Please welcome our new Employment Advisor... Vanessa Currie.
Employment advisors support schools to find suitable opportunities for work, explore what skills and abilities they can help develop and connect schools with employers and training providers.
Vanessa Currie's Bio
I am delighted to be the Employment Adviser for Yardleys School. I am excited to share my experience in both working for and with industry and my many years’ experience of recruitment, employee development and training.
You may find it helpful to find out more about me. I graduated with a degree in Education and English at Goldsmiths College, London and carried out some supply teaching in inner London. I then studied to become a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and also gained a MSc in Human Resources Development. After graduating I became a HR Manager for Asda Stores Limited before joining West Mercia Constabulary as Divisional HR. I then moved on to working for an aerospace company as HR Manager. I have also carried out HR consultancy work.
In 2013 I joined Millennium Point Property Limited (a Charity, Property and Events company) and work there currently as Head of People Learning and Development. I also manage our STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Maths) charity – Millennium Point Trust. The aims of Millennium Point Trust are to improve STEM education within the West Midlands and to promote STEM as a career choice. It is very evident that the jobs and careers of the future are STEM based. I am very privileged to work with some amazing STEM learning providers, and schools, universities and industry to promote STEM education. I am keen to share my experience in STEM to help our young people to be inspired by the vast array of STEM jobs and career choices around them.
As a mother I also understand how important it is for our children to learn about and be inspired by the world of STEM. I also know how vital our role is, to help our children choose jobs and careers that they will be challenged by and enjoy, as well as helping them aspire to be the best that they can be. I hope that in my Employment Adviser role I can inspire pupils and parents to see the attraction and rewards of STEM careers and jobs and help them find out more about them.