CXK’s Chris Targett Named “Careers Adviser of the Year”

12th March 2021

CXK is delighted to announce that Area Manager and Careers Adviser for CXK’s Information, Advice and Guidance Service in Schools, Chris Targett, has been awarded the prestigious CDI ‘Careers Adviser of the Year’ Award.

The results were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th March and followed a year of innovation and dynamism from Chris, which saw him continue his delivery virtually to students whilst developing a stream of blogs, vlogs and resources to provide remote support to young people, schools, parents and peers.

The judges said: “Chris Targett is a dynamic careers adviser who has a vigour, energy and enthusiasm which is hard to match. His background in art and philosophy has inspired a creative force to his work which has led him to develop more visual and kinaesthetic methods, tailored to suit the needs of students with a wider range of learning styles. He can present to an audience of students or parents with the same ease as with individual clients. He employs innovation, creativity, and technology to support young people, schools, colleagues, and practitioners across the guidance community.

“His adapted Lego Therapy, his Cabinet of Curiosities, his visual action planning, his embrace of different forms of media have drawn praise from clients and colleagues. Testimonials to Chris are peppered with words and phrases such as: “exemplary”, “much respected”, “best independent advisor we have ever had”, “goes above and beyond”, “professional”, “exceptional”, “inspirational” and “passionate”.

“Chris never stands still. He constantly and critically reviews his work, modifies his techniques, and improves his practice. He inspires his clients with a sense of excitement, and he inspires fellow careers professionals by sharing his innovation, energy, and passion, all enhancing the reputation of the careers development sector.”

Chris Targett said: “It is an absolute honour to receive this national award. It is an absolute privilege to support young people across the county, as they explore and figure out their next steps. I absolutely love what I do; to be recognised for this work is just lovely.

“Doing so, whilst being part of such an awesome team at CXK is brilliant! I would like to thank everyone within the organisation and my colleagues in the wider school and careers community for their support.


“I feel so incredibly lucky”.

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