Over the last 22 years, I have been lucky enough to gain a unique insight into the ‘employer side’ of student recruitment – a deep knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes and what many professional employers are looking for in their new school leaver and graduate hires. I have spent the majority of my career running the European graduate recruitment, MBA and Apprenticeship programs for large global employers within the Professional Services, Investment Banking and Legal sectors, and consequently, I have learned how recruitment and selection processes are designed to identify the ‘top talent’. I have also seen first-hand what makes one student stand out from another in what is a highly competitive marketplace.
I have developed a genuine passion and interest for helping students, whether that’s been through coaching them on ‘skills workshops’ that I have run at Universities and schools, providing constructive feedback to them during their Summer Internships or after an unsuccessful interview, or mentoring them through an application and interview process.
Creating StudentSpringboard was a natural 'next step' for me. Throughout my corporate career, I had also coached the sons and daughters of my friends in my spare time, helping some to choose and apply for a suitable course or University, some to decide whether they wanted to pursue a degree or start their career, and for others I provided CV and interview coaching for those all important first job applications and interviews.
Since launching StudentSpringboard, I have worked with clients from as young as 16, seeking advice on their 'A' level choices, or requiring coaching for Sixth Form entrance interviews, right up to mature students looking to revitalise their CV or change tack in their career. Each client is unique, so my practical, 'hands-on' approach is tailored to each individual's needs and objectives. I also now work with some local schools, delivering talks, workshops and independent careers advice.
BSc Applied Psychology, CIPD, DBS certificate
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