Lincoln UTC has achieved a Gold Career Mark, the national award for career advice and guidance approved by the Department of Education.
Assessment for the award involved a full audit of the career’s curriculum against key criteria by a Career Mark adjudicator. The final judgement demonstrates confidence that the UTC is continuing to provide a comprehensive programme that allows students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be successful in their next steps.
The assessment feedback highlighted that a committed and purposeful approach to careers education is embedded into the ethos of Lincoln UTC. Everything from the business dress code, to the extended working hours and mutually respectful relationships between staff and students echo a professional work environment. The UTC was specifically praised for adapting to the challenges that the recent pandemic presented and continuing to deliver successful outcomes for students.
In presenting the award to the UTC, the Career Mark adjudicator said: “Students are very engaged in their next steps and are taking control of the process. It is clear that CEIAG is firmly embedded within Lincoln UTC and that it is making a real impact upon students.”
Stuart Hamer, Vice Principal and Head of Careers at Lincoln UTC, said: “Our careers programme is supported by a number of partners that include Siemens, The University of Lincoln, and the local business community. Collaboration is the key to its success.”
John Morrison, Principal of Lincoln UTC, said: “At Lincoln UTC our vision is to ensure that every student develops the skills required to secure the next step of their chosen career, either at university or in employment. In light of this, achieving a Career Mark for the third time validates our careers programme with the gold standard seal of recognition it deserves."