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Contracts awarded to deliver an integrated adult careers service

Posted: 25 June 2010

The Skills Funding Agency has announced the appointment of 12 organisations (see below) to deliver Next Step, an integrated adult careers service in England from August.

Next Step will make information, advice and resources available online as well as through advisers on the telephone and face to face, helping adults of all ages and at any stage in their lives, make the right choices about skills, careers and qualifications.

Next Step will be available to all adults, aged 19 and over, (or 18 and over if a Jobcentre Plus customer) in England, whatever their age, qualification, skill level or employment status.

The Skills Funding Agency is responsible for the commissioning, contracting and performance management of the integrated adult careers service. It has appointed 12 organisations to deliver face-to-face and telephone services: the Skills Funding Agency will deliver the online element of the service.

Face-to-Face regional Next Step contracts


Contract awarded to

East of England Suffolk County Council
East Midlands Guideline Careers Services
Greater London Prospects
North East Confederation of British Teachers (CfBT)
North West Economic Solutions AND
Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership
South East Careers Enterprise Limited
South West Careers South West Limited AND
West Midlands Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Partnership (CSWP)
Yorkshire and the Humber Careers Yorkshire and Humber
Telephone channel Next Step contract
Telephone channel
All England BSS

Careers services in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the devolved administrations.

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