There are thousands of different types of jobs out there, but which one is for you? Maybe you already had your heart set on a particular career path but now need to rethink it fast or perhaps there are too many options for you to choose from. Don’t panic! There are many ways to start to narrow down the field from discovering where your passions lie by thinking about what you like doing, to hearing from other people about their careers and why they would recommend them.

Take a look at some of these links to feel inspired about your career options:

Achievement Trainings Careers Policy CEG programme

Become an Apprentice

Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship.

National apprenticeship  – Get free help and support call 0800 0150 400

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Skills Launchpad Plymouth

The city’s one-stop shop for skills, training, education, careers and jobs.

Skills Launchpad Plymouth supports those who are seeking work, facing redundancy or changing careers through the Adult Hub for those aged 25 years+, and offering targeted support for young people aged 16-24 years including those with additional needs through the Youth Hub.


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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides careers information, advice and guidance. They can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career.

This service is available to people who live in England.


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All about careers

Explore different sectors and take the careers test.


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Career Pilot

Expert careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place


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Prospects Looking for that perfect career? We guide millions of students to make the right choice. Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles.


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What is the matrix standard?

The matrix standard is a nationally-recognised framework used to assess an organisation’s competency in the field of Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG). Matrix accreditation is a recognition of an organisation’s high standards of IAG delivery, particularly in the areas of careers and education. This seal of approval allows IAG providers to demonstrate their knowledge and passion and resonates perfectly with ATLs mission of Actively Transforming Lives.

Any organisation which manages, administers and delivers an IAG service to support individuals in their career, learning, work or life goals has the chance to achieve matrix accreditation. Independent external assessors review the process, delivery and development of an organisation’s advice and guidance provision, with an emphasis on interviewing real service users for their genuine opinions about the service they have received.

ATL are very proud to have held full matrix accreditation continuously since 2013, working year-on-year to review our advice and guidance services against a structured framework that ensures our quality support enables learners to make informed decisions about their future careers.


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