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. The 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.
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You can use the job category list to browse or use the search bar if you've got a career in mind. Use Find a course for information on a range of courses offered by learning providers contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). These include colleges, training providers and local education authorities.
We work with LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership) and we are developing our links with the Enterprise Advisor Network to inform South Charnwood High School pupils about the world of work and the local labour market.
Leicester and Leicestershire have strong national and global connections offering a variety of thriving industries in sectors such as advanced manufacturing and engineering, professional services, business and finance, food and drink manufacturing, creative industries and textiles. It also has a thriving tourism and hospitality sector as well as a growing space industry. Many large businesses have a base in the area such as IBM, Amazon, Next, Santander and 3M to name a few, generating fabulous career opportunities.
With approximately a 1 million population, Leicester and Leicestershire have an economy worth £23 billion, which is the largest in the East Midlands. It has 17,430 skilled graduates entering into the workforce each year and with nearly 500,000 jobs and 42,000 registered businesses, this area is a great place to start and develop a career.
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Try the Skills health check to assess your strengths and personality type and get ideas about what kind of jobs would suit you. You'll work through a set of assessments to help you to work out what you're good at, what you like doing and how you like working. You can take one assessment at a time or spend a few hours completing it in full. You'll get a report summarising your results which includes suggestions on job families that might suit you.
Try out the tool below that helps you explore and compare key information about occupations to help identify potential careers. This tool helps you to compare national average wages and working hours for a multitude of occupations. Click the dotted square and start typing an occupation.
Click on the careers buttons below, then on the poster to view possible career paths for each subject area.