Career adviser or vocational guidance specialist
- Monitors progress and welfare of young people in employment and advises them on any difficulties.
- Organises careers forums and exhibitions and establishes and maintains contact with local employers, colleges and training providers.
- Liaises with employers to determine employment opportunities and advises schools, colleges or individuals accordingly.
- Visits educational and other establishments to give talks and distribute information regarding careers.
- Advises on appropriate courses of study or avenues into employment.
- Uses an interview, questionnaire and/or psychological or other test to determine the aptitude, preferences and temperament of the client.
Typical Education Level
Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 21% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for career adviser or vocational guidance specialist is £15,386
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 834. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for career adviser or vocational guidance specialist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £15,386 per year. That is about £1,282 per month or £7.89 per hour. New workers generally start on £11,669, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,077
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 834 people are employed in the region.