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Looking for work

1Obtaining careers advice

If you are in any doubt about the sort of work you are looking for or need more information about the routes into certain careers you should speak to a careers adviser. Each area of the country has Connexions, Next Step or careers services you can use. You should be able to speak to an adviser or a careers guidance specialist who has experience of advising disabled people. You should also be able to use the careers library, which may include information about job vacancies.

Wherever you live you should be able to access careers guidance as an adult, although you may find that some areas will charge for this service. For contact details of the various services across the UK, including Careers Wales and Careers Scotland see section 10 Other useful contacts.


The Connexions service provides careers information and advice and is generally available to young people aged 13-19, unless you have a disability in which case you may continue to use Connexions up until the age of 25.

The Next Step service is available to adults aged 20 and over. Their services include information and advice on choosing a career and the provision of guidance software such as Adult Directions. As well as arranging for you to meet an adviser face-to-face, Next Step can give you careers advice over the telephone on 0800 100 900.


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