Contacting an adviser
Advice and guidance for young people 16–19 years old and not in education, employment or training
Who can see an adviser for free at our centre?
Any young person aged 16-19* who
- Lives in Leicester city
- Is not employed
- Is not in education or training
What if I'm still studying? Contact your school or college for careers advice or get online support from the National Careers Service.
What if I live in Leicestershire? You can contact an adviser at Prospects.
*up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities.
What we can offer
Free information, advice and support to help you move into a job, training or education. For information on other issues such as health, relationships, money, drugs, benefits, housing, and the law see our Life pages.
How does it work?
If you live in the city you have access to our advisers who can talk things through with you and help you sort things out. Just drop in to our centre.
If you are aged 18 or 19 you can also access the workshops run by the National Careers Service.
Are you 19 or over?
The National Careers Service can offer free, impartial careers advice to adults. Contact the service for adults.
Before you see an adviser
You told us that sometimes you would get more out of your time with an adviser if you were better prepared for the meeting.
Here’s how you can make the most of your meeting with an adviser:
Think about what questions you would like to ask and what you want to find out before you come in.
Bring in any grades you have (even predicted grades) or make sure you know what they are.
If you have an idea of a job or a course you like, do some research before coming to see your adviser.
If you want some help with your CV, bring it with you or put some ideas down on paper first.
National Careers Service advisers
If for some reason you cannot see one of our advisers face-to-face, free online support is also available through the National Careers Service. You can contact a careers adviser by telephone, webchat, email or text message.
Call: 0800 100 900 (8am to 10pm every day).
The National Careers Service has a moderated message board where you can post questions and read advice. They also run chat room sessions on a variety of topics.
Page last updated 17/10/12