National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free, personalised, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market to anyone in England over the age of 13. The website provides a range of practical advice, tools and other useful information to help young people think about their future and understand all of their choices before taking their next step. It’s also a great resource for parents and teachers and can be used to guide lessons and conversation about next steps.

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Explore Careers

The National Careers service website holds over 800 job profiles, covering a whole host of careers, from Climate Scientist to App Developer. Our job profiles can give young people all the information they need to know including what a typical day looks like, expected salary, key responsibilities, and everything in between.

Review your skills

Not everyone knows exactly which career they want to pursue, and that’s fine. If you need help to figure out which careers you might suit you, our skills assessment tool can help you:

Find out what a job involves and if it's right for you

Have you ever wondered what a typical day looks like for a Climate Scientist, or how to become an App Developer? Our job profiles tell you everything you need to know about a whole host of careers, from expected salary, to key responsibilities and everything in between.

Find a course

There are lots of paths you can take to reach your goals. Finding the right course is just one of them. Whether it’s picking the right subjects or deciding which qualification to choose, we can help you to consider the skills and qualifications that will match your goals and help you on your way to a happier, brighter future.

You can use our find a course tool to search for courses from trusted providers that suit your interests and circumstances. You can search by location, specific course name or general subject to find one that suits you.

Get The Jump

The ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign page on the National Careers Service website can help young people aged 14-19 to understand their education and training choices, how they compare and where they can lead. For the first time, young people can see all the choices available to them in one place – including T Levels, Apprenticeships, and Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), with information about what each involves, what subjects are available, and real life stories from students.

Unlock your Potential

‘Unlock your Potential’ brings together all the government backed Department for Education skills opportunities for learners aged 25+ to improve their skills. A new ‘Skills for Life’ website showcases hundreds of government-funded skills opportunities, online learning options and free essential skills courses including Skills Bootcamps and Free Courses for Jobs.

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