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Developing Career Potential

Meet the team

Our team is made up of experienced, ex-industry recruiters (in-house and agency) as well as higher education professionals. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to assist your needs.

Tonia Galati, Talent Development and Employability Manager

Tonia Galati

Tonia leads the team and plays a key role in developing the University's employability strategy, aimed at improving Kingston's student and graduate career prospects. She works with industry professionals, employers and professional bodies to ensure the service is up to date with employer and student needs, as well as securing sponsorship and creating new innovative programmes. Tonia is constantly striving for excellence from the team and is driven by seeing students succeed.

Jon Eastwood, Employability Consultant (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing)

Jon Eastwood

  •  Subjects: Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering, Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Computing, Civil Engineering, Construction and Surveying
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Jon has extensive employment support experience within both graduate recruitment and the public sector. He has worked on number of high profile youth employment projects and initiatives aimed at increasing the skills and employment prospects of students and recent graduates. He has a wealth of experience providing career advice and support in individual and group settings.

Helen Green, Careers Consultant

Helen Green

Helen has been delivering careers support to students and graduates for nine years across various sectors and has experience of working in international business schools. Helen works to support Kingston's international students to secure opportunities globally and gain exposure to the British job market.

Ashley Harrison, Employability Consultant (Kingston School of Art)

Ashley Harrison

Ashley has over 5 years' experience as an employment coach with a background in recruiting and team management. Ashley is extremely passionate about the personal development of others and has been responsible for a number of projects bringing industry insights to students within the university.

Ray Harte, Careers Consultant

Ray Harte

Ray is the oracle of the team and has a wealth of experience in the HE careers sector. Ray works to support students who need careers guidance on a one-to-one basis and provides coaching to those who need it. Ray works closely with the Kingston disability advisers to promote specific job opportunities to disabled students.

Nayiri Keshishi, Employability Consultant (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

Nayiri Keshishi

After graduating from Kingston, in Law, Nayiri worked briefly as a legal assistant and in digital marketing before taking part in the Ambitious Futures Graduate Scheme. Now, as an employability consultant, she uses her recent university experience and understanding of applying for graduate schemes to help students in all aspects of their employability.

Lesley Stigling, Talent Officer (Recruitment)

With a background in corporate banking & Finance, Advertising & Media and Recruitment, Lesley is responsible for working with students to ensure they are well prepared for opportunities.  In addition, working to ensure industry recruitment needs are met and that Kingston University continues to produce high quality candidates.

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