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Download the Hampshire Careers and Employability Service leaflet

Hampshire

Careers Service

A service for schools and colleges

Excellence and inclusion

www.hants.gov.uk


Choosing Hampshire

Our aim is to help you secure the very best educational experience for every child. All

schools/colleges require high-quality, professional services which provide value for money.

In Hampshire, those services are driven by objectives we share with you – the success of

your school/college and the progress of all our children.

There are many benefits to buying your services

from a local authority where Children’s Services

has recently been judged as outstanding by

Ofsted, based upon its: ‘unrelenting focus on

improving outcomes for young people and the

quality of services provided for them.’ 1

Unlike commercial providers, a local authority

shares the moral imperative that underpins the

work of schools/colleges and, in Hampshire,

shares the accountability for the outcomes which

children achieve.

l We are committed to supporting schools/

colleges in making the best use of resources

to maximise their impact on raising

educational standards for pupils.

l We have an experienced and highly trained

workforce familiar with the work of schools/

colleges and the community context in which

they operate.

l Although individual strands can be

purchased, the breadth of support available

means that a bespoke package can be

designed in response to the holistic needs of

any school/college.

l We seek regular feedback on all our services

and ensure that they are compliant with legal

requirements and national standards.

l We are committed to improving the lives of

children.

This leaflet outlines Hampshire Careers Service

which is available for schools/colleges to

purchase. We are happy to discuss any specific

requirements and help you decide which aspects

of the service would be most helpful to you and

your students.

1

Ofsted inspection of Hampshire County Council: Children’s Services,

December 2010

2 Hampshire County Council www.hants.gov.uk/servicesforschools


Hampshire Careers Service

We deliver a high-quality, well-established and

successful careers education, information,

advice and guidance (CEIAG) service to schools

and colleges, and have proven expertise and

experience of working with schools, colleges,

young people, and local and national employers.

We offer a wide range of choice through our

bronze, silver, gold and ‘plus’ careers service

packages which can be customised to meet

your requirements. In addition, we offer a

personal development service and a tailor-made

careers service for special schools. Bespoke

packages can be negotiated.

Service features

The following are included as part of the service:

l CEIAG is comprehensive and relevant, working

with businesses, training providers and higher

education establishments

l advisers regularly meet with employers and have

expert knowledge of local and national labour

markets

l access to an exclusive online resource with

careers and qualification software, a CV creator

and local vacancy bulletins

l a licence to support schools/colleges in gaining

Investor in Careers - the quality standard for

CEIAG

l schools/colleges are involved in the selection,

development and continued appraisal of their

careers adviser

l CEIAG training is available for school/college

staff during INSET days

l an annual careers conference and network

meetings for schools/colleges with training

providers and other organisations to discuss

CEIAG developments and share best practice

l we are working towards the matrix standard

– a quality standard to access and measure

careers services

l advisers are supported in their continued

professional development and are trained, or

working towards, Level 6 CEIAG qualifications

and other courses relevant to their role

l CEIAG is embedded within and complements

the curriculum, working with Hampshire

Information and Advisory Service (HIAS)

inspectors.

Benefits to schools

l Committed to raising aspirations, improving

achievement and attainment for all young

people, and helping to reduce the not in

education, employment or training (NEET)

population.

l Meets the Government’s requirement for

statutory provision of independent careers

guidance.

l A commitment to providing a high-quality,

impartial CEIAG service.

l A long-standing and successful relationship

with schools/colleges, employers and other

local providers.

l Extensive knowledge of post-14, 16 and 18

options, including apprenticeships and higher

education.

l Provides schools/colleges with up-to-date

CEIAG research and information through close

working with national careers networks, as part

of a county-wide network, and as a member

of the Association of Carers, Education and

Guidance, the Institute of Careers Guidance,

and the National Institute for Careers,

Education and Counselling.

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Excellence and inclusion

Careers service packages

We offer the following packages:

Bronze careers service

package

A careers adviser for one day a

week for 36 weeks of the year.

Choose from a list of options:

Silver careers service

package

A careers adviser for two days

a week for 36 weeks of the year.

Choose from a list of options:

Gold careers service

package

A careers adviser for three days

a week for 36 weeks of the year.

Choose from a list of options:

‘Plus’ careers service

package

In addition to bronze, silver or

gold, a ‘plus’ careers service is

available of an additional half day

a week for 36 weeks of the year.

Choose from a list of options:

You can choose from the following,

negotiated before each term:

l six one-to-one careers guidance interviews per day

to students identified by the school/college

l an action plan and research work for the young

person

l nine review and follow-up appointments per day

l a daily report about the work undertaken provided to

the school/college

l attendance and input at options evenings (half day

each)

l information and advice to parents/carers at

information and parents’ evenings (half day each)

l advice on the development of the school/college

CEIAG programme (half day)

l input to the school/college CEIAG programme, such

as option choices sessions (two group sessions per

half day)

l apprenticeship sessions, CV writing workshops, job

search skills and mock interviews (two groups per

half day)

l results time advice and support to students (half day)

l input at assemblies and tutor groups providing

information to support CEIAG

l organisation of one-to-one interviews, taking over

administration from the school/college, using

questionnaires and discussions with schools/colleges

to identify priority young people (quarter day a week)

l other services as negotiated.

Flexible service package

We are able to offer flexible

careers service packages at an

hourly or half day rate.

The school/college:

l identifies young people for the careers guidance

interviews

l undertakes the administration involved in students

attending the interviews.

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Careers service packages - continued

Careers service package for special

schools

The service can be delivered over 36 weeks

of the year, or 42 weeks, to allow for follow-up

work with vulnerable students during school

holidays. A minimum of half a day per week

over 36 weeks is recommended.

We offer:

l guidance and support to young people

identified by the school

l quality one-to-one time with individual

students, getting to know them and

their needs to support them through the

transition process

l contact with parents (home visits if required)

to provide information and assist smooth

transitions

l visits with the young person to opportunity

providers’ and taster days

l one-to-one support on personal

development issues

l curriculum inputs on personal, social and

health education, transition and CEIAG

programmes

l other services as negotiated.

The school:

l identifies the young people

l shares appropriate pre-interview information

with the careers adviser.

The County Council will continue to undertake

statutory S139a assessments supporting

Hampshire funded students with statements of

special educational needs in special schools on

an uncharged basis, as appropriate.

Personal development package

The service is delivered over 42 weeks of the

year to allow for follow-up work with vulnerable

students during school holidays. A minimum of

half a day per week is recommended.

We offer:

l targeted support to students referred by the

school/college

l five one-to-one appointments per day

l in-depth one-to-one work on issues such as:

– bereavement, anger management, stress,

self-esteem, bullying, emotional health,

self-harm, teenage pregnancy, substance

misuse, sex and relationships, family

relationships, team work skills, transition,

housing, benefits, and finance

– small group work for six to eight young

people can be delivered on similar themes

– for one-to-one work, a model of six

sessions and review of involvement is

proposed

– each intervention involves a one-to-one

interview (or small group session), an

action plan and follow-up work, including

referral to specialist services as required

– a daily report about the work undertaken is

provided to the school/college, subject to

agreement with the young person

– delivery of personal, social and health

education sessions as requested, including

drugs, alcohol and substance misuse, sex

and relationships, stress management, and

managing finances and budgeting.

The school/college:

l identifies the young people and undertakes

the administration involved in attending

interviews

l shares appropriate pre-interview information

with the adviser.

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Excellence and inclusion

Charging information

Hampshire Careers Service is available at an

hourly, half-day, daily or annual rate depending on

the service you require.

Please contact us for an up-to-date price list.

Quality assurance

Hampshire Careers Service is based and quality

assured against the national Quality Standards

for Young People’s IAG. Advisers are supported

in their role though line management supervision,

which includes an annual performance

assessment with feedback from the school/

college and observation of professional practice.

They also receive training and research to ensure

their knowledge is up-to-date.

Customer feedback is used to improve and

develop this service, in line with the Quality

Assurance Framework for Services for Schools.

Mechanisms for collecting the views of customers

include the annual satisfaction survey and

complaints, compliments and comments.

For more information, please contact:

Emma Gotz

Tel: 01962 715669

Email: emma.gotz@hants.gov.uk

Website: www.hants.gov.uk/hcs

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