I have worked in a variety of careers-related job roles from a Personal Adviser for Connexions in Northwich, Cheshire before relocating to the North East in 2010. I then spent 9 years working in the FE sector, including the role of Careers Leader at Newcastle Sixth Form College, gaining my Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development.

Joining the North East LEP in 2019, I now assist Career Leads in secondary schools and colleges with planning, implementing and evaluating their CEIAG programmes. This supports the aims of the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan, to grow the regional economy and create more and better jobs. A large aspect of this is facilitating engagement between industry and education, enabling young people to become better informed about the world of work and raising their awareness & aspirations of different career pathways.

With an unwavering positive attitude and a firm belief in the power of collaboration, I am passionate about ensuring young people have access to opportunities to develop their skills and awareness of the world around them, so they can make confident decisions about their next steps.

Also a very keen runner, though unfortunately no relation to a certain famous middle distance runner of the 1980’s…