Career Connect’s portfolio of cost effective products and services have been developed for schools and colleges to help students make more informed and effective decisions about learning, work and life. With access to the very latest information, resources and techniques, we provide advice, inspiration, coaching and mentoring support to make a positive difference to the lives of young people as they navigate career and learning opportunities.
We understand that you know the needs of your students’ best, so we work in partnership with you to design a professional, distinctive and inspiring package which is based on identified need.
We offer brokerage to ensure the contribution of employers is linked effectively; providing synergy and meaning to programmes, enhancing their value and effectiveness. Career Connect give young people the knowledge and competitive edge that they need to enter the labour market successfully and understand the career implications of subject and course choices.
Our Careers Advisers are highly professional, carefully selected and qualified to level 6 or above with experience in delivering innovative careers advice and guidance. All of our Advisers are CRB checked and trained in Safeguarding.
Our interactive, comprehensive career management portal provides quality assured information, advice and guidance. Accessed through a secure log in, the portal provides an accessible, valuable service to young people, teachers and careers professionals along with parents.
Career Connect has matrix and Quality in Careers Standard accreditation.
Carrus is a unique cost effective career management toolkit designed by experts to help improve the employability of young people and adults. The programme assesses, through an on line psychometric questionnaire, the key personality traits and abilities that employers say they look for in employees. These qualities are essential for performance, wellbeing and smooth transitions into new roles. Carrus allows young people and adults to understand their match within the workplace, their skills and personality whilst also providing tailored development suggestions for their progression.
Guidance Interviews are suitable for any individual with professionally qualified, independent and impartial Advisers. Guidance Interviews include individual Action Plans and signposting to further appropriate and timely support.
Cost: from £36 per interview with additional options for psychometric assessments, CV Support / Production, Online Personal Effectiveness coaching and Job Application Support / Interview Techniques
Our specialised work experience offer allows schools / colleges to benefit from a professional, flexible, bespoke programme of activity providing students with high quality work experience placements within a variety of sectors. Our programme facilitates the vital link between school and the world of work, allowing KS4 students to develop employability skills and raise aspirations and confidence. Work experience equips young people with an insight into employers’ needs and expectations and a realistic outlook of work in order to enhance their future prospects. Tailored to meet individual schools and college’s needs, we will work to ensure sustained benefits and memorable experience.
Work Related Learning / Enterprise Education
Career Connect provide motivational and inspirational WRL and Enterprise workshops to support learners in their decision making processes.
Career Connect create bespoke Careers Fair's for schools and colleges that equip students with the very latest knowledge of current labour market opportunities. A memorable experience that will set them on the path to their future. We can design Careers Fairs to specification and budget.
Quality Award for CEIAG
A Quality Standard for schools and colleges that is validated by the national Quality in Careers Standard. The Award includes five assessment visits.
IAG expert support in planning, design and implementation of high quality Careers Education and Guidance curriculum frameworks.
Continuous Professional Development
Equipping school and college staff with the relevant skills set to ensure that they feel confident and competent in their contribution to the school’s statutory responsibility in securing professional and impartial careers guidance.
Level 6 Diploma: Guidance Cluster Units:
- Unit 2 Reflect on and Improve Professional Practice
- Unit 3 Career Guidance Theory
- Unit 6 Use Career and Labour Market Information with clients
Length of time to complete: 6 Months
Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development: Length of time to complete: 18 – 24 Months.
£295 per day
£155.00 per half day
£POA for accredited courses.
Level 6 Diploma: Guidance Cluster: £710.00 (including Carrus Assessment)
Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance:
£1, 735.00 with 3 taught sessions or £1,415.00 without taught sessions
(Includes Carrus Assessment)
Career Connect have a team of professionally qualified Careers Coaches who enable individuals to change career, make smooth transitions, maximise their potential and personal and professional effectiveness, explore and consider options and develop skills and qualities.
This is a flexible package which can be bespoke according to need.
Mental Toughness Resilience Coaching
The Career Connect Resilience Coaching Programme uses MTQ48, a high quality, tried and tested on line self assessment psychometric tool which determines the levels of resilience in adults and young people.
This is a flexible package which we can bespoke according to need.