Services for Schools & Colleges

Our Mission statement is

“Right Advice, Right Time”

TimelyAdvice can help you to become outstanding in the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance service you provide for your staff and students, offering a bespoke service to schools and colleges across Northamptonshire and the local area. 

TimelyAdvice is led by an experienced educational professional, with over 35 years of knowledge within the sector, and a diverse team of consultants who can discuss your needs to ensure you have a customised, personal service, from a one off activity to a fully integrated package.

Contact TimelyAdvice to audit and review your existing provision and identify the support you require. 

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We provide “The Right Advice at the Right Time”


TimelyAdvice exists for the benefit of ALL students from any year group. We provide help, advice and guidance whatever their starting point. Our career advice for students enables and empowers them to make informed decisions about their career pathways, supporting progression, achieving destinations and fulfilling their potential. Our tailor-made careers advice solutions are aligned to the aspirations and objectives of the schools and colleges we work with by not only reducing the NEET statistics but ensuring the students have a SUSTAINABLE destination. Our Career Consultants are available at all crucial transition points, including from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, Post 16 and Post 18, exam results and enrolment days. But that is not where our support finishes we continue to be available even when students have left school and moved on.

Our advice and guidance information is impartial and objective. We want to maximise the opportunities for all students by engaging effectively with businesses, universities and support agencies to ensure students are following the Right Pathway at the Right Time for them as individuals.

Careers guidance is a progressive journey. Our planned programmes support students and ensure they receive the relevant careers information and education that is suitable to their age and ability. The progression route through the years encourages students to be proactive about their future and actively seek careers advice and guidance. All students should leave their school or college with an awareness of what they as individuals have to contribute to the world of work, combined with the skills, motivation and confidence to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

We provide “The Right Advice at the Right Time”

This list is not exhaustive - we are always looking to provide creative solutions. 

We provide “The Right Advice at the Right Time”

Contact us to discuss your specific needs – we can help you to become outstanding in the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance service you provide for your staff and students.



We deliver

  • High quality impartial and independent careers guidance for all year 7 -14 students
  • Empower and enable young people to follow the Right Pathway at the Right Time to achieve their potential
  • Support and encourage high aspirations and encourage students to consider a broad and ambitious range of careers
  • We set expectations high, including specialist services for students with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Inspirational employer talks, careers fairs, motivational speakers, college and university visits, coaches, and mentors
  • Support for high attaining students helping them to make an informed choices and decisions
  • We work closely with schools to promote entrepreneurship
  • Support work experience for young people in partnership with employers, to provide relevant, fulfilling, and engaging placements 

We provide

  • Independent information, advice and guidance that meets your statutory duty and adheres to the Gatsby benchmarks*
  • Quality assured interviews with action plans
  • Advisers trained to the highest professional standard (National Careers Guidance qualified), supported by CPD
  • A Director with hands on supervision to make sure that our consultants continue to meet the changing needs of schools and colleges
  • Continuous professional training of advisors to ensure the latest knowledge of FE and HE, including Oxbridge, as well as apprenticeships and training opportunities
  • Informed labour market information to understand what employers are looking for
  • Specialist support for students with special needs or disabilities
  • Intensive support for students who are at risk of becoming NEET - an Ofsted measurement
  • Reassurance that we put young people at the heart of everything we do to provide the right information at the right time.

We offer

  • Year 7-13 dedicated Career Consultancy
    • Designed around the school's curriculum, this bespoke service places a Career Consultant  into  schools delivering  a programme of provisions to meet the needs of all staff and students
  • Post 16 Career Consultancy Service – destination management
    • We specialise in post 16 Career development opportunities for students in the 6th Form. 
  • Employer Business Engagement Services
    • Partnerships are created  with local businesses to build lasting relationships between students, employers and educational institutions
  • Work Experience and Work Shadowing Opportunities
    • We deliver quality work placements to meet the study skills agenda and development opportunities for students
  • Career Specific Event Management Package
    • We work closely with students, teachers and employers to develop relationships, knowledge and opportunities within the working world, further education and training.
  • School or college support
  • Ofsted preparation and inspection support
  • Careers Coordinator/Lead activities, to supplement staff
  • Training for staff on careers across the curriculum
  • Support to achieve a quality award and to meet Gatsby benchmarks
  • Careers education programmes reviews
  • Sourcing careers materials for PSHE programmes
  • Review and sharing of the latest careers resources
  • High achievers
    • Our experienced advisers help your most able students explore their options and make relevant applications to leading universities at home and abroad and the top companies for degree apprenticeships.


  • Those not working to their full potential
    • Evidence shows that careers guidance particularly helps students who lack direction or motivation. Our advisers guide them to make the right choices, achieve more and make the best use of their education. Early intervention in year 9 and 10 helps to ensure success
  • Students with Additional needs
    • Our advisers have specialist training and are highly experienced in supporting a variety of young people with special needs and their parents.
  • One-to-one guidance interviews with action plans to support EHCP for students with SEND
  • Attendance at transition or annual reviews to support parents and students
  • Intensive, ongoing support for students with complex needs or at risk of becoming NEET
  • Ongoing tracking of students as part of Pupil Premium support

Vulnerable students

  • We offer unique, intensive support for the most vulnerable young people. We focus on social and employability skills to build self-confidence and resilience. We offer parental support and guidance about the current options available.
  • We attend review meetings with a range of organisations As well as undertaking home visits. 

We support

Key Stage 3

  • Motivational presentations
  • Career pathway advice and guidance
  • Option advice
  • Subject specific guidance linked to career pathway
  • Aim higher support
  • It is never too early to start

Key Stage 4

  • Options and opportunities
  • 1:1 interviews
  • Information presentations
  • Academic and Vocational pathways
  • Traineeships & Apprenticeships
  • Work experience placements
  • Post 16 applications

6th form

  • Academic and vocational pathways
  • Traineeships, Apprenticeships & Higher Apprenticeships
  • Further and Higher Educational study
  • Working and studying abroad
  • Volunteering
  • Post 18 applications assistance

Dedicated workshops:

  • CV Writing; accredited CV writing workshop
  • Practice Interviews – university, college, apprenticeships &work experience
  • Destination workshop
  • Employer workshop
  • Results Day support
  • Work Experience 

Other services

  • Psychometric assessments followed by feedback and guidance
  • Bespoke or group support for work experience including SEN
  • Destination measures and annual activity tracking
  • Specialist support for 6th formers, including UCAS and degree apprenticeships
  • Work Related Audits
  • Inspirational Speakers
  • Business links and visits to support the curriculum
  • Advice and guidance regarding vocational curriculum support