Start a new future, in a new career

Are you looking for a new career, but don’t know where to start, or what skills you need?

Join a new scheme to provide you with Careers Advice and Guidance which can be followed by Construction and Retrofit Training or signposting and support to find work in a different area.


Devon County Council, in partnership with Teign Housing and the Learning & Work Institute, are providing this free programme of support to anyone who was impacted by COVID-19; perhaps you found it harder to find work, lost your job, or ended up in a job you didn’t want.

A Careers Advice and Guidance session will take place with the National Careers Service (NCS) and can take place online or in person, to suit you. This will help you work out what it is you want to do as a career, and what you need to do to get there.

New Futures will then work with you to either signpost you to further training or jobs in occupations like Retail, Hospitality or Care, or continue on the scheme with Construction and Retrofit training, where you will be supported by a Mentor. Training will be put in place at an entry level, such as Employability Skills and a CSCS Card (which is the most basic qualification needed to work on a building site) through to Level 3 qualifications in for example Carpentry or Electrical.

This scheme is open to anyone:

  • Aged 21+
  • Who has been ‘impacted’ by COVID-19
  • Who wants to move into a new career; unemployed or employed.


To apply online fill in this application form:


To find out more, please visit  email, or call 07976 664068.