Get to know Laura, your Careers Guidance Officer!
I have worked in the field of Careers Guidance for over 10 years in a range of roles including pastoral, mentoring, advice and guidance and recruitment in settings such as a secondary school, recruitment agency, charity and FE college. I have a genuine passion in careers guidance and supporting people to realise their potential and achieve goals, whether this is completing a CV, preparing for an interview or helping a person to make an informed decision about their future next steps.
Started at Northumberland College back in 2011 to 2014 working as a Student Mentor before returning again in 2016 as Careers Guidance Officer.
I work in the Careers, Advice & Guidance Team which provides an accessible, impartial and professional Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) service to enable current and potential learners to make well-informed choices and decisions in relation to progression, future learning opportunities and longer-term career goals. Currently I work as a Careers Guidance Officer for Northumberland Campus covering Ashington, Kirkley Hall, Blyth and Berwick. Working across all college sites with students (Entry to Degree level, across all subjects) to offer 1:1 careers guidance appointments. My role involves designing and delivering a range of Careers Workshops including personalised progression tutorials. I often network and build relationships with local employers, training agencies and universities and organise careers-based events in college.