Free Impartial Careers Advice Available Through the National Careers Service

The National Careers Service is adapting the way it delivers its offering to ensure it can continue to provide an uninterrupted service to thousands of citizens across the South West.

The National Careers Service provides free, professional and impartial advice on getting a new job, changing careers, training, education and the labour market; support which is available to anyone aged 18+ and living in England.

Whilst the face-to-face service is currently unavailable, individuals can continue to access that support using a multitude of alternative channels including telephone appointments, webchat, via video call, and through social media.

Dave Burchett Assistant Director at Education Development Trust, National Careers Service contractor for the South East/South West said; “We understand that now is a very uncertain time and many people may be looking for support to find a short-term job, looking for a new career, or looking to build confidence and assess their skills. We have impartial advisers available now with access to a range of resources, including local labour market information and local job opportunities, to support people in these areas.

“At this time, there is also a great deal of opportunity to explore online learning. Our advisers are best placed to help individuals identify the right learning opportunity and have access to thousands of courses and training providers.”

Their free service can support individuals to:

  • Build confidence
  • Complete a skills assessment
  • Review/ update their CV
  • Develop online interview skills
  • Identify online training opportunities
  • Get new qualifications
  • Plan the next steps of their career

The National Careers Service is completely free of charge, and accessible to anyone aged 18+ and living in England. To access the service, call 01329 559170.

About Education Development Trust

Education Development Trust deliver the National Careers Service as a key subcontractor in the south west of England. They provide world-class careers advice and guidance to more than 100,000 adults annually in a range of community settings.