David WallaceWest Midlands

Job Title: Careers Manager

After 3 years working as a mentor to vocational students at Uplands Community College in East Sussex, in 2007 David took the role of Careers and Business Partnership Manager at The Hillview School for Girls in Kent. He relocated to Stratford upon Avon School in September 2012 to further develop his ideas in a similar, non-teaching, full time role.

He is now embedding a careers development education programme across the curriculum that prepares every young person for the changes and challenges they will face in the future. The school has a contract with independent careers company In2Ambition to deliver impartial advice, and works with local employers and charities through the CareerHub; a new venture, funded by a Local Authority grant,  to bring employers, educators, young people and parents closer together.  He was delighted that the work in the school was recognised in 2014 and 2015 by the Career Development Institute with a shortlisting in their national awards. NCW2016 will be a focus week to further raise the profile of Careers Education across the school and its community.