Useful Contacts

Careers Information
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THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS (DfES)

This is mission control as far as educational advice goes. Get in touch with the DfES and even if they can't help you directly, they will undoubtedly know someone who can.

www.dfes.gov.uk

ENGINEERING CAREERS INFORMATION SERVICE (ECIS)

The ins and outs of engineering: courses, careers, awards, the lot.

www.enginuity.org.uk

THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS CAREERS ORGANISATION (ISCO)

If you are unsure what you want to do next, ISCO has a wealth of information and advice to help.

www.isco.org.uk

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS (NESTA)

This organisation invests in outstanding ideas. If you have a brainwave then these are the people to talk to.

www.nesta.co.uk

YOUNG ENGINEERS

National network of science, engineering, electronics and technology clubs in schools and colleges.

www.youngeng.org

WOMEN INTO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (WISE)

Campaign dedicated to encouraging women to take up careers in science and engineering.

www.wisecampaign.org.uk

LEARNDIRECT

If you want to get a qualification but haven't got time to go to college, learndirect operates a network of online learning and information services. Check them out.

www.learndirect.co.uk

SCENTA

Website about careers in science, technology and engineering.

www.scenta.co.uk

APPRENTICESHIPS AND GRADUATE JOBS

BRITISH AIRWAYS

A variety of jobs for school leavers and graduates. Positions offered both on the ground and in the air.

www.ba.com

CONNEXIONS GATEWAY

Government site providing information on all aspects of education and careers, from which GCSEs might be good for you to where to look for apprenticeships in your area.

www.connexions.gov.uk

THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (MOD)

One of the most important buyers and employers of aerospace equipment and expertise in the UK.

www.mod.uk

ENGINEERING EMPLOYERS' FEDERATION (EEF)

If you're after a website where engineering employers and apprentices meet, this is it. www.apprentices.co.uk

LEARNING AND SKILLS COUNCIL APPRENTICESHIPS

Advice on how to earn while you learn.

www.realworkrealpay.info

QINETIQ

Work in the science and technology research lab for the British Government.

www.qinetiq.com

GENERAL INFO

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES NORTH AMERICA

CLUB (BUNAC)

BUNAC offers young people the opportunity to work or volunteer in other countries.

www.bunac.org.uk

THE BRITISH DISABLED FLYING ASSOCIATION

Information on the world of disabled flying, with a useful list of advisors in the UK.

www.bdfa.net

BRITISH MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (BMAA)

Everything you need to know about the UK's microlight community.

www.bmaa.org

BRITISH NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE

Gives you all sorts of info on what's going on with space in the UK.

www.bnsc.gov.uk

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

BEST PROGRAMME

Comprehensive educational engineering programme for young people, that continues into adulthood.

www.raengbest.org.uk

THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO

The official website for the airshow that take place at RAF Fairford on 14-15 July 2007, with "Earlybird" tickets on sale now.

www.airtattoo.com/showcontent.asp

ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY (RAeS)

They say: "The world's only professional body that caters for the entire aerospace community, and offers a dedicated careers service."

www.raes.org.uk

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