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Employability Development Officers

Employability Development Officers work alongside Careers Consultants to enhance student employability in a particular school or schools.  This involves providing information and advice to students applying for student and graduate opportunities, through one to one appointments, drop-ins, workshops and presentations.  They are also responsible for student communications and are involved in many other central Careers Network initiatives to enhance student career confidence, employability skills, work experience,  networking and personal development.

Beth Hartshorne

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Beth supports the Careers Consultant within the School of Business and Economics in part through providing careers information and advice to students through drop ins, presentations, workshops and quick advice appointments. This covers a range of topics including CVs, applications, interviews and overcoming other career-related challenges. She helps to organise support and events for both students within SBE and international students.

 

Beth has worked at Loughborough University in a variety of roles for the last four years and has a background in careers provision and widening participation in Higher Education. 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Jameson-Warren BA (Hons) Media Arts

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Project Manager Graduate 2017

Responsibilities

 

Currently providing one-to-one support with finding employment for 2017 graduates. Christian has prior experience helping people find suitable work, including individuals who are either long-term unemployed, recovering from mental health challenges, in or recently released from prison, specific learning differences and many other challenges to achieving career goals.

 

In addition, he was formerly responsible for the careers department at Basingstoke College of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Mills BA (Hon) Business with Psychology, MSc Personnel Management and Business Administration, PG Dip in Careers Guidance

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Rachel supports the Careers Consultant within the School of Business and Economics in part through providing careers information and advice to students through drop ins, presentations, workshops and quick advice appointments. This covers a range of topics including CVs, applications, interviews and overcoming other career-related challenges. In addition, she writes regular e-newsletters and helps to organise events for both students within SBE and international students in general.

 

Rachel has previously worked as a Recruitment Consultant and HR Manager within the retail sector.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Pritchard BA (Hons) Sociology

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Developing student employability through supporting and promoting work experience initiatives. Deliver advice and guidance on searching and applying for student and graduate opportunities. Responsible for supporting the Careers Consultant in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences.

Primarily responsible for developing student employability and providing information and advice to students applying for opportunities through one to one appointments, drop ins, workshops and talks. Also responsible for keeping up to date knowledge on labour market information in relation to the courses delivered in the School.

Kate Robotham BA (Hons) Fine Art, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Kate delivers advice and guidance on searching and applying for student and graduate opportunities to all students at Loughborough University. In addition she has specific responsibility for supporting the needs of students studying in the School of Art, English and Drama and Loughborough Design School.

Kate provides support to students through drop-ins, presentations, workshops and Quick Advice appointments. These cover a range of topics, including CVs, covering letters and interviews. She promotes relevant placement and graduate opportunities to students to enhance their employability through a regular e-newsletter, events and social media.

Kate is a Loughborough Fine Art graduate and has a background of student engagement and support, alongside student event and volunteer management. Since graduation she also has also been working as an Artist, Arts Education Freelancer and English Teacher in France.

Tracy Salsbury BA Business Studies, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Works with Careers Consultants in the provision of a range of initiatives to enhance student career confidence, employability skills, work experience and personal development.

Tracy supports Careers Consultants in all Engineering Departments and Schools, promoting student communication and engagement. She is also the EDO lead for the Loughborough Employability Award and gives careers information and advice to students in one-to-one appointments, drop ins, workshops and talks.

Tracy joined the Careers Network team in 2009 and worked as an Information Adviser and with the Employer Liaison Team. She then moved into project support on Mentoring and Work Shadow programmes, as well as the Loughborough Employability Award.  Tracy has a background in Higher Education administration, service and support roles in the private sector and has worked in primary education.

Claire Tidmarsh-Brown PG Award Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Supporting Careers Consultants within the schools of Science (Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and Physics) and SSEHS (Human Biology, Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science), and promoting employability initiatives such as mentoring and the Loughborough Employability Award.

Claire provides careers information and advice to students through drop-ins, presentations, workshops and Quick Advice appointments. This covers a range of topics, including CVs, covering letters and interviews. She promotes relevant opportunities to students to enhance their employability through a regular e-newsletter, and is also assisting in the coordination of the new mentoring platform to support the development of work experience and mentoring opportunities for students and alumni.

Claire has a background of working within community and disability arts, and Higher Education placement advice, delivering tailored workshops and presentations to students and learners within the Arts and Humanities sectors.