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Careers advice on Your Space website

Young people in West Sussex wanting careers advice can now visit the Your Space website, following changes to the way advice is provided nationally.

Careers advice was previously provided to young people via the local authority. The Government has now changed the responsibility to schools and colleges to give information direct to their pupils.

The Government has also launched the National Careers Service for adults and young people, which can be accessed via the website at www.direct.gov.uk/nationalcareersservice. The website has a range of online services and tools to help people assess their own skills, how to identify job opportunities, and general advice.

It replaces the current Next Step service for adults and Connexions Direct for young people.

West Sussex County Council’s Youth Support and Development Service has ensured that information is also available via the Your Space website for young people at www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk, providing general careers advice, information on choosing courses at school, college or university, and on finding jobs and apprenticeships.

General information, guidance and support continues to be available from the Information Shops across West Sussex.

Cabinet Member for Children and Families Peter Evans said:

“Our Information Shops act as an access point for young people. They can get advice and support on health, relationships, housing and money, to name but a few, all in a confidential setting.

“Although the way careers advice is delivered is changing, our Information Shop advisors can help young people access the National Careers Service website. They can also use our telephones if they want to speak to one of the careers advisors direct.”

To find out more visit the Your Space website at www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk and click on ‘careers and choices’. A full list of Information Shops and the services they offer is also available on the website.