CXK is the prime contractor responsible for the delivery of the National Careers Service in the South East region.  We are keen increase the strength and reach of our supply chain and would be keen to hear from organisations that are interested in working with us as a sub-contractor.  The National Careers Service strives to deliver high quality and impartial careers, information, advice and guidance to adults, targeting specifically the following priority group customers:

  • Unemployed adults aged 18-24 years old (NEET)
  • Low skilled adults without L2 qualification (NEET or EET)
  • Adults unemployed more than 12 months
  • Single parents with at least one dependent child at home (NEET or EET)
  • Adults with a special educational need and/or disability (NEET or EET)
  • Adults aged 50+ unemployed or at risk of unemployment

We are keen to ensure that the National Careers Service is reaching priority group customers that are in full or part time work, training or education.  We are therefore particularly interested to hear from organisations that have strong employer links or education/training providers that can help us to reach priority group adults in current education provision or employment.

To be eligible for this opportunity your organisation will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Regular access to one or more of the priority customer groups highlighted above
  • The employment of at least one Careers Adviser (qualified to Level 3 or above) that is able to deliver the service in line with contract specifications
  • Accreditation to the Matrix standard (
  • Accreditation to Cyber Essentials Plus standard or a willingness to use CXK’s encrypted and protected computer equipment for delivery of the service

The service is delivered across the South East region and applicants to join our supply chain will have an existing footprint and access to priority group customer groups in one or more of the following areas:

  • West Berkshire
  • Slough
  • Reading
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Wokingham
  • Hampshire
  • Surrey
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • West Sussex
  • East Sussex
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Isle of Wight
  • Brighton & Hove

If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest to join our current supply chain, please email in the first instance.   The deadline for submission of a completed expression of interest is the 31st May 2019 @ 5pm.  Please note that the submission of an expression of interest does not guarantee the offer of a sub-contract.