How can I access the service?

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Want to speak to an adviser?
Call 0800 100 900
Or use our webchat

Lines are available from:

  • 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday
  • 10am – 5pm Saturday

If you are a school, college, training provider or employer and would like to enquire about careers guidance for your students or staff, email:

Key Information

The National Careers Service provides free, professional careers information, advice and guidance to help you move forward with your career.

We can help you to:

  • Assess your skills.
  • Find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.
  • Find out what kind of jobs could suit you.
  • Explore apprenticeship options.
  • Search for training courses and learning providers.
  • Get new qualifications.
  • Develop your CV.
  • Develop your interview skills.
  • Find the right job for you.

You can access professional careers advice and support free of charge via webchat, on the telephone and face-to-face with a qualified National Careers Service careers adviser in your local area.

Anyone living in England and aged 13+ is eligible to access the National Careers Service.

Book Your Free Appointment 

To book your free appointment with a qualified National Careers Service careers adviser in your local area, or to access careers advice over the phone, call us on 0800 100 900 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)

Use Our Online Career Tools 

Explore Careers

Find out more about the skills and qualifications required for particular job roles

Assess Your Skills

Take our online skills assessment and learn more about what skills you bring to the table.

Find a Course

Search for training courses and learning providers to help you study for your future

Help to Get a Job

Access advice on all stages of job hunting – from how to improve your interview technique through to writing a brilliant CV.



  • Free, professional careers advice
  • Accessible online, over the phone, or face to face with a qualified National Careers Service adviser
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