Beford Girls’ School will this week be celebrating national recognition for achieving the Onslow Trust’s highest accolade, the E2E Gold Award. The award, presented in recognition of outstanding careers provision, highlights the excellence and innovation offered to the pupils of Bedford Girls’ School.
Laura Longstaff from Bedford Girls’ explained, “As a girls’ school, we promote role models of successful women, especially alumni who are keen to return to share their experiences with current pupils. We have a strong tradition of girls going into perceived ‘male’ careers such as engineering; an all girls’ environment allows our pupils the freedom to choose freely without influences of stereotyping.”
Danielle Robyn, CEO of the Onslow Trust, had the pleasure of accrediting the school early this week. "Reviewing the application submitted by Bedford Girls’ School reinforced the importance of innovation in careers education. Skills building is such an important role of any school, and Beford Girls’ School go above and beyond to provide opportunities and experience for their girls, from Year 7 to Upper Sixth Form and beyond."
Career Ready will receive two accreditations, one for its work in Cambridge and one in recognition for the work they do nationally. For more information on the Career Ready programme in Cambridge & Peterborough, please contact Sian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth at Risk has been awarded an Education 2 Employment (E2E) Honorary Award by The Onslow Trust. Now one of three to receive the accolade, the charity has been recognised for its innovation and excellence in preparing young adults for the next stage of employment or training.
Youth at Risk helps young people UK wide to turn their lives around through intensive personal development and coaching initiatives. Its work supports participants – who have often experienced challenging life circumstances and disadvantage, to overcome obstacles, achieve their full potential and become thriving members of society.
Danielle Pilcher, Chief Executive at The Onslow Trust, said, "We are delighted to be awarding Youth at Risk with the Education 2 Employment Honorary Award for an outstanding contribution to the development of young adults nationwide. Their bespoke guidance programmes and substantial involvement in communities make a noteworthy impact on societal growth. We are extremely proud to support the work of Youth at Risk as they continue to lead youth development across the UK."
Ellie Garraway, Chief Operating Officer for Youth at Risk (pictured above), said: “Our work is different to many charities. We transform attitudes, mind-sets and beliefs rather than teaching skills. We believe this is the way to get to the roots of why young people are not achieving. For many this means changing their attitude to work, discovering their talents and getting excited about aspirations they’d given up on. Over two thirds of young people on our programmes re-engage with employment through the work we do with them – more importantly they’re motivated and committed to building a thriving future. We’re proud to have been recognised for this by The Onslow Trust.”
Viceroy Learning will this week be accredited with the Education 2 Employment Honorary Award, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to preparation for working life. The training provider, which offers a modern take on finance, career guidance and life skills, will have the honour of being an accrediting body, able to assess and award the Education 2 Employment Accreditation to schools and colleges nation wide.
Charlie Wren (above), Founder of Viceroy Learning, said "It has been both reassuring and refreshing to find, in the Onslow Trust, an organisation that shares our beliefs in the areas of life skills and career guidance. We are delighted to take on the role of accrediting body and look forward to working with schools and the E2E team as we continue our work in helping students become young professionals."
Danielle Pilcher, CEO of The Onslow Trust, added “We are elated to be welcoming Viceroy Learning on to our scheme. Their modern take on life skills is engaging and exciting, providing teens with an excellent stepping stone between education and employment. We are privileged to have seen this first hand, and look forward to working with Charlie and the Viceroy Learning team.