Winners of the 2018 UK Career Development Awards

Following a fantastic Awards reception, dinner and presentations on Wednesday 7 March, at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds, we are delighted to announce the winning individuals and projects. 

The Award photos can be viewed at For ease of access we have also saved them in three sections: Drinks reception and dinner; Awards ceremony and Winners at

1. Individual best practice awards

Career Adviser/Coach of the Year

Gill Coole,

(deceased) Adviza

(sponsored Trotman Publishing)


Career Leader of the Year

Julia Wilkinson,

Parkstone Grammar School

(sponsored by the Department for Education)


 Career Services Manager of the Year

Darren Scott

Futures Advice, Skills and Employment

(sponsored by EY)



 Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award

David Andrews OBE

(Awarded by the CDI Board and

sponsored by University of Derby)


President's Award

Vivienne Brown

(Sponsored and awarded by the CDI Board)


2. Best practice in SEND in schools and employer engagement

Careers Programme in a Special School

Warren School Careers Programme

All Together and Warren School

 (sponsored by Talentino)


Innovative and Impactful Employer Engagement Activity

Pathways to Arts, Culture and Heritage 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and

Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives

 (sponsored by The Careers & Enterprise Company)


3. Best Practice in Technology and Research Awards

Use of Technology in Career Development                                                            



(sponsored by the Department for Education)


Research Undertaken by a Careers Professional

Exploring the impact of undergraduate credit bearing careers education: Preparing our graduates 

 Ruth O'Riordan, University of Dundee 

 (sponsored by Education Development Trust)



Providing Careers and Job Information (website)

Career pilot: one-stop careers and job information website for 13-19 year olds, parents, advisers and teachers 

Western Vocational Progression Consortium

 (sponsored by What Uni?)