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New careers service to aid millions

| April 5, 2012

The Government is to launch a new careers service, offering advice on learning and work to more than a million people.

Skills Minister John Hayes said the service will transform careers advice by combining highly trained advisers with an interactive website.

Information will be offered to around 370,000 young people as well as face-to-face advice to 700,000 adults, as well as data on which industries are growing in different areas of the country.

Mr Hayes said: “With competition for jobs more fierce than ever, now is the time to introduce a careers service that will deliver on its promise.

“The National Careers Service, universally available to people at all stages of their careers, has the very best interactive tools on its website and the highest-quality advisers, committed to the noble cause of helping others fulfil their aspirations.”

Jon Richards of the Unison union warned that the new service had a “mountain to climb” if it was to deliver decent careers services for young people.

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National Careers Service website

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