Careers Reward for Olchfa Comprehensive School

A Swansea Secondary School has got the grade after becoming one of only a handful of schools in South Wales to receive the prestigious Careers Wales Mark.

The accolade, which recognises a commitment to continuous quality improvement within an educational institution, was awarded to Olchfa Comprehensive School  for its dedication and enthusiasm in preparing and supporting young people entering the world of work or continuing in 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, so that learners have the necessary knowledge of progression routes, and are fully equipped with the skills needed to enter the workplace.

As a result of the new development plan, all students at Olchfa Comprehensive School have access to a PSE programme which includes extensive Careers Education.  Year 10 pupils are given the opportunity to interact with employers at the Choose Your Future Swansea Careers Festival.  Sixth form students can explore careers ideas and research the Labour Market using

The new measures will help to prepare and support pupils for a successful transition into work, training or further education and help reduce the number of young people potentially becoming unemployed. 

Speaking of the school’s achievement, Graham Bowd, Chief Executive of Careers Wales said:  “This is an excellent achievement and a clear demonstration that young people in Olchfa Comprehensive are receiving the support they need to help them find out about and prepare for the world of work as well as helping them to make realistic informed decisions about their future.”

For further 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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