Careers Champion: Working Adviser meets finalist Gill Appleby
In a series of mini-blogs to mark the 8th Careers Champion award, Working Adviser gets to know finalist Gill Appleby – Careers Adviser at Whalley Range 11-18 High School
WA: Tell us a bit about your background and current Careers role.
GA:I started here at Whalley Range High School in 1998 firstly employed as an administrator, I have been in my current role for 11 years working in both Careers and Work Experience, a role which can be demanding at times but extremely rewarding.
WA: What is the most rewarding part of working in Careers?
GA: Ensuring that each and every Year 11 student is guided through their final year and able to access the best advice and guidance from the team here at Whalley Range. It is rewarding being involved in days such as International Women in Engineering and bringing outside Speakers into school to inspire our students.
WA: How is Careers work changing and what does the future hold?
GA: I feel that the students now have access to a better Careers programme than in the past, they can access Labour Market Information and this opens their eyes to a wider choice of jobs. The future is definitely brighter for students of today in terms of career choice.
WA: Finally, what was your reaction when you were confirmed as a Careers Champion finalist?