John Hampden Grammar School

Careers and Future Planning

Career Planning

JED - The Job Explorer Database

 The Job Explorer Database, has searches, quizzes, pictures and text to help students find out more about hundreds of jobs.   Students should start by completing the Suits me Quiz, ‘Big Quiz’ for ideas about future career paths.  On completing the Big Quiz, a list of jobs will be provided for further research. See Miss Harrison in the LRC for access!


eCLIPS  Information on the following topics  


·         Job Groups - 23 industries and the types of jobs within them

·         Information & Advice - choices in education, work and training

·         Lifestyle - topics from housing to relationships

An A-Z index search function to find information quickly and Career Wizard to give you suggestions.


Fast tomato

Fast Tomato has been designed to assist students to broaden their horizons and consider a comprehensive spectrum of career and education options. Students take a short psychometric questionnaire which gauges their interests, attitudes and motivations.

Fast Tomato offers a wealth of career, course and subject information, coupled with independent advisor support, to inspire students and help them make informed decisions about their future.

For more information and how to access look on the Careers Google Classroom


National Apprenticeship Website 

Apprenticeships Link to the National Apprenticeship website for up to date information about local apprenticeship opportunities.


Connexions Buckinghamshire

ConnexionsLogoLink to Connexions Buckinghamshire.  Students can obtain further information and advice by visiting the Connexions office based in High Wycombe.

University Courses


Higher Ideas is your starting point for higher education research, generating lots of ideas for courses to consider based on your current studies, interests and career ambitions.   Useful for research about  ‘A’ level subjects required for specific degree courses

UK course finder

UK course finder

Find your ideal university courses. Get degree subject ideas from our questionnaire and search through our comprehensive list of UK courses.   The subjects interests questionnaire provides degree subject suggestions based on the answers to your questions. You'll then be able to search for university courses relating to these subjects

what uni

What uni

University Degree listings, university reviews, compare degree details; university profiles to help you decided which University


Russell group

Russell Group Universities 

Russell Group universities are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research.

Which univeristy

Which University

A free and independent way to search and compare UK degree courses and universities; find the best one for you, with insider tips



Central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. Includes information and services for prospective students and parents


Open Days

Directory of university and college open days. Offers calendars, open day descriptions, contact information and useful advice

taster days

Univeristy Taster days 

A unique, invaluable and up-to-date source of university taster events, workshops and open days.


Local Colleges