Work and further education


In England, Scotland and Wales, Acas provides advice on employment matters including workplace rights, contracts, redundancies, discrimination and harassment via their website and confidential phone helpline. Their advisors can also help you to resolve employment-related disputes.           

Careers Wales

Careers Wales provides website and phone helplines for people in Wales looking for more information about their work and study options.       

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK has produced an employment skills guide for people with newly acquired disabilities or health conditions called Get back to where we do belong.       

National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service website has information about undertaking an apprenticeship in England and links through to a searchable database of vacancies.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service is available online, or you can speak to one of their advisers on the phone or at a face-to-face appointment.       

National Union of Students (NUS)

The NUS aims to be the national voice of students in further education through campaigning for students’ rights across the UK. Their website has a wealth of information about settling into student life and making the most of your time in further education.       

My World of Work

My World of Work is a website that contains information about choosing a career, finding a job, and training options available for Scottish young people. My World of Work is run by Skills Development Scotland.


Plotr is a revolutionary website created to help 11-24-year-olds discover and explore careers. It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to skills, interests and personality.

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that works with 13 to 30-year-olds from across the UK who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. They give practical and financial support to allow young people to develop skills for the workplace.


Rathbone is a voluntary youth sector organisation which helps young people across the UK back into further education, training and employment. In England, they run apprenticeship programmes for 16 to 24 year-olds.

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. Their employment advisers can help with job searches and also provide financial advice and in-work support.

The Big Choice

The Big Choice is a recruitment website aimed at UK 16 to 27-year-olds, with information for graduates, school and college leavers, and those looking for part-time or temporary work.

YMCA Training

YMCA Training offers a range of apprenticeships and training programmes to young people and adults throughout England to help them develop personal, vocational and work-related skills.

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Updated March 2018, next review due 2019.