Student Ladder is an excellent website that offers various routes for student choice after they leave school: http://www.studentladder.co.uk/
This site offers advice for successful UCAS applications, work placements, internships, graduate schemes and offers information, advice and guidance from GCSE through to graduation.
School leaver programmes or work experience opportunities are listed. These include ICT, financial, engineering, legal, human resource and accountancy opportunities.
British Airways, Bank of England, KPMG, Laing O’Rourke, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, Siemens, Mars, Aviva, Channel 4, IBM, Boots and Harrods all offer school leavers’ programmes.
Similar opportunities are also advertised on:
Rate my Apprenticeship: http://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/top-employers
All About Careers: http://www.allaboutcareers.com/jobs
Labour Market Information
National Guidance Research Forum
This very informative website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ier/ngrf/ contains information about the labour market.
The Labour Market North-East
This website: http://www.labourmarketnortheast.co.uk/ shares regional labour market information. For those who wish to stay in the North East this is useful as you can see regional areas of growth and decline in various industries.
This website: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements contains social and economic information, including data on the UK’s labour market.