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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market, across England, to anyone over the age of 13. The National Careers Service website provides a range of practical careers advice articles, tools and other useful information to enable people to learn about themselves and careers they are interested and take their next step.

Review your skills

Not everyone knows exactly which career they want to pursue, and that’s fine. If you need help to figure out which careers you might suit you our skills assessment tool can help you to find out what interests and motivates you, identify your skills, and find out what you could do with the skills you have.

Explore careers

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 from expected salary, to key responsibilities and everything in between. 

Help making a choice

There are plenty of options for you, whether you want to continue studying, get straight into work or combine both. What’s right for you will depend on your age, what you’ve done so far (work experience and qualifications), your interests and whether you already have a job or career in mind.

Our advice articles offer useful information to help you make a choice about your next step. We have articles that help you compare all the options available to you at 16 and 18 years old, you can find out the key pieces of information about each option, such as entry requirements; level of study; how long it takes and where it can lead you.