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Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Gateshead's Early Help Careers IAG Team offers impartial advice and guidance to young people aged 13-19 to help them explore their vocational interests and access the labour market. Our team of experienced career advisors offer support to help young people understand the range of post-16 education, training and employment options. This includes 6th form studies, college courses, higher education, training and study programs as well as apprenticeships. If you're struggling with social, health or welfare problems that are affecting your ability to engage in work or learning we may be able to help or put you in touch with specialist services that can.

Helping you to understand what employers want

The labour market is competitive and its important you're ready for the challenges ahead. Our Careers IAG Team are here to support you along the way.

We can help you with the following:

  • vocational information (what specific jobs involve, key skills or attributes, entry requirements, training routes)
  • labour market information
  • job and apprenticeship search
  • application forms
  • CVs
  • interview skills  

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Careers IAG Team offers support up to the age of 25 for young people that have held an Education Health & Care plan. Further information about support and provision for young people with special educational needs and disabilities can be found by visiting Gateshead's Local Offer.
For further information, to speak to one of our advisors or book an appointment please use the link below.

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Careers appointment request

To arrange to speak to an advisor, please complete our request form.

Send an appointment request

Alternatively, phone 0191 433 2785 and leave a message clearly stating your name, contact details and the nature of your enquiry.

For those outside of the Careers IAG Team's age remit, further help and support may be available through Employment Services.