Buckle up, it's time for your careers road trip!

We’ve all heard of ‘traditional’ careers such as becoming a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, or an entrepreneur – but what if you don’t want a traditional career or you’re not sure where you want to go after sixth form or college? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! 

Below, we’ve researched five different industries – agriculture, humanities, project management, STEM and uniformed services – and we’ve explored some of the lesser-known career paths you could potentially go down. If you like the sound of any of the below careers, you can begin writing your own career plan using either our progression route planner or our GROW worksheet. Alternatively, you can use these careers as a starting point for your own research in different industry sectors and job roles. The most important thing is to have fun exploring! 


When you think of agriculture, do you think of open countryside, crops, tractors, or livestock? While there are many jobs available on farms, the agricultural sector doesn’t stop in the farmyard. Take a look below at our top four unusual jobs within the agricultural sector and where they could take you:


A career in the humanities doesn’t just mean studying history or literature. You could be employed by the government, work abroad for a non-profit organisation, or be part of the vibrant UK arts scene. The great thing about studying for a humanities-related degree or qualification is that you’ll learn lots of transferrable skills, which means you’re not stuck with one particular career path. Take a look below at the lesser-known jobs within the humanities sector below and see where they could take you: 

Project Management

Project management is a huge buzzword right now, but what exactly IS it? Simply put, project management is the planning and organisation of a project in order to achieve a particular goal. All businesses rely on projects to some degree – whether that’s planning an in-house marketing campaign or delivering a multi-million-pound construction scheme. There are many different jobs available within this sector, however, we’ve highlighted four below to show you the range of different roles available:


Careers within STEM are wide-ranging – even within engineering and science, there’s a huge range of niche roles available. Whether you’re interested in food technology, or motorsport, or space, or anything in-between, there’s bound to be a STEM-related job for you. Take a look below at some of our suggestions, but remember, there’s thousands of other STEM careers available!

Uniformed Services

Working in the uniformed services means working to keep the public safe. These jobs are often physically demanding, and may require long or unsociable work hours, but the hard work and effort is definitely worth it. These jobs go beyond what you might typically think of as ‘uniformed’ jobs (e.g. police, nursing or the armed forces) – take a look at a few of our suggested jobs below, but again, remember to do your own research as well!