Information services

Students in a careers libraryCareers information is an essential and integral part of C&K Careers' services. Our team, staffed by qualified, experienced information specialists, sources, produces and publishes a wide range of information in a variety of media.

From building bespoke course databases, to providing labour market information services for a whole region, we deliver tailored information solutions to our clients’ specifications.

Helping informed decisions

Our information services support young people, parents/carers and adult clients at key transition points in their decision making and job hunting. We also provide schools, colleges and businesses with valuable insights into current education and employment issues, and labour market trends.

Making information accessible

Our information services are made available through a variety of access channels: Careers centres, schools, colleges, online, mobile and social media. Supporting these is our Infoline freephone/email helpline, staffed by qualified advisers, which offers individual advice on learning and work to young people and adults (9MB PDF).

By using new technology to deliver information, such as mobile phones apps and social media, we are taking information direct to people.

We developed an app that is a simple guide for young people about Raising the Participation Age

We are currently using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter to inform clients about our services, notify them of vacancies and publicise careers and education events

Our information services cover:

Learning/training

  • further education, higher education, community education, private education providers, distance and open learning, ICT access facilities
     - courses, qualifications, accreditations
  • local, regional, national training providers, in the public and private sectors
  • sources of funding
  • student leaver destinations

Employment

  • careers and occupational information
     - requirements, entry routes, duties
  • local, regional and national labour market information
  • employment legislation
  • financial support
  • self-employment
  • working abroad
  • voluntary work opportunities

Media channels

Information contracts

We work with Calderdale and Kirklees local authorities, the London Borough of Islington and Careers Yorkshire and the Humber, to deliver a range of key contracts:

Kirklees CLiK – we built an online database of level 2 courses and below, as well as producing web pages and working with the web developers to create the site. We also maintain and update the website.

 Izzy-info – for this youth information website for the London Borough of Islington, we are providing the bulk of the content from careers, education and training topics, to family, money and health issues. We also specified the database, maintain and update the site.

Labour Market Information – we provide LMI services for advisers across the Careers Yorkshire and the Humber region, through quarterly newsletters, guides on key industry sectors and careers, information workshops and training sessions. We also add to the information on the Inspiration Portal 

National Careers Service - we update the Yorkshire and Humber pages on this site.

UCAS Progress – for Calderdale and Kirklees Councils, we are managing their online area-wide prospectus of all school, college and training provider courses, ensuring the quality, accuracy and consistency of the content.

As well as producing bespoke information for some of our customers, some of our leaflets, booklets and posters are available for purchase.

"Trying to get information from our son is like pulling teeth, it means we [are] able to research ourselves and the links are informative." Parent attending University of Huddersfield, Parents' Information Evening 2014 commenting on the C&K Careers Unifacts booklet

"It was packed with info all of which answered our questions." Parent attending University of Huddersfield, Parents' Information Evening 2014 commenting on the C&K Careers Unifacts booklet

'Information resources are of a very high standard ... Get Ahead, Get Organised and Year 11 Decisions. Produced by the information team these booklets, the ckcareersonline website and a comprehensive suite of handouts and job profiles are highly accessible, well utilised and understood amongst clients.' matrix report, January 2016.

'The ckcareersonline website has been developed in consultation with young people. The result is an upbeat platform with accessible language and links to reputable quality assured websites ... the teams make use of social media advancements in the form of the corporate Twitter and Facebook pages to promote events such as job fairs and UCAS closing dates.' matrix report, January 2016.

'The careers information resources that sit at the core of the wider CEIAG approaches are of a very high standard. Rigorous reviewing is in place to ensure that all in house produced materials (including website content) are current, accurate and inclusive. Feedback from staff, clients and partners highlighted that these resources add a regional and local flavour to information giving.' matrix report, January 2016.

For further information:

Contact: Julie, Information Services Manager
Call:  01484 225500
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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