What to Expect from your Career Guidance Interview

Dr Oliver Jenkin PGCE RCDP Registered Career Development Consultant and Freelance Careers Writer (NB this article was originally published in the Trotman Publishing Blog, 12th September 2018) Whether you are in Year 11 or 13 working towards GCSE or A Level exams, the chances are that at some point you will be offered (or will…

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Why do Work Experience?

Work Experience provides an insight into different sectors and careers to improve a young person’s understanding of the world of work. It helps young people to think about what they might like to do and just as importantly what they wouldn’t. Work experience gives young people the opportunity to ‘try out’ an area of potential…

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What is the Quality in Careers Standard?

The national quality award for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. The Quality in Careers Standard through CSW Investor in Careers (IiC) will provide a clear framework for the requirements of: The quality in Careers Standard accreditation criteria. The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. DfE statutory…

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Painfully Coasting by Kira Gould

The #Focus5 project provides free, unique, one-to-one support to young people aged 15-18 across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, who need help taking small steps into education, employment or training.  The four main outcomes of the project include; understanding the skills employers look for, improving readiness for employment or training, increasing self-awareness and an understanding of individual strengths and identifying…

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Developing meaningful work experience for young people with SEND

Find out how a collaboration between Ambitions and Cornwall Council has built a framework to ensure young people with SEND access meaningful work experience. Jacqueline Chanter has found that many of the employers she engages with would like to provide meaningful work experience opportunities for the young people we support in Ambitions. She has also…

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