In a series of mini-blogs to mark the 11th Careers Champion award, Working Adviser gets to know finalist Tracey Hill – Careers Lead at the William Howard School, Cumbria
WA: Tell us a bit about your background and current role?
TH: I have worked in education for over twenty years and became Head of Careers in my school ten years ago.
WA: What is the most rewarding part of working in Careers?
TH: I think the things are are satisfying are seeing where the destinations are of our students and supporting them on that journey.
WA: How is Careers work changing and what does the future hold?
TH: Careers used to be seen as one person it is now a much more whole school approach. Within my school there are careers leaders in each department and it is embedded into each subject curriculum. Careers work starts in our feeder schools and continues into Year 7 and onwards and supporting students with the right advice and guidance is key to their outcomes.
WA: Finally, what was your reaction when you were confirmed as a Careers Champion finalist?
TH: I was delighted. I have worked as a voice for careers in North Cumbria for a number of years and chair the local careers network group and represent North Cumbria at the Local Enterprise Partnership Hub for Cumbria. Being recognised for something you are so passionate about is really rewarding and thank you to the person who has nominated me.
The 11th Careers Champion online final runs until Thursday November 14th. You can cast your vote by visiting the Careers Champion website here.