Ms Jones became our Director of Careers and Employer Engagement in January 2017 having worked for the Lydiate Learning Trust for 3 and a half years. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from the University of Liverpool in 2007, Ms Jones gained valuable experience working in delivering outcomes for Children and Young People in various roles across the country. As part of her current role, Ms Jones is responsible for arranging all work experience placements and ensuring that they are aligned with student’s career aspirations and interests. She also runs careers programmes for students and provides careers education, information, advice and guidance. Her role requires her to liaise with employers and build and manage an extensive network of professional contacts. As a result, she runs a variety of different employer engagement events during the school term, including Breakfast@Studio events, school trips and employer talks.

“As I come from a family of teachers, I have known from an early age that I wanted to make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People. Often, the success of an education provider is measured on progress and attainment. However, whilst it is important to equip young people with qualifications, I feel it is equally vital to ensure they are able to succeed beyond the education system. I look forward to working with the Lydiate Learning Trust community to ensure our students are provided with the tools to help them achieve their potential in the job market.” – Ms Jones