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Get to know the personalities that drive the Hub. The extraordinary individuals who make up our incredible team.

The Hull and East Yorkshire Careers Hub is part of the Government’s Careers Strategy implemented nationally to support secondary schools and colleges in implementing a ‘world class’ standard of careers guidance.

We are currently engaged with 50 schools and colleges and have over 38 Enterprise Advisers, representing a range of sectors volunteering to support these schools and colleges. We operate in partnership with both Hull City Council and The East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Humber Outreach Partnership and several other committed stakeholders.

    The Careers Hub can:

  • help businesses work with schools to improve workplace skills
  • raise awareness of businesses and labour market information with secondary schools and colleges
  • provide high-quality resources to improve careers provision
  • support careers leaders in schools and colleges

Our team are here to help support schools, colleges and employers deliver leading careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to the young people in our region.

If your organisation wants to help the Careers Hub deliver a leading careers programme to students in Hull and East Yorkshire, but you’re not sure who to contact, our team and their roles are introduced below.

Fiona Headridge

Fiona Headridge
Schools / Colleges / Employers

Careers Hub Lead

Fiona leads the implementation and successful development of the Humber Careers Hub which includes 50 schools and colleges located across the region, working with, employers and career professionals to support each school and college in working towards and achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and ensuring that careers outcomes are improved for all young people.

Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray
Colleges / Employers / Projects

Careers Hub Project Manager

Lucy has been with the Careers Hub since 2019, previously working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Young Enterprise UK. Originally joining the team as an Enterprise Coordinator, Lucy has experience of supporting, coordinating and strengthening connections between local employers and schools. Now in the role of Project Manager, Lucy oversees the different initiatives we run, including the Cornerstone Group, Student Voice and Teacher Encounters.

Rachel Simpson

Rachel Simpson
Schools / Colleges

Enterprise Coordinator

Rachel has worked in learning and development for over 15 years and is passionate about apprenticeships. Rachel originally began her career in hospitality management before transferring her skills to become a qualified apprenticeship trainer for an independent training provider. She enjoyed this position so much that she stayed in the role for over 11 years. Most recently Rachel was part of the Apprenticeship Hub Project that supported businesses across North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and York with everything apprenticeships related.


Elvis Ogah
Admin / Social Media

Hub Project Administrator

Elvis supports the engagement of the business community with schools and colleges, focusing efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and realising positive, evidenced outcomes. He works across both the Hull and East Yorkshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Careers Hubs where he administers the engagement of senior business leaders and maintains accurate records whilst preparing information for reports. Before joining the Hub, Elvis worked on the Nigeria–World Bank Identity4Development Project as a Research and communications Manager and was a Policy Officer at the Humber All Nations Alliance (HANA), UK.

Shaun Brooks (002)

Shaun Brooks
Schools / Stakeholders

Project Lead

Shaun is responsible for working with schools to provide information and support relating to accessing careers in the health and care sector.

Working alongside the Humber and North Yorkshire – Health & Care Partnership (HNY-HCP), Shaun’s objectives are to promote careers in health and care to people from all backgrounds leading to an increase in the number of people entering the health and care sector as a career of choice in Hull and East Yorkshire.

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Kerrie Jaquest
Schools / Employers

Enterprise Coordinator

Kerrie has been with the Careers Hub since 2016, previously Hull Manager for the Education Business Partnership (connecting schools with business). Kerrie works with schools across Hull and East Riding forming partnerships with Careers Leads and Business to support young people in making better informed choices on their best next steps.