Offer a World-Class Career Guidance Program
Help your students choose the right subjects and get exciting study and career ideas
Choose the right school subjects
Find the right mix of school subjects that interest you and will give you the best options for your career after school
Get new and exciting study and career options
Whether you've got a clear idea of what you'd like to do after school or no idea at all, we'll help you get fresh and exciting ideas for what you could do, then narrow it down to what you should do next
Explore your options with a life and career coach
Get a one-on-one session with one of our life and career coaches. We'll help you better understand your current situation, explore what you want to achieve, and then decide on the best way forward
What You'll Get from This Better Work for Schools
Student self-assessments, compiled & graded
We'll compile and grade the results of the students' online self-discovery process. This is a great career readiness project for grade 9's or 10's. Follow-up projects or assignments can focus on the Global Challenges or lead to an information interview.
A career 'Plan-X' for each student
Each student develops their own career 'Plan-X' - their best idea right now of what they could do in the future, including: the work roles they could play; the fields they could work in; and the difference they could make. Plan-X is about having options. It can be integrated with school curricula and is a valuable resource to inform subject and post-school decisions.
Offer a world-class careers program linked to the 8 Gatsby career-guidance benchmarks
Our process is designed to help you use the 8 Gatsby benchmarks for high-quality career guidance to upgrade your school's career-guidance program.
16 Global Challenges to inspire and build world-awareness
A network to connect students to the world of work
Students can access a network of people who are working in one of our 16 Global Challenge areas and who are willing to share their experiences with students through short information interviews.
8 Benchmarks for a World-Class Career Guidance Program
This Better Work is designed to help schools develop a high quality career guidance program guided by the eight Gatsby benchmarks of good career guidance.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Developed in Consultation with University of Cape Town Careers Service
Ingrid van der Merwe
Head – Careers Advisory, University of Cape Town
"We are excited at the fresh, future focused approach of 'This Better Work'. What the team has developed is relevant, engaging and completely in line with modern career development approaches. This Better Work helps people understand their values, skills and passions, and find their unique place in a changing and challenging world."
'This has opened my eyes to what I am good at'
Grade 9 student, Pretoria
'I found this experience very helpful for me, before taking this course I was really confused and unsure about what I wanted to do. I wasn't sure about almost everything but this has opened my eyes to what I am good at, what i like doing, my character traits and from there the career opportunities i have through those things and the whole experience has organized my thoughts.'
'The adventure theme made everything much more fun and less daunting'
Grade 10 student, Cape Town
'Loved what you’re doing with this website - how it’s interactive and the whole adventure theme made everything much more fun and less daunting.'
'It's a guide to where you hope to be heading'
Grade 9 student, Sydney
'I have learnt that we don't need to have a plan A. To many students it's plan A or nothing. Instead with the term Plan X is different as it's a guide to the direction that you are interested in doing. It's a guide to where you hope to be heading rather than if your plan fails you having nothing left.'
Options and Pricing
Online Self-Assessment for Students
Our full career-guidance support offering
/ student *
* minimum 50 students. Contact us for rates for smaller groups or for discounts for grades over 80.
Get the Online Self-Discovery Course Free for Yourself and a Grade
Contact us for a free account for you or a teacher to check out our process. We'll also give you free access for an entire grade to the online self-discovery course - The Great Mountain Plan-X Adventure.
We'd love to hear from you. Contact Andrew for more information.