A-z of careers

Careers huh?

That's right, careers.

If you're thinking about the sorts of things you might want to do when you leave education, whether that's after compulsory study, after a degree, or even after postgraduate education, then you need to think careers. There are a vast number of possible careers and it can be hard to know what route to aim down, no matter how old you are. Below you will find links to a number of career profiles. Each aims to tell you a little bit about the possible careers within that industry sector. Feel free to edit them if they're incorrect and update them with your own expereiences!

Please also feel free to add more specific job profiles, or breaking down one of the categories, for example "marketing" or "construction", by starting a brand new article for the career you know about!

Career Options

Career Sector


Discussion Forum


AccountancyFinance and Accountancy

ActuaryFinance and Accountancy

Admin and ManagementCareers

Armed ForcesArmed Forces

Art and DesignCareers

Civil ServicePublic Sector

Construction, Building and PlanningCareers

ConsultancyInvestment Banking and Consultancy

EconomistFinance and Accountancy

Emergency ServicesHealth and Emergency Services

Engineering and ManufacturingCareers

Finance and BankingFinance and Accountancy

Health and Medical ServicesHealth and Emergency Services

IT and Computing CareerIT and Technology

Investment BankingInvestment Banking and Consultancy

JournalismCareers

The Legal SectorLegal Careers

Leisure and HospitalityHospitality, Customer Service and Retail

Media, Marketing and EntertainmentCareers

Postgraduate EducationPostgraduate

The Public SectorPublic Sector

PublishingCareers

Retail and SalesHospitality, Customer Service and Retail

Retail BankingCareers

Routes into TeachingTeaching

Science and Related CareersCareers

Social Care


Health and Emergency Services