SBY Resources:

Student Finance Jargon Buster

Careers Jargon Buster

A Quick Guide to Apprenticeships


Online resources: 

UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education : The website for University applicants which gives provider and course information as well as a range of guidance around choosing the best course for you. Of course, it is also the website for applying to higher education too. 

Apprenticeships : The government website which has lists of apprenticeships to apply for as well as a wealth of information about different apprenticeships, real life case studies and guidance around the financial aspects of apprenticeships. 

Become an apprentice: How apprenticeships work – GOV.UK ( : A clear government guide to apprenticeships and how they work. 

Find Apprenticeships: Apprenticeship Job Opportunities : Another great starting point for finding an apprenticeship.  

Professional Apprenticeships : Apprenticeship recruiters who work across the South West and have a range of apprenticeships available to apply for across a number of professional roles.

Career Ready : National social mobility charity who run programmes which combine mentoring, masterclasses and internships.

Careers advice – job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service : A great resource with clear descriptions of different jobs, the qualifications/experience necessary for them and guidance around who may be suited to them. : Careers and university guidance (including post graduate study) in an easily accessible format. 

My World of Work | : Careers guidance which is tailored to secondary school students/leavers, college and uni students, and those already in work. 

NatWest Entrepreneur Hub | NatWest Business  

Sutton Trust 

Ward profile data ( 


Bristol and Somerset Training Organisations: 






Trainers we endorse: 

Andy Workman – HOME | Andy Workman Mindset Specialist – Hypnotherapist, Author, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker : A wonderful motivational speaker who has worked with many of our cohorts over a number of years. 

Matt Hartill (Head of Wellbeing/Mental Health – LyndonSGB) : An excellent mental health trainer and advocate who delivered Mental Health First Aid training to a number of our staff recently. 



Mind the Inclusion Gap – Suzy Levy: A well-researched book from Suzy Levy who draws on her own vast experience in equality, diversity and inclusion work to explore the potential pitfalls faced when trying to ensure everyone is included. 

What do we know and what should we do about social mobility? – Lee Elliott Major and Stephen Machin : A clear and well-articulated outline of research and data around social mobility which lays out next steps which are necessary to progress it.