Careers Reward for Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen

A secondary school in Gwynedd is celebrating after winning the prestigious Careers Wales Mark for the first time.

The award, which recognises a commitment to continuously improve standards within an educational institute, was given to Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen for its dedication and enthusiasm in preparing and supporting young people who are entering the world of work or continuing with their education.

Working alongside the team at Careers Wales, the school carried out an audit of their careers and world of work curriculum and identified areas for improvement, resulting in the production of a development plan.

The plan will help the school prepare and support pupils to successfully transition into work, training or further education, and will possibly reduce the number of young people who could be out of work.

Rhian Parry Jones, the School’s Headteacher, said: ““Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen is delighted to have won the Careers Wales Mark, which recognises our dedication in supporting each pupil and giving them the skills and information which will allow them to transition easily to post-16 education, employment or training. We are extremely grateful to Careers Wales for their support throughout the accreditation process, as well as the invaluable work which was done one-to-one and in groups throughout the year. We as a school look forward to working in partnership with Careers Wales in the future.”

Amie Field, Regional Manager for Careers Wales, said: “This is a great result and clearly shows that Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen’s young people get the necessary support to help them get information about the world of work and help them prepare for it, as well as helping them make informed and realistic decisions about their future.”


For more information on the Careers Wales Mark visit or call 0800 028 4844 to speak with your regional Careers and World of Work Co-ordinator


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