Mrs Fiona Raymont
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Mrs Fiona Raymont

Employer Engagement Officer (Events & Liaison)

Careers Service (Academic Registry)

Biography

Biography

Part of the Employer Engagement Team within the Careers Service, my role is to bring employers to the university for fairs, panel sessions, presentations, drop-ins and employability competitions. Much time is spent planning and organising these events, ensuring the businesses and organisations have a positive experience with the University and our students. When not working on events, I am reaching out and networking with potential new businesses and maintaining current relationships.

Qualifications

I have worked in HE since I left school at 18 in Leicester in 1985. I have seen polytechnics become universities and the introduction and subsequent raising of tuition fees. 

I joined Leicester Polytechnic straight from A-levels, which went on to become De Montfort University. After 21 years there I relocated to Cornwall and started to work at the University of Plymouth.
I have few formal qualifications (2 A-Levels & NVQ Level 3 Advice and Guidance (2016) ) but I have an immense amount of experience of HE. I was based in the Library Services at De Montfort University, eventually in a position to manage frontline teams. 
I have been based in the Careers Service here at Plymouth since January 2007.

Professional membership

Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services (AGCAS)

Roles on external bodies

A director of Awenek CIC, an arts-based community space on the Rame Peninsula