Meet the Team
Janet Hutchinson is a qualified secondary teacher and holds an MA in Career Education, Development and Guidance. She has worked in education for over 30 years, the last 14 supporting career-related learning and guidance. Janet also holds a Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualificaton.
John Ambrose is an experienced careers guidance practitioner and holds Masters qualification in Careers Guidance. John is committed to supporting learning providers to improve their careers provision, empowering indviduals to reach their potential and supporting organisations to achieve economic growth.
Mark Wilkinson is a level 7 qualified careers professional with over 20 years' experience in delivering careers education and guidance to young people, careers training to staff and developing careers programmes in schools. A course leader for programmes in careers education Mark is a former council member of the Association of Careers Education and Guidance.
Ron James is a qualified teacher and professionally qualified careers advisor with over 15 years' experience in education and careers. He has been extensively involved with the development of the Career Mark award over a number of years. He is currently specialising in distance and telephone guiadance.
Julie Reynolds is a L6 qualified careers adviser who has been working with young people for 30 years. She has worked as a manager of the careers service in Leicester and Lincolnshire and now works as an independent adviser. Julie has a L5 qualification in coaching and mentoring and is an A1 qualified assessor.
Gary Longden Having worked as a careers adviser all his working life, Gary has at different times specialised in supporting more able students and students with special educational needs. Gary has always been interested in careers education and has a particular interest now in the importance of careers education in a 21st Century global economy.