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Realistic Choices

Kevin Welch is Philips High Schools Independent Careers Adviser who offers guidance support to students from Years 9 – 11 on Mondays. All students will receive a personal Careers Guidance interview and action plan with Kevin and will have the option for further advice and support if they need it.

I am extremely passionate about supporting and helping young people to make informed realistic choices about their future plans. Choosing a career is not an easy thing to do. I feel that people can be supported through the career’s guidance process to enable them to have an understanding of how their aptitude, skills and qualifications link to their hopes and ambitions.
I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance in 2003 and began working as a Personal Adviser for the Connexions Service in Bury. I supported young people between the ages of thirteen and twenty five who had a wide variety of different needs.My role progressed to Team Manager which gave me further insight into the careers service wherein I worked closely with various agencies, supported staff and planned and worked on several projects linked to young people.

The variety within my careers work has allowed me to develop a wealth of experience working with young people and adults. I have completed this work in a range of different settings including secondary schools, youth centres, colleges, training providers and SEND provision.

I now manage Realistic Choices which delivers support, advice and guidance to students in the Bury area. My work in schools has included one to one careers guidance, group work, careers events and option choice support.

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