Job families are groupings of jobs related by common professions and they have many similarities. Jobs in a job family are similar in that they require similar abilities and knowledge and have similar career paths from the lowest to the highest level job.
Find out what a job involves and if it's right for you at the National Careers Service website.
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential and is used by our students in Life Skills lessons. You can explore the world of work on their website.
The NHS is the largest employer in UK with over 1.4 million employees in various roles from Nurses and Call Centre Operatives to Ambulance Teams and Pharmacists. There are usually a number of NHS vacancies in our area due to the close proximity of the NHS Call Centre at Manvers and a number of large GP Practices in the area. You can find out more at jobs.nhs.uk.
Art, Craft & Design
You'll be using creativity in this job family, whether you’re designing ships as a naval architect or creating cutting edge art. Explore these jobs if you’re an 'ideas person' and like creating things that are useful and visually appealing.
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The construction sector offers a wide variety of roles, from engineering to stonemasonry. Jobs in construction could be right for you if you’re a practical person and are interested in how things work and are put together.
Education & Training
Here is just a small You’ll be using your communication skills and knowledge to help people develop and learn in many of these jobs. Whether you like working with children or training people in sports, this is a sector where you can use your knowledge and skills to help others.
You'll need an investigative mind and the ability to understand large amounts of complex information in many jobs in legal services. If you have these skills, law might be your field.
Security & Uniformed Services
Jobs in this sector include roles in law and order, the armed forces or security. Explore a range of careers from active jobs where you need to be physically fit to administration roles where you’ll work behind the scenes more.
The UK armed forces employ tens of thousands people in hundreds of roles, so it's worth considering them as a career path and doing some research online.
- Be at least 16 years old.
- Pass a full army medical examination, BARB test and have a good pass at GCSE English (or pass the Army Literacy Test).
If you are considering the Royal Navy then your first port of call should be royalnavy.mod.uk/careers. To join you must:
- Be at least 16 years old.
- Pass a Royal Navy medical exam, fitness test and academic ability test.
Cadets & Forces Careers Offices
You can visit the Sheffield Armed Forces Careers Office (all armed forces) for advice too, they are located near Leopold Square.
Sheffield Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO)
10-14 Townhead Street
0114 270 6194
Alternatively there is an Army Careers Centre in Doncaster.
Army Careers Centre
43 Hall Gate