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Congratulations Ceri Wood: 11th Careers Champion!

Thousands of votes and less than 100 votes between to the top two, Ceri Wood from Hopwood Hall College is our 11th Careers Champion winner. Ceri narrowly pipped Torlachan Assi from Newham College London who is our fantastic runner-up!

Our four amazing finalists are (see bios below):

Ceri Wood, Careers Advisor at Hopwood Hall College, Middleton

Tarlochan Assi, Work Experience Manager, Newham College, London

Tracey Hill, Careers Lead, William Howard School, Cumbria

Suzanne Ball, Careers Adviser, University of Hertfordshire

The Careers Champion online final will take place from November 7th until November 14th 2019. Our previous winners can be seen here on our Champions Wall


Great Prizes

Again we have some fantastic new prizes for our 10th competition courtesy of our Provider Partners Working AdviserThe Morrisby Organisation and Optimus Education Resources.

The 11th Careers Champion winner will receive:

A Careers Champion trophy, £60 Amazon voucher, a Optimus Education Resources prize package worth £250, 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, Prospects Occupations Encyclopedia and a Careers Champion mug.

Third placed finalist will receive a £30 Amazon voucher and Careers Champion mug.

Remaining finalists: A £25 Amazon gift voucher and Careers Champion mug.




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More about the Nominees

Tracey Hill

Tracey Hill

A careers lead at William Howard School, Tracey has led careers education in North Cumbria for over ten years. She chairs the North Cumbria Careers Network Group, and is Hub Lead for the Local Enterprise Partnership. She goes above and beyond to support students within the school, ensuring they fulfill their potential. Tracey achieved 100% of the Gatsby Benchmarks in her school, and was praised for her work in this year's Ofsted inspection. Nominator Jo Cheal said: “Tracey is a highly respected professional, she has been a speaker at the CDI conference on the importance of well-funded careers education and the impact it can have. We are proud to have her on our team.”

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Suzanne Ball

Suzanne Ball

Suzanne has been a careers adviser at the University of Hertfordshire for the last 18 years, and is currently partnered with the Business School and the School of Health and Social Work. An expert in her field, she is always up to date on market knowledge and ensures that she is able to inform, support and encourage those around her. Colleague Helen Mayer said: “I have found Suzanne to be an amazing mentor during my own training to become a careers adviser. She consistently seeks to advance and develop her own practice to provide the best possible service to our student population and I am frequently inspired by her motivation, commitment and passion."

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Ceri Wood

Ceri Wood

Ceri has worked as  a careers professional in Rochdale for 20 years, spending the last year as careers adviser at Hopwood Hall College. She has had a hugely beneficial impact on learners through the ‘Talk Don't Walk’ campaign she has delivered, as well as the other personal guidance and group sessions she has given. Prior to working for the college, Ceri was an adult careers adviser in the borough, where, in addition to her adviser role, she mentored and upskilled colleagues to drive up the standard of careers advice in the area. Colleague Michael Monks said: “Ceri is a brilliant adviser. She consistently goes above and beyond for her clients, colleagues, and the organisation.”

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Tarlochan Assi

Tarlochan Assi

Tarlochan has been part of Newham College for 14 years, with the last five years spent coordinating work experience opportunities. During that time, he has transformed the quality of the placements offered to students, which have included placements in NHS Barts, and high profile blue-chip employers in Canary Wharf. Partnership links with East London Business Alliance and Canary Wharf employers are strong, enabling learners to gain valuable insights into the world of work. Nominator Michael Burgoyne said: “The College is an AOC shortlisted Beacon college for careers and Toli's work has supported this.”

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