Director, CASCAID – Kudos & Moving On
Called “a high flyer in the careers services” by Winifred Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours, Sharon is recognised as a leading commentator on careers and qualifications. Sharon’s early career was in journalism and publishing. She moved to lecturing in Media at her local college, teaching A-Levels, vocational and HE courses. In 2011, frustrated with the poor state of career advice and the lack of mentoring, she decided to do something about providing independent information on careers and qualifications. In 2011 launched Moving On magazine. Recognising the need to highlight other options to university, she acquired Not Going to Uni. She has managed a range of other companies providing services to better the lives of young people, including mental health and assistive technology. Sharon is now a Business Development Director at CASCAID, giving career advice message a further reach. She continues to be a regular guest speaker on career topics at industry events and on television and radio.
Many careers exist today which didn’t exist five years ago, and new careers will keep appearing going forward. How do you find out about them and how do you help prepare for a career of the future? Find out about the issues facing UK industry and how to give good career advice.