Kerry Clifford is the qualified and impartial Careers Adviser for Stephenson (MK) Trust.
Kerry is registered with the Career Development Institute and helps students to explore their ideas and make plans for the future. Currently Kerry offers one to one careers guidance for all students in years 11, 12 and 13 and this will be rolled out to other year groups over the next two years. Kerrie Marshall, Deputy Principal is the Careers Leader for the Trust.
As a Trust we work with a number of local further education providers, apprenticeship providers and local, national and international employers to encourage our young people to have high aspirations for their future. We also work with a wide range of employers to offer talks, mentoring and experiences of work to inspire our learners, give a greater understanding about the world of work and to develop employability skills.
Careers education is delivered across the curriculum and students are invited to take part in lots of different and interesting visits to skills fairs, careers workshops and events such as careers carousels.
In line with the new statutory guidance for careers published in January 2018 there is in place a new careers vision for the Trust and a two year action plan to achieve this. We believe that all young people should receive personalised advice and guidance to support them to choose a post 16 / post 18 path and career that is right for them.
We actively encourage and welcome outside agencies, employers and education & training providers to come and meet with our students and believe that all interactions of this kind can help our students to gain a wider understanding of their options and the labour market. These positive and meaningful encounters encourage our students to consider new ideas which can help to raise their aspirations. Please contact our Careers Adviser to make arrangements for this.