Amy Carpenter

Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise

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Business Engagement, Careers and Employability
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Amy joined the University of Suffolk in August 2021 as Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise, and is responsible for the leadership and strategic oversight of the team, whilst also being heavily involved in wider University work and activity in this area. Amy is a Registered Career Development Professional (RCDP) and member of the Career Development Institute, having achieved a Distinction in her PGDip Career Coaching. She is also a School Governor with a local primary school.

She has previously worked across all strands of University Careers Services, including teaching, employer engagement, advice and guidance, event organisation, launching targeted initiatives, data analysis and embedding employability into degree programmes. During her Higher Education career, Amy also undertook a secondment as Assistant Manager to an Alumni and Development Team.

Most recently, Amy was the Careers Adviser for Social Sciences at the University of Essex, taking a lead on employability activity within the large Faculty. In addition to setting strategic plans for the year ahead, offering 1:1 careers guidance, and organising additional opportunities, she was responsible for designing, developing and teaching a large number of compulsory modules to assist students with their Career Development Learning. 

Prior to working in HE, Amy worked for an international Insurance Broker, recruiting interns and apprentices, as well as organising a variety of work experience placements and insight events. She also worked within retail management for an international retailer. Amy is a proud UCS and University of Suffolk graduate, having gained a 1st in her BA(Hons) Business Management degree and the award for Best Dissertation.