Dart Careers was established by myself, Jackie Ellis, as I passionately believe that good Careers Advice and Guidance, provided by a professionally trained and experienced Careers Adviser, can be hugely beneficial to people of all ages.

I am based in South Devon, where I have lived for 18 years and I enjoy making the most of everything this area has to offer and being part of the local community. 

I have been a Careers Adviser for 23 years and have provided Careers Guidance in a range of different schools and educational establishments, as well as with individuals of all ages.

The approach I use in Careers Interviews, CV support and Psychometric Testing is to see each person as a unique individual and to work with them in an encouraging and non-judgmental way.

I make a difference to my clients by helping them to pursue their goals and to work towards achieving their potential, with an increased confidence in their own abilities.


  • Fully qualified Careers Adviser holding the Diploma in Careers guidance parts 1 and 2, from Reading University
  • BA (hons) Humanities Degree from Oxford Brookes University
  • Member of the Career Development Institute (CDI) - the governing body for careers professionals
  • On the CDI UK register of Career Professionals, which is equivalent to Chartered Status
  • Regular safeguarding courses undertaken
  • Full DBS checks in place
  • Fully trained to deliver Morrisby, the extremely useful psychometric testing and career profiling assessment
  • Trained in MAPS, a very useful personality style indicator assessment
  • Trained in Solution Focused Communication

Areas of Expertise

  • Thorough and comprehensive careers guidance interviews for all ages
  • Extensive knowledge of educational and employment opportunities and the different types of career routes and paths available for all ages
  • Provision of comprehensive support with CV writing and applications for employment 
  • Very knowledgeable about Higher Education routes and the different qualifications available and able to provide in-depth guidance and support with Higher Education related decision making.
  • Extensive knowledge of the alternative non-university routes for A level students.
  • Able to deliver the Morrisby psychometric test to individuals and groups and feedback the results


  • Extensive experience of working with post-16 students and advising them on Higher Education options
  • Worked in a range of different mainstream educational establishments
  • Worked in both a school for students with physical and learning disabilities and a school for students with emotional and behavioural issues
  • Very experienced in working with and supporting parents of young people
  • Experience and knowledge of students who are being home educated or educated out of the mainstream school system
  • Considerable experience of working with young people seeking apprenticeships and work
  • Experienced in working with people of all ages, including those looking at a change of career


  • Friendly, approachable and able to relate to people and engage with them in a very positive and empathetic way
  • Flexible and versatile working methods to fit in with individual circumstances
  • Ability to ‘think outside the box’ and come up with creative solutions to problems and dilemmas
  • Ability to enthuse and motivate
  • A broad understanding and enhanced awareness of the issues affecting young people and career changers today