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Congratulations to Jenny Emmerson of Grimsby Institute

The 4th Careers Champion Award winner!

After an amazing final which saw over 12,000 votes cast, Jenny Emmerson (39%) is confirmed as the winner of the fourth Careers Champion contest. She narrowly beat Steve Hargreaves (Haywood Academy) with 34%.

Amazingly, the four other finalists Caroline Green (Newlands Girls’ School), Ranjit Garcha (Titan Partnership), Clare Johnson (University of Exeter) and Rebecca Butler (Brighton Youth Employability Service) also polled an impressive 3,300 votes between them. This was almost double the number of votes cast in previous final contests alone.

The next contest Careers Champion contest will start in early 2017!


 

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More about the Nominees

Caroline Green

Caroline Green

As Careers and Learning Specialist at Newlands Girls’ School (Maidenhead), Caroline has transformed the Careers provision into a comprehensive student-centric programme. She has built a strong network of local providers and successfully stages dynamic events and WRL opportunities. Caroline has also been an ambassador for the National Careers Week since 2015. Nominator Kate Snell said: “Caroline has built a strong network with local businesses to give the girls an insight into the real world of work. She sets aside any embarrassment to call favours for "her" girls. I have been on the receiving end of her persuasive charm and am delighted to have the opportunity to nominate Caroline for the Careers Champion award."

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Steve Hargreaves

Steve Hargreaves

As Careers Development Consultant at Haywood Academy (Stoke-on-Trent), Steve runs a dedicated and impressively successful careers team which helped to secure the school the coveted NCS Champion award. He has used his industry experience and innovative skills to transform the school’s careers delivery including an impressive CEIAG and WRL programme for the lower school and 6th form. Nominator Alex Hope added: “Steve goes above and beyond for his students, taking them on university trips on weekends and running an excellent voluntary work experience scheme in the summer. He has signed up many employers (like me) to work placements and to deliver employability lessons for the new WBL scheme.”

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Jenny Emmerson

Jenny Emmerson

Jenny has been Careers Guidance Advisor at Grimbsy Institute since 2012 and uses her skills to support a challenging range of learners from 14 years to mature adults (entry level to post-graduate level students). Using innovative resources and networks, Jenny delivers an excellent standard of CEIAG to service users and ensures they receive the highest level of careers support. Colleague Susan Wells said: “Jenny goes above and beyond, ensuring regular internal and external peer observations are undertaken to inform the quality of service delivered by internal colleagues and supporting IAG delivered by other providers to their learners. Always impartial, Jenny is very proactive in developing her own knowledge of the labour market.”

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Ranjit Garcha

Ranjit Garcha

Ranjit is the 14-19 Co-ordinator (CEIAG) at Titan Partnership covering almost 20 schools in the West Midlands. His role ranges from arranging and facilitating monthly meetings for Careers Advisers to liaising closely with local employers and providers to create the best opportunities for young people in Birmingham. Employer and nominator Carolyn Chapman-Lees said: “This year alone, Ranjit has organised three unique programmes for students in years 9 and 10 ‘The Ultimate Employee’; ‘Enterprising Skills’ and ‘HE: the Inside Story’. He is creative, collaborative, connected and calm – the definitive 4 Cs of any Careers Champion.”

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Clare Johnson

Clare Johnson

Clare is the Senior Career Zone Information Officer at the University of Exeter and has supported students and providers for more than a decade. This indispensable member of the team has delivered careers provision to exacting customer service standards to more students and graduates than ever before. Colleague Oliver Laity added: “Clare has done a fantastic job within a context of increased demand and pressures. She recruits, trains and supports student staff each year and they are always full of praise for her as they leave us. Our student staff go onto great graduate careers. This is due to their time in the Career Zone with Clare.

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Rebecca Butler

Rebecca Butler

Rebecca has gone above and beyond to support young people in her role as Youth Employment Adviser with Brighton & Hove Council. She works tirelessly to foster relationships with the most hard to reach individuals, and has made a difference to thousands of young people across the City. Colleague Elle Dyson added: “Becs has taken on extra projects to enhance the provision we offer, including taking a lead on youth mentoring through the youth contract which supported huge numbers to achieve positive outcomes. She is a fantastic colleague, admired by peers and young people alike. I can't think of a more deserving candidate for Careers Champion.”

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