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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free, professional careers information, advice and guidance to help individuals make decisions on learning, training and work. Anyone living in England and aged 13+ is eligible to access the service.

We can help you to:

  • Assess your skills.
  • Find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.
  • Find out what kind of jobs could suit you.
  • Explore apprenticeship options.
  • Search for training courses and learning providers.
  • Get new qualifications.
  • Develop your CV.
  • Develop your interview skills.
  • Find the right job for you.

You can access careers advice and support free of charge via webchat, on the telephone and face-to-face with a qualified National Careers Service careers adviser in your local area.

Book Your Free Appointment

To book your free appointment with a qualified National Careers Service careers adviser in your local area, or to access careers advice over the phone, call us on 0800 100 900 (Monday - Friday 8am-8pm & Saturday 10am-5pm.)

Alternatively, contact us via webchat or visit our website.


Use Our Online Career Tools

Find out more about the skills and qualifications required for particular job roles

Take our online skills assessment and learn more about what skills you bring to the table.

Search for training courses and learning providers to help you study for your future

Access advice on all stages of job hunting – from how to improve your interview technique through to writing a brilliant CV.


All online tools can be found at:

Who to contact

Contact Name
National Careers Service Helpline
0800 100 900

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free of charge
Referral required?
Age Range
Aged 13+
Learning difficulty, Physical disability,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Learning difficulty
Physical disability
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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