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About us

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

Our website

Our website has career tools to help you make decisions about careers, learning and work. You can save your results from these tools in an account. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. You'll need to be aged 13 or over to open an account.

Career tools

Explore careers

We've got over 700 pages describing individual job roles, with sections on

  • how to become
  • what it takes
  • what you'll do
  • career path and progression
  • training opportunities

You can use the job category list to browse or use the search bar if you've got a career in mind.

Skills assessment

Try our skills assessments to learn more about your career skills, strengths and motivations. There are 2 assessments to choose from:

  • Discover your skills and careers
  • Skills health check

After working through an assessment, you’ll get a summary of your results, including suggestions about the job categories and job roles that might suit you.

Find a course

Use Find a course for information on a range of courses offered by learning providers contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). These include colleges, training providers and local education authorities.

Learning opportunities include:

  • adult further education
  • apprenticeships
  • adult community learning
  • undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • courses aimed at 16 to 19 year old

Advice in other languages

You can speak to an adviser in your own language using our translation service. Call 0800 100 900 and tell the adviser which language you would like translated.

Press office

For media enquiries contact our press office.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The National Careers Service offers advice about careers and skills in England. For careers advice in other parts of the UK visit: