When were you ready to start thinking about your career? At Gillespie People Solutions, we spend our professional lives helping people plan their career path and securing new roles that fit their skills and aspirations.
With our focus on helping bring new talent into the industry and helping graduates begin new careers, we figured its never too early to start.
As a result, we are now supporting the 'Career Ready' initiative in Scotland, working with school students in helping them prepare and plan ahead for their future career. We'll be allocated our own student in the next week or so, to then help them try the world of work, provide advice, support, time and hopefully create confidence and provide opportunities to allow then to better plan their own future and be all they can be (even if it isn't recruitment!).
It's a fantastic UK-wide initiative that's already helped thousands of young people get into work and higher education and progress their careers in a more positive and focused way with practical support.
Currently there are over 12,000 students enrolled in the Career Ready programme and several hundred employers are supporting them. We are delighted to be joining them!
If you want to find out a bit more about Career Ready, there's some more information and a link below.
Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.
We offer a structured programme of employer engagement that enables schools and colleges to meet their statutory duty for careers. We have worked with experts in education and business to develop high quality, employer-endorsed materials, which deliver a set of Skills for Career Success to help our students compete with the best in the country
In Scotland, the only place in the UK with comprehensive destination data, 97% of our 2013/14 students went on to a positive destination, of whom 25% went into work or work-based training, 54% are at university and 21% are in further education. Our students develop employability skills, but also demonstrate drive, determination and ambition, which makes them stand out when applying to potential employers.