What should I study when I leave school?

As a student, deciding what you want to study when you leave school can be a difficult decision. There are lots of factors to take into account: What do you enjoy studying? What are your interests outside of school? What career will best suit you?

Here at, we will help you to explore your potential career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths).

Take a look at the drop down options below to discover more about the world of opportunities at your fingertips…

Visit our Working in STEM page to discover careers in STEM that suit you. Simply enter your favourite subjects and interests, and let us show you all of the possibilities!

Yes! We have a dedicated page for STEM festivals and activities that run during the year. Make sure to attend these events if you would like to engage with STEM outside of the curriculum.

Transition Year is a wonderful time to explore your interests and get an idea of what you might like to work as. Visit our TY Opportunities page to discover many companies and colleges that run TY placements for students interested in STEM.

Absolutely. We have a page called School Activities that lists plently of workshops, competitions and after school STEM clubs that you might enjoy.

That’s ok! There are plenty of different routes into working in STEM. Did you know that there are lots of apprenticeships and PLC courses in the STEM area? Check out our apprenticeships and courses page to get more information about entering STEM through this route.

CourseFinder is a tool that CareersPortal have designed which allows students to easily browse through courses they are interested in.

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