Customer Stories

Tara gets back to basics

25 June 2015

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As part of the Festival, hundreds of organisations hold learning events and activities that inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to ‘have a go’ and discover how learning can change their life. To find your local events please visit

Tara from Bexley wanted to do something with her life. As a young mum looking after her son she wasn’t sure which direction to take. She wanted career direction and this is when she got in touch with the National Careers Service. The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

After meeting with her local careers adviser Tara identified that she had the following skills: determination, ambition, positive attitude, keen to learn and forward thinking. All these helped Tara make a decision to improve on her English and Maths GCSE results. The adviser suggested Tara start a functional skills course in English and Maths.

Tara’s long term goal is to be a professional support worker such as a counsellor, youth worker or mentor and she has already started her journey.

Tara said “going into learning has given my life a bit more purpose and routine. I look forward to attending my classes and I feel more positive about my future. My confidence has increased and feel I can achieve academically”

For further information about how the National Careers Service can help please visit Alternatively, call 0800 100 900 now to book your free local face to face appointment with a National Careers Service adviser.

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Notes to Editor

National Careers ServiceAbout National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance online and over the telephone for anyone over the age of 13. Those aged 19 and over are also eligible for the community based face to face service within a myriad of locations, including local libraries, colleges and training providers. Jobseekers over the age of 18 receive an automatic referral to the service within their jobcentre.European Social Fund


About Prospects
The Prospects Group is a dynamic and enterprising organisation providing a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. At the heart of what we do is the drive to improve the life chances, skills and aspirations of everyone we support. Each year we touch the lives of more than a million people through our extensive range of high quality services.

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Media contact:
Simi Mand
National Careers Service London
Marketing and Communications Manager
Prospects Services
0208 315 1254

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