London 11 & 12 October 2019

Careers Advice Lounge

Struggling to decide what to do next?

Taking that first step towards your career can feel like a daunting prospect. If you are unsure what career path is right for you, or need some guidance about the job-hunting process, drop in to the Careers Advice Lounge to get free careers advice and useful tips to help you get that dream role.

Careers experts will be able to offer free advice about:

  • Choosing the right career path
  • Conducting your job hunt
  • Effectively filling in job applications
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Avoiding the most common mistakes school leavers make when applying for jobs
  • Creative ways to attract employers' attention
  • Making the transition from school to the workplace

Featuring experts from:

KickStart Career's Mark Anderson is a qualified Careers Advisor who has been advising young people in schools on their next steps for over 15 years. Mark runs his own career coaching business and was awarded Youth Coach of the Year 2015 by the Coaching Academy. Mark is passionate about helping young people to find the career path that is right for them.


MyBigCareer was launched because of a concern about a lack of independent careers advice for young people – a key factor in boosting social mobility. Deborah Streatfield, founder of MyBigCareer, is a careers consultant, who has provided personalised support and advice to students for more than 25 years. Deborah provides guidance across GCSE and A-Level choices, university admission applications, and vocational courses leading to trade and professional occupations.

Alexander Partners provides a mentoring service that navigates the journey from school to work; be it direct or through apprenticeships and university. We deliver individualised preparatory work aimed at bridging skills gaps to increase employability. Alexander Partners developed from the wide ranging experience gained through running the Alexander examination centre where, 15 - 18 year olds received hands-on support through their GCSEs, A-Levels, applying for apprenticeships and university.