Jenny Wheatcroft - Key Worker Plymouth & Devon
After studying careers guidance at Reading and gaining the Post Graduate Diploma (DipCG), I worked as a careers and personal adviser for CfBT West London Careers and Bristol Connexions before moving to New Zealand and working as a careers consultant and specialist CV writer. My background working in schools and colleges and with many disadvantaged young people, including asylum seekers, has given me valuable experience for this new role with #Focus5 which is such a privilege as it enables an adviser to give longer term support to a young person, as well as the flexibility of meeting them at the level of their need. I am passionate about supporting each person to explore their environment, interests, and all the possible pathways and opportunities which may be available, in the context of the particular challenges they may be facing. I know life isn’t a level playing field but if I can make a positive difference in the life of any one young person, I will use my networking skills and training to try my very best.