Employability and Careers team

The Employability and Careers Centre provides strategic leadership and has operational responsibility for a range of activities contributing to the employability and graduate prospects of our students. This includes working with academic departments to deliver Career Development Learning in the curriculum, providing a comprehensive programme of Information, Advice and Guidance services and offering students and graduates the chance to develop skills and experiences within and alongside their studies through internships, work based learning and placements.

Employer and Internships team

Team member  Responsibilities
Liz Guyar-Brown - Senior Employer and Internships Manager Strategic management and oversight of the activities undertaken by the Employer and Internships team, including:
  • Student and graduate Work Opportunities
  • Extra-curricular schemes such as Mentoring and BEA
  • Extra-curricular employability events, fairs and employer engagement
Damien Bell - Employability Programme Assistant
  • Central programme of events
Keeley Bell - Opportunities Administrator
  • Internship administration
  • Marketing, promotion and business development
  • Liaising with students, graduates and employers about the Essex Interns scheme and Generation Essex scheme
Candis Roberts - Opportunities Officer (Internal) 
  • Day to day running of Frontrunners and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) internal work experience schemes
  • Staff and student recruitment
  • Advertisement of opportunities
  • Continual development of schemes
Christine Bellamy - Opportunities Officer (External) 
  • Employer liaison
  • Essex Interns (SECCADS, EIRA, Santander)
  • Generation Essex Interns 
Wendy Greenfield - Opportunities Assistant
  • Essex Interns administration
  • Communicating  with Generation Essex graduates
  • Administration of Santander SME Internship funding

Shyama Cox - Enquiries Assistant 

Debbie Wilson - Enquiries Assistant

  • Assisting students with employability queries
  • Signposting to Campus departments
Susan Stedman - Employer Services Manager 
  • First point of contact for employers looking to hire students and graduates
  • Manages Employerlink services, Employer engagement/Business Development
  • Manages CareerHub vacancy Advertising Service
  • Manages CareerHub vacancy Advertising Service
  • Manages Essex Interns
Jasmine Hill - Employability Award Coordinator
  • Lead and Coordinate the Big Essex Award, the university’s Employability and skills award
Tina Robertson - Office Manager
  • Overseeing front of house
  • Budget Administrator
  • Office Management
Rebecca Payne - Mentoring Coordinator
  • Developing, promoting and coordinating the University’s Career Mentoring Programme
  • Working with with students, alumni and business professionals to provide diverse and inclusive career development opportunities
  • Overseeing coordination of the Sprint Programme

Faculty of Humanities Employability team

Team member  Responsibilities
Lynne Jordan - Senior Faculty Employability Manager
Alexandra Beaumont - Faculty Placements Officer
 
  • Placement years
  • Short placements
  • Work-based learning
Helen Ivory - Faculty Employability Officer
  • Student employability
  • Sprint Development Programme
  • Tailored workshops and events for Humanities students
  • Graduate support and advice
Lindsay Bennington - Careers Information Assistant 
  • Social media
  • Blog
  • Bulletin
Sue Jones - Industry and Professional Liaison Officer

Lauren Lewis - Faculty Placements Manager

  • Working with students to prepare them for the placement process
  • Working with employers to develop placement opportunities
  • Working with academic departments to develop work based learning
Ann Ord - Faculty Careers Adviser
  • Careers guidance

Faculty of Science and Health Employability team

Team member Responsibilities 
Nick Goodman - Senior Faculty Employability Manager
 
  • Strategic leadership of Employability within Faculty
  • Line management of Faculty Employability team
Nigel Collins - Faculty Careers Adviser
  • Employability and career development learning
  • 1-2-1 student advice and guidance
  • Consultancy and expert advice
Dave Everiss - Faculty Placements Manager
  • Work based learning
  • Placements
  • Employer engagement
Khrieu Healy - Faculty Employability Officer 
  • Delivering employability workshops
  • Provide 1-2-1 advice including support in developing your CV, opportunities to practice your interview skills, and enabling you to stand out on paper
  • Supporting disabled students preparing for employment including guidance on reasonable adjustments in selection processes
  • Coordinate specialist support including the Pathway to Medicine scheme
Daniel King - Faculty Placements Officer 
  • Essex Teaching Talent Development Pipeline
  • Placement Years and work based learning
  • Staff volunteering
Natasha Lloyd - Placements Adminstrator 
  • Practice Placements allocations and related administration tasks
Carly Mitchell - Placements Adminstrator
  • Practice Placements specifically for Physiotherapy, Nursing West Essex, BSc Speech & Language Therapy, Sports Therapy
Wendy Singleton - Placements Adminstrator
  • Practice Placements specifically for MSc Speech & Language Therapy and Nursing Student placement allocations
Lynne Plant - Careers Information Assistant
  • Careers information
  • Social media
  • Blog
  • Bulletin
Rachel Rosevear - Placements Adminstrative Assistant
  • Administration support for the placement office
  • Student travel claims
  • Recording timesheets and marks
  • Practice Educator Training
Jade Shortland - Placements Officer 
  • Management for the Practice Placements team

Faculty of Social Sciences Employability team

Team member   Responsibilities
Heather Doyle - Faculty Placements Manager
  • Placements
  • Q-Step Programme
  • Campus to Corporate Programme
  • The Translation Challenge
Vicki Doughty - Faculty Placements Manager 
  • Placements and work based learning for EBS and PPS
  • Coaching for placement students to secure placements
  • Support for business developing placements and work based learning
  • Successful Futures Conference, and Campus to Corporate Placement Preparation Workshops
Steve Hill - Faculty Employability Officer 
  • Responsible for supporting student employability in the Faculty of Social Sciences
Oli Mawdsley - Careers Information Officer
  • Graduate Outcomes survey
  • Systems and online resources
  • Careers information provision
Georgina Murrell - Southend Careers Coordinator
  • Careers support at the Southend Campus
Charlotte Thomson - Faculty Placements Officer

  • Placements and work based learning
  • Application support
Lydia Wynne-Jones - Faculty Employability Officer
  • Careers coaching and advice, specifically for EBS and PPS
  • Careers information workshops and events to enhance and support CDL
  • Employer engagement to support WRL and work based learning
  • Delivering employability initiatives and projects

Contact us
Contact us
Employability and Careers
Telephone: 01206 872494