National Careers Award Winner 2010

Ann Starkie founder of AS Careers won the prestigious National Careers Award for her pioneering World of Work Project involving Year 6 pupils from Tuckswood Community Primary School.

The World of Work Project

The project involved local employers coming into the school and pupils visiting employers such as:

Archant Print
Norwich City Football Club
The Ecotech Centre at Swaffham

The project was funded externally by UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, and was the first project of its kind to be run in the UK. Download the full World of Work report which was sent to the Minister of Education.

Assisted by Careersoft’s Job Explorer Database (JED)

Special thanks go to Careersoft and their First JED system which was used in the careers education sessions in class.
Ann appears far-right in the opposite photo – joined by Richard Hebblewhite and Liz Smith of Careersoft

Liz Smith, MD at Careersoft says:

“We’re over the moon that First Jed has been used to inspire the next generation.
Ann’s project just goes to show how introducing career-related learning at an early age can play a huge part in motivating students, and giving them something real to aim for.”

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