Well, that got me thinking. There are a whole bunch of young people who are either leaving school or university this summer, who would benefit from ongoing intensive support to get a job or training position.
Parents can do this, but I know from experience that being emotionally involved can hinder the process. Parents can be thought to be "nagging", or, if trying to give some space, "not interested". For some, it might be a long time since they have had to complete application forms or prepare a CV.
Although there is help out there for young people from different statutory and voluntary agencies, the trend is to get them to find out things for themselves & register for apprenticeships and job vacancies online. This is ok if they're motivated & full of confidence, but many need to be led and shown the way...
This summer I want to offer a personalised coaching service for a select group of school leavers/ graduates to help them get into their first position.
It will involve careers guidance on a one to one basis, as well as workshops to develop a CV, improve interview skills, & boost confidence. Regular meetings and/or telephone calls to talk about ongoing progress will be important, as will keeping parents involved/ informed as agreed between us.
Young people relate to coaching. They understand it through sports participation, where the aim is to improve performance to reach specific goals, whether as a beginner or an elite athlete. It will be important for their success that they are committed to working with me; I'm happy to discuss this at our initial meeting.
Costs would be based on our regular prices, but will be arranged on an individual pro-rata basis. See our prices here.
Do get in touch if you, or your son/daughter would like to be part of this select group this summer!