Jo Stevens - Burton Assistant Careers Adviser

Jo Stevens
Jo has previously worked with Local music
organisation’ Project Wired’ where she was heavily
involved in the design and organisation of the Real
Women programme. This programme was aimed at
young women with low self- esteem and motivation
and communication issues and was designed by
various workshops based on fashion makeup and
photography increase confidence and boost selfesteem.
In the past 2 years Jo has designed and
implemented The Entrust vacancy bulletin which
focuses on sourcing jobs and opportunities
specifically aimed at local young people with lower
qualifications who require training as part of the job.
She also lists all Apprenticeship vacancies within a
10 mile radius. The bulletin always includes tips and
advice on Job hunting CV building and all things
employability. A useful resource for the 500+ and
100+ professionals that this bulletin reaches weekly.
This bulletin is also regular advertising for the
Entrust IAG team and the services that we offer
Jo has been successful in working with difficult to
engage young people in the Burton and Uttoxeter
area over her time within the organisation. She
believes strongly that a complete, holistic approach
to job seeking is the best way to assist a young
person in finding work or training and remaining
Jo is an Assistant Careers Adviser for the Burton
upon Trent team. Jo has been with this team for 8
years and has worked on a variety of different
projects in that time.
Key Skills
Jo has a broad knowledge of training and young
people’s provision in the Burton upon Trent
She has excellent organisation skills and has
organised and delivered many training provider
events promoting the services of Entrust and other
key young people’s organisations in the Burton
area. She also regularly attends other local events
aimed raising awareness of Entrust.
Primarily a duty adviser Jo fronts the drop in desks
three times weekly building up a successful and
quality service for young people offering a range of
support based on employability and job search.
Jo regularly performs home visits in the Burton area
to engage young people who are reluctant or
unable to attend appointments or drop in at the
library. She often visits alongside local training
providers ensuring that Entrust continues to work
alongside local provision to deliver a holistic
Jo is happy to deliver employability and
assessment work in schools to support Careers
advisers. This work can be done one to one or as a
group work with a number of students. Groups can
also be held at the Burton Library duty area.
She is involved in the development and delivery of
a range employability sessions with local College
and YMCA.
Recent Assignments
Jo has attended several careers events locally to
promote Entrust. Engage with young people and
gather information to update unknown records
She has successfully completed employability
sessions in De Ferrers School delivering three
session per student based on Apprenticeship
awareness, CV building and also interview
BA Hons in Fine Art and Photography
Jo has completed a number of industry based
courses focusing on child protection, substance
abuse and self- harm, equal opportunities, anger
and aggression, homelessness etc.