"Had a very positive effect on me" Adult NCS client
The service from the first contact was excellent. I had a telephone conversation with a man who was positive and reassuring and booked an appointment for the following day. Clare was encouraging and helped me explore what I wanted to do not just what type of job I could get at 54. I really would not have believed what was possible. As a result of Clare’s support, action plan and enthusiasm I have decided to start a City and Guild’s course to become a level 3 qualified electrician. She helped me revise my CV and an approach letter to plan for finding work. I have worked with people and customers as a supervisor and Manager for over 30 years and this level of competence and positivity is rare in my experience. Many people don’t understand how difficult redundancy is emotionally. This experience has had a very positive effect on me.
"Truly invaluable" Adult NCS Client
Thank you again for your excellent service, it was truly invaluable and helped me when I really wasn't coping.
"Professional service" Adult NCS Client
You delivered more than I could have hoped for. Thank you for providing such a professional service and preparing most effectively in advance.
"Really focused and motivated me" Adult NCS Client
Your service really focused and motivated me to make the move to something new. At 51 I thought I had very little chance of getting something so good. Your help with my CV was excellent and advice on training courses pointed me in the right direction - I'm hoping to start something in September after I've got a couple of months settling in under my belt. I have been so impressed that I've passed your details to a colleague of mine who is in a similar position and encouraged her to call.
"Motivated me" Adult NCS Client
Thank you very much for all your help and advice; it has really motivated me to see what other avenues of work I can pursue. You were so positive and you certainly know your stuff..!!
"No hesitation in recommending" Deputy Headteacher
We have used the Adviza service now for 3 years and have found it to be of a high quality and flexible to meet the needs of the school. Over the years we have worked with several advisers who have all been well experienced, knowledgeable about careers, good communicators and approachable. They have supported a wide range of students who have had a variety of interests and career aspirations. Our school also took part in the Phase2 project, working with some of our more vulnerable students who in the past may have failed in their work experience or in acquiring a suitable learning pathway at post 16. This project was very successful. In conclusion, I have no hesitation in recommending the service to other schools and educational establishments.
"Excellent CV suggestions" Adult NCS client
The session with you was so helpful, not just for the excellent CV suggestions but also for the morale boost. I feel very strongly that the service is what is needed to assist people.
"Thank you so much" Young person
I just thought I'd let you know that I was successful with the midwifery course. I start at the beginning of March! Thank you so much for your help.
"Very helpful" Adult NCS client
"Thank you very much for your time yesterday. I found all your advice ever so relevant and very helpful indeed. Thank you once more for your much appreciated professional input."
"Thank you" Parent
"I would like to say a big thank you for taking time to help both of my children sort their futures careers out."
"Encouraged me" Young person
"My [Energise] adviser has encouraged me to be confident and not to be worried about what people think of me, we made a book to write down all of the things I’m good at and what I’ve achieved which I look at when I’m feeling low or worried about what people have said about me. She’s also opened my eyes to all of the different jobs I can do working with children as I only know about a few before."
"A great programme" Parent
"[My daughter] has had the most amazing time with NCS at Osmington Bay, she was buzzing when came home, then dropped like a stone to sleep, totally worn out. She has talked about the fantastic, challenging activities on site, the great set of Team Leaders working in their team, how kind, supportive and friendly they were, and the group of young people she was with, they all gelled together so well. Thank you to you and your team putting a great programme together."
"Invaluable experience" Oxfordshire school
"Thank you all for giving us your time and expertise and making our Mock Interview event so successful. Things went really smoothly and we are sure that all our students gained invaluable experience from the event."
"Nothing but praise" College Principal
"I have nothing but praise about your current team and previous team that engaged with us, their level of service, as well as their professionalism. In my opinion, the strength of Adviza’s work and reputation is in its genuine independence when giving IAG to learners at a background of a very heightened competitive FE market."
"Greatly benefitting" Principal
"I would just like to thank the team who are involved in the [Energise] project at Chiltern Hills Academy for the work they are currently undertaking. There is no doubt that the students they are supporting are greatly benefitting from their support and I do hope the project will continue in the next academic year."
"Excellent work" Assistant Head
"Many thanks for the excellent work which you have done with our students (on the LEAP project) and I know that they have also appreciated your expertise and enthusiasm."
"So much more than just a service" Parent
"As Lorraine's parent, I can report that we have received the most excellent service from yoursel(ves). You engaged with us from the very first day we visited the college, ensuring that we were aware of and could avail ourselves of every facility and all the help available to us...we can truly say you have been so much more than just a service to us"
"Face to face is a huge strength" Head of Careers
"We are very happy with the service and our adviser and will use him to see more students face to face - that is a huge strength of the service."
"Immensely rewarding & valued" Marketing at Dell
"...I found the event immensely rewarding and valued the opportunity to share with the students not only our own experiences of preparing to enter further education and...the job market but also to provide what we hope were useful insights into what employers look for when appraising candidates."
"Highly recommended" PSHCE Coordinator
"The careers guidance service we receive from Adviza is consistently professional, student centred and efficient, and best of all is flexible to our needs. I would highly recommend it."
"Made a real difference" Deputy Head
"I understand from the Head that having you around has made a real difference at Burnham Grammar - thank you."
"Highly useful" School Pupil
"I found your service very useful and gave me lots of help. I would use this service again because you provided what I was looking for in a format which I understood and the representative was very professional"
"Far exceeded expectations" College Student
The support I have received from (Adviza) has far exceeded my expectations. They are genuinely passionate about giving me as much guidance and support as I needed, enabling me to make an informed decision at what has been a significant and challenging crossroad in my career and future.
"Value partnership very highly" WYA
We value our partnership with CxTV very highly. We feel supported and there is effective monitoring, with clear requirements on outputs. We also benefit from the partnership by linking our charity with a larger organisation, with access to additional training opportunities and wider network of colleagues.
"Hugely impressed" Reading Council
I have worked with Connexions Berkshire for over eight years and throughout that time I have been hugely impressed by the professionalism, dedication and determination of the team in providing advice, guidance and support to young people.
"Extremely useful session" Head of Year 11
"A good partner to work with" The Prince’s Trust
As Regional Director for a national organisation working with young people I have experience of managing a wide range of contracts with local authorities and other agencies. We have a long-standing working relationship with Connexions Berkshire, which has enabled us to develop our offer to young people across the County. They have been a good partner to work with, allowing open discussion around project development suited to the needs of our clients.
"Invaluable" Wexham School, SL
We find the service you offer our students is invaluable, as the awareness and information you have about outside agencies, colleges, training providers etc exceeds what we could ever have internally, and enables our students to make the best informed decisions about their next steps.
"Enlightening" Careers Coordinator
It’s been a fantastic term, such a lot of knowledge has been brought into the school, it’s been enlightening.
"So valuable" Deputy Head
You’re certainly earning your money… the credibility of the organisation is important… It’s so valuable having a different voice in the school and the level of professionalism means you’ve just 'jumped in'.
"Consistently professional" PSHCE Co-ordinator
The careers guidance service we receive from Careers Advice Ltd is consistently professional, student centred and efficient, and best of all is flexible to our needs. I would highly recommend it.
"Like getting a new PA!" Careers Coordinator
Being new to the role of Careers Coordinator I found myself bewildered by the volume and diversity of information out there. After one short meeting with a Careers Advice Manager I was able to target my efforts more efficiently. It was like getting a new PA!
"Professional approach" Assistant Head
We have found their professional approach and knowledge of the industry incredibly useful in supporting our young people make the best choices for their futures.
"A great service" Careers Teacher
A great service, value for money, a vital resource for young people to ensure a positive transition from education to employment and training'
"Extremely valuable asset" Head Teacher
We have been very pleased with the service we have received from the Careers service. Our advisor has been an extremely valuable asset in supporting the young people at my school make informed decisions re the next phase of their education. Her warm, approachable manner has meant that students are comfortable in approaching her for advice during the drop in sessions at lunchtime. As a school we have found her help at parents evenings invaluable especially during options evening and Year 11. Parents were very impressed with the information they received.
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