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Careers advice

The starting point for any young person looking for a job must be: what do I want to do? Many young people do not know the answer to that question, and so the first port of call has to be Careers Guidance. If you are still in education, there will be a dedicated service available to you within your place of study.

There are lots of resources online to provide you with information and advice on choosing your career path. These include:
• Videos on Careers by Employment Sector - www.icould.com
• Information on Careers of the Future
• You can find lots of good advice on What Employers Want website

To help you along the way we have compiled some of the most useful online tools for careers advice for young people:

The National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Careers Box
National online careers film and video library with real people to help students, teachers, parents and other professional advisors.

Not Going to Uni
Information about apprenticeships, gap years options, training and employment opportunities for young people.


For sector specific careers advice visit the following pages:

- Business skills

- Construction

- Creative industries

- Financial services

- Health

- Hospitality

- Professional services

- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

- Social care