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Local London wins big at careers awards

On Friday 1st July 2022, the GLA hosted the London Careers Educators Conference which brought together the four sub-regional Careers Hubs, to share a day of CPD, networking and celebrating the work of the last year.

Over 400 Careers Leaders from schools and colleges across London attended the conference, and enjoyed a range of keynote speeches, panel discussions and masterclasses led by the Careers Hub teams.

The day also included the annual London Careers Hubs Awards Ceremony, recognising outstanding achievements in Careers Education across nine different categories. Deputy Mayor for London, Jules Pipe MBE, presented glass trophies and framed certificates to the winners.

We are delighted that Local London won awards in five of the nine categories. Our winners are:

Winner! Careers Leader of the Year 2022, Candice Smith,  Career Lead and Assistant Head at Marlborough School in Bexley, a school for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Winner! Best Careers Partnership 2022, Wates Residential with Cleeve Meadow School and Endeavour Academy, Bexley. Ria Morris leads the work at Wates, Amie Powers is the Career Lead at Endeavour Academy and Lauren Bakewell is the Career Lead at Cleeve Meadow School.

Winner! Careers Champion 2022 East London Careers Hub, Amy Smith – Framestore. Amy is a very active Enterprise Adviser and a great champion for careers in the cultural and creative industries. Framestore are also a Local London Careers Hub Cornerstone Employer.

Highly Commended. Best Careers Programme 2022, Willow Dene School, Greenwich. Careers is led by Mark Clayton

Highly Commended: Innovation in Careers Education 2022. Multiverse. This organisation has been extremely supportive and flexible in managing requests from schools  and the Hub to promote apprenticeships. Multiverse have brought in apprentices from a wide range of sectors for Careers Hub events in schools, and the schools have been very impressed by the quality of the events.

Sarah Murray, Director of local London commented “I am delighted that so many of our fantastic Careers Hub teams and individuals in the Local London sub-region have been recognised for their outstanding work expanding young people’s awareness of the roles and careers open to them. Our Careers Hubs teams do hugely important work, inspiring the next generation and we’re always looking for people who have experience of working in a range of sectors help inspire the next generation.”

If you, a colleague or a friend are interested in volunteering to support a local school or college to enhance their careers programme and give young people the opportunity to engage with local businesses, please contact careershub.east@redbridge.gov.uk to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available across East and South East London including Enfield, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley.

Graphic showing London Careers Educators Conference partners' logos including Mayor of London, European Social Fund, Careers and Enterprise Company, Local London, South London Partnership, Education Development Fund and Reed recruitment.

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