The Two Counties Trust has a team of careers advisors employed to ensure all students receive high quality and impartial careers advice and guidance.  The advisors currently work across nine schools within the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.  The team aims to provide an exceptional service to help students gain a positive understanding of future career pathways and employability, with one-to-one advice and guidance interviews, curriculum PHSE lessons, and group sessions for years 7-13.   The team and school staff work hard to ensure that students stay in education, employment or training.   

The Trust places a great value on engagement with employers and students benefitting from work experience placements.  The careers team work closely with schools to ensure that more and more students benefit from a work experience placement.  If you can support a work experience placement, please do contact a member of the team.   

An extensive range of activities are available for all schools; if you wish to speak to a member of our team, please find the contact details below.   

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The Careers Team  

Charlotte Beardall, RCDP 


Manager of the Careers Team. Providing support to a team of qualified Careers advisors and supporting new recruits during a Level 6 apprenticeship. I have previous experience of working with Years 7 to Post 16 delivering careers guidance during one-to-one support and also in group sessions.

I help learners understand the potential they have and how to use a variety of skills to help them plan for the future.  Some of my time is spent supporting and delivering lessons to all year groups as part of the PSHE programme. I provide an exceptional service to all the schools within our Trust.  

Jemma Ashby, RCDP  


I am the careers advisor at Selston High and Springwell Community College. Providing students with one-to-one support.  I also support the students by delivering assemblies and careers lessons to all year groups. I enjoy working one to one with the students and being able to help them prepare for their next steps.  Ensuring we support every learner to achieve a ambitious destination is something that I am passionate about.

Clare Hodgson, RCDP 


I have been supporting young people in various roles for the last twenty years; I recently achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Career Development to become a qualified Careers Adviser.   I support students at Wilsthorpe and Friesland Schools, providing one-to-one interviews and organising career events in schools.  I enjoy delivering sessions to students about careers.

Nicola Stevens, RCDP 


I have worked in various sectors, including; Education, Recruitment, Human Resources, and Training. As a Careers Advisor, I provide impartial information, advice and guidance to support students to transition successfully toward a future career path. During one to one guidance interviews, I help students develop their understanding of themselves, their strengths, interests and values.  I work with students to build their knowledge of different career opportunities and the world of work and support them in making informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways. I also help students learn the skills needed to prepare them for employability and based at Swanwick High and Ashfield Post 16.

Elizabeth Ely, RCDP 


I joined TTCT in July 2021 as a Careers Advisor and will be based at Ashfield and Heritage School. I provide one to one and group session guidance to Years 7 to 11, helping them to make informed decisions to achieve their Career aspirations. As part of my continued professional development, I have recently completed the Level 6 Careers Advice and Guidance qualification in September 2022.

Elizabeth Bates, Careers Apprentice 


I have recently been appointed the Apprentice Careers Advisor at Ashfield and Frederick Gent School and joined TTCT in September 2022. I will be working towards my Level 6 Diploma in Careers and Guidance for our young people. I am very excited to be part of the team and looking forward to helping the students in a positive way in planning and preparing for the future.

Suzanne Moore, Careers Apprentice 


I joined TTCT in September 2022 as a Careers Advisor. I will be based at Manor Academy and Wilsthorpe school where I will provide one to one support to students, helping them make informed decisions about the pathway and subjects choices for their chosen career path. I will be studying towards the Level 6 Careers Development Practitioner qualification from September 2022. I am really excited to learn new skills to help and support the students to achieve their aspirations