Published On: December 13, 2022|429 words|2.1 min read|
Selby High School

Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) specialists, Progress Careers, have secured a new contract with Selby High School in North Yorkshire.

Selby High School is a large, well-respected school situated in the village of Selby.

The contract will see Progress Careers deliver a full careers service alongside Selby High School’s Director of Careers.

Using a five-framework approach, Progress Careers will support Selby High fulfil its responsibility to provide students with high-quality, external, and impartial CEIAG.

As part of the service offering, Progress Careers will support the school to deliver a wide range of career-related activities, including careers fairs, cafes, and workshops.

The 360-degree approach delivers a comprehensive careers education programme. In addition, Progress Careers will support Selby High School towards meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, specifically Gatsby Benchmark 8.

Delivering CEIAG at Selby High School is Rachel Costoya. She said: “Launching our careers service in Selby High School has been both exciting and challenging. From day one, it was all about meeting the staff, understanding the vision and aims of the school, and learning the school layout.

“Since September, we have delivered several career-related activities, including assemblies and presentations alongside one-to-one guidance. Currently, we are working on the annual careers fair, post-16 employability workshops, and mock group interviews.

“It has been an extremely exciting and busy first term, but I feel that the foundations have been laid for a fantastic year ahead.”

Progress Careers have most definitely made a huge impact in the short time delivering careers services.

Following an appointment with Careers Adviser, Rachel Costoya, a student said: “My experience with the interview and our career advisor was nothing but positive. She was understanding, considered my views, and gave off the overall impression of genuine interest and care towards my aspirations and hopes for the future.

“She considered all my concerns and helped me plan in a way that suited me best, even if I was unsure of certain things and/or completely set on others. My view on college and the future has changed and I feel confident and a lot less intimidated than I originally was. Even after only one session, I feel like I have a much clearer sense of my options, and I am immensely grateful for that.”

Progress Careers also hope to fully integrate its digital careers platform, iProgress, across the school this year. iProgress provides full visibility to schools around the careers activities undertaken with each student which can be used for tracking and reporting, saving schools significant reporting time. In addition, it allows students to connect virtually with their Careers Advisers.

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