The National Careers Service (NCS), funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is a careers service for adults in England. Launched on 1st April 2012, it brings together elements of previous publicly funded careers services for adults and young people.

Currently, the service aims to provide high quality information and impartial, specialist careers advice and guidance with a view to inform and to stimulate demand for further education, work-based training and higher education. All adults aged 19+ (18+ if NEETs) across England have access to this service via the telephone, online and face-to-face. NCS is delivered nationally but is shaped locally to deliver a tailored response to local needs.

The current contract for the adult service will finish in September 2018. There will be procurement at the end of 2017 for the new contract to start on 1st October 2018 until 30th September 2021.

The Consultancy Home Counties Ltd (TCHC) is a leading training, advice and consultancy provider delivering skills, employability and enterprise services that transform communities and drive economic growth. We are a Merlin accredited prime provider with a track record of working collaboratively with partners to deliver excellence.  We have a track record of delivering the current National Careers Service.

TCHC is seeking suitable organisations who are interested in becoming part of our supply chain in East Midlands and Northamptonshire, East of England and Buckinghamshire, London and West Midlands as part of the new procurement.  Organisations who wish to be considered for this opportunity should complete our initial short expression of interest, which can be downloaded here.

Completed forms should be returned to ben.patient@tchc.net by the deadline of 4pm on the 4th December 2017.  Any questions about this opportunity should be directed to the above email address.