Careers Guidance Online

Online careers guidance for 12-18 year olds

The Fast Tomato online program helps students to explore the many different career opportunities available to them. This can be accessed both at school and at home.

Fast Tomato

Log in using the password you have given by the school.

If you are having difficulty logging in please contact Mrs Stawman on

Students complete a short questionnaire to form their career profile. This will look into their personal qualities and interests in order to give students some guidance of the type of careers that could suit them in the future.

You will also receive guidance on the type of GCSE qualification that would benefit you on your chosen career path.

Other useful sources of information:

There is a huge amount of information online to support careers awareness and making the right choices. 

The following are some particularly useful website links:

Online National Careers Service


  • Interactive careers site aimed at 11-24 year olds with lots of information
  • Excellent section on GCSE options

Parental Guidance

  • Careers information and advice from the Careers Writers Association with a mass of useful information for students aged 11 – 21
  • The website section has detailed links to specific employment sectors

I Could

  • Videos and information on a wide range of careers. Also includes quizzes to help generate ideas

National Careers Service

  • Hundreds of job profiles and career related topics

Careers Box

  • A website with a series of short films describing different jobs
  • New film clips are added regularly


  • Main site for university application
  • Information for students and parents
  • Link to the Stamford Test which helps to match student preferences to courses

Not Going To Uni

  • Lots of information about training courses
  • Advice for students about apprenticeships, jobs and training
  • Details of employees offering apprenticeships and training
  • Students can register to receive weekly updates


  • The main website that advertises all apprenticeship opportunities
  • Can be searched by geographical region or by employment sector
  • Students can register to receive weekly updates


  • National service aimed at graduates but used effectively in schools and colleges
  • Options with your subject can help with course choice
  • Industry Insights gives information about future trends, graduate job prospects and individual jobs
  • What do graduates do?  Useful info on postgraduate destinations

Career Companion

  • Comprehensive database describing a range of careers and required qualifications

Step into the NHS / NHS Careers

  • Two websites specifically designed for students with details about the jobs available in all areas of the NHS
  • Case studies of people who work for the NHS
  • Links to university courses

Parental Guidance