A helping hand

The National Careers Service has a lot of different online resources to support and guide you on your career path. Scroll through the topics below and click to find out more details.

Exam Results

Whether you get the grades you expected or not, there are lots of options available. Find out how we can support you on your next steps.

Parents, Carers, Guardians

Parents, carers and guardians can provide valuable support to young people making education and careers choices.


Find out how to become an apprentice, what's available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship.

How to write a CV

A CV is a living document that needs to be tailored to the job you are applying for. Find out how to write an effective CV.

Self Employment

Starting a business can be exciting, but it’s also challenging. If you’re 18 or over, have the right skills and a great business idea, we can guide you.

How to write a cover letter

A cover letter introduces you to an employer and asks them to think about your application. It’s a short letter, usually 3 to 5 paragraphs long.

Interview advice

Make a good impression at a job interview, with advice on how to prepare, and how to show what you have to offer.

Job applications

We can help you navigate the process. Follow our guide for advice on how to answer questions in a job application form.

Finding Job Vacancies

Explore the different ways there are to look for a new job. Choose which ways suit you best and find more opportunities.

Redundancy and losing your job

If you’re made redundant or unemployed, you might feel anxious about the future. Get advice and help getting a new job.

Create a LinkedIn profile

Make social media work for you. Follow our guide on how to create a LinkedIn profile to build your network and boost your job search.

Graduate Schemes

A graduate scheme is an entry level training programme you can apply for if you have a degree. Get advice on how to find the right one.

Post Graduate Study Options

Find and apply for the right course to suit your career aims, and find out how to get funding with opportunities to join full-time or part-time courses.

Contact us

There's lots more support, guidance and information available on our website - or you can give us a call on 0800 100 900.

Click HERE to take a look at our online calendar and find out which events and activities we’ll be attending.
Click HERE to read stories and watch videos about the work we do, and the support we offer, in the North West of England.
Click HERE to read stories and watch videos about the work we do, and the support we offer, in the South West of England.
Click HERE to discover how The National Careers Service can support employers to help their workforce.
Our National Careers Service teams in the North West and South West of England are ready and waiting to support you on your career path.

We can offer support and guidance in all aspects of employment and learning including:

  • Career progression
  • Education and funding options
  • Training and funding options
  • Redundancy support
  • Self-employment
  • Interview training
  • Disclosure and resettlement advice
  • Online profiles and Social media
  • Job application
  • Job searching
  • Labour Market Information
  • Apprenticeships
  • Reviewing CV’s
South West National Careers Service team
CV Creation Guide

One of the many things we can support people with is how to create an impressive CV. Click on the link below to download a copy of our handy step-by-step guide.

Where you’ll find us

The best way to contact the National Careers Service is to give us a call on 0800 100 900, or use the webchat facility on our main website at nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Our advisers are located in lots of different locations; in offices, libraries, workplaces etc.

Plus, we also attend and host lots of different events like careers fairs and workshops.

To find out what we’re up to in your area, take a look at our online events page HERE.


Case studies and ‘behind the scenes’

Don’t take our word for it; check out what other people are saying.

Take a look at THIS PAGE for personal anecdotes from customers who’ve already received our support and guidance, along with features and videos about who we are and what we do.

National Careers Service Advisers North West

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With you every step of your career path

We’ve a host of features, case studies and videos to help you learn more about the support on offer. Just follow the links further up the page to explore all the various content and resources.

And remember to visit our main website at nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Meanwhile, here’s a video from a series we are putting together, looking at various job roles and the qualities and qualifications you would need to follow that particular path.

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Get in touch to find out more

Call us on 0800 100 900 (see our website for opening times) or check out our website. You'll also find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

National Careers Service Website

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