Careers Guidance for Students

“High quality, independent career guidance is crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions.”
Career Guidance and Inspiration in Schools, Department for Education

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.

Our menu of services

We offer a package of days which you can fill with any combination of our services to match delivery precisely to your needs:

Careers guidance

  • Face-to-face career advice and guidance interviews with individual action plan
  • Advice on different career progression routes and post-16/18 choices
  • Up-to-date advice on university choices, studying abroad and alternatives to university
  • Assisting students to identify and apply for apprenticeships (traineeships, Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships)
  • Presentations or groupworks (eg. option choices, HE applications, apprenticeships)
  • Small common interest group interviews
  • Psychometric testing followed by feedback and guidance

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
  • Packages of sustained support dependent on need
  • Guidance to help students make choices to inform the Education, Health and Social Care plan
  • Attendance at reviews
  • Support for and during transition


Workshops on employability skills including:
  • CVs and application forms
  • Interview skills
  • Developing resilience
  • Enterprise Challenges and Teamwork
  • Surviving in the workplace
  • Preparing for work experience
  • Career Conventions and Taster Days
All mapped to the D2N2 Employability Framework. All our employability activities are part of our Careers Local offer.

Support for staff

Support for parents and carers

  • Attendance at parents and options evenings
  • Attendance at SEN reviews
  • Presentations and workshops for parents

Quality in Careers Award

The national Quality in Careers Standard is designed to accredit good practice and encourage development of CEIAG in schools and colleges. We are licensed assessors for the Prospects Quality in Careers Standard and offer consultancy to education institutions wishing to undertake this award.

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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