Careers Guidance

“All young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience…”
Department for Education, Statutory Guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff (January 2018)

Careers Guidance for Students

We understand schools and their needs

With a strong focus on improving social mobility and raising aspirations of young people, we deliver high quality, independent and impartial career guidance for school and college students through a team of experienced educational careers practitioners.

What does effective career decision making for young people look like?

  • Independent and impartial face-to-face careers meetings, tailored to individual needs.
  • Creating individualised career development/action plans for students.
  • Ensuring young people from all backgrounds, gender and diversity groups, including special education needs and disabilities consider the widest possible range of careers.
  • Increasing awareness of career options open to students through high quality labour market information, including higher education, studying abroad and non-university pathways.
  • Assisting students to identify and apply for apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Improving young people’s employability by developing the essential transition skills students need to succeed.
  • Providing practical support to develop effective CVs, applications and interview skills.
  • Delivering psychometric testing followed by feedback and guidance.
  • Providing targeted support for students with special education needs and disabilities.

Targeted Support

Our Support4Progression programme is a flexible and bespoke programme focusing on career guidance, work preparation and personal development of students with additional support needs to promote successful transitions into post-16 education, employment or training:

  • Specialist intensive support for students with complex needs including those at risk of exclusion, SEND, home tutored, LAC
  • Partnership working with school SEND and Inclusion/Alternative Programme teams including home visits where necessary
  • Packages of sustained support dependent on need that continues over GCSE results period to ensure a positive destination is achieved
  • Guidance to help students make choices to inform the Education, Health and Social Care plan
  • Attendance at EHSC reviews and support to SEND teams
  • Ongoing support for young person, parents and carers during points of transition
  • Consultancy to enable each school to address Gatsby Benchmark 3 – (Addressing the needs of each pupil), led by our SEND and Inclusion Lead Practitioner.

Support4progression – impact on students

Kimberley 6th Form
The school is ensuring good quality independent advice and guidance to students to support their transitions, helping the school to fulfil its statutory obligations and reducing the number of students at risk of becoming NEET.

Pupil – Bramcote College
Before Support4Progression, I couldn’t see a future and now I feel really positive about moving on.

Meden School
Ideas4Careers enthusiasm, care, persistence and professionalism have all contributed to our students receiving first class effective careers and transition support.


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