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Welcome to Ansbury Guidance

Update on Ansbury Guidance Services to all our Clients and Partners

National and local careers and employability strategies have changed considerably since 2012 when Ansbury evolved from the central government funded Connexions service.  The charity’s trustees have regretfully concluded, due to our key local government contract ending on July 31st, the charity will close all its other services on this date too.  Until then, it is very much business as usual, good cash reserves will allow an orderly closure in August.

The Chair of Trustees, Tom Grainger, said:

“Trustees, the leadership team and all staff, have attempted to mitigate this outcome for 5 years.  A pension legacy, current national policies, and a new funding landscape make our sustainability impossible. This is of great sadness as our work is needed now more than ever as Dorset recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ansbury is its people:  they are all experts, with professional skills, experience, and knowledge. Their dedication and passion for ensuring the people of Dorset are equipped to learn, work, and live at their full potential is second to none. I am confident they will continue to positively impact in other roles and places in future.”

Until then, we are here to help you Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and will extend our hours by arrangement.

Call us on 01202 677557 if:

  • You are a young person who is concerned about their future or has no idea what to do next – education, training or employment
     
  • A parent who needs advice on post-16 options for their child with an EHCP
     
  • An adult suddenly out of work
     
  • You are not used to working online and need some digital skills support

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Young People

Your future starts here, but it’s up to you to make it happen. You’ll find information and advice to help you make the choices which are right for you and which will get your future started.

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Adults

Age 19+. Looking for a career change? We have a dedicated team of qualified Careers Advisers who deliver expert career guidance, information and advice in a range of community settings and colleges across the county.

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Parents

As parents we all want the best for our children, this includes supporting them to make choices at 14, 16 and 18 and throughout their early careers.

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Educators

We are committed to equipping your students with the skills and information they need to make a successful transition onto a career path which makes best use of their strengths and abilities and is right for them.

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Employers

Ansbury Guidance have over twenty years experience of providing high quality careers guidance. Our Advisers work in local schools equipping young people with the skills and information vital for making appropriate choices and a successful transition onto a career path which is both right for them and meets the needs of the local labour market.

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Local Authorities

We have a team that have real strengths in the areas of careers guidance and individual support for students. Our solution focused approach is recognised in the feedback we receive. We have the experience to tackle the full range of social challenges, delivering services and developing programmes tailored to specific needs.

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  • We would not hesitate to work with Ansbury again. Excellent partners in terms of all aspects of our work with them; project design, management and delivery. All Ansbury staff who we were in contact with were professional, proactive and highly committed, at every level. The service delivery was person-centred and efficient.

  • "Exceler8 has helped me to expand my knowledge...and helped me to progress into the career path I wanted to take.  It has been very enjoyable and I would recommend this course to anyone who is unsure of what their next step is, as the help and support that is provided here is AMAZING"

  • "Excellent service from Ansbury ­Jess, fab! Very responsive.  Website and Adviser Online good"

  • "the professionalism of the Ansbury advisers we have been lucky enough to work with here has been first class. Louise is so very knowledgeable and works so well alongside all the staff and students here, she is one of the team!"

  • "It is a very thorough service and meets the needs of our students.  The one to one sessions are invaluable to our students and the Online/Chat advice is getting more popular and widely used. Ansbury is always extremely helpful to us as a school and were a huge help in a 1 day Careers Ofsted Inspection last March".

  • "I have found Katherine to be helpful and flexible. She has always done what she promised to do and the girls have universally found the meetings with her at least useful and informative with many saying they were much more aware and motivated about their futures.  Katherine has also informed me of other services which I may want to use in the future".

  • "Excellent service and support from a committed and knowledgeable professional"