Beginning to think about yourself and your future?

Young person thinking of the futureIf you start learning new skills and about the world of work early ...

 ... you'll be ready to make decisions in the future about your learning and career plans – the career you choose will affect:

  • your lifestyle and income
  • your outlook on life
  • the friends you make

Careers lessons and information in school, as well as help and advice from your careers adviser will help you get ready to make these decisions.


You Are Amazing

Check out Kirklees and what jobs it has to offer you in the future.

Think about how you and your ideas about jobs have changed and how you might start to think about careers now you're older. All jobs are for everyone, so it's not too soon to check out the skills you'll need, or to think about your future. Watch the 'Amazing' video or read it (78kb PDF). Also available on our You Tube channel.

Career timeline CKOur Career Timeline suggests when to start thinking about your future learning and career plans (55kb PDF). You can also watch Go Higher West Yorkshire's Your Educational Journey  on YouTube to find out more about education up to Year 13 and beyond

Get started on your career journey, explore careers on the National Career Service website and check out these career journeys

Struggling to understand some of the 'careers' words and phrases, check out our Careers A-Z Jargon Buster
(178kb PDF).

Page updated February 2019

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street

T: 01484 242000 - general enquiries

T: 01484 213856 - Chat service, speak to a careers adviser