Marie HowardSouth West

Marie currently works for Prospects who holds the contract for the National Careers Service in the South West.  The National Careers Service is responsible for delivering the Inspiration Agenda, a new service which facilitates the brokerage between schools, colleges and employers.  Marie is the Partnership Manager for the West of England area.

The South West Inspiration team aims to complement the work already being delivered in schools and colleges by assisting them in meeting their statutory responsibilities for careers provision.  Ultimately, the goal is to assist young people to develop their appreciation of the world of work, understand the local labour market, and to raise their awareness of opportunities and progression pathways.

The Inspiration Agenda will also provide South West employers with the opportunity to educate young people about their sector and inspire the next generation of employees and enterprising young people.

Marie lives in West Somerset with her husband and two young daughters. She has worked in the Education and training sector for the past 25 years and graduated in Counselling. Prior to joining Prospects, Marie worked with the National Apprenticeship Service in a number of roles both supporting learners and encouraging employers to engage with Apprenticeships across the South West.