St Edward's Church of England Academy

National Careers Service

About The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Their website has career tools to help you make decisions about careers, learning and work. You can save your results from these tools in an account. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. You’ll need to be aged 13 or over to open an account.


Explore Careers

They have got over 800 job profiles describing what each job entails, including:

  • what the entry requirements are
  • what you’ll do
  • what the working hours are
  • how much you’ll usually get paid

You can use the A-Z job profile list or use the search bar if you’ve got a job profile in mind. You can also browse the jobs in different industry areas or ‘job families’ to get some career ideas.


Skills assessment

Find out about careers that might be right for you by taking one of our assessments.

A skills assessment can be helpful at any stage of your career, like when you:

  • Start your career
  • Return to work
  • Progress your career

Transferable skills are a set of skills that you’re good at. You can build them up over time, through work, volunteering, education and life. You can apply these skills to a range of jobs.

You may want to take an assessment to help you:

  • Find out what interests and motivates you
  • Identify your skills
  • Find out what you can do with the skills you have


Find a course

Look for learning and training opportunities local to you. You can find a course to help you improve your current digital skills or study for your future.


Speak to a careers adviser

Wherever you are in your decision-making, you can call us on 0800 100 900. In addition, you can speak to an adviser in your own language using our translation service. When you call the number above,  tell the adviser which language you would like translated.