Purpose of the Service
A comprehensive assessment to explore alternative employment options and career potential and make recommendations for a sustained return to suitable employment
What is a Vocational Redirection Assessment?
A Vocational Assessment is the in depth process of determining an individual's interests, preferences, abilities, aptitudes and skills to identify vocational strengths, needs, and career potential. It takes into account any barriers or functional limitations and may use a variety of standardised techniques (e.g. pen and paper tests) or non-standardised approaches (e.g., interviews, observing people, history taking).
Vocational assessment is part of the vocational guidance process and identifies suitable alternative job roles based on the findings and local labour market analysis. It establishes routes into suitable job matches, any training requirements and potential salaries.
A comprehensive report is provided which identifies a vocational goal, suitable career options and with detailed information about job role, salary, training requirements/costs and a local labour market analysis. It includes costed recommendations for any assistance required such as support, training, vocational counselling/coaching, CV development, interview preparation etc. in order to address any barriers and facilitate a sustained return to work into alternative employment.
Who is this suitable for?
This type of assessment is used when the individual is unable to return to their former role and comprehensive assessment is required to provide a clear understanding of what job roles the individual can do and what is needed for them to obtain suitable alternative employment.