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If you are aged 13 to 19 (or up to 25 if you have a disability), you can seek careers advice and guidance from the Government’s National Careers Helpline and web chat service. Find out more here.

The Prospects website also provides useful information about career pathways based on your interests.

Don’t forget, your school or college also has responsibility for your careers education. They may even employ a careers-qualified teacher or guidance worker so make sure you find out who you can talk to. The Birmingham Careers Service has an excellent website, so use that too!

A to Z Guide to Vocational Learning 

Whatever your age, the A to Z Guide to Vocational Learning may be helpful. It gives information on career opportunities in 14 sectors of the world-of-work, examples of the different learning pathways to careers in each sector, case studies of how local people have realised their career ambitions, and links to a wide range of regional and national sources of further information, advice and guidance.

Careers of the Future in the West Midlands

This booklet presents easily accessible information about the labour market prospects for jobs in the West Midlands, based on research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) into the world of work.  It’s a fantastic source of ideas and inspiration to inform your career planning. Download the Careers of the Future West Midlands Booklet.