Also Nominated for the May 2019 Award
Alison has been working for the College of Podiatry for over 28 years, 20 of those promoting careers and opportunities in the healthcare sector as education officer. She works with the Admission Tutors for the podiatry programmes with the aim of supporting the great work they do, as well as using digital resources and content, planning the strategy for dedicated careers social media channels. Colleague Joanna Walkwork said: "Alison has worked extremely hard to promote podiatry careers, which struggles to recruit students. She has numerous other roles within her job but also has time to support any podiatrist going to visit a local school to promote podiatry."
Julie has worked at Fazakerley High School for over a decade, spending many years as a pastoral support worker for KS4, before landing the role as careers adviser after attaining her Level 6 guidance qualification. Now as Careers Lead, Julie's role involves overseeing the whole school strategy for CEIAG. She provides one to one advice and guidance as well as a whole range of careers and enrichment activities for students. Nominator and colleague Peter Fitzpatrick said: "Julie is transforming careers education and guidance at Fazakerley High School. Thanks to her, pupil aspirations in a disadvantaged community are much higher."
Zoe has worked at Pegasus Academy for twelve years, and is the school's AIG Careers and Aspiration Advisor. Her role is focused on developing the students socially, emotionally and personally to develop them as individuals and prepare them for the next step on their careers journey. A key part of that is providing opportunities for young students, and Zoe works closely with the Black Country Consortium and Black Country Chamber of Commerce to secure placements. Nominator Vikki Haines said: "Zoe is a focussed careers champion who is passionate about making a difference to the young people of Dudley. Students speak so highly of what she has done for them."
Liz Edwards has been working in careers roles at Wymondham College for over 6 years. Now as Careers Lead, she has worked tirelessly to develop the College’s careers programme, organising a range of events, talks and activities for our students, as well as offering one to one support. Liz has established a working party to review the Gatsby benchmark 'Careers within the Curriculum' and helped colleagues explore and embed careers links. Colleague Becky Arnold said: "Liz offers so much more within her post that the title ‘Careers Champion’ is the way she is always described within our community. Her drive, passion and tenacity make her a vital part of the College’s drive to help our future generation.