Career Matters services for education providers offers high quality, independent and impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance to schools, training providers and universities.
We make a positive difference to the lives of young people and adults, enabling them to fulfil their ambitions, and achieve their career and learning potential.
Career Matters recognises that contemporary careers guidance is as much about inspiration and aspirations as it is about advice and information. Sustained and varied contacts with employer networks, Further Education Colleges, higher education institutions, mentors, coaches and alumni can motivate students with their academic focus and ability to think beyond their immediate circumstances, encouraging them to consider a broader and more ambitious range of future career opportunities.
Our careers service works in partnership with schools, academies, SEND settings, further education, higher education to help develop their students for the 21st century work force. Our service and bespoke programme approach is intended to assist students in making the right education, training and occupation choices.
Our team will work with you to design and deliver an independent, impartial careers programme. Our advisors will be there at crucial transition points in your students’ education to help them make the correct choices and take the right decisions.
Career Matters supports education providers to integrate careers education into the curriculum across subject areas. Our unique approach helps providers to adapt, gain new networks and methods of delivering meaningful career teaching and introduce new subjects that are ‘future focused’. We identify the skills in demand through analysis of Labour market information in your local area to ensure that relevant training is available to enable students to progress.
Career Guidance Coaching (including virtual)
Through our end-to-end career guidance service every individual supported by Career Matters receives a personalised experience enabling them to progress into inspirational career pathways. The highly qualified team of Career Coaches employ a person-centred approach and career counselling techniques to empower progress and self-awareness whilst our blended online learning programs and resources support employability and skill development.
Our career advisors are highly qualified and experienced practitioners. We offer packages bespoke to your requirements which can be from 1 – 5 days per week or via intensive blocks within the academic year. We create and offer a wide range of workshops to support you through curriculum and targeted careers focus subjects.
Whether you are a primary, secondary, academy, SEND, alternative provision, independent, Further Education college or Higher Education, our advisors will be an experienced specialist in your sector.
Our career advisors provide impartial careers education, information and advice and guidance, their primary objective is to broaden a students’ career ambition and support their personal development to help them make effective decisions and take positive action.
All guidance services can be delivered virtually.
Industry events, employability projects and workshops
We offer a range of workshops and events which can be delivered on site or virtually.
We create bespoke workshops and events for education.
Work based, real life problems and scenario challenges to develop meta skills and employability.
We link with curriculum leaders to develop engaging, kinaesthetic projects based on curriculum units. Linking workplace experiences to the curriculum.
The Future world of work requires a range of digital skills to be successful in all professions. Digital skills are essential for everyday life and jobs. We support education to develop and deliver – Digital Skills, Digital Literacy and Digital readiness. Providing workshops and consultation on digital technology, developing technology and Digital Intelligence.
Work Experience, Internships, Traineeships and Apprenticeships
Providing quality work placements. We connect education with employers to develop students understanding of the world of work through placements, workplace visits and virtual events. Successful placements are planned, learners prepared, and placements reviewed through reflective practice by the learner and the supervisor. Placements are engaging, challenging and encourage employability and progression.
Policy/Frameworks and Benchmarks
Our team can support you in developing an impactful career strategy and policy for your provision. All of our programmes embed the framework of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance.
Our team can provide consultancy and advise on all relevant policy and practice across the Career Guidance and skill development sectors.
Our offer to schools and colleges can help them work towards
the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance
Would you like to get involved?
Begin by contacting us to discuss how Career Matters can support your organisation.