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Plan your Career

Planning your career can seem a scary process. But it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at the options available to support you with your career planning journey.


Options at 16

Access information about your career options after your GCSE's. 

Options at 18

Find out the career options you have after you leave school or college.

Options for career changers

Read our 8 steps to changing career. Learn how thinking of pros and cons and brushing up on your job search skills can help.

Options after redundancy

Learn about redundancy support available in Wales including ReAct+ funding, and how to handle redundancy.

Options for returners to work

Find out your next steps when returning to work, including career planning, options and job preparation.

Options for graduates

Learn about your career options after passing your degree. Options include earning money straightaway, continuing your studies or taking a break.

Discover your strengths and the jobs that match them

Skills and strengths

Discover your skills and strengths and match them to the skills and strengths employers want. Find ways to improve your skills and more.

How to make good career decisions

The decision you make now can affect your future career path. Make a choice that will help you achieve your career goals.

Buzz Quiz

Take the quiz to find out your personality type and what jobs might suit you.

Explore your career ideas

Think about subjects, courses and training

Year 8 and 9 subject options

Get help choosing subjects for years 10 and 11. Access hints and tips and information to help you make career choices.

How to choose the right subject or course

Get help with choosing subjects and courses. Find out the entry requirements, jobs of the future, career ideas, and your learning style.

Find out about qualifications

Understand qualification levels and why they matter. Learn about qualifications, including NVQs, GCSEs, BTECs, A levels, degrees and HNDs.

Subjects and Jobs

Explore the jobs you could do linked to subjects.

Prepare for a job

How to get experience

Employers value experience. Find out how to get it including through work experience, volunteering and internships.

Build a CV

Make your CV the best it can be. Find out what to include in your CV, view example CVs, and download our Guide to CV writing.    

Write applications

Get tips on how to write an application to get you an interview.

Interview techniques

Get help to prepare and practise interview questions, and find out what to expect in an interview.    

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Real life stories

Take a look at some real life success stories. 


Links to the features and campaigns promoted by Careers Wales throughout the year.