Trainee Careers Advisers

Location: Kent & Sussex (including virtual delivery) Contract: Permanent, Full Time Salary: £21,500 per annum rising to £23,430 upon successful completion of qualification Closing Date: 10th August 2021

CXK is a leading charity that empowers young people and adults to build the skills and the confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment or training.  Each year we make a difference to more than 70,000 people across the south-east by delivering inspiring and motivational programmes of support, including the National Careers Service.  The National Careers Service provides high quality, free and impartial information advice and guidance to help people make decisions about learning, training and work.

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our National Careers Service team as part of our next Trainee Careers Adviser Programme, starting in September 2021.


We would like to hear from you if you:


  • Can confidently communicate with people on an individual or group basis, demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Can inspire and support others to achieve their ambitions.
  • Have a collaborative approach and can build relationships with customers and partners.
  • Have excellent IT skills and can use social media.
  • Can organise your time and work methodically.
  • Have access to your own vehicle and a full driving license.
  • Have the motivation and ability to complete a professional Level 4 training route.

Experience of working in an employability or education support, retail or customer service role would be advantageous.


As a Trainee Careers Adviser you will:

  • Undertake an intensive induction to bring you up to speed with our work and the skills required to be a successful Careers Adviser.
  • Receive training to deliver group work and 1-2-1 interviews with our customers.
  • Benefit from extensive work shadowing and practical experience, learning on the job.
  • Be supported to get to know your local area, the needs of our customers and the partners we work with.
  • Over the course of 18 months be supported to complete professional training to become a qualified Careers Adviser.


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please download the job description or contact

Choosing a career at CXK means you will join an organisation that supports your development and provides opportunities to take part in rewarding work that allows you to make the most of your potential.

Please note that due to the nature of our work all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this role, please complete and upload an application form.  Please note that CVs alone will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 10th August

Interview dates: TBC


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