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Information and advice for young people in Suffolk


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Moving into the world of work is something that everyone has to do at some point. This section introduces you to useful sources of quality careers information and advice, and to the different routes you can take towards gaining the job that you really want.

Careers Advice

Chat with a trained careers adviser in complete confidence through the National Careers Service

If you're age 13 – 18 you can talk to an adviser about careers and learning. The web chat is available 7 days a week, from 8am to 10pm. You can also call the national young people's helpline between 8am – 10pm on 0800 100 900.

Get in touch with the National Careers Service: text on 07766 413219, textphone number 08000 968 336, or fill out a contact form. Same opening hours as listed above, apply.

Confidentiality - The webchat, email and telephone helpline are confidential services which means that the information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside the National Careers Service, unless they think that you or someone else is at risk in some way.


If you're a young person in Suffolk or Norfolk and are looking for a way to see the latest local opportunities for careers and training, take a look! 

icanbea… is a social media styled careers website, designed to help you choose your future career from the massive spectrum of opportunities we have in Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond.

A game to get you thinking about your interests and careers you might like - play the game

Kickstart Work Placement Scheme

The National Kickstart Scheme is offering 6 month paid work placements to people aged between 16 and 24 years old.

They are working with a range partners in Suffolk to provide young people in Suffolk with opportunities and support through a kickstart placement, for young people who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Find out more about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it is right for you, visit the Kickstart website 


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