I am delighted that Andrew Gunter-Smith has joined The JGA Group as Director, Careers and Employability.

Since the beginnings of his career as an entrepreneur Andrew has worked for many years at Prospects and GoTrain and brings both industry contacts and fresh ideas as well as enthusiasm to the role! His LinkedIn profile is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aguntersmith/. I know that Andrew is keen to get out and about and will no doubt be in touch to arrange visits to those of us who are based away from Television House.

Merle will report directly to Andrew as will the JLO callers (Charlotte Bishop, Sean Robinson, Ellie Sharkey) and Ellie Horton who puts together call sheets for the JLO team. Susan remains company Operations Director. All other reporting lines are unchanged.

Andrew’s employment is an investment by JGA in supporting the advisers to increase the numbers of customers and Job and Learning Outcomes and to look at future opportunities for funded careers/employability programmes.

Please make Andrew welcome – this is the first time ever JGA has recruited from within the industry at Director-level so let’s please help him to make the appointment work.