Meet the Team
Meet the team behind careers events, workshops, drop-ins, and helping students to progress in their career.
Director of Employability
Sarah leads the delivery of the institution's employability framework to enhance our students' employability, university experience, and graduate outcomes.
Areas of experience and expertise include the design, delivery and assessment of career, employability and work related learning, online teaching, employer engagement, faculty liaison, and event management.
Careers Information & Advice
Dr Helen Waite
Careers & Employment Adviser
Helen delivers career information and advice within drop-in sessions, appointments, and also delivera a range of career workshops.
A graduate of Lancaster University Management School in BA Management and Organisation (HR) and MSc in Human Resource and Knowledge Management, Helen completed her PhD which gathered and analysed a range of career stories to understand how and why change is experienced across the course of an individual's career.
Careers Education, Advice & Guidance
FHM Careers Faculty Partner
Offers careers guidance to students, graduates and staff, working with the following departments in order to develop and deliver bespoke careers and employability content: DeLC, Psychology, Law, Criminology, Sport and Exercise Science, and Chemistry.
FASS Faculty Partner
Careers consultant for Educational Research, English & Creative Writing, LICA, Health Research, and Engineering.
Careers & Placements Consultant
Jo oversees the University’s placement year programme for FASS, FST and FHM.
Jo is also Careers Consultant for History, Sociology, Media & Cultural Studies, and Social Work.
+44 (0)1524 593490
Careers Consultant, Medical School
Medical students can book a one-to-one directly with Amanda to discuss any careers-related aspect from exploring specialties, medical CVs, intercalation options, applying for electives, career progression after medical school or careers outside of medicine.
Nicky provides 1:1 support for placement students across FAS, FST and FHM. Nicky also leads on employer liaison with placement providers.
Head of Employer Engagement
Leading on the Graduate Employer Engagement Strategy at Lancaster University
Tara's aim is to develop strong and mutually beneficial relationships between the University, our high performing students and graduates at Lancaster University and recruiting companies, and charities who require graduate talent.
Employer Engagement Manager
Nuala works with top graduate employers to find out more about their graduate, placement and internship roles, and promotes these to students through employer events and in-curriculum activity.
Employer Liaison & Events Officer
Angela works closely with companies in The Times Top 100 & Guardian 300, maintaining and establishing new connections as well as a selection of local non-corporate graduate employers.
Angela manages the Careers Fair, the Law Fair, and other employer events throughout the year, and supports the STEM, Management School and Placement Fairs on campus.
Career Mentoring Officer
Claire is responsible for running the Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme, which aims to match students with someone in a career/industry sector that interests them for the future.
Marketing & Admin Assistant
Jenni is a Lancaster alumna (BA Geography & Politics) supporting the Director of Employability and a team of careers consultants and advisers. She also leads on the marketing of the service, designing of digital and print media, maintenance of the website, and works with the Employer Engagement Team to organise and promote our highly successful careers events.
Employment & Recruitment Service
Unite + Project Team
ERDF Project Manager
Angela manages thef UNITE Plus Team, which supports subsidised internships for SMEs located in Lancashire.
Our 140hr internships enable Lancaster Students and first year graduates the opportunity to provide dedicated business support for the company and gain valuable work experience.
ERDF Business and Placements Adviser
Kim is responsible for the management of SME business development in Lancashire, helping to identify the needs of the business and the skills of our students to provide dedicated business support for the company and valuable work experience for our students and graduates.