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Delivering Excellence

Delivering Excellence

We will help you deliver excellence in career management with professional, experienced staff who are qualified to Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance.

Cost Effective Solutions

Cost Effective Solutions

We’ll provide cost effective career solutions – our products and services can be tailored to your unique needs, specifications and budget.

Employer Engagements

Employer Engagements

We specialise in brokering relationships between industry and education. Because we understand how employers work and how you work, we’ll strengthen vital links between your institution and the world of work.

"We believe everyone deserves to reach their potential"

Sheila Clark
Chief Executive

We will help you meet statutory requirements and Gatsby Benchmarks

A stable careers programme

Learning from career & labour market information

Addressing the needs of each student

Linking curriculum learning to careers

The Career Connect Education and Business Gatsby Wheel

Encounters with employers

Experiences of workplaces

Encounters with further & higher education

Personal guidance

To read more about the statutory requirements, visit Gov.com

Every college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by learners, parents, teachers, employers and other agencies.

Awarded licensed status for the national Quality in Careers standard with over 20 years of experience, we provide a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) service to schools and colleges.

Every learner, and their parents (where appropriate), should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

A combination of the very latest labour market information and most up to date tools enables us to provide quality, up-to-the-minute information about study options and career opportunities.

Learners have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each learner. A college’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

No school, college or student is the same, which is why our motivational programmes and expert one-to-one careers advice are carefully, individually tailored.

All subject staff should link curriculum learning with careers, even on courses which are not specifically occupation led. For example, STEM subject staff should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths. Study programmes should also reflect the importance of maths and English as a key expectation from employers.

By creating real links between subject and world of work, we enable students to see their learning in action and how it relates to future opportunities. We support teaching staff to plan and develop career related learning objectives across the whole school curriculum.

Every learner should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities, including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes, and should include learners’ own part-time employment where it exists.

Through bespoke programmes, enterprise days, business networking events, careers fairs and more, we offer well-suited encounters with employers at every key stage.

Every learner should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

Our database with over 5,000 employers enables us to provide aspirational, meaningful work experience for students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

All learners should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes, and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

Through our extensive and impartial access to FE and HE providers, we improve students’ knowledge of the opportunities available within educational sectors.

Every learner should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser trained to an appropriate level. These should be available for all learners whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all learners but should be timed to meet individual needs.

Our teams of highly experienced Level 6 qualified Careers Advisers, and Level 5 Career Coaches are experts in their field and in providing personal guidance.

  • The Career Connect Quality Award
  • CEIAG consultancy
  • Continuous professional development programme for Careers Leaders
  • INSET training sessions
  • Tailored personal development programmes for students
  • Effective personal guidance interventions and coaching programmes
  • Employer brokerage
  • Data analysis and tracking
  • Get Connected Digital Platform
  • Connecting to the Labour Market Leaflets
  • LMI updates and training sessions for teaching staff
  • Cohort Assessment Tools
  • Get Connected Digital Platform
  • Specialist programmes for vulnerable learners
  • CEIAG consultancy to develop progressive and tailored careers programmes
  • An experienced team of qualified Careers Advisers and coaches who are skilled at working across all types of educational provision
  • Emotional resilience and aspiration raising programmes
  • Get Connected Digital Platform
  • Expert CEIAG consultancy
  • The Career Connect Quality Award
  • Continuous professional development
  • Motivational group sessions lead by Careers Advisers
  • The Launch Applying to HE programme
  • Careers Fairs
  • Work related learning events
  • Jobs for tomorrow sessions
  • Challenging stereotypes workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Employer networking Q&A sessions
  • Work experience placements including health and safety checks
  • Industry insight sessions
  • Preparation for work experience programme
  • Internships
  • Extended work experience placements
  • Careers Fairs
  • The Launch Applying for HE programme
  • Connecting to degree information leaflets and resources
  • The Be Your Best Self programme
  • One to one careers guidance, including action planning
  • Small group careers interviews
  • Coaching sessions
  • Specialist careers interviews for SEND young people
  • Support and engagement for parents


We were the first careers organisation in the country to achieve Licensed Awarding Body status for the Quality in Careers Standard, so we know what it takes to provide the very best support to young people.

The Matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance. It helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice and it offers accreditation to those that meet the full standard.

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