I take pride in giving you a professional, bespoke service and a friendly approach.
I have been a qualified careers adviser for 30 years. In that time I have worked with many young people and adults, and am told that I have made a difference to each person's life. I cannot wave a magic wand, but what I can do is to help you to work out what makes you happy, explore suitable options with you, whether in work or study, and then give you the tools to make a strong application.
A member of the Career Development Institute, I am on the professional register and subscribe to the code of ethics. You can be confident that both this and my extensive, awarded experience will make your investment worthwhile.
The pathway of my own career after university included staff management with Marks and Spencer and since leaving there and training to become a careers adviser, I have worked in many organisations and with thousands of young people. Recent work includes:
guiding students from the UK and around the world (on Skype) in university and post-graduate applications e.g. placed in LSE, Imperial College, University College London and Oxford;
developing a toolkit for careers leaders that supports the Quality in Careers Standard, for CASCAID (careers software developers);
providing regular in-school consultancy to develop and deliver the careers education and guidance programme;
mentoring a careers adviser new to working in international education;
evaluating quality standards in guidance;
training school staff;
providing consultancy to employer education partnerships;
running career planning workshops with international students;
advising and assessing schools against careers quality standards.
I have been involved in many active groups such as the IB UK university reference group and the UCAS schools advisory group. I have also written and contributed to careers education and guidance publications including the UCAS Guide to Getting into University and College.
I have written a range of careers education publications, contributed to the UCAS Guide to getting into University and College and undertaken career-related research, including the career needs of gifted and talented young people.
Having helped many schools and colleges in preparing their students for the future, my knowledge is extended as an adviser, assessor and former external moderator with Career Mark which is now one of eight nationally recognised careers education and guidance assessment frameworks. I put theory into practice when based in an international college: not only did my department achieve 'outstanding' in two inspections, but also in 2013 I won a national award for excellence and innovation in careers education and guidance whilst working at an international college Page 59)