Careers Information

Careers Services at Adult Education and Community Learning

Careers Services at AECL are available to all learners. Whatever your needs are, from a CV to interview skills or even if you’re not sure on your direction or next steps our dedicated Careers and Employability Coordinator will offer you free impartial and confidential information, advice and guidance to support you to meet your goals. 

National Careers Service and Skills Assessment

The NCS are available for online, text, phone, and face-to-face appointments. Online they provide a variety of information and advice, including skills assessments.

The Skills Toolkit is available on the National Careers Service website here. It is an ideal starting point for anyone of any age wanting advice and guidance on career choices. Research a career choice or find a career to suit you. Undertake a skills assessment to highlight your skills and match them to the job you want. 

Our Careers Services will be able to signpost you to the NCS if needed.
Find out more at their website here.

Do you have an international qualification and are looking to work in the UK?
The National Careers Service can help you understand how to use the UK ENIC website which advises on the comparison of international qualifications and skills against UK qualification standards. Find out more.

Useful Links

National Careers Service
For advice on training, qualifications, skills, applying for a job and more.
Apprenticeships
Search for available apprenticeships in your area or nationally.
Volunteering
Gaining experience and giving back, volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your CV.
BBC Bitesize Careers
Tips on returning to learning and getting into employment.

Skills and Qualifications

BBC Skillswise
Information on English and Maths in the workplace and looking for employment.
UK ENIC
Apply for a translation of qualifications gained outside of the UK.
NACRO
Advice after criminal convictions.
UCAS
Information and application guidance for Higher Education.
Ofqual
Search for a registered qualification.

“Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.”

The Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Use the boxes below to simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.