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Progress Careers (formerly known as CareersInc) delivers high-quality, flexible Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) services to schools. We support schools and educational institutions to fulfil their responsibility to provide students with high-quality, external, and impartial CEIAG. Each of our Careers Advisers are hand-selected for their knowledge, passion, and commitment to delivering outstanding CEIAG. Our commitment to quality standards is evidence in all our staff members being members of the Career Development Institute professional register.

Progress Careers

  • Progress Careers

    Working with Partners

    We work with FE & HE institutes, employers and training providers to offer balanced careers options to young people.

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  • Progress Careers

    Working with Schools

    We work in partnership with schools to deliver impartial careers services to their students across the United Kingdom.

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  • Progress Careers

    Working with Students

    We support young people to make informed decisions about career pathways and next steps for post-16 progression.

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Progress Careers Leadership

Paula Thompson

Progress Careers
Operational Executive

James Madine

Managing Director

Mel Craven

Careers Operational Manager

Careers Approach

 Our approach is based on a 5-phase framework for action; this ensures young people can access the most appropriate CEIAG for their needs and aspirations. Our service is aligned to the Gatsby Benchmarks and supports schools in working towards meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Benchmarks seek to set out what good careers guidance should look like in England.  

Understand the young people

Identify required IAG interventions

Establish careers IAG mechanisms

Manage transitions and tracking

Promote positive IAG images

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Charlotte Barton was recently appointed Interim Managing Director of Progress Schools, a post that will see Charlotte lead the ambitious strategic development of the business.

Charlotte, who has been with Progress Schools since its inception in 2016, steps into this role with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.

The Progress Group CEO, Jayne Worthington is confident that Charlotte will make a significant impact across the business.

Read the full article at the link in our bio.




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Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. The theme this year is loneliness.

The number of people affected by loneliness during the pandemic increased massively, and people of all ages experienced loneliness due to isolation and distance from family and friends. If you are feeling lonely, please seek support. There are people here to help and you are never alone.

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Last week at #PSHamiltonSq, students welcomed James an ex probation officer who works with young people to highlight and educate them on current events concerning gangs. James kindly shared his experiences to provide insight into the implications of gangs and gang-related crime.




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Student J was excluded from mainstream school following extensive outbursts, displaying verbal aggression, abuse, and disrespect towards staff. J completed Progress Schools’ 12-week Reintegration Programme.

J spent a total of 13 weeks at Progress Schools, during which time he was not excluded and did not allow his behaviour to spiral. He participated in daily mentoring sessions with staff, focusing on reacting appropriately in stressful situations and utilising other ways to express his emotions.

Read J's full story at the link in our bio.




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Progress Schools are nationally based, from Carlisle to High Wycombe. We are always looking for new locations where we can deliver our alternative provision, and support some of the most vulnerable young people in the area to achieve their potential. ❤️




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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

When it comes to climate change, money talks. Through regulations, incentives, and public/private partnerships, governments hold the keys to transform and build the green economy. Similar to the industrial and information revolutions, governments must incentivize their citizens, businesses, and institutions to build a resilient future.

Visit the official #EarthDay website for more information.




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At #PSWolverhampton, students enjoyed crafting some fantastic handmade woven Easter baskets.




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Latest News

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    Progress People Stories: Mel Craven, Careers Operational Manager

    Mel Craven is a Careers Operational Manager with a fascinating story to tell. Her rich and varied background and travel experiences ultimately led Mel to pursue her own dream career pathway.

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    National alternative education provider, Progress Schools, has recently appointed Charlotte Barton as Interim Managing Director of their growing school network.

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    In May, we celebrate the national awareness campaign - Mental Health Awareness Week, so what better way to show our support than to highlight a career in mental health.

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