Careers Guidance and Psychometric Testing
The blurring of professional and personal environments, the fusion of technologies, the need for technical skills to be supplemented with strong social and collaborative skills ... there has never been a greater need for expert advice and guidance about choosing a career.
Professionally qualified, knowledgeable and with extensive experience, I provide individual careers consultancy, to school & college students needing to make decisions about the future and to adults seeking career change, career development or facing redundancy.
PLEASE CONTACT ME about you situation.
"I feel like you have really opened my mind to new opportunities and ideas" (6th Form student exploring next steps)
"I highly recommend David's services to anyone who needs guidance. His approach is very well-informed, objective and above all practical. David has been very encouraging and supportive in a situation that I could not previously see a solution to. His help has been invaluable to me, I also really appreciate the follow up support, incredible value for money!" (Adult client changing career)
"`David was very encouraging and supportive. His feedback was very interesting as it provided me with a different perspective on my ability and potential career choices"
(A level student, Watford Grammar School for Girls)
"Thankyou for your invaluable help, I will most certainly recommend your services to my friends"
(Applicant to Russell Group universities)
"Your help with my CV and personal statement resulted in me getting onto the graduate scheme"
(Community Development Intern, Citigroup)
"David's services and excellent approach have provided me with some excellent and well needed careers advice at a critical juncture in my career"
(Adult client, FTSE100 company)
"David was well informed ... I would recommend him to other people."
(Parent, A level student, Fortismere School, Muswell Hill)
"This is great and so helpful. Many thanks ... we will let others know of your services!"
(Parent, A level student, Graveney School)
I have extensive experience of advising applicants for Russell Group universities. I also guide students who want to gain employment in competitive fields, including internships and apprenticeships. In addition, I provide careers advice to parents which research shows is much valued and appreciated.
"David has been thoroughly positive and enthusiastic, a real hit"
"Thankyou for your priceless help. it was really useful"
"Very helpful for me in giving some structure and direction in my job search"
(Graduate, University of Manchester)
"Extremely helpful advice"
(Parent, A level student, Christ's Hospital)
"The psychometric profiling was an enormously useful exercise. xxx has really benefited from the feedback. We have learned a thing or two too!"
(Parent, A level student, Richard Challoner School)
"An inspiring and informative presentation on putting together a great CV and practical advice on how to prepare for an interview"
As well as running a Careers Consultancy practice, I am National Head of Careers for BPP University, an English Language teacher and life coach.
Educated at Edge Grove, Watford Grammar School and Loughborough University, I have interviewed students in schools, colleges and universities in London and the South East, the UK and overseas. These include:
London and the South East:
Birkbeck College, University of London
Cardinal Vaughan School
Cheam High School
Chesham Grammar School
City of London Freemen's School
Claires Court School
Duff Miller Sixth Form College
Francis Holland School
Guildford High School for Girls
The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Jewish Community Secondary School
Kingsbury High School
King's College, University of London
Lady Eleanor Holles School
The Latymer Grammar School
LSE, University of London
Lycee Francais, London
Merchant Taylors School
Mulberry School for Girls
North London Collegiate School
Oxford Brookes University
Portland Place School
Preston Manor School
Queen Anne's School
Queen Mary College, University of London
Richard Challoner School
Royal Hospital School, Ipswich
The Royal Masonic School for Girls
St Albans High School for Girls
St Angela's & St Bonaventure's Sixth Form Centre
St Augustine's Priory
Sacred Heart School
St Charles Sixth Form College
St Dominic's Sixth Form College
St Paul's Girls' School
The Swaminarayan School
Twyford High School
UCL, University of London
University College School
Watford Grammar School for Boys
Watford Grammar School for Girls
University of Warwick
Webber Independent School, Milton Keynes
Rest of the UK:
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
George Watson's College, Edinburgh
University of Leeds
Leicester High School for Girls
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
Queens' University, Belfast
University of Sheffield
Bangkok Patana International School, Thailand
International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Paris-Sorbonne University, France
Park House English School, Doha, Qatar
Sotogrande International School, Spain
I live and work in London. If you live elsewhere, please do contact me. I may still be able to help or refer you to a colleague who can.