Provides free careers guidance in schools with very high levels of students in receipt of free school meals and Pupil Premium grant, looked after students and young carers, and where existing careers provision falls short of being able to adequately cater for the students.
Services are provided by volunteers, many of whom work as careers advisers in the independent school sector.
They offer one-to-one careers guidance including help with subject choices at Key Stages 4 and 5, CV workshops, inspirational speakers, personal statement workshops and checking, reference writing training for teachers, A Level results day support, e-mentoring, interview practice and employer/profession insight days.
MyBigCareer.org are currently active in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, East Anglia, Essex, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Kent, Northern Ireland, Nottingham, and South West England.
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