As Employability and Progression Adviser, Amy supports both students and graduates with developing their employability, and academic departments to develop and implement new initiatives within courses to embed employability at all levels. Amy is currently aligned to the Suffolk Business School, School of Science, Technology and Engineering, School of Health Studies and our Law degrees, and is based at the Ipswich campus; however offers support within all of these course areas across the full University of Suffolk Learning Network. Amy also manages the Work Experience Bursary, launching this in May 2018, and has been instrumental in the launch of the brand new career development platform, FutureMe, launched by the team in August 2018. "018 also saw her complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Career Coaching, one of a handful of recognised, level 7 qualifications for Careers Practitioners in the higher education sector, and is in the process of completing her dissertation to achieve her full MSc.
Prior to joining the team, Amy graduated from the University of Suffolk in 2015, receiving an award for Best Dissertation in addition to her first class honours degree, and joined the Careers and Employability Team in the same year as Employer Liaison Adviser. Amy became Employability and Progression Adviser within the team in January 2018, her second promotion within the University (she was also promoted in 2017 to undertake a secondment with the Corporate Affairs Office to grow the Alumni Association, and support the University's expanding philanthropic activity).
Amy also has a background in retail management for a large international high street chain, internship and school leaver recruitment, employability initiatives, and supporting professional qualification study within corporate settings.