2020 Awards Shortlist

UKCDA-Logo 2020-shortlisted

This year saw over 60 entries for the Awards across all categories - our highest ever number of entries. 

The winners in each category will be announced at the UK Career Development Awards on Wednesday 11 March at The Hilton Hotel, Leeds. (Awards brochure)

Individual Best Practice Awards

Sponsored by: National Careers Service; DfE and CXK

Career Adviser/Coach of the Year 

  • Katherine Jennick, Independent Careers Adviser
  • Hannah Phoenix Holland, Futures For You
  • Christine Baker, Careers Wales

Careers Leader of the Year

  • Judith Scott, The Rawlett School
  • Stacey Drake, Daventry Hill School
  • Hayley Jacobs, Bryn Celynnog School

Career Services Manager of the Year

  • Cerise Walters, Thomas Rotherham College
  • Allan Potter, Adviza
  • Debra Norton and Jacqui Jameson (Job Share), CareersInc Ltd

Best Practice in Special School/College; Primary School and Employer Engagement

Sponsored by: Education and Employers Charity, Education Development Trust and The Careers & Enterprise Company

Careers Programme in a Special School

  • Employability Skills Framework, (Classroom in the Heart of Industry); Linwood School, Bournemouth
  • Employer Engagement in Career Education at Mayfield Special School; Mayfield School and Inspira
  • SEN Employability Programme; Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 

Careers Programme in a Primary School

  • "Growing to be Great" - Great Leaner + Great Person = Great Life; Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery
  • The NUSTEM Primary Careers Tool; Northumbria University
  • Life Long Learning; South Parade Primary School

Innovative Employer Engagement Activity

  • Lambeth Career Cluster - Realising Success in Lambeth: the labour market relevance of learning; London Borough of Lambeth
  • Marketplace - Connecting schools and employers in Scotland; Skills Development Scotland
  • Project Apollo; Sheffield Futures

Best Practice Technology and Research Awards

Sponsored by: Morrisby and Devclever

Use of Technology in Career Development

  • UniTasterDays.com; Jonathan Cheek, UniTasterDays
  • Stay Nimble; Dominic Atkinson, Stay Nimble
  • My World of Work - A Personalised Approach; Derek Hawthorne, Skills Development Scotland 

Research Undertaken by a Careers Professional

  • INSPiRED Teenager Inclusive Economy Partnership Action Research Project; Career Alchemy with iCeGS, University of Derby
  • The Impact and Value of Careers Work in the Northern Foundation Programme; Health Education England