In establishing Directions IAG Ltd in 2011, our aim was to ensure a consistent and high quality service to young people, schools and parents/carers in Essex.
Directions works with schools and colleges across Essex, both in an advisory capacity to school staff and Governors/Trustees, and with young people, as they plan for the future.
As a founding Director Wendy is responsible for strategy, quality assurance, planning, delivery and training.
She provides strong leadership and support to the team delivering services and thrives on managing an independent and impartial careers organisation.
Having regular contact with young people and various education settings as well as being involved in a strategic role for Directions, gives her a clear understanding of the needs and issues surrounding careers guidance and education.
As a newly appointed Director Emma is responsible for new business and delivery of contracts as well as providing leadership and support to the team.
Emma really enjoys working with young people, helping them to make decisions about their futures.
She started working with Directions in September 2015 and relishes being part of an accomplished and skillful group of professionals.
``I love working with young people and supporting them with their ideas and aspirations as they take the first steps to their ‘career’. I have worked in the education and careers sector for many years, managing and delivering independent careers advice and guidance to young people, schools and parents. I am proud to be one of the founders of Directions and am committed to delivering high-quality advice and guidance.``
``Since qualifying as a Careers Adviser over 35 years ago, I have been committed to delivering a high quality and bespoke careers guidance service to the educational establishments of Essex. For me, quality and meeting the specific needs of the students are vital factors in my delivery. High quality careers advice can inspire and motivate students to make informed choices about their future and I appreciate being part of this important process. I am proud to be one of the founders of Directions.``
“Having worked in the education sector for over 20 years, I became an independent Careers Guidance Adviser and joined the Directions team in 2012. I very much enjoy working with extremely professional, highly qualified likeminded people, who value as I do the benefits of giving quality careers advice in schools, academies & colleges across the Essex area.“
“I have been providing career advice and guidance to young people for over 25 years. Joining the Directions team in 2011 as an independent careers guidance adviser has enabled me to continue working with local schools and academies to help students explore their career aspirations and make informed decisions about their future.“
”I have been working as an independent careers adviser for many years and joined the Directions Team in 2011. I enjoy the role of providing all important impartial advice and guidance, supporting young people to make the best choices for them. With so many decisions and pressures for young people, it is especially rewarding to help a student plan the first step towards their chosen career path.”
“I previously worked with young people at Essex County Council as a NEET Intervention Adviser and joined the Directions team in 2019. I am passionate about supporting young people and thoroughly enjoy helping them to think about themselves, what they would like to do and help make a plan that is right for them. I bring with me great enthusiasm as I offer each young person impartial careers advice and guidance.”
“I have 20 years’ experience of working with young people and have created a successful coaching business. I offer a holistic, coaching approach to Careers Guidance and enjoy working with young people in order to explore their values and passions, and to enable them to create success for themselves that will be in tune with their life goals and ambitions. I am proud to work with a team of highly qualified professional advisers, offering impartial information advice and guidance.“
“I started as a Careers Adviser in Warwickshire, and have now worked for over 20 years in Essex. I joined the Directions team in 2020, and I am also employed at Chelmsford College as a Careers Adviser specialising in apprenticeships. I have worked with all age groups including primary school, secondary school and post 16 students. I truly love the role of being an impartial careers adviser, always putting the client first.”
“I have worked in the area of careers guidance for over 25 years and during that time have had the privilege of supporting a wide range of young people mainly within Essex providing information, advice and guidance. I believe that careers guidance remains relevant and important for young people as they make decisions about their future in an ever changing world. I am very pleased to have joined the Directions team in 2022 to be able to work with other experienced, impartial careers professionals and to have the opportunity to continue to enable young people to have successful transitions as they move forward in their lives.”
“I have worked in the education sector for over 20 years. As a newly qualified Careers Adviser I joined the Directions team in 2022 and now work in my school delivering impartial Information, Advice & Guidance to students. I very much look forward to helping students with their career goals working alongside a very professional team.”
“My fascination with careers guidance began while writing about education for The Times. Twenty years on I have continued to build on that interest and have recently qualified as an independent Careers Adviser. It is the culmination of a life spent reporting on politics and war; media training; and a masters in design. I love talking to young people and I am excited about helping them reach goals beyond their expectations. I joined the Directions team in 2023 and look forward to working alongside a highly professional team.”
“I am an experienced careers advisor, coach and CV writer who is passionate about supporting young people to meet their goals. I confidently offer meaningful and impartial careers advice or guidance in order to allow students to be the best they can be, and to look at alternative options when required. I am proud to have worked for many mainstream training providers as well as the local county council, delivering a high quality service to all, and after joining the Directions Team in 2023 I am looking forward to working alongside them to support them in their work across the county.”