If you are still at school / college / post-16 full time learning
You can arrange to see a Careers Adviser at school or at the Careers Service. Your careers teacher at your school will be able to help you arrange this or you can contact the Careers Service direct yourself to book a time to meet with an Adviser T: 733044 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have left school and you are under 21
You can contact the Careers Service direct to arrange a time with an Adviser on T: 733044 or E: email@example.com
Parents are welcome to come along with their son/daughter when they meet an Adviser although this sometimes depends on whether the son/daughter wants them to be there!
What happens when I meet with an Adviser?
You can meet with an Adviser to find out information, get advice and guidance about options and which option might be the right one for you.
Your appointment with an Adviser will usually last 30 minutes and an Action Plan will be produced with you at the end. The focus of the discussion will be about you and your experiences, skills and qualities. The Adviser may help you find out a bit more about yourself and the options available to you.
Working out how to move forward from where you are now is an important part of the discussion. Agreeing what to do next to help you move forward is the focus of the action plan. A Careers Adviser will not tell you what career to do but help you consider for yourself the career path you might follow. You will then be given a copy of the Action Plan to take away with you and work through in your own time.
There will be an opportunity for you to meet again with the Adviser if you need to. Sometimes the Adviser will arrange to call you to check how your Action Plan is going or you may want to call the Adviser to update them on how things are going.
You can see a Careers Adviser as many times as you need to and there is no charge for this. There are also computer guidance programmes that the Adviser may suggest you use to help you find out more about yourself.