Useful links

Helping you make the right career choice

Are you looking for career ideas and inspiration?  Do you want to find out what kind of career would be best for you? can help you to make those decisions and choices, giving you real life stories about people from all kinds of backgrounds.  So if you are trying to find out what you could do and how you could get there, then icould is the place for you.  All of the video stories feature real people, from all walks of life, describing their own career journeys and experiences.

icould career stories

Help and advice when looking for jobs

Directgov has lots of useful information to help you apply for jobs e.g. tips on how to complete an application form or write a CV:

Jobcentre Plus Application Form

If you are applying for a job advertised through Jobcentre Plus and have been advised that you need to complete the Jobcentre Plus Application Form, you can download the form and guidance notes here.  There is also an accessible version for screen reading software such as JAWS.

Jobcentre Plus application form

Jobcentre Plus application form guidance notes

Jobcentre Plus application form (version for screen readers)


Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience.  As an employee, you can earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace.

Information on apprenticeships in England

Information on apprenticeships in Wales

Information on apprenticeships in Scotland

Benefit advice

Get benefit advice for you, your family or for someone else.  Simply answer questions anonymously online about your savings, income and outgoings.  Using the Benefits Adviser Service, you can find out what benefits you may be able to get.  You can also see how your benefits may be affected if your circumstances change.

Benefits Adviser

Childcare information

The National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS) is a registered charity that supports, links and promotes Family Information Services (FIS) in Great Britain.  You can use their directory to search for your local FIS which will help you find childcare in your area.

NAFIS directory

Careers and skills advice

Next Step provides information and advice to support adults in England in making appropriate decisions on a full range of learning and work opportunities.

Next Step website

For services in Wales and Scotland, please visit:

Careers Wales website

Careers Scotland website

Date produced: 03 October 2023

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