Social & Environmental
It's difficult to find work experience in this sector until you are 18 years old. Volunteering or working with people of varying ages can give you some idea of the skills you will need.
The Open University offers a free online course called Introduction to Social Work which might be of interest. You can sign up for free at www.open.edu/openlearn.
www.skillsforcare.org.uk - lots of useful information about careers in all areas of care
www.bacp.co.uk - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy has a good careers section on its website
www.basw.co.uk - the British Association of Social Workers has information on the profession in its resources section
www.esrc.ac.uk - the Economic and Social Research Council website has information about careers in social sciences
www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org - the blog is full of useful information about counselling
www.ehcareers.org - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
www.bohs.org – British Occupational Hygiene Society
www.ciwem.org – the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmenal Management
www.ieem.net – the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
www.nerc.ac.uk – Natural Environment Research Council