Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Tailoring support to the needs of each student

Careers talks, workplace visits and employer mentoring

Gatsby Benchmark 3

"Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A schools careers programme should embed equality and diversity throughout."

Gatsby summary

  • Does your careers programme challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations?
  • Do you keep systematic records of all student advice and subsequent agreed decisions on study options?

We will work with you face-to-face or virtually to:

  • Develop schemes of work for KS3, 4 or 5
  • Gain methods to monitor and record students’ progress
  • Prepare for Ofsted inspections
  • Be up to date on careers and work-related learning software
  • Train staff on supporting students with post-16 and post-18 choices
  • Receive one to one guidance with action plans including drop-in sessions to ensure access for all
  • Offer group work, including raising aspirations, valuing equality, diversity and inclusion, building resilience
  • Provide personal development and focused support

Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


  • Face to face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


"Pupils highly regard the service and value the advice. The school is so much stronger thanks to your involvement.” Careers Co-ordinator, Three Rivers, July 2020