National Careers Service

By J&C Team

The National Careers Service makes it easy for everyone to find accurate information on learning and work, with professional advice to help you make the right choices. It’s free of charge and available online, via webchat and over the phone. Making the right choices about your career and your plans for learning has never been more important. The National Careers Service can give you professional advice on the best choice for you.

How can the National Careers Service help?

The National Careers Service can help you:

  • Understand the job market
  • Find out about different careers and what qualifications and skills you require
  • Look at the skills you already have and how to improve them
  • Develop your CV and improve your interview skills
  • Find a learning or training course
  • Find out about funding to support your learning.

If you’re an adult aged 19 or over, you can open a Lifelong Learning Account and can book a face-to-face session with a professional careers adviser. The National Careers Service is available in a wide range of locations across England.

What is a Lifelong Learning Account?

A Lifelong Learning Account is a free online service offering you greater flexibility and choice in developing your skills. It’s quick and easy to open a Lifelong Learning Account, simply visit: call 0800 100 900.

What should I do next?

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To speak to a professional careers adviser, call 0800 100 900.

Lines are open between 8am –10pm 7 days a week.

The National Careers Service will be accredited to the widely recognised quality standard matrix. This means that you are getting an impartial, high-quality service.

Telephone: 0800 100 900