making a few bucks on the side? 

How to become a barrister

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How to become a barrister

Are you good at public speaking? Do you have a logical, analytical approach? A career as a barrister might be something you want to consider. 

How to become a doctor

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How to become a doctor

Interested in wearing a stethoscope and shouting orders across a busy emergency room? Well, there’s a lot more to be a doctor than daytime TV would have us believe

How to become an architect

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How to become an architect

Did you know that there’s a building in Prague that can dance? Well, kind of. The “Dancing House” actually looks like two people swaying to music. 

How to become a teaching assistant

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How to become a teaching assistant

If you love working with children, becoming a teaching assistant could be a fun and rewarding way to start your career. You’ll help students overcome challenges in their learning and their life

How to become a biomedical scientist

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How to become a biomedical scientist

Did you know that scientists are saving lives because they discovered new treatments to cure some cancers? Did you also know that a new drug helps people with heart failure? 

How to become a primary school teacher

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How to become a primary school teacher

We all remember our favourite primary school teacher. The influential figure who was there as we discovered the world around us in those all-important first years at school. 

Forensic science jobs

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Forensic science jobs

Does investigating gory crime scenes like the CSI crew or analysing blood stains like Dexter sound like a great (if grizzly) way to spend your days? 

How to become a counsellor

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How to become a counsellor

Are you the person your friends and family come to when there’s something on their mind? Do you love to help others solve their problems? Sounds like you’d make a great counsellor!

What jobs in psychology can I do?

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What jobs in psychology can I do?

Jobs in psychology are among the most varied and interesting out there. In this post, we tackle these questions: What qualifications do you need to work in psychology? 

Jobs in science

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Jobs in science

We’re willing to bet that when you think of jobs to do with science, you’re probably imagining a mad scientist in a long white coat, dreaming up experiments in a chemistry lab. 

How to become a pilot

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How to become a pilot

Boeing, the guys behind the Jumbo Jet, think that across the world, there will be a need for half a million airline pilots over the next two decades – with 94,000 needed in Europe alone. 

Arts jobs

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Arts jobs

The arts. Sounds grand, doesn’t it? Well, it is quite grand, but we’re guessing that if you’ve come to this page, you’re probably after a little bit of grandeur! 

Life as a meteorologist

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Life as a meteorologist

It’s something most of take for granted. We’ll check Google to see if it’s going to rain when we leave the house, or catch the TV news to find out if the weekend might be sunny. 

How to become a police officer

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How to become a police officer

Spending your days hunting down bank-robbers in a high-speed cop car sounds great, right? Well, the reality of life as a police officer is a little more complicated than it looks in the movies. 

Health careers: Sonographers

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Health careers: Sonographers

Spending your working days making sure that others are healthy and well can make for a really rewarding career.

Virtual Reality jobs

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Virtual Reality jobs

Did you know that you can now watch a basketball game, feeling all the excitement and action up close, without being anywhere near the court? You can lose yourself in the world of a 360-degree game

Jobs in the games industry

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Jobs in the games industry

Making games is a bit like making movies – it takes a whole range of talent and skills to come up with a block buster!

Truth about digital marketing jobs

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Truth about digital marketing jobs

Does spending your day on Instagram – and getting paid for it – sound amazing? Well that could be one of your tasks as a digital marketer. A career in digital marketing can be super fun and lets you unleash your creative side.

Health careers: Phlebotomists

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Health careers: Phlebotomists

Are you interested in a career helping people to feel well, but you’re not totally sure that training as a doctor or nurse is quite the right path for you? 

Health careers: Anaesthetists

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Health careers: Anaesthetists

There’s a whole lot more to a career in medicine than being a doctor. There are actually loads of different jobs where you can use your skills and know-how to help patients live healthier, happier lives.

How to become a chocolatier

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How to become a chocolatier

Does spending your day making (and tasting) delicious chocolates sound like a dream job? Well, there’s actually a lot more to being a chocolatier than just chocolate. As well as whipping up tasty treats

How to become a vet

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How to become a vet

If you love animals, becoming a vet might be your idea of the dream career! We won’t lie to you, becoming a vet – and being one – is tough, but it’s rewarding work. 

How to become a psychiatrist

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How to become a psychiatrist

If you’re interested in what makes people tick and you’ve got a head for science, a career as a psychiatrist might just be perfect for you. Mental illness is a lot more common than people think

How to become a mental health nurse

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How to become a mental health nurse

If you’re a compassionate person with good communication skills, a job as a mental health nurse could be perfect for you. Mental health nursing is a challenging but very rewarding and worthwhile career. 

What Jobs in Sport Can I Do?

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What Jobs in Sport Can I Do?

If you love an active lifestyle then a job in sport could be the right career path for you. Working in sport doesn't just mean being an athlete, it could mean being a sports coach, or working for or a sports organisation.

Asset management:

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Asset management:

Asset management – or investment management as it’s also known – is about investing money wisely and making sure it grows. But what does that really mean, and what has it got to do with my career?

How to Become a Nurse

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How to Become a Nurse

If you're a naturally caring person and enjoy working closely with other people, then a career in nursing could be for you. Nurses are a very valuable part of our society and working in the industry can be very rewarding

Careers in Social Media Management

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Careers in Social Media Management

Social media management is a fast growing industry. If you're interested in online marketing and you know your tweets from your pins, then a career in social media could be right up your street. 

How to Become a Teacher

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How to Become a Teacher

Do you enjoy passing on your knowledge to other people? If so, a career in education could be right up your street – but it takes a few years to train, so it's crucial to learn how to become a teacher as early as you can

Engineering Jobs

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Engineering Jobs

If you're looking for a secure job in a thriving industry, then a career as an engineer is a good choice. There are over 1.7 million people in the UK employed in these roles and the industry offers a diverse range of jobs

How to become a firefighter

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How to become a firefighter

Do you imagine that firefighters spend all day drinking tea while they wait for the alarm to sound before they throw on their uniform and slide down the fireman’s pole ready to put out a fire?

How to become a midwife

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How to become a midwife

You probably think of a midwife as someone who delivers beautiful bouncing babies into the arms of joyful mums. And that’s definitely one very important part of the job 

Jobs in space

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Jobs in space

In the past 60 years, we’ve been to the moon, landed on mars and have even sent probes far beyond the solar system. But space exploration is no small step for man and behind every mission is a team of well-trained experts.