What is the National Careers Service?
“The National Careers Service provides free, professional and personalised advice on getting a new job, changing careers, training, education and the labour market; support which is available to anyone aged 13 and over and living in England.
You can access this support using a multitude of channels including over the telephone, via webchat, and email.
Our qualified careers advisers can provide one-to-one support to help you plan your next steps, help you to improve your skills or help you find alternative employment.”
What support can they provide for apprentices?
“The National Careers Service website has detailed career profiles which identify apprenticeship routes for specific job roles. Our careers advisers can support you to determine if an apprenticeship is the right route for you to achieve your career goals, as well as support you to identify, access and apply for opportunities.
If you are already undertaking an apprenticeship, we can support you to identify your key skills and knowledge gained and support you with job search activities to secure a job after your apprenticeship.
Our advisers have access to up-to-date Labour Market Intelligence to signpost you to live vacancies in growth areas.
If you have been affected by losing your job or placement, we can support matching you with other employers to continue your apprenticeship.”
Why should someone consider becoming an apprentice?
“An apprenticeship is a valuable training and work opportunity where learning and work are linked. You can offer future employers real work experience and a qualification that employers value. You won’t have any student loans and you will receive a salary as you learn. You will also develop other skills that are valuable as an employee and colleague.”
Call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser. Lines are open from:
8am - 8pm Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm Saturday
You can also visit https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us to contact us via webchat or email.