Advance Barnsley

Helping you to decide what career is right for you

There's a range of resources to help you understand what's right for you.

Assess your current skills

Skills assessment

Skills Assessment is where you answer a few questions to help you find out what interests and motivates you.  This can be a great way to help you explore careers that interest you in more detail.  

Build your confidence

Prince’s Trust Team Programme 

  • The Prince’s Trust Team Programme helps unemployed 16 – 25 year olds to develop skills and build confidence. This is a 12-week programme which involves a residential trip and 2 weeks of work experience. 
  • Barnsley CVS have a range of volunteering opportunities to build your confidence and learn new skills. 

Careers Explorer

Use our Careers Explorer to find out what opportunities there are and help finding a job once you've decided.  

Careers Connect

Full of application tips, finding out how to develop your skills and see how employable you are. Take a look at Careers Connect Sheffield Hallam

Employability Skills

Employability Skills

How to choose a career

Indeed have put together a guide to help you find the career you love.  Take a look at how to get started at how to choose a career

Learn something new 

Think about what new skills or training you could do to help you in your job role. Maybe you just want to upskill to help you be better at your job or maybe you want to work towards a promotion. 

We have a range of providers across Barnsley who offer adult courses including:

Find out more about Adult courses in Barnsley. 

Northern College

Northern College is the only adult residential college in the north supporting adults to re-enter education to upskill, progress, gain employment or retrain for a new career. The college works with adults aged 19 and over to develop individual programmes of study to address skills and qualification gaps, ensuring progression into employment.

Future Ambitions and the Passport for Success is the first step into college where assessment and learning pathways are agreed to ensure each person works towards developing their essential skills, English, Maths and Digital, whilst enhancing their essential transferable skills for work.

Northern college

What job best fits your life

Take a quiz to find out what job would suit you

What's your strength

Used to build self-confidence and self-esteem by discovering your own skills and qualities.  Helpful hints and tips from a careers adviser with over 20 years experience. Watch the videos on What's your strength.

Careers support after receiving your exam results

The National Careers Service has information on the whole range of work and study choices available, including vocational courses, GCSEs or A levels, that will help you make informed decisions around the next steps after receiving your results.

You can also talk directly to careers advisers by using their web chat feature.

National Careers Service exam results helpline

For those who need further support, the National Careers Service exam results helpline (0800 100 900) has local expert advisers who can offer help and advice on all the choices available and, if needed, on clearing, appeals or entering autumn exams.

The helpline will be open from Monday 9 August until Friday 29 August, 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Support for under 24's - Youth Employment UK

Helping you with careers advice and building your career confidence. Find out what Youth Employment UK have to offer.

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