On First Careers you can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice. First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions.

What is First Careers all about?

It can be a bit worrying choosing GCSE and A Level subjects,  let alone further education choices, especially when you don’t know what job you want yet. It doesn’t have to be. 

There are thousands of interesting opportunities and organisations all around the world. They may need someone just like you to come and work for them in a few years’ time. It’s just a matter of finding out what’s out there, what interests you, what you would be suited to and what skills you will need.

That’s where First Careers comes in.

Careers inspiration

While you’ve been busy at school, we’ve been busy checking out hundreds of organisations to discover the most interesting jobs. From a video game sound designer, to a food and drink manager on a cruise ship, to a football photographer,  we’ve met real people with real jobs, so you can see for yourself what they do each day.

Careers advice with a difference

Our honest job profiles give a taste of what it would be like to land your dream job, plus many of our interviews are carried out by young people, so you get the lowdown on the things that matter most to you (like, whether maths is really important, after all).

Check out our careers library


If you’re not sure how to start a conversation about careers, or how to advise your children on possible careers they may be suited to, why not sit down as a family to watch a few short films, or read some of our day-in-the-life job profiles, then use them to talk about possible career options? Career aspirations start earlier than you think, so it’s good to get kids thinking about their futures.


Looking for ways to introduce careers advice? Watch our videos in class or print out some job profiles to kick off a discussion about the types of jobs your pupils might be interested in. First Careers is a digital outreach program that brings careers inspiration into your classroom and helps give subjects real world meaning.

Work Experience Opportunities

After you have been inspired, keep an eye on our work experience opportunities tab where you will find the latest exciting openings to see first hand what it’s like to work within some of the country’s biggest and most successful companies.

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First Careers is brought to you by First Group Enterprises Ltd who also publish the children’s newspaper First News.

Children can subscribe to First News at home. For details on our education products for schools visit First News Education.