Alan Bailey Recognised As A Careers Champion
Alan, Careers Leader at Bucks UTC, is a careers champion at engaging with employers. He helps maximise the technical and vocational learning of the students attending the college.
In January, The Careers Enterprise Company reached out to people across the education and careers sector asking for their choices of individuals, and organisations whose careers focussed work has made a positive difference to the lives of young people.
Put forward by Julia Bond under the theme of Connecting with technical and vocational education, his story stood out to be a careers champion.
Despite a global pandemic, Alan has continued his mission to ensure students receive vocational experiences in a meaningful way. Having worked in different industries, Alan believes his experience of work helps him connect with the students.
He has recently created a project for students to develop their own careers website so that the learning in their IT and business curriculum is tied to real-world examples. He also has plans for the whole college and all employer partners to collaborate on a Smart Motorways project.
Alan knows the value of interacting with industry and has forged relationships with local technical employers. This has established apprenticeship schemes which deliver meaningful employer encounters with employers like BAM Construction, BMW Group and Flannery Plant Hire.
Alan’s energy is infectious and not easily ignored. He is the kind of person who makes things happen, and the students technical and vocational learning at the college benefit massively because of it.
Thank you, Alan, for being an advocate for technical and vocational leaning and creating practical experiences that your students can take into the world and their careers.
‘Alan makes things happen for the benefit of the students at the Bucks UTC.’
It’s National Careers Week (1-5 March). You can find out more about our campaign on the Careers Champions website.