Targeted pathway - Secondary intervention - Intervention
Training Provider
Career Seekers Direct Limited
Our mission is to raise aspirations, develop skills and make valuable connections. Our value statement says we are credible, knowledgeable, personable, supportive and collaborative. skilled and professionally qualified team have had previous roles which include teachers, HR Managers, Career Advisers, Coaches and Youth Workers. We have vast experience of working in the utility, hospitality and catering, health & social care, secondary and higher education, charities and manufacturing sectors.
Provider Contact
Eva Harrison
Provider Email
Provider Number
0345 5480080
Course Name
Helping You Get The Job You Want Plus
Organisation Website
Course Description
“Helping You to Get The Job You Want PLUS” 6 week course plus 6 week work experience placement. This course prepares learners to leave compulsory education and engage in further education, employment or training. It develops the employability skills of learners and provides meaningful work experience. The course is suitable for girls and boys in Years 10 and 11 at risk of becoming NEET. Learners work towards and gather evidence based on units of the NCFE Employability Skills Awards.

The level a learner works towards will be agreed with them and their school. The course enables learners to:

Identify and research post-16 options
Complete job/training applications, interview preparation and job search
Develop their confidence and understanding of the new responsibilities associated with leaving school Careers information, advice and guidance support is offered throughout the course by our expert advisers.
Engagement with local employers will happen by vising speakers and our digital Let’s Do Business Programme which gives access to 35 more local employers. The work experience placement is agreed with the learners and school for one day per week for 6 weeks. Discussions take place with the learner to understand her/his aims and ambitions to ensure the ‘best match’ employer is sourced no further than 30 minutes from her/his home.

Employers are selected from our database of around 100 employers from a range of industry sectors. All employers have passed the necessary Risk, Safeguarding and Health & Safety checks. A comprehensive risk assessment and induction are completed for each learner with input from the school and parent/carer and their school including travel arrangements to and from the placement. The employer designates a staff member to supervise the placement and her/his contact details are given to the student and captured on the health and safety form. These details will be given to the school before the learner commences with the employer.

The placement hours and days will be agreed with the learner and, school at the interview and planning stage when matching a learner to an employer. Parent/Carer consent will be received before any personal data about the learner is shared with the employer. Our Confidentiality and GDPR policy is adhered to at all times. Outcomes of the work experience are agreed with the employer, learner and referring school prior to the placement commencing. Employers are contacted five minutes after the learner’s start time each day. If the learner hasn’t arrived, a call is made to the school and the CCC WRL team to inform them. CSD will then contact the employer 15 minutes later to see if the learner has arrived. Details of attendance will be recorded on the CCC CAP data recording system within 30 minutes of the start time for the working day.

The employer is given contact numbers for our placement manager and also at the school. If contact with the school is unattainable, CSD will contact the parents/carers. During the placement, learners complete our Work Experience Journal to record their work experience and progress. The employer can also write in the journal with the learner’s permission. This is agreed during the interview/planning stage and discussed with the learner student and employer on monitoring visits. CSD carries out a monitoring visit each week to check welfare, progress and discuss any issues or changes required with the learner and employer. A placement evaluation is conducted every week, involving the learner, school employer and parents/carers to discuss the progress of the student and to see how the programme is working. Details of the evaluation will be captured in the Journal. Our coaches are also available to escort the learner to the work experience placement, if necessary, at additional cost to be agreed with the school and CCC WRL in advance at the planning stage.
Qualification (If Applicable)
Engagement only
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Ofsted Registered
Central / easily accessible location in Coventry / TBC
How to Apply
Fee based on 1 day per week for £110
Coventry Alternative Provision