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National Careers Service

National Careers Service

Since the 1 October 2014 the National Careers Service has been enhanced to provide more support to Young People.  It is the intention of the National Careers Service to complement, not duplicate any existing provision, so all young people have access to information and advice to help them make informed decisions about their career progression.

To assist young people in their career planning, the National Careers Service has extended the Lifelong Learning Account facility to anyone aged 13 and over.  An account can be used to safely store personal documents and Skills Health Checks all in one place.  Skills Health Checks are online activies which analyse an individual’s strengths, motivations, skills, interests and personal styles.  The account also provides the option for the production of an Action Plan.

The National Careers Service points of contact for young people aged 13-18 are:

  • Online through the website and webchat at: National Careers Service
  • Telephone helpline (0800 100 900) for anyone aged 13 and over – Option 1 for 13-18 year olds to speak to a professionally qualified young person’s adviser.

The National Careers Service website has a link specifically designed with information about the transition points, such as going to college or starting an apprenticeship.  Job profile and labour market information can also be found which can help to inform young people about the world of work.

National Careers Service