HOW I SUPPORT STUDENTS
From year 7 through to year 13, there is going to be a lot expected of you. Not only are you going to have to work incredibly hard to achieve the best grades you possibly can, you’re also going to need to start planning what happens after education and how you can develop the skills you will need.
That can be very overwhelming and daunting, it can feel like you have to plan out your whole life (which you don’t) or you might be struggling with particular aspects of moving forward, such as writing a winning personal statement for your university application.
HOW I SUPPORT PARENTS
As a parent of a young person, you want to help but are probably tearing your hair out trying to figure out how. You want to support your child but like me, it may have been a while since you took your first steps into Further or Higher Education and the workplace beyond. And that marketplace has changed since then. A lot.
I spend a lot of time keeping up to date with admissions and recruitment practices so that I can support the young people in my care with the most up to date information with which they can base their decisions on. I also provide support if they're feeling stuck, unsure of what they want to do or not feeling confident in their own skills and abilities. Not being part of that school environment or a member of the family, means a clean slate with which we can have open and honest conversations about their hopes and dreams and how to plan a practical and realistic plan to get there, whether their future involes an apprenticeship or university pathway.
SO, WHAT NEXT?
"Caroline assisted my daughter during her UCAS application and the advice, knowledge and expertise given helped her gain 5 university offers. Caroline continued to support her when it came to making her 1st and 2nd choices and we were delighted when her A level results secured her first choice of Exeter University. In fact, Caroline was the first person I called to tell her our news! I cannot recommend Caroline enough, in fact so much, my daughter has now approached her to help with her next personal statement for her Masters application at Oxford University. Caroline, you are amazing, thank you!"
JANE, PARENT FROM MAIDENHEAD
SO, WHAT NEXT?
Take these three steps towards less sleepless nights over your (your child's) future:
1) Take a more detailed look at the services I offer and what your time and financial investment would be by clicking here.
2) Contact me to organise how we will work together and feel free to ask any questions you have.
3) Get ready to spend your time moving forward to an exciting future for the whole family.
“Caroline worked with me when I was applying for Universities and considering career path options. She is extremely well connected in her field and has an in depth understanding of not only how to pick the right University for you but also how to navigate the complicated UCAS application process. Her naturally calm and reassuring style encouraged me to have scary but honest conversations with her, supporting me to make tough decisions. Without a shadow of a doubt, I would not be where I am today without Caroline's support.”
NIAMH, SENIOR CONSULTANT, ERNST YOUNG
WHY PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME?
I have been working in the careers sector and L&D for over 15 years. I stopped counting the number of students I had worked with many years ago but I know it is many thousands, and probably hundreds of schools and fellow advisers. I have also spent time working in busy HR/Learning and Development teams in other sectors. As well as my practical experience, I have various professional memberships, qualifications and accolades including:
My work has been used as an example of best practice by the NfER (National Federation for Educational Research) and in the same year I was nominated as a National Career Champion finalist
I was also one of the first National Careers Week Ambassadors
I hold the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development, as well as a Career Coaching Diploma
I am a member and on the Professional Register for the CDI (Career Development Institute)
I am also a member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and have a level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development from them
I am a student member of the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) with the Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualification (pending)
Psychometric profiling practitioner for Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Thomas International PPA (DISC theory) and TEIQ (Trait Emotional Intelligence Indicator)
I have a full DBS check (children and adults) and signed up to the online checking service. The safety of young people in my care is paramount. I offer a virtual service, usually via Zoom, which will be recorded for safeguarding purposes (which is sent to the student and responsible adult) and it can take place with cameras on, or off, whatever is your preference.
All of this means that not only do I know the Career Guidance sector inside and out, I have the skills, experience and qualifications when it comes to getting you to where you want to be. I've worked with thousands of students, I understand the challenges and pressures you face both within the education system you're in and planning your future beyond, and I really care about helping you get on your own path to career success and happiness.