Awards Shortlist 2021



In view of the difficulties imposed by the pandemic, we feel that it is more important than ever this year to celebrate some of the fantastic work done by career development professionals, so the UK Career Development Awards will take place this March in the form of three free online Award Presentation events  - Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th March, from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.

Booking a place at one, two or three events - members, colleagues, friends and family

Individual Best Practice Awards

Sponsored by: The Careers & Enterprise Company, The British Armed Forces and

Career Adviser/Coach of the Year 

  • Chris Targett, Careers Adviser, CXK
  • Frances Cushway, Careers and Maternity Coach
  • Rob Jones, Careers Adviser, Career Connect

Careers Leader of the Year

  • Finneen Bradley, Careers Academy Manager & Deputy Head of Learner Services, North West Regional College, NI 
  • Hayley Jacobs, Careers Leader, Bryn Celynnog School, Pontypridd
  • Mary Henshaw, Careers Leader and Deputy Head, St Damian's RC Science College, Ashton-under-Lyne

Career Services Manager of the Year

  • Sarah Vaughan, Service Manager - Sefton NEET Reduction and Early Intervention Service, Career Connect
  • Steve Jones, Careers & Employer Management Manager, Bridgend College


Project-Based Best Practice Awards

Sponsored by: DfE, CXK and Unifrog

Careers Programme in a Special School/College

  • ALP Leicester Careers Programme, 
  • CV Builder app, Derwen College
  • Project Search: SEND Supported Internships Careers Programme, Derbyshire Education Business Partnership

Innovative Employer Engagement Activity

  • My Future, Chesterfield Borough Council in partnership with D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Careers Hub and Destination Chesterfield
  • Creative Careers Programme and Discover! Creative Careers Week, Creative and Cultural Skills
  • Whole School Career Day 5th March 2020, Huntcliff School, Gainsborough

Use of Technology in Career Development

  • CareerChat – CiCi The Little Powerhouse that Supports Your Career™, dmh associates in partnership with Pontydysgu

  • CareersCraft, Careers Wales