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National Careers Service

Find out how to get free employment support from the National Careers Service.

The National Careers Service (NCS) is a publicly funded careers service for adults and young people.

It can help you decide on a career, training and employment.

The support and advice are free. 

Finding the right career

The National Careers Service has lots of information on different types of jobs and careers. It also tells you what skills and training you need for them.

Learn about over 800 jobs on the National Careers Service website.

Learn more about your skills

The National Careers Service skills assessment helps you:

  • identify your skills.
  • find out what you can do with the skills you have.
  • find out what interests you.

The assessment takes five to ten minutes.

Complete a National Careers Service skills assessment. 

Finding a course

The National Careers Service’s website lists free courses to help you learn a new skill or change jobs.

These include:

  • college courses
  • apprenticeships
  • GCSEs and A levels
  • hobby and leisure courses
  • training for 16 to 19 year-olds

Find a free course on the National Careers Service website.

Speak to a careers advisor

You can speak to a National Careers Service advisor on 0800 100 900. 

You can also speak to a National Careers Service advisor online on their website.