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About the National Careers Service

Free, personalised and professional advice on all aspects of careers, skills and training

The National Careers Service seeks to help people unlock their potential through employment, skills and training, providing independent, professional and high quality careers and skills advice..

It is a service that can be used by people who are looking for careers advice, to find out how they can access training and enhance their skills, as well as those seeking guidance on the work options available to them. The service can help as much or as little as users wish, so people can get the help they need quickly and efficiently by visiting the website or calling the telephone line for more information and guidance. For adults, there is also access to free face-to-face careers advice in the community. 

What will the National Careers Service provide?

The website can help users look at how best to find jobs to fit their skills set, how to enhance the skills they have and access training, as well as ways to map out their career development. There is highly practical advice such as CV drafting, interview tips and advice on how to gain the job they want. The website is very user friendly, but if they need to discuss their options then they can speak directly to a careers adviser over the phone, or arrange a face-to-face appointment in their local community.

What is the ambition for the National Careers Service?

The ambition for the service is to provide access to accurate and informative careers advice to as many people across England as possible. The National Careers Service is interested in helping people to unlock their potential through employment, skills and training.

How can you find out more about the National Careers Service?

Everyone can access the National Careers Service via the website. 
Search online for National Careers Service or call 0800 100 900

Lifelong Learning Account

A key tool available through the National Careers Service website  is the ‘Lifelong Learning Account’.  This is a free online service that offers flexibility, control and choice for skills and learning development. A Lifelong Learning Account will give individuals access to a range of information and tools to match their personal circumstances and needs - the results of which can be saved in a private, secure and easily accessible space.

National Careers Service: The Right Advice At the Right Time

Click here to read the full article from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills




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