The National Careers Service supports thousands of people each year, providing advice and guidance to help our customers make informed decisions about careers, courses and work. Below are just a few examples of the positive impact our work has on the lives of our customers. Click on the titles to read more.
After being out of work for some time, the National Careers Service helped Travis secure a full time position in an industry that he was keen to work in.
Thomas came to the National Careers Service after feeling unsure about how to find work after graduating from university. Thanks to the National Careers Service, he was able to move into employment with a local council.
Emma came to the National Careers Service for support finding new employment after she was made redundant. Through her session, she learnt how to improve her interview techniques and successfully secured a new role.
Angela came to the National Careers Service as she was out of work and “didn’t know which
way to turn”. She had a strong background in care and was keen to stay in the health and social
care sector but felt she needed support knowing how to move forward. Following her session, Angela has now started a new role within the NHS.
With the assistance of the National Careers Service I now feel better equipped in my future search for employment, and I have gained so much more confidence in myself
Around the world, young people face considerable challenges. Even before the disruption of the Covid-19 crisis, policymakers were seeking to respond to rapid technological advances, climate change and – in some countries – an ageing population and workforce. While children and young people worldwide generally have high aspirations and ambitions for their futures, evidence shows that they often face problematic and protracted transitions into work. In this context, new pathways from school to employment are needed. In this paper, we review extensive evidence to provide guidance on how children and young people can be best prepared to succeed in their school-to-work transitions, both now and in the future.
Education Development Trust is delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing the new National Careers Service delivery contract for the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire and the Humber. We have been delivering the service since 2004 and will now continue to work with some of our trusted partners across the regions for the next three years.
Effective careers advice is impossible without good quality labour market information. Careers professionals and advisers, the people whose job it is to offer and support careers advice in the community or in schools, are key to success. Vital to their work is access and familiarity with a robust and sophisticated body of intelligence about the labour market.