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The importance of

careers education and guidance 

High quality careers education and guidance in school or college is critical to young people’s futures. It helps to prepare them for the workplace by providing a clear 

understanding of the world of work including the routes to jobs and careers that they might find engaging and rewarding. It supports them to acquire the self-development and career management skills they need to achieve positive employment destinations. This helps students to choose their pathways, improve their life opportunities and contribute to a productive and successful economy.

Careers Support

Here at Act Fast, we know that careers and advice is crucial to supporting all of our students, enabling them to progress into their chosen destination. We can achieve this through providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). 

We have high aspirations for our students and aim to deliver career oriented activities, events and opportunities that help develop their knowledge and skills. 

                                                                        Our Careers guidance team, Ian and Christina, are available

                                                                      during School hours to discuss any queries you may have                                                                             regarding Careers. Please call our office at 01724 856868                                                                               or email them directly at:


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Ian (Lead)
Christina (Support)

Try the Career-o-meter now!

To quickly gain access to information about jobs you are interested, please try this easy to use career-o-meter!

Click on the boxes to search for jobs and gain information on their hourly, weekly and annual pay.

Four of our Further Education students visiting Century Foods
19th January 2023

Act Fast NL Ltd learners had a great careers visit to New Century Goods in Scunthorpe. They learnt about the importance of hygiene and PPE in the workplace, were able to witness first-hand the different positions within the factory and, had an invaluable insight into the world of work. 

Celebrating one of our Further Education students receiving his first work rota and uniform.
27th January 2023

Working hard at school and providing learners with a broad base of skills can help when looking for employment. Transferrable skills from motor vehicle and woodworking sessions help develop resilience. 

During Toms motor vehicle course he developed bodywork preparation and refinishing skills which will be invaluable in his new career in painting and decorating. Local business MD Holmes has joined forces with Actfast to provide a supported internship pathway to give young learners a chance of embarking on a valued profession. We wish Tom good look in his employment and look forward to following his progress.

Careers Day! 
2nd February 2023

Today our FE students had a careers visit to Res. The students learnt all about corporate health & safety videos and the work that goes into producing these.

They enjoyed trying out different things, from interviewing and reading of the autocue with the green screen to watching each other on the system.

The RES team, looked after our Actfast learners very well and a lot of information was provided.

Construction day at NEC
5th October 2023

"UK Construction Week (UKCW), is a multi-award-winning trade show that will return to Birmingham’s NEC, delivering the UK’s largest event for the built environment on 3-5 October 2023.


UKCW Birmingham consists of core sections and co-located shows and conferences, tailored for the essential phases of construction, acting as an umbrella dedicated to all professionals within the sector.


This event is supported by: BMF, CIAT, CIOB, RIBA, CPA, CLC, BESA, RIBA, and many more." - NEC 


Applying skills within Work Experience 
22nd January 2024

We are so proud of the feedback provided by this students placement.

Our Motor Vehicle student has the opportunity to apply his developing knowledge and skills into a real workshop environment!

You can see their feedback below! 

"That boy will go far"

"Student turned up prepared and eager"

"He already understood the basics of a workshop and was keen to work and expand his knowledge" 

Next Careers Review date 08/July/2024

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