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Careers Advice

Careers Advice Information & Support

Future Focus

Some schools in Telford & Wrekin use the Future Focus service to provide careers advice rather than having a specific Careers Advisor within their school. Future Focus is an impartial, free, Careers Guidance support service for young people living in Telford aged between 16-19 or up to 25 years with additional needs. 
They provide impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and future planning. They can also help you when things get in the way of your learning and future plans and look at support services with you that might be able to help. 

You will have a Future Focus Advisor who will offer you confidential advice and they can help you with your learning and career plans. These could include:

  • Exploring realistic options including employment with training opportunities.
  • Job searching, Writing a CV and interview skills
  • Help with applying for apprenticeships 
  • Help to choose the right courses
  • Finding Career information
  • Overcoming reasons not to carry on with education
  • Increasing your confidence and building on your communication skills
  • Involving your family in your learning plan

You can contact Future Focus through your School or Placement or visit the drop in at Southwater One.

Drop In’s
Southwater One, Southwater Square, Southwater, Telford, TF4 4JG 
(Mon-Fri 9-5)

Phone: 01952 388988

Job Box

Job Box is a free council service which support people of all ages at any stage of their lives who are looking for work. Job Box provide assistance with finding jobs, interview support and developing your skills.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides an online information, advice and guidance service to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. You can explore careers, take a skills assessment, find courses and read advice on different stages of job hunting, interview skills are more.

Phone: 0800 100 900

LifeSkills by Barclays

Barclays have developed a programme of LifeSkills that can support you to develop new skills, they provide videos such as smarten up your CV, developing skills for the future workplace, problem solving and more…

LifeSkills for Young People

Life Skills for Families