Professional Bodies

Government Bodies

National Careers Service

The governments portal for advice and guidance on careers for young people

National Apprenticeships Service

The official government information source for apprenticeships.

General Advice and Guidance

Inspiring futures

Inspiring Futures helps young people make better decisions about their futures by offering careers advice, careers guidance and careers services.

Input Youth Job Guides

Job guides, careers advice, preparing CV's, handling job interviews and providing help and advice on a variety of work related subjects.

National Youth Agency

Charitable company that supports young people and champions the development of services and support for young people.


YouthNet is a London-based registered charity which launched in 1995.They guide and support young people, enabling them to make informed choices, participate in society and achieve their ambitions. is owned and run by YouthNet, and is the online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds. They provide non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

Youth Employment UK

Youth Employment UK CIC is a not for profit membership and campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting youth unemployment. They are wholly committed to making the UK the most "Youth Friendly" place to work and are the only dedicated campaigning and membership organisation that works with young people, employers, educators and providers with the sole purpose of fighting youth unemployment.

The Brightside Trust

Brightside is an education charity that create, develop and manage online mentoring projects, and other online tools and resources. They connect individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with an online mentor who can help them develop skills, gain confidence and explore their further and higher education and employment options.

Bright Knowledge

Bright Knowledge is the essential guide to careers, education and student life. It contains plenty of free resources offering advice on everything from choosing courses to surviving away from home.

Pure Potential

Pure Potential helps thousands of students with making informed decisions about future university, school leaver and career choices. Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, their website contains hundreds of articles with practical advice and useful examples, as well as information on key events and work-related opportunities such as insight events, open days, work placements, graduate positions and more

Financial help and advice

Apprentice Extra (NUS)

The Apprentice extra discount card has been developed by the National Union of Students and will offer vocational learners the same discounts and benefits as other students.

Save The Student

Offers, tips and advice for reducing student debt

Regional Organisations

Are you 14-19 and living in the South West? Get the information you need to help you plan your future work and study at

County Training

County Training provides guidance and training to apprentices and individuals who are interested in work based learning. They also offer expert advice and support for businesses to help improve their productivity and competitiveness by ensuring that their staff members have the skills they need to perform to the best of their ability. Visit the website and our blog: for further information.