New careers advice helpline launching tomorrow

Careers Worcestershire are launching a careers advice service from tomorrow.
Careers Worcestershire are launching a careers advice service from tomorrow.
Published Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Do you know what the next step is on your career path? Maybe you needed a certain grade to make that step and now you’re unsure where you stand?

Students across the county have now left school a lot earlier than planned due to the to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

If you’re unsure of what step to take next and would like some advice, then call Careers Worcestershire.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the traditional path for students leaving school this year but that doesn’t mean the advice and support shouldn’t be available for our parents and students to access.

“I’m really pleased that the Careers Worcestershire team has created a helpline to offer some clarity, advice and support to both students and parents at a really testing time.”

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “The launch of this helpline is targeted at 16 to 24 year olds who require information, advice and guidance on their next steps with their future careers. Whether thinking of going on to Sixth Form or Further Education, finding an apprenticeship placement or looking to apply for a full time course at University.

“A quick call with the team can answer all your questions and allow you to plan. No need to sit at home and worry, this service can help you now.”    

A helpline is launching tomorrow (1st April) to help young people through these testing times and to help answer any questions they may have on what is next for them.

Please call 0300 666 3666 or email careersworcs@worcestershire.gov.uk to take your next step. 

The helpline is being run by qualified advisors and they will be able to help to offer advice and support on the following:

  • Support for 16 – 24 year olds looking for education or training choices
  • Information on next steps in sixth form and sixth form colleges in Worcestershire
  • Information on Apprenticeships and support with applications
  • Information on finding and accessing full time courses at colleges
  • Information about University choices and the process for year 13s
  • Support to access English and maths support  

For more careers information, please visit the Careers Worcs Information Advice and Guidance service pages of the Skills 4 Worcestershire website.