Who we are:

Springboard Employment & Training Group is an independent self-help organisation which provides support and assistance to help people make the most of their lives. Springboard's services are available to anyone and everyone - employed or unemployed.

Formed in March 1993, we are a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Day to day management is handled by a committee made up of volunteers.

Springboard provides professional careers guidance, life coaching and counselling to help people to move on and make the most of their lives, with a particular focus on career. It provides this in one-to-one sessions backed up by access to modern computer technology and a professional and supportive environment.

We are based in the Dovetail Centre, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, where we have free use of the premises by courtesy of the Methodist Church with free parking. We are open mainly on an appointment basis - call us on 023 8027 1462 (leave us a message on our answer-phone to call you back) or send us an email message at springboardetg @ gmail.com (no spaces) to make an appointment.

Our Staff:


David is Chair of Springboard and was with us when we moved in to the current premises in June 1993. He is involved locally through Springboard in unemployment, worklessness and related issues. David works extensively to maintain and promote Springboard. He leads the trustees, and is deeply involved in planning for the future and trying to raise the funds we need..


Neil is a qualified, mature and professional careers adviser, life-coach and BACP-accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with a wide and long range of experience; a very effective, perceptive and adaptable worker with very good project management and scientific / IT skills - easy to work with, tenacious, methodical, very organised, reliable and conclusive; he practises lifelong learning.


Keiron is the IT manager: an ex-IBMer responsible for maintaining the hardware and software, providing support to staff and users and developing / maintaining this website.


From 1990 -1992 Bryan ran the original founding Springboard group in Eastleigh. He now maintains the databases for Springboard.