Introduction  

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 King, RCDP 

(Cking@twocountiestrust.co.uk)

I have been employed at TTCT for four years, providing support to young learners from Years 7 to Post 16.  During one to one support, 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 have the privilege of being the Careers Cloud Team leader who provides exceptional service to all the schools within our Trust.  I am based full time at Ashfield School and enjoy working with the staff and students daily  I am currently on maternity leave.    

Jemma Barrett, RCDP  

(Jemma.Barrett@twocountiestrust.co.uk)

I am the careers advisor at Selston High, Springwell Community College and Heritage High school, 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 

(Clare.Hodgson@twocountiestrust.co.uk) 

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 

(Nicola.Stevens@twocountiestrust.co.uk) 

I have worked in various sectorsincluding; 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.  

Andrew Evans, RCDP 

(Aevans@twocountiestrust.co.uk) 

I am based at Manor Academy and Frederick Gent School and have worked in various roles in many schools throughout Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.  I am passionate about getting to know students to support them achieve their ambitious goals for their future.   

Elizabeth Ely, RCDP 

(eely@twocountiestrust.co.uk) 

I joined TTCT in July 2021 as a Careers Advisor and will be based at Ashfield School. I provide one to one and group session guidance to Years 7 to Post 16 helping them to make informed decisions to achieve their Career aspirations. As part of my continued professional development, I will be studying towards the Level 6 Careers Advice and Guidance qualification from September 2021.