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Adviza (formerly Connexions)

Adviza is a registered charity inspiring people to make better decisions that help them progress in learning and work. Our passion is to support young people and adults, at important times in their lives where key decisions need to be made.

What we do

Our clients are anyone needing professional, impartial careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) and intensive support to help them achieve their full potential. 

  • Based in Reading Central Library, on the 3rd floor in the Elevate Hub, we offer a drop in service (Tuesday & Thursday 12pm - 5pm) to 16 - 24 year olds or appointments are available upon request
  • We work in partnership with schools and colleges providing careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) for their pupils
  • Our project teams provide intensive support programmes to help people overcome barriers to their progression in learning and work, funded through social investment, public bodies, local authorities and other charities
  • We deliver the National Careers Service contract in the Thames Valley Region, providing free, impartial careers advice to adults
  • We offer careers guidance sessions, psychometric assessments and workshops direct to young people, their parents, graduates and adults
  • We produce the schools careers resources eCLIPS and Careers Planet

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tracey Smith
0118 937 2204

Where to go

Reading Adviza
Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Time of day

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?

Local Offer

Contact Name
Tracey Smith
Contact Telephone
0118 937 2204
Contact Email

General Provider Response

Inspection outcomes/quality awards
Feedback and complaints procedure
We always welcome feedback from those we work with to help us improve our service. If you wish to make a formal complaint it must be made in writing by letter, fax or e-mail to Adviza, 11th Floor, Ocean House, The Ring, Bracknell, RG12 1AX
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All our staff have enhanced DBS checks

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide and Reading Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.