About Me

"For some students it takes a light bulb moment of inspiration to connect with a career idea. Whether an interview with a careers adviser, an employer visit, a careers fair or a work experience opportunity - all have the potential to inspire and motivate."

Breda with former student Ahmed Almusawy at a Canons High School Careers Fair

As a former Careers & Business Links Manager with 10 years' experience in a London high school, I know that the quality of careers inspiration really can define the life chances of our young people, often providing the motivation needed for greater academic achievement.

But with a wealth of opportunity in today's job market, even the most motivated students can find career decisions daunting. That's why it's so important that the careers advice they receive is comprehensive, impartial and based on an understanding of a student's unique strengths and aspirations.

Working with students independently, and with schools and colleges, my aim is to improve the quality of the decisions students make about careers and courses, and help them develop the skills they will need to be successful in the work place - often referred to as employability skills.

I offer a flexible, needs based service and can support with any aspect of careers education including 1:1 interviews, work experience and employer engagement - over many years I have established a wide network of links with major employers including British Airways, Arup, Transport for London, Waitrose and the Ritz Hotel, all of whom provide valuable support with career events and work experience.

My interest in employability stems from an earlier career in the finance sector, working with key finance firms including Citibank and TSB Bank, in sales, marketing and training management. I am a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI) with a Diploma in Career Management at distinction level, and a Diploma in the management of Human Resource Development (HRD).