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Miss Claire Guy

Careers Adviser

The Employability Service (Student Services)

Role


As a Careers Adviser attached to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, I am responsible for-

 

·        Delivering one to one guidance appointments to students as well as in-curriculum sessions/ lectures

 

·        Designing,delivering and evaluating workshops  covering employability topics such as decision making, confidence & resilience, career exploration, networking and using social media in career

 

·        Working with students who are exploring their career options, preparing for interviews,job applications, assessment centres, students who are considering a course change or postgraduate study, and those students who are confused about what to do after graduation

 

·        Supporting and attending careers events such as fairs, employer presentations, mock interviews, alumni talks, networking events etc.

 

·        Supporting academics to embed employability into the curriculum

 

·        Sharing knowledge of employability issues, research papers and policy changes regarding graduate employability with relevant parties.

Qualifications

Qualifications include:

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance (QCF Level 6)

BSc Psychology

NVQ in Learning,Development and Support Services for Children and Young People (QCF Level 4)

NVQ in Advice and Guidance (QCF Level 3)

Introductory and Intermediate Counselling Skills

 

Previous employment

 

Previously employed for 11 years by Careers South West (formally the Connexions Service) delivering guidance within schools to key stage 4 & 5 students, around career options such as applying to HE, apprenticeships, volunteering, self development, and course choices. Also working with unemployed young people to ensure engagement in education, employment and training, which included multi-agency working,risk assessment, and child protection. Experienced in working with vulnerable young people who are involved in substance misuse, family abuse, criminal behaviour, self harm, and those who fall into disadvantaged groups such as ethnic minorities, care leavers, looked after children, those with disabilities and learning needs and those with mental health issues. 

 

Within this role, I had responsibility for our approach to "involving young people" in terms of quality assurance and service evaluation which involved running focus groups, activities and feeding this back to the company in order to implement change. I was also responsible for our strategy around working with parents which meant researching theory and presenting papers to senior management. I frequently delivered training to colleagues and staff within schools. For several years I was seconded into a team management post, managing a team of 10 careers advisers. 

Professional membership



Chartered Member of the Careers DevelopmentInstitute

 

Member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services.