Find your new career

Are you a school, college or university leaver looking for advice?

If you have recently left education and are looking for advice to decide on your next steps, a range or resources are available to help you.

The National Careers Service is a valuable source of information for education leavers considering their future, and has information and advice for young people aged 16+, 18+, CV and Interview tips, career profiles to help you discover what each job entails, and further education and training links.

To find apprenticeship courses and information visit our Apprenticeships page. 

Which career is for me?

Find out what a job involves and whether it’s a good fit for your interests and skills and search over 800 job profiles, using the National Career’s Service online tools. 


Skills Assessment

Completing an assessment of your skills can be useful at the outset of your career and helps to identify transferable skills, find out what motivates and interests you and find out what careers and jobs best match your interests and skills.

Use the National Careers Service Skills Assessment tool to find career suggestions. The assessment takes around 5 to 10 minutes or if you’d rather speak to a Career’s Advisor, call the helpline on 0800 100 900.


Skills Health Check

The skills health check, provided by the National Career’s Service’ is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations. Working through the skills health check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.

The skills health assessments, once complete, generate a report, which can help you identify your personal and work-based skills and could be helpful if you're applying for a job or preparing for an interview. The assessments take between 15 and 30 minutes and there are 10 in total.  


Job help from Job Centre Plus

Job Centre Plus is here to help with information about jobs to apply for right now, and has hints and tips on applying for jobs.

Advice for job seekers

Find interview tips, information on boosting your skill set, tips on writing a strong CV, motivational tips and help with completing application forms and cover letters.


Starting out in your career

The Job Centre Plus has a suite of resources for young people aged under 25, looking for apprenticeships, work experience, graduate roles, remote interview tips and much more. 

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