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Information about the world of work is important to adults as well as young people and this site aims to give information that will be useful to anyone who is:

  • Planning a career change
  • Thinking about getting a new job
  • Thinking about improving their skills or qualifications
  • Planning to go to college or university 

This World of Work website provides information on:

A wide range of employment sectors and industries... to help you find out what areas of work appeal to you. Go to job sectors 

What the job market is like. Go to Job markets

Predictions about future jobs - how the job market may change in the future The types of jobs available now and in the future. Go to Future jobs

The importance of employability skills and how you can develop them. Go to Employability skills

Need more help?

next step west midlands website


Face-to-face careers advice with nextstep

 nextstep is a free careers advice service for adults:
- aged 20 or more
- aged 18 or 19, who have been referred to nextstep by Jobcentre Plus 

Nextstep offers a range of information and advice to help you improve your skills, get new qualifications and find the right job.

How to contact nextstep

Go to their website to find local contact details.

Advice over the telephone

If you prefer to speak to an adviser over the telephone, call the careers advice service on 0800 100 900. If you have a hearing impairment you can access the service on the following numbers:
Typetalk - 18001 0800 100 900
Minicom - 08000 568 865