Independent Careers Guidance Practitioner
Introducing our Independent Careers Guidance Practitioner
Melanie Whalley is our independent Careers Adviser, providing impartial careers information and specialist support for students at key decision points.
Melanie worked for over a dozen years in corporate finance, including in recruitment and careers coaching, before transitioning in 2018 to work in secondary schools. She holds the Level 6 Diploma in Careers Advice and Guidance. She offers individual guidance interviews, providing students with an opportunity to discuss their ideas, aspirations and options. These guidance interviews form a part of the overall enterprise and careers education programme offered at Hayesfield.
Hayesfield has a partnership with Careerpilot.
Careerpilot has the information you need to help you plan your future study and work.
Want to know:
- Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?
- More about different job sectors and what they are looking for?
- Information on routes to different qualifications including apprenticeships and university level study?
- Your skills and how to use them?
Get the information you need to help your child make the right choices at 14, 16 and 18 through the Careerpilot website, aimed at young people, and the Parent Zone, aimed at parents and carers.
The Careerpilot Parent Zone can help you as a parent/carer get answers to the career questions you want to ask, about:
- Choices at 14, 16 and 18
- Further Education College
- Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Higher Education (including HE provided at local colleges)
- Job sectors and growth
- Funding and support
Parents & Carers eBook [PDF]
The WIN is a targeted programme of activities and events for young people considering and making decisions about their future.
The WON – Information and guidance to encourage more young people to access Higher Education
Government portal to the National Apprenticeship Service.
For young people and parents to help Inspire young people to get the skills they need for a better future.
Quick quiz to discover your strengths and what makes you tick and which animals and celebrities share your personality type, benefit of volunteering and how you could get involved, dealing with exam stress and easy to follow ideas, tips for facing an interview panel, researching interviewers and engaging with the whole interview panel so that you do well.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
Alternatives to university.
Independent guide to university.
Comparison of universities using university league tables.
Rankings on top universities (by subject and overall).
Official information on choosing courses and applying for University.
Find a job with Universal Jobmatch and how to contact your local Jobcentre Plus.