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Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,520 pile of coins

Age 35

£27,040 pile of coins

Age 50

£32,240 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £17,680

What does this career do?

Job holders in this unit group give advice on careers or occupations, training courses and related matters, direct school leavers and other job seekers into employment and assess their progress.

Typical tasks

  • uses an interview, questionnaire and/or psychological or other test to determine the aptitude, preferences and temperament of the client
  • advises on appropriate courses of study or avenues into employment
  • visits educational and other establishments to give talks and distribute information regarding careers
  • liaises with employers to determine employment opportunities and advises schools, colleges or individuals accordingly
  • organises careers forums and exhibitions and establishes and maintains contact with local employers, colleges and training providers
  • monitors progress and welfare of young people in employment and advises them on any difficulties.

Current entry requirements

Entrants often possess a degree, an approved diploma or equivalent qualification. Professional training towards the Qualification in Careers Guidance consists of a one-year full-time course followed by a one-year probationary period of on-the-job training. NVQs/SVQs in Advice and Guidance at Levels 3 and 4 are available. Those working with young people or vulnerable adults will require CRB clearance.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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