Thrilled at receiving the Full Investors in Careers Award

We are delighted to announce that on Thursday, 6th February 2014 ARK William Parker Academy received the Full Investors in Careers Award.

Investor in Careers (IiC) is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind, recognised nationally across the country.

This really is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work and is definitely something of which the award holder can be very proud. The IiC standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential. In addition to the benefits to students, working towards IiC status has greatly increased the profile of CEIAG at the Academy

All students at ARK William Parker Academy experience careers related learning through a variety of different events. These events include: university workshops, residential summer schools, taster days and careers workshops with local businesses and employers.

Students have found these events fun, informative and helpful with their future careers plans.

Marie Byas, careers advisor said “I am delighted that we have achieved the Full Investors in Careers Award. At ARK William Parker we are delivering an excellent CEIAG and Work-Related Learning programme and our staff should be congratulated on all they do to make it such a success.”