Above and Beyond Careers is a new type of careers service. Gone are the days of looking in a book or following an online algorithm to determine your future. Gone are the days of sitting down with someone you have just met to determine what your future will hold. Gone are the days of dropping a pin in a book.

Sometimes everyone need a little help along the way. We need someone to show us where to find the information or how to climb out of our own whirlwind of thoughts. You might be a parent navigating the world of qualifications, college, university and apprenticeships or a mum wanting to return to work. You might be sick of your job and want a change but are so used to doing what you do you can’t see the wood for the trees.

Who are we?

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I am Hannah. The founder and creative behind Above and Beyond Careers. I started working in education back in 2001 at the University of Manchester alongside studying for a degree in Linguistics. I attempted a career in retail marketing but it really wasn’t for me.; so I headed back in to education in 2004 and trained as a careers adviser. Over the years I have run Nextstep contracts for adult guidance through to working at Wandsworth Prison with a substance misuse charity advising inmates on applying to jobs on release.

I returned to Leicestershire and worked with mainstream secondary students prior to a career break and 2 years away from careers education. It really was a break! I went off to Brooksby Melton College and studied agriculture. I found I was amazing at lambing but shocking at reversing a trailer! I had an amazing time though and it gave me the time to realise what I wanted to do with the rest of my career.

This was the start of Above and Beyond Careers. I realised that there were young people that weren’t able to access careers education. Young people who were in alternative education or those with additional needs that needed a bespoke offer. I created a different approach to one to one appointments, a different approach to careers education and development aimed at these young people. Since September 2021 we have engaged over 300 young people who are not in mainstream education!

I love what I do, I love seeing young people feel empowered, confident and excited about their futures and that drives me to create offers that are engaging, fun and accessible.

Since I started the business it has grown. I now offer one to one guidance though to online course and the ABC planner. I have written and published a book and later this year will be launching YearMap, an academic planner designed specifically for careers advisers.

Qualification wise I have a 1st class honours degree in Linguistics from The University of Manchester as well as both my Level 4 and Level 6 in Careers Advice and Guidance (along with over 15 year experience). I also mustn’t forget my Agriculture Diploma! I also have a plethora of other totally random qualifications such as Rugby Coaching and TFEL!

Our bespoke offer

Everyone is different. Which is why at Above and Beyond Careers we tailor our offer to each individual. We are on hand to provide you with the answers you need to get the life you want. through to helping your school or provision navigate careers education.

Don’t settle for second best and contact us today to see how we can support you to get the future you want, need and deserve.

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