About us

We offer free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help you with your decisions about careers, courses and work.

This service is available to people who live in England and is supported by qualified careers advisers. Careers advice for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are separate services.

Our career tools

You can use the career tools on our website to:

  • learn more about the careers that interest you
  • discover your strengths and skills
  • find the right courses and training

Our tools can help you whether you’re changing career, looking to learn something new or just starting out.

Explore careers

We've got over 800 job descriptions that tell you about:

  • the average pay for each role
  • the type of courses you can do to get into a job
  • the skills you’ll need
  • what you'll do each day
  • where the job can lead

You can browse through different industries by job category, or search for individual job descriptions if you've got a career in mind.

Skills assessment

Try one of our Skills assessments to learn more about your career skills, strengths and motivations. There are 2 assessments to choose from:

After working through an assessment, you’ll get a report summarising your results, including suggestions about the job categories and job roles that might suit you.

Find a course

Use Find a course to look for learning and training opportunities offered by providers contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Opportunities include:

  • college courses
  • apprenticeships
  • GCSEs and A levels
  • hobby and leisure courses
  • training for 16 to 19 year olds

Media team

Contact our media team if you have a press or media enquiry.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

For careers advice in other parts of the UK, please visit: