Careers Guidance and Psychometric TestingTime never stands still. 'Degree apprenticeships', 'SQE training for lawyers', 'Career Readiness', the need for 'commercial awareness', 'digital and entrepreneurial capability', 'emotional intelligence', 'resilience' ... .
The need for expert careers advice and guidance about choosing a career or getting that dream job (or another job) has never been greater, and made more complicated in these 'post-COVID'/'living with COVID' times.
Professionally qualified, well informed and with extensive experience, I provide individual careers advice and guidance to 3 groups of clients:
Career Beginners: Students needing to make decisions about the future
Career Advancers: Those in careers but seeking promotion/professional development
Career Changers: Those contemplating a different occupation, in the same or different job sector - whether by choice or circumstance
I have particular expertise in students seeking to make applications to Russell Group universities, and use the online Morrisby Profile psychometric test. This is a test of natural abilities and provides an objective assessment of 'fit' for different careers.
"I'm so glad that we found David. My son thoroughly enjoyed working with him and received a great deal of practical and well informed advice. This was followed up with an 'action plan' which he found particularly helpful. Most importantly he came away with a renewed sense of confidence, motivation and direction."
PLEASE CONTACT ME for careers advice and guidance in London.
"Happy to recommend you to help with UCAS, personal statement writing and careers advice."
(Parent, South Hampstead High School)
"I will absolutely recommend your services to anyone similarly overwhelmed, like us!"
(Parents, Skinners School, Royal Tunbridge Wells)
"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)
""This CV looks so much better for graduate applications than what we started out with ... many and sincere thanks for your help."
(Parent, Beaconsfield High School)
"Thank you very much for your help ... it has been a pleasure to meet and work with you." (6th Form student, Mill Hill School)
"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)
"Thank you 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)
I also guide students who want to gain employment in competitive fields, including internships, industrial placements and apprenticeships.
In addition, I provide professional careers advice and guidance in London to parents. My research shows this is much valued and appreciated.
"David has been thoroughly positive and enthusiastic, a real hit"
"Thank you 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 for Russell Group applications"
(Parent, A level student, Christ's Hospital)
"The Morrisby Profile testing 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"
Educated at Edge Grove, Watford Grammar School and Loughborough University, I am an English Language teacher and life coach.
I've provided extensive careers advice and guidance to students in London and the South East, the UK and overseas. These have included:
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
Kingdom Hill 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
Mill Hill School Foundation
Mulberry School for Girls
North Bridge House School
North London Collegiate School
University of Nottingham
Oxford Brookes University
Portland Place School
Preston Manor School
Queen Anne's School
Queen Mary, 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
South Hampstead High 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
The English School, Nicosia, Cyprus
International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Paris-Sorbonne University, France
Park House English School, Doha, Qatar
Sotogrande International School, Spain
I provide careers advice and guidance, and Morrisby Profile testing 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.