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Maybe you’ve gotten in touch with us for support, or one of our staff has contacted you to check in on how you’re doing. If you’re needing help we may offer to book an appointment with you.
So, what should you expect?
We have a number of places we use for our appointments:
An appointment is usually booked in for either an hour or half an hour. As advisers may be seeing more than one person in a row it’s best to get to your appointment 5 minutes early.
Most of our appointments are held between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. We might be able to book an appointment a little earlier or later than this for you if you can’t make these times, but we can’t guarantee this.
An appointment is all about you, so there isn’t one ‘standard’ way to have an appointment. It will be all about what you need.
If it’s your first ever appointment there are a few things that normally come up. We’ll talk about what you want to do, how you can do it, and what you need to do to get there. We’ll often set you things to do after the appointment, and tell you what we’ll do for you too.
There might be a lot of question in this first meeting - it’s OK to not know the answers. We’re here to help you find out those answers, not tell you off for not knowing these yet.
Some appointments will be a one-off, but others will be the first of many. Your adviser will let you know if they’re going to book you in for more appointments or give you a ring to check in on how you’re doing.
We asked our advisers what they would say to expect at a ‘typical’ appointment, here’s what they said:
‘We can help and assist in many ways and we are very flexible’
‘You will be asked questions – but it won’t be a test – questions are a way of helping your adviser work with you to find out suitable opportunities for you!’
‘we are here to listen, not decide for you. It’s impartial, meaning it’s about finding the career that suits you.’