Students Staff

Meet our Generation Essex Careers Coaches

Our Careers Coaches work exclusively with our 2019 graduates and 2020 final years who have opted in to phone and email communications first (so make sure you check your preferences).

Once you’ve signed up, we will match you with a Careers Coach to help you on the road to a fabulous graduate career. Your Coach will be the angel on your shoulder keeping you on track if you know what your next steps are, or lending a hand if you need help to make a plan. They work outside of usual office hours and also offer support with application, cover letter and CV writing, tips with job searching and interview, assessment centre and aptitude test preparation.

Please note this offer is limited to the Generation Essex Support package. Generation Essex is open to current final year undergraduate students and those who graduated from an undergraduate degree in summer 2019. 

Gillian Powell Davies

I have worked as a careers guidance specialist at two universities for a large part of my career. I have worked with students, graduates and academic staff from a wide range of academic disciplines, supporting them in their career plans.  I have also worked for the British Council and run my own learn-to-swim business.

Carol Faiers

I have designed, delivered and assessed employability modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University. I have over 25 years’ experience as a Senior Lecturer in a Business School where my responsibilities included leading on personal, professional and career development as well as business partnerships. I have also set up and been a Director of a small HR consultancy business.