Thursday, 7 March 2013

Celebrating National Careers Week

This week is National Careers Week, an initiative designed to shine a light on the resources available for people in need of careers guidance.

If you’re looking for your dream job, thinking about changing the path your career is taking, or entering the world of work for the first time, it can be tough to find the support you need to help you get where you want to be. National Careers Week aims to make this support more visible.

Although the event’s main focus is on school-leavers and people just starting out in the world of work, careers guidance can be just as valuable to people later in life.

Being unhappy in your line of work and feeling as though you need to change career can be a daunting prospect, but if you’re committed, and receive the guidance you need, you might find it’s the best decision you’ve ever made.

A good place to start if you’re thinking about switching careers is the National Careers Service. With resources including job profiles, a skills health check and help with your CV and other aspects of getting a job, as well as trained advisers available to provide assistance, this government-funded service is a fantastic source of help for every stage of the job-finding process.

NEC’s underlying philosophy is that it’s never too late to improve your education, whatever stage of life you’re at. You can improve your prospects and your knowledge by studying a course that fits around you.

A change of career can often necessitate the gaining of different qualifications, and NEC has a range of courses that lead to qualifications that can get you started or help you advance in a number of jobs.

Some of our most popular courses are those that lead to childcare qualifications: every one of our courses works towards a recognised qualification from CACHE, the industry specialists in childcare qualifications.

We also have a range of courses that will prepare you for book-keeping exams – gaining knowledge of accountancy and book-keeping can open up all sorts of avenues, and there is always demand for people with these skills.

As well as our vocational courses we have a wide range of GCSEs, IGCSEs and A levels: essential qualifications that are basic requirements for a great number of jobs and other educational courses. Whatever your ambition, gaining additional qualifications is a sure way to make yourself more confident in your abilities, more capable and more appealing to employers.

To find out more about how NEC can help you improve your prospects and move your career forward, visit our website.

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