Overview

A professional one-to-one support service to assist with career progression, Career Guidance is a core part of the BJC Client Support Services, and provides clients with the opportunity to identify their own innate abilities.

As individuals become aware of their own abilities, labour market possibilities open up.

Career Guidance Steps

  • Assessment

    Assessment of your current skills and needs, offering support to identify and get the job which suits you

  • one to one support

    Professional one to one support to develop a plan that will help you get that job and/or take the first steps on your career

  • Career Guidance Tools

    Access to on-line tools to help you identify the type of employment that would interest and suit you

  • Education & training support

    Information on education & training courses, 3rd level or apprenticeships that will help you get a job that interests you

  • Funding information

    Information on funding that may be available to you in order to access education, training or employment, subject to eligibility criteria

  • Employment Programmes

    Information on and referral to Community Employment Schemes (CE) and other Employment Programmes

who is it for?

This service is useful for individuals who are unsure about the type of job they would like or are unsure what type of work they would be good at. It provides individuals with an opportunity to explore the education, training or employment choices open to them.

It is also valuable for people with patchy work record, lack of experience or qualifications, interest in training, wanting to explore literacy issues and addressing barriers to employment, e.g. substance abuse, disability, criminal record, childcare issues and so on.

one to one service

This is a one to one service offering appointments that suit the client’s needs. Clients can avail of career guidance for in-depth assessment using occupational interest inventories and aptitude tests where appropriate, using fun tools to help establish a suitable career.

The service provides a friendly, welcoming and confidential setting where you can discuss and develop a career path with one of our guidance officers, through a series of one to one meetings.

career guidance exploring options

Career guidance tools

Our guidance staff are trained in the use of guidance tools and these are used as aids to assist the client identify their interests, aptitudes and preferred behavioural style for the career of their choice.

Through our involvement with EU funded programmes we have developed a number of audio/visual, web based career guidance tools. The tools were developed from our work with our clients where it was found there are significant numbers of unemployed individuals, who are unaware of their own interests, specific aptitudes and personality style, and how this lack of self – knowledge can inhibit the individual in accessing appropriate vocational training and subsequently fulfilling employment.

eguide guidance tools

Download our brochures here

eguide brochure for practitioners
eguide brochure for organisations
get in touch
To find our more about our Career Guidance Service please contact us at 01 866 7000, to speak with a member of staff
Jennifer Hughes
TeamLeader
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