2018 Awards Shortlist

This year saw over 40 entries for the Awards across all categories - a fantastic achievement.

The winners in each category will be announced at the UK Career Development Awards on Wednesday 7 March at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds.

Individual Best Practice Awards

Sponsored by: Trotman Publishing; DfE; EY and The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby 

Career Adviser/Coach of the Year 

  • Gill Coole, (deceased) - Adviza
  • Frances Cushway
  • Lee Groucutt, Connexions Sandwell
  • Sam Kennaby, NEWS Independent Careers Service

Careers Leader of the Year

  • Claire Copley, The William Allitt School
  • Julia Wilkinson, Parkstone Grammar School
  • Vicky Woodings, The Bourne Academy

Career Services Manager of the Year

  • Sue Gale, Adviza
  • Darren Scott, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment
  • Donna Smith, NEWS Independent Careers Service

Best Practice in Special Education and Employer Engagement

Sponsored by: Talentino and The Careers & Enterprise Company

Careers Programme in a Special School

  • Sue Coates, Southgate Special School
  • Claire Ladbrook, All Together
  • Brandon MIlls, Brookfields School

Innovative Employer Engagement Activity

  • Clare Knee - Health Careers Partnership Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Samantha Jackman - Pathways to Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Jacqui Phipps and Bridget Marshall-Nicholls - Supporting Education and Business Partnership Working: A New Qualification

Best Practice Technology and Research Awards

Sponsored by: The DfE; Education Development Trust and Whatuni

Use of Technology in Career Development

  • Alan Teece, Grofar - Grofar
  • Ashlee Carlile, Prospects - Resilience App
  • Mitesh Bhimjiyani, Success at School - Employer Forum
  • Lynsay Pickering, University of Dundee - Using technology through online portfolios to capture learning gain from internships

Research Undertaken by a Careers Professional

  • Suzanne Collier, Bookcareers.com - Salary Survey 2017
  • Ruth O'Riordan, University of Dundee - Exploring the impact of undergraduate credit bearing careers education: Preparing our graduates 

Careers and Job Information Website

  • Mitesh Bhimjiyani, Success at School Website
  • Sue Lewis, Career pilot: one-stop careers and job information website for 13-19 year olds, parents, advisers and teachers