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Congratulations Aisling Conaty our 12th Careers Champion!

Congratulations to Aisling Conaty – Head of CEIAG Department, St Cecilia’s College, Derry – who became our 12th Careers Champion.

Aisling scooped the prize with over 50% of the thousands of votes cast, beating runners-up Sue Green (2nd place) Thomas Lord Audley School, Essex, and Harriet Usher from Society of London Theatres (SOLT) for the prize.

For the first time ever, the award was made at the launch of National Careers Week at the Royal Society in London.

The shortlisted finalists are (see bios at foot of page):

Sue Green – Careers Leader, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Essex

Aisling Conaty – Head of CEIAG Department, St Cecilia’s College, Derry

Harriet Usher – Chair of Education and Young People’s Forum, Society of London Theatres

The online final will be a public vote, commencing on Friday February 14th at 12pm, and closes at 3pm on Tuesday February 25th. The winner will be revealed at the National Careers Week launch in London on March 2nd.

This competition will be extra special as the winning presentation will tie in with the launch of National Careers Week.

National Careers Week Launch

Our 12th Careers Champion winner will have the honour of receiving their trophy at the Launch of National Careers Week at The Royal Society of Medicine on Monday March 2nd. Transport costs will be provided.

The online final will be a public vote, commencing on Friday February 14th at 12pm until Tuesday February 25th at 3pm . Our previous winners can be seen here on our Champions Wall

 

 


National Careers Week Launch

Our 12th Careers Champion winner will have the honour of receiving their trophy at the Launch of National Careers Week at The Royal Society of Medicine on Monday March 2nd. Transport costs will be provided.

Great Prizes

Again we have some fantastic new prizes for our 12th competition courtesy of our Provider Partners MSE and The Morrisby Organisation and National Careers Week.

The 12th Careers Champion winner will receive:

A Careers Champion trophy, £60 Amazon voucher, a A Morrisby Fast Tomato licence or Morrisby Online Profiling voucher worth over £350 and a Careers Champion mug.

Runner-up will receive: A £40 Amazon voucher, and a Careers Champion mug.

Third placed finalist will receive a £25 Amazon voucher and Careers Champion mug.

Remaining finalists: A £15 Amazon gift voucher and Careers Champion mug.


 

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More about the Nominees

Sue Green

Sue Green

Sue has worked at The Thomas Lord Audley School, Essex for 14 years. As well as being the Careers Adviser she has recently completed the Careers Leader training (as well as juggling a reprographics role within the school)! Sue arranges as many career related visits as is possible and accompanies the students on these visits. She invites guests in to speak to students, has a close relationship with local colleges and has developed CV writing workshops. Nominator Tracey Laney said: "Some of her students need a lot of encouragement to apply to college, Sue helps with the application and if need be she will take the student to the college for their interview. Sue works tirelessly to provide the best she can with little or no budget, she deserves to be a Careers Champion."

Thomas Lord Audley School

Aisling Conaty

Aisling Conaty

Aisling has been Careers Manager at St Cecilia's College, Derry since 2005. She manages the College's CEIAG providing a comprehensive programme of activities for pupils to develop their employability skills and make informed career choices. Aisling's ethos is to provide each student with an opportunity to engage in a range of activities designed to develop and extend their knowledge of the world of work. Last year alone she facilitated over 186 events for pupils to attend. Aisling is an active member of Careers Teachers’ Forums, and is also the school's UCAS administrator. Nominator Mary O'Carolan said: " Aisling has worked effortlessly over the last 19 years to promote Careers Education Advice and Guidance and to make her Department one of the best in Northern Ireland."

St Cecilia's College

Harriet Usher

Harriet Usher

Harriet has been Project Manager at SOLT (Society of London Theatres) for over 6 years. During that time she has helped to secure opportunities and create awareness for young people interested in the industry. She chairs the EYPF (Education and Young People's Forum) for SOLT and brings a diverse range of educators, producers and theatre professionals together to help make careers in the performing arts more accessible to young people. Nominator Lynn Howes said: "She is a champion for youth arts participation and works tirelessly, through the TheatreCraft event with Mousetrap Theatre - amongst other initiatives, to spread the message that the performing arts in the UK offers so many opportunities for challenging and enjoyable careers."  

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