Get help with choosing a career

National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Careers Inspiration London is run by Prospects who provide the National Careers Service in London.

Start provides free careers guidance for young people. It is connected to live labour market information and course data, and allows you to create a personal profile which generates suitable jobs, qualifications and new destinations to explore.

Are you interested in becoming an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are real jobs with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go.

Get help finding an apprenticeship

Anyone living in England over the age of 16 and not in full-time education can apply.

An apprenticeship not only trains you in the skills employers want, it also opens up other further career and learning options.

Key benefits:

  • earn a salary
  • get paid holidays
  • receive training
  • gain qualifications
  • learn job-specific skills.

Entry requirements will depend on the apprenticeship you want to do. There are three levels available:

  • Intermediate apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes)
  • Advanced level apprenticeships (equivalent to two A level passes)
  • Higher apprenticeships (lead to qualifications at NVQ Level 4 or, in some cases, a foundation degree).

Contact us

London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 3837