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Welsh Government

Careers Adviser and Trainee Careers Adviser

We are recruiting a qualified or a trainee Careers Adviser who can work with a wide range of people across Wales.

We as a nation thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion.  Organisations with a diverse workforce make better decisions, are more creative, are stronger, overall happier, and of course - it’s the right thing to do.

Diversity and inclusion can be transformative, contributing to the delivery of excellent public services, enabling continued improvements in what we do for the people of Wales. We are committed to having a workforce that at all job grades, is representative of the citizens we serve.

Can you inspire and motivate young people to make positive steps towards fulfilling their ambitions?

Do you want to contribute to the development of skills and future economy of Wales?

Do you want to work for a professional, modern and innovative national organisation and make a real difference to people’s lives?

Careers Wales is an all age guidance service supporting young people in education and customers in the labour market.  We are the only national organisation in Wales who offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance services.  Our advisers are passionate about helping people achieve their potential. 

We are recruiting either a qualified or a trainee Careers Adviser who can work with young people in various educational settings.

Working within education

Our Careers Advisers working in education are instrumental in ensuring that young people are prepared for key transition points in their lives and that they are aware of the skills required to succeed in an ever changing labour market. They work with young people in mainstream schools, special schools, those educated other than at school and FE colleges.    

Careers Advisers use a range of tools and skills to support the work they do with young people.  This ranges from one to one support, delivering interactive group sessions and presenting information using a range of digital technology. The technology is currently enabling us to adapt to the current circumstances and offer a blended approach to our delivery of our services.

If you would like the challenge of working with young people of all abilities and backgrounds, can motivate and inspire young people to achieve their goals, can establish effective relationships with teachers, parents and other learning providers, then we would like to hear from you. 


  • Careers Adviser: £25,471 - £30,779
  • Trainee Careers Adviser: £22,818 - £24,410 and following completion of the relevant qualification, £25,471 - £30,779


We are recruiting either a qualified or a trainee Careers Adviser who can work with young people in various educational settings in:

  • Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells areas of Powys

Hours of Work

Fulltime/37 hours a week

Closing Date 

The closing date for all applications is 9am on 14/08/2020.


Qualified Careers Advisers must be qualified to QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (or equivalent) and be eligible for the Career Development Institute Register of Practitioners.

If you do not already have the QCF qualification , we will provide you with the training and support you need to achieve this qualification.

Trainee Careers Advisers should be educated to degree level or equivalent standard and will complete the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. this is a degree- level vocational qualification which will be completed in the workplace, but will require some independent learning in the learner's own time.

We would particularly welcome applications from those who have a background in working in:

  • Education or training
  • Health, social care or disability support sectors
  • Adults returning to the labour market
  • Adults or young people from diverse ethnic minority groups, asylum-seekers or refugees

Successful applicants will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

You are required to travel within the Powys area and occasionally further afield in Wales and the UK in order to fulfil your duties and/or attend learning and development events. You are responsible for ensuring that you have adequate transport arrangements to enable you to fulfil your duties and/or attend learning and development events.

Other information

No job applicant will receive a less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender and transgender status, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage and or civil partnership status, economic status or sexual orientation. We aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, and that treats people fairly with dignity and respect.

This commitment starts at recruitment and is carried through all employment practices, and ultimately to our work - supporting and improving the lives of the people of Wales. 

How to apply

Please email the completed application form, Welsh assessment form and equal opportunities monitoring form to:

The selection process will take the form of an assessment centre, with successful candidates proceeding to a final interview stage.

Please note: Careers Wales does not accept CVs.

Applications in Welsh or English are welcomed. An application made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.


If you are experiencing any problems in downloading any of the documents, or have any queries about the vacancy, please email