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

We are the chosen provider for over 50 schools, academies and colleges in the East and West Midlands, many of which have retained our services for several years. We hold the matrix Standard for our information, advice and guidance so you are assured of a high quality service.

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. Learners will benefit from careers education, information, advice and guidance from our team of experienced educational careers practitioners, all of which are members of the Career Development Institute and are qualified to Level 6 or 7 in line with statutory guidance recommendation. You can be further assured of quality through our matrix accreditation and membership of Careers England.

We develop effective career decision making for young people at your school or college through:

  • 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 (intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level and Traineeships).
  • Improving young people’s employability by developing the essential transition skills students will 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
  • Packages of sustained support dependent on need
  • Guidance to help students make choices to inform the Education, Health and Social Care plan
  • Attendance at SEND reviews and support to SEND teams
  • Support for young person, parents and carers during points of transition


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 it’s statutory obligations and reducing the number of students at risk of becoming NEET


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