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National Careers Service

Whatever the stage of your career, the National Careers Service provides free, expert, impartial advice to help you make decisions about your skills and work. From guidance on skills and training opportunities in your local area, to practical help with CV writing, the National Careers Service can help you take the next step.

Available to:




Age restriction:

All ages



How to apply:

Chat to a careers adviser for free, impartial advice about skills, training and work.

Whether you’re looking for a new job, returning to work after a break, or want to explore working in a different industry, the National Careers Service can help you take your next step.

The National Careers Service offers free, impartial advice and guidance to help you make informed decisions about learning, training and work, and support you in developing the skills you need to get the job you want.

The National Careers Service will support you to:

  • Find skills and training opportunities that suit you
  • Review your current skills and advise on next steps
  • Explore different jobs and sectors – and how to get there

What support is available?

Whether you know what you want to do, or need help coming up with ideas, a careers adviser can support you.

They can help you:

  • Find out how to develop your skills and improve your job prospects
  • Think about a career change
  • Face issues caused by the pandemic
  • Cope with redundancy
  • Get advice and guidance to plan your next steps

How can a Careers Adviser help me?

Careers advisers have expert local knowledge about work in your area and can support you with a wide range of personalised information, advice and guidance, including:

  • Reviewing your skills
  • Identifying local skills, training and employment opportunities
  • Planning work-related goals
  • Exploring  different job options
  • Understanding local labour market information
  • CV writing
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Accessing available funding support for learning

Contact the National Careers Service:

You can speak to a qualified careers adviser every weekday from 8am- 8pm and between 10am-5pm every Saturday by calling 0800 100 900.

Or you can visit the National Careers Service website for advice available 24 hours a day.


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