What We Do
Careers services to support embedding careers within the curriculum aimed at all key stages: primary, secondary, PRU, special school, further education colleges, sixth form and University.
These services support student career pathways and can also help schools comply with Gatsby benchmarks and Ofsted inspections. Services include: inspirational talks, engaging workshops, focussed 1:1s, staff training and strategic consultancy.
Everything is tailored to your requirements and key stages. All careers services are run by experienced and enthusiastic practitioners in the world of work.
We offer introductory talks and workshops for Primary Schools.
These talks can cover any topic and are also available as workshops that include fun, engaging play activities to introduce careers education during Key Stage 2.
A popular ones is our ‘Tomorrow’s World’ 1 hour talk. It covers the digital world starting from how the internet began through to the computers and mobile devices we have today.
It also explains how businesses utilise the web and social media plus reminds the children what they can do to stay safe online.
Gatsby Benchmark 4 looks at how teachers link curriculum learning with careers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
Hollie can provide a variety of services tailored to you, for example:
- interview skills talks
- work experience talks
- subject talks on business, arts, music, entrepreneurship, technology, ICT, social media etc
- interview role play workshops
- assembly talks
- work experience support
- careers lead mentoring
We are delighted to work with schools to help them drive their Careers Strategy for example:
• improving use of school social media through tailored social media training
• how to write engaging press releases and news articles training
• how to apply for awards
• how to produce marketing material for your website
• conducting a website and social media review
• how to use the LMI for All portal to get high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions
All services are tailored to your requirements and budget.
We would love to hear from you.
This talk aims to highlight how learning a musical instrument can benefit your cognitive development and help to develop the skills needed to be successful in the world of work.
“Hollie has brought tremendous energy to our careers provision. Our experience with a previous adviser has demonstrated how lucky we are to have her helping us. She gives up a great deal of her time to attend meetings and careers events, helping us to make contacts with other companies and sharing many ideas/contacts from her experience.
She has been instrumental in helping our teachers understand how important their role is in developing pupils’ appreciation of careers and the world of work – a particularly difficult area for us in a very academic school where teachers’ prime focus is their academic results. During our pilot Careers Week last month, it was clear many teachers are really beginning to ‘get’ it.
Her role in developing our understanding of how what we do meets the Gatsby benchmarks has also been invaluable.”
Belinda Hayes – Careers Lead & Head of Sixth Form
Haberdashers’ Adams School
Hollie Whittles is an award winning TEDx speaker and Director of two digital companies. Her passion is to EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN and ENGAGE.
Spending more than 5000 hours on stage, speaking to audiences across the UK, Hollie Whittles knows what it takes to deliver great talks and workshops.