Vision

Regardless of their circumstances, we want every young person to have easy access to relevant and local opportunities that will help to get their future started!

 

Mission

For Young People:

Local – If you’re aged 16-21, we want to show you the wide range of inspirational careers opportunities right here on the doorstep! From Yate to Yeovil and from Warminster to Weston, we cover the whole of the Bristol & Bath postcode region*.

Relevant – Explore the careers rooms of interest to you for live opportunities which could add real value to your CV or Personal Statement. You decide.

Fill CVs – Whether you’re applying for higher education or an apprenticeship, you’ll need a CV that’s up to date and full of examples to help show off your skills, achievements and enthusiasm for the next stage of your journey. And the UCAS personal statement specifically mentions the benefit of having relevant content.

Choice of pathway – Wherever possible, there’s also a choice of local academic courses and apprenticeships in your chosen careers room.

Independent – Even with sponsorship funding, Careersnearhere.com is not affiliated to a single Uni or Employer and all providers can continue to advertise their opportunities freely.

Simple – There are also general overviews of the options available to you after GCSEs and at aged 18, as well as Tips on writing CVs and Personal Statements. And a Multi-Sector Noticeboard advertising general opportunities, talks and open days which cover multiple career sectors – worth a look!

Live! – The ads all have an expiry date so you should only see live vacancies. And if there are any problems, please let us know here.

User-friendly – Everything is in a colourful, quick and easy format, simple to navigate, mobile-friendly and supported by three social media pages. Follow for more:

For Advertisers:

Different – This is an independent local website for 16-21 year olds based on the concept of noticeboards inside careers rooms. It is not intended for graduates and not a careers advice & guidance website – although we do signpost to the considerable support accessible elsewhere.

Signposting – We provide four noticeboards in each careers room where organisations can signpost to relevant and local talks and events, work experience, academic courses and apprenticeship vacancies for interested young people to find and apply direct.

Quick & Easy – Adverts are live in just a few minutes using a simple onscreen template form. Register here and you can load them yourself anytime!

No Barriers – It’s free to search and free to advertise on the noticeboards, we don’t handle applications, there’s no middleman and no catch.

No competition – We signpost direct to anyone offering local opportunities suitable for young people, including volunteering organisations, colleges, and training companies. We do not handle applications and we do not charge. All we ask that is that there is clear acknowledgement of the lead (e.g. for our Testimonials) so that we can attract sponsorship.

Equal – all the adverts are in the same format. To encourage SMEs, the opportunities with smaller organisations are therefore listed equally alongside the larger ones.

Quality – We seek out quality local opportunities from quality organisations and brands. We enhance that quality by only allowing adverts in the relevant careers rooms. Young people then become quality applicants because they have a genuine interest in that career sector.

* Other Regions are available

 

Who are we?

Careersnearhere.com is the initiative of mother of two, Emma Tate, who has had a sixth form careers role at two secondary schools preceded by experience in business development, student recruitment, marketing insight, customer experience and in creating innovative events for a major UK employer.

The website was born out of a frustration with the bewildering choice of national careers-related websites as well as the complexity and often confusing functionality of some of those available. Most of all it was the one simple thing that was missing which would have made life ‘so much easier’ when trying to help young people to get recent and relevant examples on their CVs and Personal Statements.

We are proud to have created a free, one-stop-shop to help young people, their parents and schools to quickly and easily access relevant and local opportunities to help fill CVs and Personal Statements for applications and interviews, whilst at the same time signposting (wherever possible) to a choice of local academic courses and apprenticeship vacancies relevant to each career sector.

We’ve also devised simple overviews of the different local pathways available after GCSEs and at aged 18, Tips on CVs, interviews and applications as well as a Help section signposting to more detailed advice and guidance elsewhere. These are all conveniently located on the blue banner at the bottom of every screen.

We care deeply about showcasing the choice of local opportunities and career pathways that can help young people of all circumstances and abilities to write their CVs, fill their CVs and get their future started!

 

Get involved?

AdvertiseRegister with us and we’ll either put your ads on the boards or you can log-in and complete a simple template to place your own ads. You can edit or delete them at any time and place them in lots of different careers rooms – as long as they are relevant.

Events – With our enthusiastic approach and dogged determination to make a difference, we have a growing reputation for arranging and taking part in exceptional careers events. Read more about our specialist Focus On events here.

Sponsor – The website requires an income to be sustainable so why not support what we’re doing and raise the local profile of your organisation with this age group at the same time. Details here.

Franchise – Why not consider setting up Careersnearhere.com in another region? We’ve over forty to choose from – Request Details.

It’s Your Future – Let’s Get It Started!

 

Read more on our Testimonials page