191,047 people used Prospects National Careers Service in London, West Midlands and the South West in 2015/6.

National Careers Service

National Careers Service

As the UK’s leading provider of careers information, advice and guidance, Prospects is the prime contractor for the National Careers Service in the South West – as well as London, the West Midlands and as a partner in Careers Yorkshire and the Humber.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance for jobseekers and those in work aged 18 and older to help them manage their career and progress into learning, training and employment.

Our qualified careers advisers provide advice and support tailored to each individual customer’s needs. We do this online, by telephone and in face to face meetings in community venues including libraries, colleges, faith centres and JobCentres.

We help customers identify and overcome any barriers they face to give them the chance to unlock their true potential and find a fulfilling career which offers opportunities to progress.

As the prime contractor, Prospects provides the in Custody element of the National Careers Service in its delivery areas and across Yorkshire and the Humber. This service helps offenders in the resettlement phase to prepare for release and supports them ‘through the gate’. This includes moving into training, learning and jobs, which helps to end the reoffending cycle.

For advice over the phone or face-to-face, call the National Careers Service South West:

[T] Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset - 0117 4030150

[T] Cornwall - 01872 248630

[T] Devon - 01392 409544

[T] Somerset - 01823 429680