Gold for BMet for their outstanding careers work

BMet awarded a Gold for their outstanding Quality in Careers work!

BMet College has been officially and nationally recognised for its outstanding careers work and achieved the highest possible accolade – a Gold Level Award – one of only four to achieve the level nationally, and the largest organisation it’s been awarded to.

Congratulations to BMet from all of us at Ixion on such an outstanding achievement!

Four people holding award certificates

“We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Ixion.”

– Jenny North, Head of Careers and Employment at BMet

Michele Squire, Careers Education Strategic Manager for Ixion came in to BMet’s Sutton Coldfield College to present BMet Principal, Pat Carvahlo, with an awarding certificate.

She said: “I was delighted to be able to come into the college today to present the award to such an important, deserving and exemplary institution.  Meeting employees who play such a pivotal role in the execution of a high-level careers service across its sites was particularly special.

“The college has consistently worked so hard to demonstrate a commitment to careers for its students and staff. It has more than stood up to scrutiny and showed great aptitude and professionalism even in the face of challenges, including the effects of Covid-19.”

Award being presented to BMet College
Michele presenting the Quality in Careers Standard certificate to BMet Principal, Pat Carvahlo.
Four people holding award certificates
BMet Principal Pat Carvahlo, Michele Squire, Careers Education Strategic Manager for Ixion, Jenny North, Careers Leader and Katherine Newey.

Jenny North, Head of Careers and Employment at BMet, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Ixion.

“At BMet, we recognise the important role the college plays in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience, so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success.

“This Standard has given us a flexible framework that has enabled us to audit our work on careers and ensure our students are receiving beneficial advice, practical support and experience. This is so they’re prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.”

Ixion also deliver the Level 6 Career Development Professional to staff at BMet. The group were one of the first to engage on the apprenticeship in the country. With a wide range of optional units for learners to choose from, this Level 6 apprenticeship enables BMET staff to choose study appropriate to development in their role.

They will leave the programme with improved knowledge, skills and behaviours, along with the highly sought after and recognised higher qualification in the careers development sector.

About the Quality in Careers Standard

The national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Ixion is designed to accredit good practice and encourage development in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in schools, academies, colleges, special schools, and smaller units.

For further information click on the link below or contact Michele Squire, Careers Education Strategic Manager on 07342 062779 or michele.squire@ixionholdings.com.

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