Trainee Career Adviser Programme

Are you looking for a new challenge in an industry with lots of opportunity?

Do you want to inspire people, motivate them to fulfil their potential, and really make a difference?

Is coaching, learning and development, or educating people part of your skillset?

Do you want to get paid while gaining a qualification?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the world of careers guidance is waiting for you!

We are currently looking for talented individuals to join our trainee programme and take on the rewarding role of Career Adviser in this rapidly growing industry. As an Innervate Career Adviser you will be part of an organisation that inspires young people, while raising the profile and importance of life-long careers management.

Our Trainee Career Adviser Programme gives you the opportunity to work with Innervate Career Services at the same time as achieving a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Management. As a trainee you will work in secondary schools, providing one-to-one career guidance interviews, small group interviews and career lessons all while being fully trained on the job. You will develop a working knowledge of key opportunities and pathways post-16 and post-18, as well as current labour market information.

Upon completion of the qualification, and with the experience you’ll gain with Innervate Career Services, the opportunities in the Secondary, Further, and Higher Education sectors are endless.

How it works:

  • Trainees initially follow a period of observation of qualified career advisers, including one to one interviews, presentations, special events and group work sessions
  • Following observation trainees are given opportunities to practice skills while being mentored. They begin to practice aspects of the guidance interview as well as facilitate activities during group work, while being guided by an Innervate Career Adviser
  • Once trainees have demonstrated the understanding, knowledge, and skills required they will carry out guidance interviews and group work sessions, while reporting to a mentor.
  • There are two trainee options: (A) Funded by Innervate or (B) Self-Funded (download the full job description for details)

» Download the full job description and trainee options


We currently have opportunities in Hounslow, West London, Sutton, Oxted and Leatherhead.

Start date: As soon as possible

To apply: Please contact