Congratulations to Nick Newman – the first Careers Champion!
Over a thousand votes were submitted in the first Careers Champion final poll. Six fantastic finalists were nominated – all doing great careers work. After an extremely close contest that went down to the last few hours, the final voting breakdown was:
Nick Newman: 31.5%
Mark Lee: 29.3%
Rehana Ladha: 18.9%
David Winter: 7.3%
Cheryl Hanson: 6.7%
Rowena Burton: 6.3%
Nick has been working in careers for many years and spearheaded the ‘Save Careers’ campaign following the break-up of Connexions services. From this, National Careers Week was born and Nick’s tireless efforts help to deliver this nationwide event in March each year. Associate Janet Colledge wrote: “National Careers Week now has thousands of young people benefitting from events planned in schools and colleges across the nation in response to the campaign.” Nick is also active on social media, hosting the popular #ukcareerschat on Twitter.