Meet The Team

Our skilled team of Enterprise Co-ordinators work with Careers Leaders in schools and colleges across Cumbria. They offer practical assistance and resources to help schools and colleges develop effective careers programmes.

They will link a school or college to an Enterprise Adviser, a local business volunteer, who can help to bridge the gap between education and the world of work and other support agencies or networks who will add value to a careers education programme.

Say hello to the team!

Jo Tate – Enterprise Coordinator

Jo is the Enterprise Coordinator for Furness and Carlisle & Eden Clusters. She has been teaching (in Secondary and FE) for over 25 years: in the Midlands for 10, and the last 15 in Carlisle.

Cath Dutton – Careers Hub Manager

Cath joined the Careers Hub on the 1st March in 2021 as the Careers Hub Manager. She’s lived and worked in Cumbria for over 30 years.

Rachelle Poyntz - Hub Innovation Project Manager

Rachelle joined the Careers Hub on the 3rd January 2023 to manage our Hub Innovation Project. The project involves working with young students (16-19) in Barrow helping them secure their best next step by working closely with local employers.

Nina Porter - Enterprise Coordinator

Nina joined the team on 6th February as the Enterprise Coordinator for West & South Cumbria. She has been working in Further Education looking after Work Experience, School Liaison and Marketing prior to joining the Hub.

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