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Career Connect

Education Business Services

We're proud to be one of the most successful providers of career management services to schools and colleges in the UK.

With over 18 years of experience, our team of expert careers professionals give the right advice at the right time.

Our comprehensive careers programmes help schools and colleges to meet statutory requirements and Gatsby Benchmarks and evaluate their impact. We give students the knowledge and competitive edge needed to achieve the best possible career outcomes.  By working closely with our customers, we create distinctive and inspiring CEIAG packages tailored to their specific needs.

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Our services include:

  • One-to-one careers information advice and guidance interviews (including goal-focused action planning)
  • Full cohort reviews, using a range of indicators to target support
  • Evidence-based interventions to enthuse and engage students
  • Consultancy on how schools and colleges can embed the latest labour market information into curriculum subject areas
  • Direct links to local employers
  • Targeted group sessions, depending on student need, including specialist support to develop resilience and personal agency
  • Work experience placements and internships
  • Support with applications to Post 16 education, employment and training opportunities
  • Specialist advice and information regarding applications to Higher Education
  • Employability Needs Assessment using a range of high quality, tried and tested psychometric measures.

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Career Connect has access to the latest information and resources, providing careers advice, coaching and mentoring support that makes a real difference to the lives of students and their families, as they navigate career and learning opportunities.

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To find out how we can help call or email Carmel Skidmore or Chloe Elliott:
0151 600 7700
Schoolsinfo@careerconnect.org.uk

Outplacement Service

If you’re an employer, faced with reducing your staff during difficult times, our Outplacement service can help.

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Career Connect Outplacement helps businesses and staff facing redundancy, downsizing or internal restructure situations. Our expert career coaches help staff transition into a new job roles, update job search skills and prepare for the challenges of today’s competitive jobs market.

Our new, dedicated website explains how our service can help you, your staff and your business.

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All learning is supported by our digital platform, Connect My Career, which offers a full suite of online resources, from CV writing and interview tips to an A.I. interview simulator, letting staff practise new techniques and start the next stage of their career with renewed confidence, positivity and support.

We offer a range of support packages to suit all budgets – from online access to ‘connect my career’ to one-to-one advice with a dedicated career coach.  We also offer executive support for senior staff and employees with specialised skills.

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Connect now:

To find out how we can help call or email Daisy Burns:
0151 600 7700
outplacement@careerconnect.org.uk

Achieve North West Connect (ANWC)

Achieve North West Connect (ANWC) delivers the CFO3 contract across the NW. This is funded by HMPPS CFO and ESF.


Achieve North West Connect is a social inclusion project that targets offenders with multiple barriers to employment e.g. accommodation, substance misuse and issues with mental/physical health. Targeting such individuals ensures that those who are not currently accessing mainstream provision, can be supported into jobs.  Case managers offer intensive support to participants to enable their journey towards employment.

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The programme began in July 2015 and runs until August 2023.

Our award-winning Achieve North West Connect team has a proven track record of delivering Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) European Social Fund (ESF) programmes since 2010. Our case managers, partners and sub-contractors, provide specialist services in offender focused education, training, employment (ETE) and social inclusion.

Visit our Achieve North Website via the link below for more information.

To find our more about ESF, click HERE

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To find out how we can help call or email :
0151 600 7700
help@achievenwconnect.org.uk

National Careers Service (NCS)

Offering individual careers and employability support to overcome short term challenges and progress onto future career goals

The interests of our customers and communities are at the heart of what we do, the National Careers Service offer a range of support to help people who are age 18+ to make their next move.  You may be concerned about job security; need support with building your skills, employability and resilience to overcome short term challenges; or to consider what future opportunities may look like. We can offer appointments in an accessible range of formats including face to face or via digital platforms and also deliver NCS services in other languages, including Arabic.

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We can support:

  • Graduates and young people
  • Longterm unemployed
  • Overcoming barriers for 50+
  • Flexible working for parents
  • Redundancy
  • People looking for career change or better pay
  • More secure work
  • Upskilling and retraining

The National Careers Service Helpline number is 0800 100 900. Lines open 8am-8pm Mon-Fri and 10am-5pm Sat.  You can also visit the National Careers Service Website.

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To find out how we can help call or email to book a digital, telephone or face to face appointment with our National Careers Service Adviser Emma:
0151 600 7841
info@careerconnect.org.uk

New Leaf

Building Better Opportunities: New Leaf Project

We are one of many partners involved in the New Leaf project, supporting offenders from across Warrington and Cheshire who genuinely want to move away from offending and change their lives and the lives of their families. New Leaf brings together partners from across Warrington and Cheshire to change lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to local communities and the regional economy.

New Leaf programme has been allocated funding through the Building Better Opportunities programme and is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, which provides investment in local projects that increase economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration.

Connect now:

To find out how we can help call or email Dave:
07792 291 593
david.carter@achievenwconnect.org.uk

Supporting Young People

Career Connect has been appointed by Local Authorities across the Liverpool City Region, Manchester and Salford to support young people, to ensure they are engaging with the range of work and learning opportunities.

Our dedicated community teams work alongside local partners, supporting young people with their career planning.  We help young people identify how to move forward with career choices and overcome barriers they encounter. By tracking, we can identify participants who drop out and help them re-engage with education, employment and training.

Navigating the change from school to employment can be difficult for those young people who need extra encouragement and motivation to get their career on track.  We offer a range of methods to help young people turn their career ambitions into reality.  Among these are:

  • Impartial careers advice & guidance based on local labour market intelligence.
  • Support writing CVs and complete application forms
  • Help preparing for interviews

We take time to understand each young person’s career aims, their strengths and areas they need to develop.  Consequently, this helps us to raise young people’s aspirations, including those who are hard to reach and from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds. We show them how our programmes can help them achieve their career goals and guide them through the steps they need to take.

Our teams work in the heart of the community they support, so we’re right where young people need us.  This means they can access the right support to find the right way forward for them.

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To find out how we can help call or email :
0151 600 7700
adviser@careerconnect.org.uk

Professional Training Services

We deliver high quality, nationally accredited qualifications to improve skills in Careers, Advice & Guidance, Coaching and other programmes.

Our qualifications run from Level 2 to Level 6, including the CEC funded Careers Leaders Programme. We are accredited to deliver courses through awarding bodies including OCR, City & Guilds, ILM and Open Awards.

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Career Connect is an Assessment Centre for Entry to Level 2 Vocational Qualifications, accredited through Open Awards. This suite of short courses includes employability programmes and individual personal development modules that can be tailored to individual requirements.

We offer flexible, comprehensive training, delivered to suit the needs of individual learners.  Our professional and experienced trainers and assessors work with candidates across many sectors including local authorities, schools, colleges, housing associations and universities.

We have made our courses more accessible by offering face-to-face or distance learning via digital platforms. This allows us to support candidates delivering careers advice & guidance in the UK and around the world. We also have experience of delivering training to speakers of other languages.

Our most popular courses include:

  • Careers Leaders (commissioned by the CEC)
  • Advice & Guidance Levels 3 and 4
  • Level 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice
  • Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
  • Open Awards short courses

We are proud of our 98% candidate success rates.

Download our brochure to find out how to apply for our Career Leaders programme.

Contact us to discuss how we can support your business or for a quote.

Connect now:

To find out how we can help call or email Stewart:
0151 600 7820
training@careerconnect.org.uk

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