Policy paper

National Careers Service: the right advice at the right time

Launch of the National Careers Service to ensure that young people and adults can find accurate information about learning and work.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


National Careers Service: the right advice at the right time. New challenges, new chances: further education and skills system reform plan

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The government has set up the the National Careers Service, which will provide authoritative information on learning and work, and professional advice on how to use it.

The National Careers Service will make it easy to find information about learning and work, with professional, impartial advice and includes a helpline giving professional advice on making choices.

For further information on the policy behind the National Careers Service see Further education and skills system reform plan.

Published 5 April 2012