Advance your career
Looking to advance your career? As a BVA member you can access careers advice and support as part of your membership package, including
In order to support you in developing your career we have teamed up with The Careers Group Consultancy to provide the BVA Careers Service with a range of individual career coaching options at highly discounted rates.
One-to-one coaching is available by email, phone or in person and will give you the opportunity to gain skilled and impartial professional advice on your career issue, whether you are interested in making decisions about your future career, increasing your effectiveness in job hunting and applications, or considering a complete career change.
Some of the issues that could be addressed in a career coaching session include:
- evaluating and enhancing your approach to progressing your career
- identifying, researching and exploring career options
- making important decisions about your future career path
- developing practical career action plans to increase your chances of success
- overcoming setbacks and problems in your career
- returning to employment after a break
- building confidence in your skills and abilities
- presenting your experience and achievements more effectively on paper and at interview
Rates and member discounts
BVA Careers service member rates and discounts (PDF 53 KB)
Book your appointment now
Call 020 7863 6060 or email
Membership will be checked on booking.
“I had several ideas turning over in my head but I have been so unsure about a potential change from life in practice that I had been going round in circles... David [from the BVA Careers Service] helped me to recognise this (which was a relief in itself) and to take the pressure off any immediate decisions.
He has given me some helpful steps to take in terms of making in-roads into some of the career possibilities that I have been considering.
I have been feeling under a lot of pressure at work and have been feeling stuck and frustrated. I feel so much better for speaking to someone experienced about my situation - it has taken away a lot of the fear that I had about a potential change.”
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