I am 19 years old and at the time of my appointment with the National Careers Service I was completing my A levels in finance and business. I felt that I was set to receive good grades and was confident that I would complete on time.
I felt a bit lost as to what to do after I finish 6th form and was looking for some support and advice. I didn’t want to go to university, as I have done a lot of learning at this point so really needed to look at possible employment.
I felt comfortable talking to my National Careers Service adviser and felt listened to throughout the meeting. We looked at apprenticeships as a progression route and Justine gave me some ideas to look into. We talked about my CV and using the information about the work I have done with the Scouts to promote my team working and aptitude with outdoor activities.
The information and confidence Justine gave me really helped with my job search. I have just been offered a job as an activity co-ordinator at a local adventure centre where they take school children away for residential retreats.
I do feel a lot more confident and have a clear career path now, which I didn’t have a couple of months ago. The National Career Service was very helpful to me at a time when I didn’t know my future and having someone impartial to talk to gave me inspiration to move forward and apply for this role.
The National Careers Service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market in England to anyone aged 13 and upwards. To speak to a National Careers Service adviser, call 0800 100 900 or use our webchat. Lines are available from: 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday, and 10am – 5pm Saturday