Meet the team - Student and graduate talent - University of Derby

Meet the team

The Employer Team comprises of:

Jacqui Measures – Employer and Community Engagement Manager

With a background in corporate and graduate recruitment, Jacqui leads the Employer and Community Engagement team in extending and building long term collaborative relationships with employers, professional bodies, community organisations and external networks.  She has an overarching responsibility for driving and shaping the employer and community engagement activity within the service to maximise employment and work experience opportunities for our students and recent graduates whether this be through our Employer Engagement Team, Student Employment Agency or our Volunteering and Community links.

Contact: j.measures@derby.ac.uk or 01332 592437

Amber Woodfull – Employer Engagement Co-ordinator

Amber has been with the employer engagement team since its creation in 2013 and has played a key role in developing the Derby Internship Programme and the service offer to employers. Amber leads the team to work with local, regional and national organisations to identify their recruitment needs and support them with accessing our talented students and graduates. Amber’s role has a focus on employer activity on campus and looks to develop relationships between key employers and the University.  She is passionate about student employability and working to support businesses to offer students and graduates valuable and tangible work experience. 

Contact: a.woodfull@derby.ac.uk or 01332 591158

Sally Bryan – Employer Engagement Officer

With a background in placements in further education, Sally joined the team in 2014.  She is responsible for all employer engagement activity linked to the College of Education, College of Health and Social Care, and the College of Law, Humanities and Social Science.  Sally can support organisations looking to work with students and graduates from these Colleges, whether that be through internships, placements or graduate recruitment.  Sally’s role also has a community focus due to the vocational nature of the majority of her Colleges, so she also works closely with our volunteering team.

Contact: s.bryan@derby.ac.uk or 01332 592432

Libby Beck – Employer Engagement Officer

Libby has worked in an employability role at the University of Derby since 2000. Her role is linked to the College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Life and Natural Science, so she has a broad range of experience with a number of diverse subjects. Libby also manages the placement schemes for both colleges which can range from 40 hours with an employer to full year-long sandwich placements. Libby works with and supports organisations with their recruitment requirements and can offer information and advice to businesses about internships, placements and graduate recruitment. 

Contact: a.e.beck@derby.ac.uk or 01332 591713

Lucy Dean - Senior Volunteering Administrator

Lucy joined the Careers and Employment Service in 2013, moving from an administration role into the employer engagement team to coordinate volunteering. Lucy’s background in volunteering, particularly during her time as a student, has provided her with the knowledge and understanding of what students are looking for and how charities can benefit from student volunteers. Lucy is passionate about supporting local and national charities to recruit volunteers and providing students with opportunities to enhance their employability and their experience at University by getting involved in the local community.     

Contact: l.dean@derby.ac.uk or 01332 592455