The National Careers Service is available all year around and provides free advice to young people, whatever route they are planning to follow, whether or not they achieved the results they wanted. It’s important that you and you parents are aware of the options available to you.
The National Careers Service employs more than 1,200 careers advisers, who provide free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market, across England, to young people (aged 13 years and over).
We offer careers advice for young people:
- National Careers Service advisers provide pre-recorded interviews and/or answer live social media or broadcast Q&As with young people and their parents
- Interviews with representatives from the National Apprenticeship Service and National Careers Service
- information factsheets for over 130 industry areas,
- over 800 job profiles,
- a skills health check tool,
- a course-finder
- links to apprenticeship opportunities
Access the service online at National Careers Service or call 0800 100 900.
The National Apprenticeship Service supports apprenticeships and traineeships in England. Find an apprenticeship or a traineeship on GOV.UK where potential apprentices and trainees can apply. Call 08000 150 600 or search for apprenticeships on www.gov.uk to find out more.
Apprenticeships offer a real alternative to university for those who want to earn and learn while gaining a qualification. There are around 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities listed on Find An Apprenticeship every month.
And now degree apprenticeships are available in sectors such as Automotive, Banking, Digital Industries, Chartered Surveying, Aerospace and the Nuclear industry. These Level 6 apprenticeships allow youngsters to gain an employer-funded BA along with hands-on workplace experience.
UCAS Exam Results Helpline August 2017
Students waiting for exam results this summer can contact the Exam Results Helpline. The 40-strong team of careers-advice experts provide free, specialised information, help and guidance to students who have higher or lower exam results than expected or need more information about what to do next.
The helpline number is 0808 100 8000. It’s open for students on August 17, the day A Level results are issued, and closes on August 31, following the GCSE results on August 24. www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/exam-results-helpline.