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Debbie Adams – Head of Employer Engagement

Debbie manages the Employer Engagement team at Leeds Beckett University.  She worked in the recruitment industry for over 12 years before moving to work in Higher Education, as a Careers Adviser and Placements and Employability Tutor for 7 years at the University of Bradford. 

She leads employer engagement strategy within the team and focuses on building effective activities and initiatives to enable students and recent graduates find part-time work, placements, project work and graduate roles.

Su Maynard – Employer Engagement Consultant

Su has over 9 years’ experience in Careers and Employability within Higher Education and is Chair of the National Placements and Work Based Learning task group for the professional body, AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services). 

Her specialisms include building employer relations and bridging the gap between students and employers to source opportunities for graduate jobs and work based learning. 

Su is focused on finding the best opportunities for students in Leeds Business School and Leeds Law School and supporting their employability needs.

Richard Stringer – Employer Engagement Consultant

Richard has worked in Higher Education for six years, with previous positions in student recruitment and widening participation.  His focus has now become enabling students to access graduate-level work after they leave university, by working in collaboration with careers staff, academics and employers.  

He is currently working with colleagues across the Schools of Education and Childhood; Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Languages; and Sport.

Maria Dobrzanska – Employer Engagement Consultant

Maria offers support across a number of academic Schools within Architecture, Environment and Technology, and delivers a programme of central and school specific employer led activities.

With a proven record of successful employer engagement Maria took joint-lead on organising an innovative Creative and Digital Careers Week at the university in 2016, and has also initiated various employer engagement activities such as mentoring, employer stands, employer led workshops and on-site visits.

Katie Cliff – Employer Engagement Consultant

Katie has over 15 years’ experience working within Graduate and Experience Hire Recruitment and Development across a range of different sectors including not-for-profit, manufacturing, retail and professional services.  

She is focused on connecting students and employers in the areas of Clinical and Applied Sciences; Health and Community Studies; and Social Sciences.

Elli Whitefoot and Elliot Viles - Employer Engagement Administrators

Our Employer Engagement Administrators are your first port of call when referring any opportunities to the Employer Engagement Team. With an in-depth understanding of our Career Hub vacancy system, our annual calendar of events and how we are working with specific industries and businesses, they are able to advise you confidently before referring you onto the relevant consultant.

Contact Us

Email: employers@leedsbeckett.ac.uk    Telephone 0113 81 23190