What we do

Careers advice and guidance

Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.

What we do


We work with national and local funders to deliver high quality careers support to young people and adults. In both the management and delivery of our services we combine our extensive professional knowledge and experience with up-to-date technology, helping us not only to engage with customers but also to maximise our impact for them. We adopt a joined-up approach with local stakeholders to develop our work, from linking up with employers, schools and colleges to nurturing key strategic relationships with local authorities, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and other partner organisations.

Consultancy and practice


Our experience and expertise ranges from consulting on careers education advice and guidance policy at government level to training a highly skilled careers adviser workforce and delivering impartial careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) in a wide variety of settings. The common theme in all our careers work is that we develop a deep understanding of the local context, design well thought-out sustainable solutions, provide first-class infrastructure to support our specialist teams and deliver lasting results.

Transformative, large-scale programmes for adults


Delivering the National Careers Service in the north-east and south-central regions of England, we provide world-class careers advice and guidance to over 100,000 adults annually in a range of community and custodial settings. Our provision has helped transform lives and provides lasting economic and social benefit to the communities in which we work. Employing a person-centred approach we help individuals recognise their strengths and skills, improve their employability and explore and manage their available career opportunities. Working together we support people to realise their potential and achieve positive work and learning outcomes.

Impactful careers advice and guidance for young people


We know how important it is that young people receive expert, informed advice and guidance as they make the critical transition from school to further learning and employment and we know what works in delivering this. Working with local authorities or directly with schools, we not only deliver careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people but also support with work experience placements and careers education activities. We have delivered careers events supporting thousands of young people and their parents to access a wealth of careers information. Partnership working (with schools, young people and parents, training providers, colleges and universities and other stakeholders) is central to the success of all of our programmes.

Evidence-informed practice


In all our work we seek to demonstrate our belief in evidence-informed practice and our methodology is supported by our own body of specialist research in the field.