Connexions services provide advice and guidance for young people aged 13-19 (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs) who live in the Tyne and Wear area. For people aged 20+, there are organisations who provide careers advice and guidance services for adults.

The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance services. You can visit the National Careers Service website and get in touch by telephone, e-mail, web-chat, or request a call-back.

Call free on 0800 100 900 Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm or text 07766 4 13 2 19 (standard network charges apply). Lines will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 

Learn Direct

Learn Direct offer flexible courses that you can study at a local centre or from home or work if you have access to the Internet. Call Freephone 0800 101 901 between 7am-11pm seven days a week. 

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus can give you information about looking for work, money, tax and benefits. Call Freephone 0800 055 6688 between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday or visit the GOV.UK website.