External Careers Adviser praises service

The sharing of best practice is a key aspect of ensuring the continuous improvement of the services and provisions which are offered by an ogranisation.

Recently, Jill Valentine, a Sixth Form college Careers Adviser, visited Sheffield Hallam University to spend time with our Employability Advisers (EA). Here, she recounts her time spent working with our EAs and the benefits she found from spending time with them.

Sixth Form Careers Adviser, Jill Valentine praised the work of the Sheffield Hallam Employability Advisers.

Sixth Form Careers Adviser, Jill Valentine praised the work of the Sheffield Hallam Employability Advisers.

“I really enjoyed the fabulous opportunity I had to observe three excellent Employability Advisers at Sheffield Hallam University. Each Adviser made their students feel comfortable, gave them the space to explain their issues and spent time professionally addressing their concerns.

“At the end of each appointment the student left with a developed understanding of what to do, the tools and skills to do it and the knowledge of where for find further support if necessary.

“The three workshops I observed included:  Creating a Competitive CV; Working for Enterprise Rent a Car and Getting LinkedIn. The workshops were delivered in an engaging face paced interactive manner; using well designed bright and eye catching Power Point presentations and supported with appropriate and easy to read hand-outs.

“What more could you want?

“Throughout the day everyone was helpful, supportive and very informative making the whole experience so worthwhile providing me with an insight into the role of Employability Adviser.

“This leaves me to say a big thank you to Maggie Bamford, Arnett Powell, Theresa Corcoran, Johanne Gilroy, and Anjlee Gupta for allowing me to sit on your sessions and to the students who I also observed. 

“All this could not have been done without Linda Wilson, who not only suggested the idea but organised it superbly. Thanks!”