Access support and contact advisors
Advisors can be accessed at your schools and colleges, in your local community and online
Independent information and guidance (IAG) about careers, choices, job-seeking and more is available to all young people aged 13-19 (and up to 25, if there are learning difficulties or disabilities). You can get this from a variety of places:
- You can register your details with us to receive regular email bulletins about opportunities, courses, jobs, apprenticeships and more
- You can get online support from Oxfordshire Opportunities via web-chat, Facebook or Twitter
- If you are of compulsory school age, you can access an IAG adviser at your school (or at your nearest school if you are home-schooled or attending private education)
- If you are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) you can get guidance interviews, jobseeking help and more support from your local Early Intervention Hub.
What sort of advice can Advisors give?
Information and Advice staff at schools or your local Early Intervention Hub can help if you:
- are not sure what you want to do
- want information on jobs or vacancies, including those in our Opportunities Lists
- need to find out about training, including foundation-level courses and apprenticeships
- want help in deciding about school or college courses
- want help with interviews or applications
- are not happy with your job or course
- need information or support with things like housing, money or relationships.
- if you have other kinds of problems that are stopping you from getting on in life.
School and college-based Advisers
Schools and sixth-form colleges in Oxfordshire have an Adviser on site. If you do not know how to contact your Adviser at school or college, ask a teacher or ask at reception.
Early Intervention Hubs
If you are not in employment, education or training (NEET), aged 16-19 (or up to 25 if you have learning difficulties or disabilities) you can access support at your local Early Intervention Hub. Support available at your local hub may include:
- Job clubs, support to access training
- Duke of Edinburgh and Princes Trust
- One-to-one job-seeking support
- Support to help with different issues in your life
Specialist support is available for people who are:
- teenage parents (including advice about benefits and staying in learning)
- in or leaving care
- living with a disability
- a young carer
- at risk of being homeless
Whatever your concern, if it's stopping you getting on with your life, we would like to hear about it. If we can't help you directly, we will try to find someone who can.
Find out more at your nearest Early Intervention Hub
Online services and support
Want to know what's out there?
- Search online for opportunities
- Download opportunity lists updated every week
- Web chat
- Get email alerts about new opportunities in our weekly opportunities bulletin
- Download worksheets around jobseeking and the local labour market
- Which? University - a new website designed to help students make more informed decisions about their higher education choices. It’s free, independent and it’s brought to you by the people at Which
Get support at evenings and weekends
You can contact the National Careers Services online or by phone 8am-10pm every day of the week.
- Careers Information and Advice for Young People
- 0800 100 900
Register or update your Details with us
Oxfordshire County Council keeps information about all young people. This is to help us help you better. We want you to have the best education and training opportunities, find out about the right clubs, events and activities for you, and get the support you need, when you need it. Make sure your details are up to date and accuarate.
Find out more about the sort of information we keep and how we keep it safe.