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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
We can help you with:

  • Developing a CV
  • Job hunting tips
  • Application forms
  • Interview skills
  • Labour market information
  • Interview skills

We can help you to:

  • Undertake an assessment to identify your strengths and skills
  • Explore your career options
  • Develop action plans to help you reach your goal
  • Receive ongoing help via our face to face, telephone and web support

Want to get new skills, or do some training?  We can help you:

  • Search for a suitable course online
  • Choose what you want to learn and where you can study
  • Help to find funding for your course if you are eligible

How to contact our advisers

The National Careers Service aims to give you the advice you need in the method you prefer. National Careers Service advisers are at the end of a telephone line to help you, the number to call is 0800 100 900. Lines are open 8am – 10pm seven days a week.

Face-to-face advice

A National Careers Service adviser is available at our following Campuses and days:

Filton Campus - Thursdays
Stroud Campuse - Mondays.

You can book an appointment to speak to a National Careers Service adviser if you're living in England and aged 19 or over (18 or over if you're a Jobcentre Plus customer). You’ll get advice on deciding which careers might be right for you, writing a CV, job hunting, choosing courses, plus information on your local jobs market. You book an appointment by calling our helpline on 0800 100 900 and quoting SGF. Or phone the college on 0117 9092 225.


Our user friendly and interactive website hosts information on over 750 job profiles which provide essential information on what each involves and the skills needed, tips to support applications, such as help with CV drafting and interview advice, and a wide range of guidance to assist in accessing training and different career paths. Search online for National Careers Service.