The National Careers Service provides free, personalised, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market, across England, to anyone over the age of 13. Our website provides a range of practical advice, tools and other useful information to help you to think about your future and understand all of your choices before taking your next step.
The ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign page on the National Careers Service website can help young people aged 14-19 to understand their education and training choices, how they compare and where they can lead.
Young people can see all the choices available to them in one place – including T Levels, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), with information about what each involves, what subjects are available, and real life stories from students.
Not everyone knows exactly which career they want to pursue, and that’s fine. If you need help to figure out which careers might suit you, our skills assessment tool can help you:
Have you ever wondered what a typical day looks like for a Climate Scientist, or how to become an App Developer? Our job profiles tell you everything you need to know about a whole host of careers, from expected salary, to key responsibilities and everything in between.
There are lots of paths you can take to reach your goals. Finding the right course is just one of them. Whether it’s picking the right subjects or deciding which qualification to choose, we can help you to consider the skills and qualifications that will match your goals and help you on your way to a happier, brighter future.
You can use our find a course tool to search for courses from trusted providers that suit your interests and circumstances. You can search by location, specific course name or general subject to find one that suits you