National Careers Service
Business, Innovation and Skills
John Hayes (Minister of State (Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning), Business, Innovation and Skills; South Holland and The Deepings, Conservative)
The National Careers Service can be accessed online, over the telephone and in around 3,250 local community locations. As well as dedicated National Careers Service premises, the service co-locates with a wide range of other organisations. In around 650 of these locations the other organisation is delivering the service as a sub-contractor. The following table gives a summary of the latest position. These locations vary over time. Local contractors regularly review the position and to ensure the service is accessible to all potential customers may seek additional or better locations. The Skills Funding Agency, which is responsible for delivering the National Careers Service, is currently trialling co-location with a broader group of organisations to maximise its reach into and accessibility from the community.
|Further education college||198|
|Sure Start centre||150|
|Place of worship||34|
|(1) Other includes: Unionlearn, charities, community/social interest, PCT/health care including addiction support, schools, chamber of commerce, local authorities|