Careers advice for adults UK – what are the options?

See the options for careers advice for adults UK and find out how personalised coaching sessions can support your next steps.

Are you looking to get more from your career? Perhaps you are interested in a change of direction? Maybe you are returning to work after a break?

Our team of professionally qualified careers advisers help people evaluate their current situation and plan ahead to identify and secure career goals.

The job market is a rapidly changing place, and new initiatives, industries and opportunities are emerging all the time. The challenge for people is navigating this ever-changing market and figuring out what options and pathways might be right for them.

Careers advice for adults UK – what’s available

There are a few places you can start when considering a career change or starting a career later in life. Careers advice for adults comes in lots of different forms. Here are some of the places you might consider:

• Job centres and local services
• Online advice and job searches
• Skills assessment and skills health checks
• Online careers questionnaires and quizzes
• One-to-one careers advice and support

Online careers advice for adults UK

When looking for adult careers advice, online resources are a useful place to start your research. The National Careers Service offers skills assessments and provides hundreds of careers profiles and learning courses for you to explore and compare.

Here you can find free careers advice for adults to gather some ideas and find out what qualifications or further training you might need for roles and career pathways.

See the options on the National Careers Service website

Personalised careers advice for adults in the UK

Our adult team provides employability and careers guidance services for adults. We work with local authorities and agencies to deliver services regionally, and provide careers advice and coaching sessions for individuals across the UK.

What is the value of careers guidance and coaching for adults and professionals?

We spend over 3,500 days at work in our lifetimes ( Finding a role that fulfils you is an investment in your future. Talking to a knowledgeable professional about your hopes, concerns and options is the starting point to finding a fulfilling path.

One-to-one careers advice sessions are beneficial as you get personalised advice, based around your skills and values. Dedicated time and a safe space to talk about possible career goals is often the springboard people need to move forward.

What do adult careers coaching sessions entail?

Our careers advice sessions for adults are one-to-one meetings online or on the phone. We can do in person meetings if you can travel to our Huddersfield based centre. Sessions are one hour or 30 minutes and give you the opportunity to talk things through with a trained professional.

The session is designed around what you need from it. Our advisers can help you explore new job, promotion or learning opportunities. You may be wanting to start out in a new career, in which case an adviser could help relate your skills, qualifications and experience to growth industries and specific roles. A coaching session could provide the help you need to apply for new positions and support you through the interview process.

How do I find personal careers advice for adults in the UK?

Anyone in the UK can access our one-to-one careers advice sessions for adults. You can book them online and there is a fixed price per session:

Careers guidance and coaching for adults and professionals: 1 hour appointment – £75
Careers guidance and coaching for adults and professionals: 30-minute appointment – £45

Here is some of the feedback from people who have taken part in our sessions:

‘I feel much more positive about things now. I learned to be more confident, to get myself out there, meet people and create networks.’

‘I just wanted to get in touch to let you know I’ve started my new job at Lloyds Banking Group and wanted to thank you so much for all the help you have given me. I know I wouldn’t be in this position without your help’.

‘I would like to thank (C+K adviser) for her excellent service. I am truly grateful for the support, which has given me the confidence to apply for the job. I would definitely recommend. Thank you.’

‘Thank you so much. I can’t tell you how happy I am after speaking with you. I really thought the opportunity would go because I didn’t have the qualifications.’

Are you looking for careers advice?

Our team of professionally qualified, experienced and friendly careers advisers will help you evaluate your current situation and plan ahead to identify and secure your next career goal.

Complete your order for a 1 hour or 30-minute coaching session and someone will be in touch to arrange your appointment. Alternatively, get in touch with us on 01484 242000 or email

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