Career starters

 16-24 years 

Education and careers advice and support


Not sure what you want to do after you leave education or training? Here you will find further education and careers advice and support to help you make those next steps. You can also read information on the West Yorkshire labour market – including job trends – to help you make confident, well-informed choices, as well as ways to further develop your skills through training.

If you are struggling with what to do next, we also have resources to support you. Or you can also get in touch with your local Employment Hub for additional support.


What type of career suits you?

Better understand your personality and what makes you tick

Take the Buzz Quiz to find out, it only takes 5 minutes! There are 16 possible results and each links to an animal. From your result you will discover your strengths and can then explore local jobs and careers that may suit you.

Real people, real jobs, real stories

Get inspired and find out what it’s really like to be employed in West Yorkshire.

Click on a sector page link below to watch vlogs from people working in your local area.


Make the most of the careers support available

Click on one of the links below to start exploring your options.

Adult Training
Reboot courses
Digital Skills Bootcamp

Qualifications and training courses to help you progress in your career, enter the job market, or move into another sector.

Find a course to help give you the skills and confidence to change career or apply for a promotion.

Boost your digital skills during lock-down through a range of FREE courses.

We have worked closely with employers to create resources to inspire, inform and empower you to take those next steps, whatever they might be.

The Labour Market Report contains easy to digest, interactive and engaging labour market information (LMI) about West Yorkshire. 

One-to-one support on local job or training opportunities with The Employment Hub.

Frequently asked questions

You can find out more on our apprenticeship page.

A Higher/Degree Apprenticeship is an alternative to university where you will gain employment and study for a degree at the same time.

You can find out more about the different Universities in West Yorkshire and how to apply.

If you are unsure of what you want to do, try our Buzz Quiz or speak to your school careers adviser.

You can find information about training in the region here.

You can access your local Employment Hub or you can speak to a Careers Adviser at the National Careers Service.