2019 Awards Shortlist

This year saw over 50 entries for the Awards across all categories - our highest ever number of entries. 

The winners in each category will be announced at the UK Career Development Awards on Wednesday 6 March at The Queens Hotel, Leeds.

Awards brochure

Individual Best Practice Awards

Sponsored by: CXK; DfE; NAMSS and Adviza

Career Adviser/Coach of the Year 

  • Katie Carmichael, Dyslexia Scotland
  • Carlo Metcalfe, Camden Connexions
  • Sabiha Patel Rashid 

Careers Leader of the Year

  • Pippa Allner, Avonbourne Trust
  • Jennie Cole, Hailsham Community College
  • Farheen Khan, Carlton Le Willows Academy 

Career Services Manager of the Year

  • Erroll Blackwood, Sandwell MBC
  • Laura Moore, Futures For You
  • Tevfick Souleman, Adviza

Best Practice in Special School/College; Primary School and Employer Engagement

Sponsored by: National Careers Guidance Shows; National Careers Week and The Careers & Enterprise Company

Careers Programme in a Special School

  • Brookfields School (Brandon Mills) - Pathway To Employment
  • Safe Opportunities (Helen Pullan) - Exploring Work
  • The Michael Tippett College  (David Diaz) - Careers strategy at the Michael Tippett College 
  • The Polygon School (Peter Rooke) - WorkSkills 

Careers Programme in a Primary School

  • Adviza (Alex Chapel) - Careers Planet
  • NHS Health Education England (Alan Simmons) - Step into the NHS for primary schools
  • Positive Footprints (Leslie Burrows) - Raising Aspirations

Innovative Employer Engagement Activity

  • Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd (Antoinette Oglethorpe) - Career Conversations Programmes for Managers and Employees
  • Careers Wales (Andrea Jones) - Employer Engagement Webinars
  • Education Development Trust (Renu Jaswal) - SEARCH: Supported Internships at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

Best Practice Technology and Research Awards

Sponsored by: Education Development Trust and CDI

Use of Technology in Career Development

  • Careers Wales (Derek Hobbs) - 360 Videos
  • East Barnet School (Elizabeth Betts) - Creation of a web-based careers resource using Office 365 SharePoint
  • GroHappy (Karina Brown) - Technology-enabled career development programmes

Research Undertaken by a Careers Professional

  • Kirsteen Allison, Skills Development Scotland - Barriers to employment and training: what prevents training providers in Scotland from recruiting and supporting young disabled people?
  • Erica Hood, The Yorkshire and Humber Co-Operative Learning Trust - Action Research Project : Developing practice to enhance pupils learning of the apprenticeship pathway 
  • Emily Roisin Reid, Warwick Medical School - Length Matters: The impact of shortening guidance appointments on practice