The National Careers Service launched across England on 5th April 2012, providing a free and impartial career advice service for young people (aged 13 and over) and adults.
If you’re looking for help and advice to plan your future, the National Careers Service can help you. They have friendly advisers who can provide information on learning, work, apprenticeships and choosing the right university. You can also get advice on your choices in Year 9 and Year 11.
If you’d like to speak to an adviser, just call 0800 100 900. Calls from a landline are free, but will show on your phone bill. Some calls from a mobile are charged, but if you call on your mobile, they can call you back.
Before you call:
Calls can take up to 30 minutes, depending on what you want to talk about. To make the most of your time, here are some useful things you can do to prepare beforehand:
You can also contact the National Careers Service by webchat, email and text - visit their website for further details about each of these.
The new user-friendly and interactive website has links to lots of other useful sites, and has handy tools and guides for you to use, such as Skills Health check Tools and a CV builder.
The Skills Health Check Tools are a set of online questionnaires with a report, designed to give you information about your skills, interests and motivations in the workplace. The tools help you to think about the kinds of jobs you might be best suited to in future.
The website also hosts information on over 750 job profiles which provide essential information on what each involves and the skills needed, tips to support applications such as help with CV drafting and interview advice, and a wide range of guidance to assist in accessing training and different career paths.