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 

We've collected a group of 16 Global Challenges based on the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. Each challenge area has information on the issue and a list of work opportunities and organisations to help further research. View our 16 Challenges here.

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



/ student*

  • Online Access to the Great Mountain Plan-X Adventure
  • Access to our Global Challenges Resource
  • Follow-up coaching for Individuals or small groups (billed separately)

Our full career-guidance support offering



/ student *

  • Great Mountain Plan-X Adventure Results Compiled and Graded
  • Access to our Projects and People Network to Help Students Connect
  • 3-days On-site Availability for Student Consultations, In-class Workshops or small Group Coaching 
  • Follow-up coaching for Individuals or small groups (billed separately)

* 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.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you. Contact Andrew for more information.

This Better Work
Contact Andrew: 079 697 7110

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Registered Office: 7, 5th Street Orange Grove, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa