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Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists

Job holders in this unit group give advice on careers or occupations, training courses and related matters, direct school leavers and other job seekers into employment and assess their progress.

Entry Reqirements

Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Typical Tasks

  • Monitors progress and welfare of young people in employment and advises them on any difficulties.
  • Organises careers forums and exhibitions and establishes and maintains contact with local employers, colleges and training providers.
  • Liaises with employers to determine employment opportunities and advises schools, colleges or individuals accordingly.
  • Visits educational and other establishments to give talks and distribute information regarding careers.
  • Advises on appropriate courses of study or avenues into employment.
  • Uses an interview, questionnaire and/or psychological or other test to determine the aptitude, preferences and temperament of the client.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Speaking, Active Learning, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, Science

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