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The importance of careers guidance in schools, academies and colleges

If you are an educational institution or work at one you will understand the need for independent impartial careers guidance within schools, academies and colleges. Here are some of the reasons why we at Ansbury Guidance believe in providing quality careers guidance to young people.

  1. Careers guidance helps prepare young people for work

Young people are full of undiscovered skills and potential which are waiting to be nurtured and grown. A Careers Adviser can help students plan and prepare for their career or future choices. Having a careers interview gives young people the opportunity to talk to a professional who can guide them through their strengths and weakness, options and decision making which will help them prepare for the world of work.

  1. It can help young people think about new opportunities

What happens after a young person leaves school? For some young people this can be a daunting prospect, and this is when it is important to have a Careers Adviser who can advise on the next steps. There are always new pathways, courses, opportunities, funding and grants that are available to young people.

A Careers Adviser will support a young person to obtain access to these by supporting them to research and investigate all the opportunities available. Whether students are struggling with which A Levels to choose, deciding on Universities, job hunting for their first Saturday job or an apprenticeship the Adviser will look for the best options for them.

  1. Provides direction

What is the difference between an apprenticeship, an internship, or a traineeship and how do I apply for one? All these questions are important and young people will often need these options explained. Having the right information will empower a young person to make an informed decision on which direction to head in. A Careers Adviser will have the up to date information on college open days, university clearing, CV and interview preparation and lots more.

  1. Helps educators overcome challenges

As an institution, academy, school or in college you will face the challenge of preparing and supporting young people through the transitions of choosing subjects, staying on or leaving education. Or maybe you have young people who are at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). Ansbury Guidance is here to support educators to provide the best support for a young person and also to support the needs of the institution.

  1. Careers Advisers are qualified and experienced in supporting young people

Ansbury Guidance Advisers are highly qualified with the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development or equivalent. Our expertise will support and guide young people to reaching their full potential.

Ansbury Guidance has over twenty years’ experience of providing high quality careers guidance to young people in schools, academies and colleges across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset. Please call 01202 677577 to find out more about our services or visit our website for information, resources and publications.