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6th Mar 2018

The Career Development Institute (CDI) is hosting its UK Career Development Awards 2018 tomorrow night.

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for two CDI awards: a posthumous nomination for our hugely missed colleague Gill Coole in the Careers Adviser of the Year category and our Deputy CEO Sue Gale in the Careers Service Manager of the Year category.

Gill was a greatly respected and valued member of our careers team and sadly passed away last year. It was an incredible shock to our organisation and the young people with whom she was working. Adviza wanted to acknowledge the lifetime of support she provided to the young people of Buckinghamshire. 

Gill worked in all aspects of Careers IAG: she delivered in schools supporting young people at all academic levels as well as working with disengaged young people in the community. Gill particularly excelled working with our most vulnerable client groups and moved hundreds of young people into EET opportunities. She showed immense empathy and an ability to recognise the individual needs of each young person. She helped them to address their barriers and achieve positive outcomes despite previously limited life chances.

In the words of our CEO Katharine Horler, Sue is a superstar of the careers world! Even after 20+ years her commitment and enthusiasm for the profession and the impact it can make on people’s lives is undiminished. She applies creativity, energy and passion to what she does. As a leader she challenges and supports staff to deliver the very best services they can, she practises what she preaches and is happy to muck in and model the behaviours that a 21st Century Carers Guidance provider needs. She is an outstanding Careers Service Manager and we will all be very proud and delighted for her if her hard work and dedication is recognised through this award.

The CDI Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday 7th March in Leeds.


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