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Choose a career

Speak to a careers advisor

Call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 for help to identify skills that could be useful in a range of different roles.

Get some inspiration for your career options

Real Ideas Organisation offer for young people

Find out more here

Sign up as a Real Ideas member for

  • Access to the “Buzz”. The buzz is Real Ideas news update and collection of most relevant opportunities
  • Access to Real Ideas opportunity bank- a collection of the most relevant opportunities for 18-25-year olds. From virtual work experience placements to informal mentoring and internships. Current opportunities include the Real Ideas Change Fellowships - open from August 2020. Any young people aged 18-25 can apply for a research grant of up to £350 to undertake learning that will help them make change for others
  • Access to free virtual event programme- A programme of live events and webinars relevant to 18-25 year olds
  • Access to Cities of Learning app- The Cities of Learning app is an online platform that shows users all of the digital credentials that are available for them to earn in their locality. It also allows an individual to see pathways of badges that will support them to access sectors or job roles

Useful links to support you taking forward a career idea with Skills Launchpad Plymouth

Make sure you feel ready to get back out there – check out the support available if you are feeling anxious, confused, lost or overwhelmed. Make an informed choice locally. Find out about Plymouth’s current employment picture and learn about our industry sectors offering careers and new job opportunities now and in the future. Get your own free impartial 1-1 Careers and Skills Plan with National Careers Service Develop yourself through further study and training opportunities Where to find jobs in Plymouth


Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. Access the Skillsometer here

Finding a career - What do you want to do?


There are literally thousands of different types of jobs out there, but which one is for you?

Maybe you already had your heart set on a particular career path but now need to rethink it fast or perhaps there are too many options for you to choose from.


Don’t panic!


There are many ways to start to narrow down the field from discovering where your passions lie by thinking about what you like doing, to hearing from other people about their careers and why they would recommend them.

Find advice and guidance here: