Prospects supports The Queen Elizabeth Academy
"Prospects has made our life easier."
Schools have a statutory duty to provide independent careers guidance for their students. Prospects, as the largest employer of qualified careers advisers in the country provides tailored career guidance services for schools by request. One school who buys in Prospects’ services is The Queen Elizabeth Academy (TQEA) in Warwickshire.
Martin Webb, from TQEA first approached Prospects when he took over responsibility for careers provision at the academy. Martin researched providers and asked for recommendations before meeting Prospects manager, Karen Allen. Impressed with Karen’s extensive knowledge and Prospects’ reputation and flexible approach to careers provision, Martin contracted Prospects to provide a one hour guidance meeting for each of TQEA’s 115 year 10 students.
Martin comments: “Having an careers adviser who is more knowledgeable gives us another angle to support our students. The service is complimentary to what we currently provide and during each session with Prospects the individual student is given an action plan to help them make decisions going forward.”
However, it is the extra support that Prospects gives which sets them apart in Martin’s opinion: “What has been really helpful to us is that advisers have offered to be around for those who want additional help, enabling students to drop-in for advice, including those in year 11. Prospects has made our life easier - impartial careers guidance is something all schools are required to do and whilst I am not qualified and have a fulltime teaching timetable, having Prospects advisers on board enables me to help my students and fulfil our requirements. Prospects play a major part in the exceptional careers advice services we can offer to our students.”