The National Careers Service can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From deciding your education route, planning a career change at any age or getting the job that is right for you.
Making career choices
Whether you know where you’re headed in the future or not, knowing the work and study choices available to you is a great place to start.
Support for parents, carers and guardians to help young people making education and career choices.
Advice and support to help you choose your next step if you're leaving school or have recently left.
Help and advice to find and stay in work if you're disabled or have a health condition.
Advice on taking time out of education before continuing your studies.
Find useful advice and resources if you've been made redundant or become unemployed.
Consider and all the post-graduate study options available to you.
Learn resilience and how to deal with difficult experiences.
Look into job roles in the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.
Getting a job
Find out where to look for vacancies from recruitment agencies to social media sites.
Prepare for the opportunities on offer at a careers fair, where you can network or find a job.
Check our CV advice on what to include and how to make it stand out.
Learn more about cover letters, why they're important and how to use them.
Get help to complete paper and online application forms.
Find out about the different types of interviews and how to do well in them.
Learn how to answer interview questions with confidence and make a good impression.
Follow our advice on how to prepare and succeed in phone interviews.
Follow our advice on how to well in live or pre-recorded video interviews.
Get advice on how to tell employers about gaps in your employment history.
Develop your job search and network by creating an online LinkedIn profile.
Develop your talent on a graduate scheme.
Learn how to be successful in psychometric tests.
Get remote work experience with companies in the UK or abroad.
Progressing your career
Learn to develop your soft skills, like communication and leadership skills.
Advice on how to choose volunteering positions for your future career choices.
Progress your career through people you know.
Consider a mentor that can support, advise and guide you in your career.
Identify the skills you have, how you can improve them and develop new ones.
Learn digital skills to improve your confidence for work, learning and daily life.
Make online learning a fun and rewarding experience.
Understand why work experience is important and how it can help you develop.
Look at the different ways to try out different careers to see whether they're right for you.