Wishing I had relevant career advice at school has driven my passion for insightful career coaching. My early career ambition was to work in the Human Resources field, and after finishing my Geography degree, three years working as a sales rep with KP Foods and completing a Masters in Human Resources Management, I realised my early ambition. My HR journey took me to Linklaters, Rio Tinto, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton and DTZ, working in graduate recruitment, assessment centres, management development and performance management.
During my career break to have my children, my passion for inspiring early career decisions in young people reignited when I completed a post graduate diploma in Career Counselling and Coaching. I love working with young people enabling them to make informed career choices based on enhanced self-awareness. Knowing we are developing personal career development skills that will be with them along their career journey is a rewarding experience.
Head of Programmes
Julie Wilson Trainer for E2W Enabling Futures and a qualified Information, Advice and Guidance specialist.
Julie has worked within the training provision sector for over 13 years and is dedicated to working with students, employers and agencies to help mentor, develop and inspire young people with their career choices, encouraging self-awareness and confidence throughout their educational and working lives. As an ex-apprentice herself (1986), Julie appreciates and eagerly promotes the advantages of apprenticeship training, highlighting through her own experience and the experience of learners she has supported, how young people can confidently progress throughout their careers on completion of their programmes.
Her skills include employability training, apprenticeship and careers guidance and business development, building long term relationships that help empower young people and provide employers with a motivated and prepared future workforce.
She is currently a mature student, studying a BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Learning and Development degree and in her spare time she is a keen and active Youth Co-ordinator for the Medway Sunlight Rotary Club. She participates in a number of volunteering and fund raising events for both local and worldwide charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Demelza House, Wisdom Hospice and Polio+ and facilitates residential trips including Rotary Youth Leadership Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.