National Career Guidance Show (NCGS) Southwest - Exeter 2024

Thursday 7 Mar 2024
Westpoint Exeter
The National Career Guidance Show is a free to attend careers convention for people passionate about careers.


Who should attend?

  • Careers leaders
  • Careers co-ordinators
  • Careers advisers
  • Teachers
  • Deputy and headteachers
  • HE/FE principals
  • School library/resource staff
  • Personal development coaches

Attendees at National Career Guidance Show will be able to access high-quality careers resources and information from careers experts to enable them to support young people and other job seekers in their transition from education, training, or unemployment into working life. 


We are excited to be working with Barclays LifeSkills as the series headline sponsor.

What can I expect?

We have chosen this year’s themes through our research with previous visitors.

The world of work is constantly evolving, witnessing significant changes in working patterns, a continued rise in remote working, and widespread industry upheavals. In this dynamic landscape, access to high-quality lifelong career guidance becomes crucial to better equip the thousands of people our attendees support on a daily basis.

Explore the changing world of work, generate new relationships, and be inspired by seminars and our exhibition (made up of more than 40 local and national employers, training providers, universities and CIAG specialists). Join us in Exeter and leave better equipped to support young people, career seekers and changers at all stages of life. 

National Career Guidance Show also boasts free seminars and talks which are full of fresh ideas from industry leaders and experts in their field.

Other key topics include:

  • work experience
  • LMI
  • apprenticeships
  • degree apprenticeships
  • Gatsby Benchmarks
  • embedding careers in the curriculum
  • careers and support for SEND students
  • new qualifications
  • green careers.

The Career Development Institute (CDI)

The Career Development Institute (CDI) is the UK’s professional body for all aspects of career development, supporting our members to work to the highest standards and championing the profession. We set standards for professional practice, including the CDI Code of Ethics, which are recognised by government and we manage the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. We award the Qualification in Career Development and deliver training through the CDI Academy for those entering and progressing in the profession. We provide resources, CPD training events and networking for our members to enable them to continually develop. 

Join us on stand 40 to find out more about the CDI:

  • Discover how CDI membership can help your own career development as well as benefit practitioners and careers leaders in your organisation
  • Attend our CPD clinic to ask questions about Careers Adviser and Careers Leader training (including training funded by the C&EC), updating your skills and knowledge through CPD and the range of support available for your continued professional development. No appointment is needed
  • Get a CPD Certificate for attending sessions at the National Career Guidance Show. Visit our main stand during the day to get your certificate and mark the sessions you’ve attended to verify your CPD hours. Please note you do not need to attend all seminars to receive your certificate

For more information about the CDI, please visit or contact us by emailing