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2nd Aug 2018

Adviza is delighted to have been appointed as the contractor for the National Careers Service in the South West and Oxfordshire from the 1st October 2018.  

The National Careers Service provides personalised careers information, advice, and guidance (IAG) services to all adults, via individual and group face-to-face sessions, over the telephone, through digital and social media platforms.  Particular emphasis is placed on priority groups who may need more help in developing their career management skills and progressing in work or learning. 

Since October 2014 Adviza has delivered the National Careers Service in the Thames Valley region, providing high quality, impartial and free advice to help people aged 19 and over make decisions on learning, training and work. From 1st October, Adviza will be responsible for the delivery of the service across Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Swindon, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

Over the last five years the National Careers Service has demonstrated consistent improvement in quality across all aspects of the service. It has provided locally tailored information advice and guidance and supported customers to achieve positive outcomes particularly for those who are most disadvantaged in the labour market.

Katharine Horler, responsible for delivering the National Careers Service in the South West and Oxfordshire from 1st October, said “We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract.  As a charity, our mission is to make a positive difference for all young people and adults so that they have the best possible chance to progress successfully in learning and work.  We have a great team with considerable experience and are looking forward to building on the work we have done in the Thames Valley to deliver first class services across this new region.”

From October 2018 there will be six new priority groups: NEETS (not in education, employment or training), unemployed over 12 months, low skilled adults, single parents, those aged 50+ who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment,  and adults with special educational needs or have a disability. 

National Careers Service


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