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About Us

Career and Employability Services is made up of three teams:

Careers Consultants

Our Careers Consultants offer one-to-one appointments throughout the year, with advice and guidance to enable you to make informed choices about your career plans and help you to achieve your aims and ambitions. They also run employability workshops and sessions within faculties, as well as teaching employability modules on certain courses.

Information and Communications Team

Our information team are responsible for running the Careers reception, providing drop in services to students and promoting and marketing all the Careers services. 

Employer Services Team

Our Employability Advisers work with a range of local and national employers, and they use this insight to offer students advice on finding and applying for part-time work. They are also responsible for organising the Summer Experience internships, Bradford Graduate Internship programme and our regular careers fairs, and arrange contracts for all students working on campus.


See our individual contact details and biographies below.

Joanne Beaumont

Joanne Beaumont

Head of Careers & Employability

Jo is Head of the Career and Employability Services and University lead for employability. She also represents the University with a range of local strategic organisations regarding employment and skills matters. Jo has extensive experience in the pre and post-16 schools and college sectors, HE sector and career guidance sector in a variety of roles including frontline service delivery, operation and strategic management, project management, training and development, quality assurance and teaching, and lecturing.

Hermione Berry

Hermione Berry

Career Consultant

Hermione is an experienced Career Consultant and tutor. She is currently Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Employability and Entrepreneurship and Module Tutor for the Career & Personal Development Module for Economics students. She has lead responsibility for our work with graduates and our Social Media for careers work. Hermione also has over 10 years prior experience in Human Resources, specialising in graduate recruitment, in ‎investment banking, retail and a call centre and also worked as Placement Manager with East London Business School. She also works as a Freelance Careers Consultant with other Higher Education students and graduates.

Roy Christian

Roy Christian

Career Consultant - Faculty of Engineering & Informatics

Roy is the Career Consultant with responsibility for the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics. She also coordinates our programme of workshops, psychometric tests practice sessions and teaches the CPD Module for IT / Technology and Industrial Engineering and Clinical Sciences ‎students. Roy also has expertise in advising international students and is a personal tutor for Foundation Year and first year Clinical Sciences. A geology graduate, she has 13 years experience in an HR Operational/Generalist role in a charitable organisation.

Gillian Coyle

Gillian Coyle

Career Consultant

Gillian is an experienced Careers Adviser currently working at the Universities of Bradford and Huddersfield. She has also worked previously at Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield universities and as a schools and FE careers adviser. She has a very broad experience of 1:1 careers guidance, teaching career management and employability skills, across the full range of non-vocational, vocational and professional subject areas. She has a special interest in working with postgraduate taught and research students and is an active member of AGCAS's Postgraduate Students Task Group.

Linda Holdsworth

Linda Holdsworth

Career Consultant - Faculty of Management & Law

Linda is the Career Consultant with responsibility for the Faculty ‎of Management & Law. She is the Module Coordinator for Career & Personal Development Module for law students and co-ordinator of the Employer Mentoring Scheme. Linda is also responsible for coordinating the training needs for staff in Career and Employability Services. With over 12 years experience as a Careers Practitioner, Linda has supported a range of clients from ‎school leavers to undergraduates and graduates. Since 2009 she has worked as a Freelance Careers Consultant with Executive MBA and Postgraduate students.

Heather Marshall

Heather Marshall

Career Consultant- Faculty of Life Sciences

Heather is the Career Consultant who links with the Faculty of Life Sciences. This role includes teaching on the Personal, Career and Professional Development module for Clinical Sciences students.

She has particular responsibility for working with postgraduate research students across the University, and runs workshops on various aspects of Career Planning especially designed to meet the career planning needs of research students. Heather also takes the lead on work with disabled students.

She has acted as External Examiner, in connection with Career Planning modules at the University of Dundee. Heather’s experience as a Higher Education Careers Adviser has included working at the University of Leeds, Huddersfield University and Leeds Trinity. 

Andrew Rowbotham

Andrew Rowbotham

Careers Information and Communications Coordinator

Andrew leads the development and provision of information resources and communication services for Career and Employability Services and coordinates the day-to-day provision and development of front line services to students. Working closely with the Employer Services Manager he is responsible for the hosting our biannual careers fairs. He has over 20 years' experience of managing information services and a passion for driving up quality standards and customer satisfaction.

Daniel Penn

Daniel Penn

Careers Data and Planning Officer

Daniel is responsible for coordinating and analysing the Destinations of Leavers from HE survey (DLHE). He undertakes analysis of employment data at local and regional level (LMI) and is editor of “What Do Graduates Do?", an AGCAS publication. Daniel is also the Health and Safety Representative for LSS / CDS. Daniel spent 2 years working in Personnel / HR for the NHS, and was involved in MBA student recruitment while working for the School of Management. He also has experience of ERDF funded projects working with SMEs locally.

Aruna Bhardwaj

Aruna Bhardwaj

Information Adviser (Events & Module Support)

Aruna is responsible for the administration of all Career and Employability Services Modules and liaison with the External Examiner. She is the First Aider for CDS and coordinates the effective use of office space and ordering of stationery. She is also part of the team providing frontline services and one-to-one information and advice drop-in services to students and graduates. Aruna has over 21 years experience of secretarial / administration work within the HE sector.

Steve Tillotson

Steve Tillotson

Information Adviser (Web & Social Media)

Steve has been the Information Adviser (Web & Social Media) since July 2014. He is responsible for maintaining and developing our web and social media content and hard copy materials as well as contributing to the delivery of one-to-one information and advice drop-in services to students and graduates.

He has a Masters Degree in Fine Art from The Royal College of Art, and as well as creating and marketing his own art and illustration projects, he has experience in a variety of roles including copywriting, customer service and administration.

Alison Hedley

Alison Hedley

Employer Services Manager

I work with employers across all sectors to help them access the University and the many ways they can benefit from the knowledge, skills and talent of its staff and students. From local SMEs to large corporates, it is my role to provide employers with a service which enables them to raise their profile within the University, and attract talent which makes a difference to their businesses. We also provide a free professional advice and recruitment service for both students looking for work experience and employers offering employment or placement opportunities.

Nicola Crowther

Nicola Crowther

Employment and Information Assistant

Nicola is responsible for all operational aspects of the University Work Register. She also issues contracts of employment to students and manages the monthly payroll for student staff. Nicola is the main contact for employers seeking to advertise part time and vacation opportunities and is part of the team providing a frontline service at the Careers Information Desk. Nicola has over 10 years experience working in the banking sector.

Elaine Dean

Elaine Dean

Employability and Placement Consultant

Elaine develops opportunities for employers to come to Emm Lane Campus to enable students to find out more about their organizations and career opportunities.

Employers are keen to identify top talent here by working with our students, using channels such as the Career Development Workshops, Guest Lectures, Business and Management Careers Fair and a multitude of networking events throughout the academic year.

Urfan Faqir

Urfan Faqir

Employability & Placement Adviser

Urfan is the Employability & Placement Adviser who leads on the Summer Experience internship programme.

Catherine Jandzio

Catherine Jandzio

Employability & Placement Adviser

Catherine provides information and advice for students looking for work experience opportunities whilst studying. She coordinates the summer internship programme - “Get Inspired” and liaises with employers to provide work experience opportunities for our students. Previously Catherine managed the student employment services at University of Aberdeen Students Association (2 years) and Leeds University Union’s Joblink (2 years).

Ithsham Tariq

Ithsham Tariq

Employability & Placement Adviser

Ithsham is the lead on the Bradford Graduate Internship programme.