Our Careers Guidance is provided by the Department of Education Sport & Culture's Careers Service, with two Careers Advisers visiting UCM every week.
Our advisers offer one-to-one coaching to students and deliver tutorials to groups of students through their tutor groups. The advisers work closely with Student Services and the Employability Coordinator.
Meet our Careers Advisers
Having started out in industry, Andrew worked as a university chaplain in south London in the 1990s while exploring his vocation. Having worked as part of student services alongside careers advisers and counsellors, Andrew completed a post graduate diploma in Careers Guidance and started work for Prospects Careers Services in south west London. Andrew has worked in with young people in both schools and colleges, as well as providing careers guidance for adults.
Andrew is a member of the Careers Development Institute.
Helen has worked in Secondary Education for more than 10 years in both the student support team and then as Careers Coordinator, where she qualified as a Careers Adviser. She moved to the Isle of Man in 2019 and initially worked as the Work Experience Coordinator for the Year 10 programme and ran the IOM Career Ready programme. In 2022 Helen joined the Department of Education, Sport and Culture as a Careers Adviser.
"The most rewarding part of my job is allowing individuals to realise their full potential, encouraging them to identify their career goals and support them on a pathway to start their career journey."
When can you access careers guidance at UCM
- Mondays after 3pm in Student Services
- Thursdays 9am - 1pm in The Hive
- Thursdays after 2pm in Student Services
If you need support outside of these times please contact Andrew or Helen directly, or speak to Student Services.
How to access careers guidance
You can get in touch with Andrew or Helen directly, or speak with Student Services.
More information about Careers Guidance is available at https://signposts.sch.im/