Great Yarmouth Refugee & Outreach Support gain the matrix Standard

Great Yarmouth Refugee & Outreach Support (GYROS) is a registered charity which provide Information, Advice and Guidance to migrant workers; specialising in Immigration, Housing and Debt. They provide training and workshops in a wide variety of areas to support newcomers and the migrant community settle and integrate into the local community. Training and workshops include ESOL, Healthy Living, Arts and Crafts, Self-employment, Employability, CVs and many more. ‘We are really proud to have been reaccredited today. It also ensures that our community are aware that we are not afraid of putting our service up for scrutiny by an independent body.  The matrix Standard helps us to focus on a quality service.’ GYROS 2 Left to right: Oksana Snaidere, Ligia Macedo, Armine Nikoghosyan, Lidia Silva and Jo Howes.
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Capturing the Moment- C&K Careers

Three years ago C&K Careers invested in training me to become a matrix Standard Internal Champion. During our recent Accreditation Review, I was able to work alongside the Assessor in planning the programme and conducting some of the interviews; “We found that through acquiring a deep understanding and involvement in the Standard, coupled with our all-year round commitment to it, we could bring even more rigour to the whole Assessment journey and so benefit  our company”
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Katren North, Head of Business Development, C&K Careers

  “Having an Internal champion means that so much of what we do on a daily basis is underpinned by the matrix Standard. We don’t need to worry about getting assessment ready. It is what we naturally always do!” “It is fabulous for staff to have the strength of their work externally recognised by the matrix Standard assessor  – and any areas for development are regarded as exciting challenges to drive us forward”. Author; Stuart McRill, Registered matrix Assessor    
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matrix cited in London Ambitions Report

On the 25th June, Excellence Squared CEO, Paul Bridle, attended the launch of the London Ambitions Career offer.  Boris Johnson gave a speech to the attendees reminiscing about his youth and finding the right path for work. The 80 page report, supported by the Major of London, London Enterprise Panel and produced by the London Council, sets out 7 key recommendations to transform the landscape of careers and employment support for young people across London. Within recommendation 3.1, the matrix standard is included as one of three national standards for schools and colleges to work towards.
3.1 – Access to impartial, independent and personalised careers education, information, advice and guidance on their local community. All London schools and colleges should work towards a quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance as an effective means of carrying out a systematic self-improvement review of careers provision, including online and face-to-face careers support for all young Londoners.”
Point two cites The matrix Standard:
“The national matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance – this can assist schools and colleges to demonstrate that they provide a high quality and impartial service. Schools and colleges can access an online register of organisations’ accredited to the matrix Standard.”
Our CEO had this to say;
“We are delighted that the matrix Standard has been included in the report, and we are ready to support schools and colleges with their journey through the matrix standard”.
If you would like to know more about this initiative, and download the report, please visit the London Ambitions website.  
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