Helpful resources

Helpful resources

Career advice

The National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, from qualified advisors who can help you to:

  • Develop your CV
  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Search for courses and training schemes
  • Find funding to support any learning
  • Identify your key strengths and skills
  • Explore your career options
  • Choose training routes that fit your lifestyle

On top of this, the website is full of advice and information on a range of situations from working overseas to dealing with redundancy. You can even talk to other people using the service and share experiences on Facebook and Twitter (@NationalCareers).


Telephone: 0800 100 900

Calls take around 30 minutes, so make sure you have some free time and have thought about what you would like to discuss.

Boost your skills

Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills and can allow you to learn more about an area you might be interested in, for example youth work.

Just a few hours a week looks great on your CV and gives you an up-to-date reference.

Learning can help you to secure that dream job, boost your confidence and develop new skills and interests.