Careers advice for young people

Your school or college must provide impartial careers advice and we'd encourage you to talk to them about your plans.

If you want to speak to someone else, you can contact Talkzone, our free, impartial and confidential service.

You may also like to look at these resources:

The Start in Lancashire website is a fantastic source of information about choices in your local area. It includes the priority employment sectors in Lancashire, different careers and post-16 and post-18 options. There is advice on CV writing, top tips for interviews and inspirational videos.

The Careerpilot website provides a range of information and tools to help you explore your future career. There is information on education and training options, such as A Levels, T Levels and Apprenticeships, as well as information on job roles and sectors.

BBC Bitesize provides lots of information on different education options, future careers and the world of work. There is advice from experts and also from young people who have taken different pathways after school.

The Uni Guide website can help you with course searches and profiles, match your predicted grades to course entry requirements as well as giving you tips and advice about university.

UCAS supports young people making post-16 choices, as well as those applying for university. They can help you work out your next steps. See the UCAS website for career ideas and a career quiz, finance and support information. You can also take virtual tours of university and higher education campuses.

If you're looking for an alternative to doing a university degree, the Not Going to Uni website is for you.

Use the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub's Escalate web tool to find projects in Lancashire supporting people over 16 into work. Support includes mentoring, help with writing your CV and applying for jobs or training. Answer a few simple questions on the form to find the most suitable course or project nearest to where you live.

The National Careers Service website is aimed at anyone aged 13 and over and provides impartial careers advice and guidance. You can take a skills test to find out what you're good at, explore careers or chat to an adviser.

The Prince's Trust offers support to young people, such as helping them find jobs, build their confidence or starting a business.